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PainT-ed*Wall







....I'm having house painters coming tomorrow. Yup~finally decided to have my narrow hallway painted...it's been a dull off-white for wayyy too long~time for a change! The colorful walls shown here are quite brilliant, but I'm still not that BOLD enough...errr instead I've chosen a more subtle "palm breeze-no.420E-2" by Behr Paint...such a charming tropical name no?! It's hard to describe this grayish-bluish-green color. Simply have to take photos when it's finally done, promise to share okie* By the way, what's the color on your wall? {once again, I'm very nosy like that!)~XOXO*
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-Pics found via skonahem.com

41 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

Aqua is my new fave!!!
love these shots ~~

xoxo

Down and Out Chic said...

oh i can't wait to see what you've decided on. these colors are all bold and so pretty.
i spy a plate wall and it makes me oh so happy.

Sal said...

Photos like these always make me feel like the least creative home decorator in the WORLD!

Please do take photos of the finished hallway, lady. Would love to see it.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Well, we are thinking some of the same thoughts - I'm thinking about painting something in my house. I am thinking about a dark teal color for my bathroom (it's small, and that's all I have the energy to do right now.)

My walls are a boring white. :( This has to change!!! I need color in my life!!!

Take photos and share. I know whatever you do will be BEAUTIFUL!!!

Michelle said...

I love these! I love bright walls.

Brandi said...

I'm just drooling. I adore color on walls. I've painted rooms Lemondrop Yellow, Key Lime Pie green, Sage green, Toasted Marshmallow beige, Tiffany blue, Teal...I try to do something a little different every time I move. Nothing makes a place feel like home for me as some bright colors on the walls.
Have fun with the painting!

Jan said...

Ha ! I found it ! (only took a minute) Palm Breeze - so restful.
I did like picture one here,
but one would probably tire of that colour quite quickly.
Happy Friday LNM x

Clorivak said...

these are gorgeous!!!

i have a bright orange bedroom...wasn`t sure i liked it at first, moved in and it was that color. But I`ve actually grown to quite like it, especially at night with lamps on, its really cozy.
I love that first color purple-ish and I love gray on walls lately.

SQCXLover said...

Mine is always PINK.....do you like PINK?

Leah said...

Show us pics of your new wall.

My walls are made of red bricks alternating with green wallpaper. See, it's like Christmas inside my house all year round. Hahaha!

Auburn Not Red said...

Haven't painted a single wall since buying the house 7 years ago! Eek!

trishiekoh said...

How exciting! Can wait to see pictures of your freshly painted wall.

pinkapplecore said...

oh well most of the house is beige or brown but my living room is dark red...and then the dining room is this really old floral wallpaper

photojoy said...

Pictures are all charming.
Let's see-----I'm looking around the rooms now. I don't say I don't see any walls in my house, but they are not the ones to be painted nicely.

lauren said...

gosh, i wish i didn't live in an apartment so i could paint!

Brian Miller said...

some beautiful pics here! hope the wall turns out nice...and have a wonderful weekend!

Shaddy said...

Changes like you're doing can give you a new lease on life. My husband is a professional painter and when he paints or wallpapers an area here at home, it's so uplifting and inspiring.

I love all the colored walls in your post.

abigail said...

can't wait to see photos!
And I am going to use these photos to convince my husband that painting the trim the same color as the walls looks amazing.

emma wallace said...

I love how much simple color can change a room! Those pics are so pretty. We rent now and our bedroom is a lovely shade of lavender - it's like we're sleeping in the bedroom of a 5-year-old princess! Hehe! Can't wait to see your photos!

P.S. I nominated you for a blog award.

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Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Great photos Lenore, I love color!..Now you have me changing my mind about my studio, it is the only white room in my house, I just can't make up my mind, but I think it needs to stay white. I can't wait to see your newly painted walls. Hope you are having a wonderful evening.
xoxo
have you seen Kelly Wearstler's new book "Hue"..lots and lots of color.

Ela said...

Yay! So exciting! I hope hope you'll show us.
I used to be so afraid of colour but now I love it. Not everywhere of course, haha. I took a risk with our powder room and chose a deep navy then got a crystal light fixture that sparkles/reflects on the walls. It's probably the room people love most in my house, certainly one of my faves.
xx

Sophia said...

I love all the color choices. The dark blue and light blue...the red. I'm needing to paint the one long wall in place, too. I actually just added to my to do list. Now, will it actually get done before the end of the year?!

:D

xphoebelinax said...

wow i actually like the orange one! i've never thought of myself as liking bright colours on a wall! :P
for that reason, my bedroom colour is off white :P

Iva said...

oh I am so happy for you Lenore!! Gosh, we have a few walls this color, and a few that color..... a mural wall ;)

Have a fabulous evening!!

Juanita said...

Cool pics! I LOVE still-life shots of colourful, eccentric rooms.

As soon as we own our own place, hubby and I have BIG plans for colourful accent walls! I guess that comes as a natural response to renting lots of places which are all white. :-)

I personally love pioneer red with gold accenting - it's very bohemian.

Juanita said...

Oy. Forgot to say good luck for the painting. Hope it turns out rocking!

Treacle (Stockings Addict) said...

Plain, drab white...such is apartment living.

Frau said...

I love a colorful wall. Our rental we live in is gotta be white all the time...it's a rule possibly a law!! Have a wonderful weekend can't wait to see how it turns out.

Kym said...

oh, i love the red walls! i can't wait to be able to paint and decorate my own place! :)

Kristin said...

#2 looks just like my kitchen color. It's the perfect shade of aqua. And I loooooooove it. Color is so much fun when you really go for it! I bet your walls are gonna be gorg!

Tonia said...

Just the occasional coloured wall makes a home feel brighter - these images are lovely.

Glad you liked Poppy!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ooo I think I was being hypnotised by the painting in #4.

Mmm I'm going to paint the rooms different colors in our new house.
xxx

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have a nice weekend & a good christmas time.
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LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thank you everyone!
Always nice to find out more about you guys~
xo*

A Life In Focus Photography said...

after having my den so dull for years i painted it a dark taupe (martha stewart color) with bright white trim and i love it. add lots of contrast and everything pops in there but very cozy. yay for you adding color to your life.

Gigi said...

I'm a big fan of walls with colors, so I hope you'll show us yours when it's done!! xo

Natasha Gardos said...

there are some beautiful rooms and colours there.
i adore the red room and the painting on its wall

The Cottage Cheese said...

Love these colorful rooms! Half of my home is neutral, but I have a soothing sliver-y grayish blue in the kitchen and dining (like you hallway color but less green), lavender in the office (which isn't quite working yet because I need some fabulous drapes), and bright parrot green in the master bedroom. Sounds tacky, I know, but it looks great with my Swedish House duvet, dark wood furniture, and artwork.

Sam said...

Looking forward to seeing your new freshly painted hallway!! My walls are white (I rent) but my Mum painted my family home in all sorts of colours like a red dining room and pale green sitting room - you get the idea - it looks really good actually!

spanky* said...

uh-mazing.

the yellow one is sticking to the inside of my eyes.

i want that.

xox
-spanky*

KOHAKOU said...

Wow, so many ideas. All look fantastic. I think I need a bigger place to get all those love rooms... LOL