Sunday, 30 January 2011
Natural Taupe 1
On a whim this afternoon I bought a tester paint pot of Natural Taupe 1 (Dulux of course). I intended to just 'test' it on the chimmney breast, but we got carried away and couldn't stop painting. The littlest ones were also involved....so we thought we may as well paint the whole thing. Well, at least until the tester pot ran dry. Of course I wasn't organised enough to take a before picture, but I found this one from a past post.
Anyway we are loving this new colour. The whole room before was an insipid magnolia shade and we love the warmth this taupe brings to the room. We're just not sure how far to take it. The Queen of Clean wants to paint the entire room (which I disagreed with at first, but now I'm undecided). I'm worried it may be too dark, although this room does windows either end (it is our living/dining room) and is usually really light. The alternative would be to paint a paler shade or cream everywhere else. Was thinking the walls on other side of the room could get the taupe treatment also, but perhaps that's a bit of a dated look now.
I think we'll live with our tester pot chimmney breast for a couple of weeks before we commit either way.