Much to my husband’s dismay, I want to repaint my kitchen. I’ve threatened to repaint my kitchen for about 6 months…and have painted squares around the room various shades of color…but for some reason, I am stuck.
So the squares of paint stay on the walls for months at a time…
And friends come over and don’t say a word about my poor kitchen walls because they know how I am.
Then my parents make their yearly visit to Texas and I rush to paint over the sample shades so I don’t scare them back to New York.
And here I am again…right before the holidays, dying to repaint my kitchen.
I do love the color. It is Labrador by Valspar. You can see a glimpse of the color here.
It is a perfect shade of chocolate…not a drop of red to be found.
I love it. But I am over it. So over it.
I want a calming…peaceful…lovey dovey…gray for my kitchen.
I want the gray to be inviting and soothing.
I want the color to be light and airy and mix perfectly with the rest of my home.
Thank goodness for sample cans of paint. At $2.97, I buy what ever colors I want, guilt free.
And my son gets to play with the Dancing Santa Snoopy at Home Depot…over and over and over…again and again.
And then he bites Snoopy’s nose off…literally.
I am speechless.
And Sweet P gives me the ‘that kid is crazy‘ look.
And I buy the Dancing Santa Snoopy with no nose.
And 4 sample paint colors…because I am crazy:
Let’s start from the top, shall we?
1. Wood Smoke by Glidden (this paint chip was sitting on the counter. I showed it to my lovely 8 year old assistant and we both decided we needed a sample)
2. Knitting Needle by Sherwin Williams – might be a little to blue for me
3. Senora Gray by Benjamin Moore
4. Wood Smoke again
5. Half Moon Crest by Benjamin Moore
Here are the colors in different light:
You can see the chocolate paint and a bit of a red paint peeking out from underneath the chocolate. The previous owners of our home had a red kitchen…and I mean RED. ORANGE RED.
Not blue-red but orange red. The kind of red that makes you want to slap yourself for painting a kitchen orange-red and eating a box of Little Debbie’s at the same time.
That red paint lasted less than 2 hours in the house after we signed our lives away to the mortgage.
So here I am…with decisions, decisions.
And I need a little help from my friends…if you were me, which color would you choose?