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Tuesday
Aug022011

On color.

Let´s talk about color a bit, shall we. Don´t get me wrong, I do love colorful interiors. But there is good color, and there is bad color. See that kitchen above? Isn´t it beautiful all white?

Yeah. Before, it looked like this:

I honestly believe this is the worst paint color I have ever witnessed. Like one commenter on Flickr said, this yellow is screaming at you. See, I get the point the former owner was trying to make here. This kitchen faces North, and the windows go out to a brick wall, so it´s not the brightest room. And they figured if the painted it yellow, it would be all sunny and happy. Except that didn´t happen. Because yellow in a dark room = dirty ugly gloomy. Not good!

Also, the library. Green, really? I love green, but this shade? Really? I don´t think so.

Aaah. Much better.

Next time, we´ll talk about the pale violet office. And the screaming pink walk-in closet. And the dark purple bathroom maybe? God, this woman sure loved her colors.

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Reader Comments (6)

Wow, the white really makes all the rooms look amazing and so much larger too.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershalini

what can I say ?! you're my kind of girl !! the "after" is beautiful.
we had some ugly yellow (teamed with dark green oh joy some of my fave colors -- grini'm kidding of course) in our darkest room when we moved in... and to the magazines (i read that several times) that recommend a bright yellow in a dark/ north facing, defintely : NO !!
i love these tall windows....

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Huhh, that hurt. But luckily nurse Katrin saved the patient!

August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDas Muttertier

Do you know what's worse? Sponge painted walls, in ochre. Blech.
I have a friend who is great at coloured walls but she picks grays, greens, all pale, they look incredible. She has a gift. I don't so I just stick to white.
Where is your house?

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy

Suzy, ok, you win. Sponge paint is always a bad thing.
I like colored walls and the white won´t stay forever here. Still I don´t think we´ll ever go for SO MUCH color ;)
The house is near the Spreewald area, 60 km from Berlin.

August 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterKatrin

I do not think the green is too bad, it´s a nostalgic shade. The yellow is awful, it reminds me of our vets waiting room.

I figure in 10 years we will look back at all the shades of grey, charcole, greige and beige that we like for walls right now and will find it as bad as we find sponged ochre woodchip now...

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNina

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