Digital color sampling

I have narrowed down my color choices to 5 colors. Is that really considered narrowing down? I have put together a digital color sample photo for my dining room hutch. I also have photos of other rooms I found on various design blogs that have the colors I am thinking about.

This first one I found here. I really like the navy walls, but I think the emerald green chair color would be a great color for the hutch.

hutch 1

Here is another one that I really like. I think the yellow is a fun pop of color, but I am not sure that it would match our wall color:

hutch 3

And of course, I have to consider a turquoise one, but I am sure it won’t be the final choice. I need to stray away from turquoise for once. Plus, the walls are a deep turquoise. But is sure looks good here:


And here is the digital color sampling I did in Photoshop:

digital color testing copy

I also thought about doing it a coral color. I painted a side table Pittsburgh Paint’s Wet Coral and it was a very nice color. So, the choices are emerald green, yellow, coral, navy, and bright turquoise.


My next painting victim

I am going to do some paint sampling on this hutch very soon. It has never been in great shape, but it was good enough for the last 7 years. I am ready to get a nice color on it to add more dynamic to our dining room. Right now we have all dark wood furniture and with dark walls, I would like to try and brighten the room up a bit.Image

Beware of Little Monsters Sign-Free Printable

I finally have a minute to start getting ready for Halloween. My oldest is excited about decorating so I decided to make a sign for our front door. I saw one similar somewhere and thought I would recreate it.

I am printing it on cardstock and then mounting it to an 8×10 canvas and then I will hang it on our front door. Feel free to print the sign for yourself. I have 2 little girl monsters so that’s why I did the monsters pink. You can easily change out the color of the monsters in Photoshop or another editing program.