On Saturday, I convinced Shawn that we should paint the living room here at Gilligan's Island. So, we hauled all the little stuff out, moved the big stuff to the center of the room and got going. Honestly, it didn't take all that long. In 4 hours, we had painted the walls and the trim and felt oh-so-self-satisfied when we took off that evening for a minor league baseball game and pizza.
The living room wasn't offensive, but its yellow walls just weren't working for me. The room had been yellow when we moved in and I later painted it with a color called something like Navajo Sand or something...which turned out yellow. I mean, EXACTLY the same shade of yellow as before. Out of ideas, I left it alone for a while (four years) and just didn't give it much thought.
We had some paint left over from the Taj MaHell that I just loved...Gallery Taupe by Behr. It's a great neutral that isn't too light, but isn't too dark either. The living room doesn't get much light, even during the day, so I didn't want to go too dark, but I do like it when there is a discernable difference between the wall and trim colors.
I don't have any good photos of the room before, but here's a patch job in progress over the mantle...you can see the yellow paint:
Not too awful, but...meh.
Here's the room, after a couple coats of Gallery Taupe and Behr's Ultra Pure White in semi-gloss for the trim:
It's hard to really see it from these photos...today is rainy and blah, so that might be part of it. But trust me, as much as we did NOT want to repaint this room, both of us keep looking at it and saying, "Wow. I REALLY like that color!"
Here's a sample of the color from The Internets:
You heard it here first, folks:
I am excited about...beige.