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On Limewashing The Residing Room Hearth – And The 16 Colours We Sampled (What Will We Select?)

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I like our lounge, however it’s not there but and that’s okay – I’m making an attempt to benefit from the strategy of tweaking and I nonetheless LOVE being in it. I nonetheless know what I might do if I may snap my fingers (take the paneling as much as the ceiling and repaint a hotter white) however that’s a extremely costly and disruptive change and nobody else appears to agree with me, so high quality, no matter it’s staying like that for now. So one factor I’ve been fantasizing about is portray the hearth a extra grounding coloration – simply one thing to distinction, pull your eye over there, be extra of a focus and make you smile, and so forth. I noticed on Sarah Sherman Samuel’s IG tales some time in the past a blue brick hearth with probably the most lovely coloration variation and texture and he or she informed me it was lime-washed so I rapidly ordered some samples and Gretchen and I whipped up some painted visuals.

photograph by kaitlin inexperienced | from: farmhouse lounge reveal

She’s a reasonably hearth, however may it’s a bit higher? I don’t know! After I have a look at it right here I like how easy and calm it’s! Let’s see…

Regardless, it looks like an excellent alternative to mess around, and present you some fairly lime wash colours even when we resolve to not do it…

So I ordered a ton from Portola Paints (non-spon) and we took all of it to Kaitlin’s new studio (which we love) and set to work.

We used watercolor paper (thick, matte) and labeled each on the again earlier than we began portray.

Portola informed us to do a back-and-forth, cross-hatch brush stroke. It was clearly tremendous simple and quick (the samples have been $10 so I don’t recommend shopping for this many however for content material functions, we thought could be enjoyable).

I selected largely blues, greens, neutrals, and some hotter clay/rose tones…

I used to be actually hoping that the appropriate one would simply pop instantly. We cherished nearly the entire colours for various causes…

The colours actually got here to life throughout the second coat…

They’re all so fairly!!! So the following day we hung them up on the hearth.

Now, what it’s a must to keep in mind is that the steps are blue (Smoky Blue by Sherwin-Williams) and whereas I may repaint them, which truthfully wouldn’t be exhausting, I don’t actually wish to. After which keep in mind that the kitchen tile is correct to the appropriate (a extremely gentle denim-y blue). So positive, I’ve my favourite colours, however are they proper for the room???

Brian occurred to be dwelling and needed to weigh in (fairly the deal with). We each have been VERY into the darkish inexperienced however it’s mainly only a barely darker model of the couch coloration. Is it too matchy?? Possibly!!!

I like the blue too, clearly, however we’ve got a lot blue in right here that’s it overkill?

I narrowed it right down to this beautiful gentle mauve, medium blue, and darker inexperienced. I want the inexperienced have been darker TBH.

So Gretchen mocked all of them as much as present me, together with some mantel choices. I don’t need the mantle to pop with loads of distinction, however I’ve thought of doing a Scandi-inspired painted stencil, cladding it with the identical brick and portray it the identical coloration, and even discovering a dope tonal excessive gloss sq. tile, nearly like a tile border. But it surely’s actually enjoyable to see what Gretchen did. Right here you go:

Darkish Inexperienced

Nope. Y’all, I don’t assume I like a robust mantel that breaks up the brick. I need it to be extra tonal – both match it or play with texture (like a excessive gloss accent tile).

Nope. Enjoyable to see, however I don’t get pleasure from that robust white…

It’s loads of inexperienced, however it’s a reasonably inexperienced?? It’s about 3 shades darker than the sofas. I like a cohesive coloration palette (for my dwelling, I like random and surprising colours in others – it’s a psychological factor). However I don’t know. It’s not a “hell sure”.

A Denim-y Blue

Certain. I like this besides that the blue stairs to the left and the blue tile to the appropriate (within the kitchen) = loads of blue.

I don’t thoughts the black mantel right here as a lot, however nonetheless not motivated to do it.

A Gentle Mauvey Impartial

Effectively, this seems unhappy. I don’t assume it’s in particular person, however this seems flat and boring.

It’s higher with a tonal mantel, however it’s definitely not coming to life. In fact, we’d add artwork, one thing that basically pops, however y’all, I believed I might love this far more.

A Darker Indigo

I believed for positive I’d love this darkish indigo, however it’s simply enormous and heavy. Now, this may very well be as a result of there is no such thing as a motion or coloration variation (which is a rendering factor). However extra importantly, I feel it’s simply too large to be this darkish. What I’ve to remind myself continuously is that what you see on a small swatch card isn’t an excellent inform as a result of it’s a lot MORE on a bigger space. Like exponentially so.

A Darker Mauve

I nixed this early on – the pink with the inexperienced possibly felt like too many mid-tone pastel colours (nice for Easter!) however as I used to be penning this publish I reconsidered it and requested Gretchen to Photoshop it actual fast.

This isn’t a “hell sure,” however it’s not a no!! I’m all for exploring this coloration extra. Once more, with these renders you don’t get the beautiful gentle mauvey texture of the lime wash paint. It does have an earthy factor which may reference the unique brick (that was painted over many years in the past). And if you’re questioning if I want it have been simply fairly aged terracotta brick, the reply is YEP. Is that an possibility? SURE. I imply, it must be fake’d and would must be the skinny items, however bricking over that is wayyyy extra work and dough than simply portray (which Gretchen and I have been going to do ourselves).

Y’all. I’m not harassed AT ALL, however there is no such thing as a clear apparent YES. There could be if I hadn’t made so many different decisions first (just like the inexperienced sofas, the blue stair paint, the blue tile). I’ve been performing like a psychopath strolling previous it from totally different instructions, throughout totally different instances of the day observing all of them, and ready for affirmation. In order of now, I’m open to all concepts and we MIGHT simply attempt one (the gallons are $80 and it’s a day of enjoyable) and stay with a coloration and see how we really feel. xx

*Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced


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