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Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2098)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 4:36 PM


I just painted my breakfast nook. I meant for it to be a cheery space in a slightly darker yellow than the kitchen to sort of delineate the space.

Well, this yellow is the kind of color that will grab you by the lapels and scream in your face like Bobcat Goldthwait, "I AM YELLOW! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

At this moment, I am Sploofusing while the paint dries hoping that the color tones down a little.

From this experience I have learned that Macaroni & Cheese color is meant to be confined to small spots of color like the Mac&Cheese on your plate.

Good thing Fred's in Canada.

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 4:52 PM

ROFL Well at least it will wake you up in the morning - I hope i dulls down a bit when it is dry.

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 3769)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 4:54 PM

A group of us helped a friend paint their house a while back. I ended up with the daughter's bedroom. White ceiling with walls of Pepto Bismol pink. I will never use Pepto

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2098)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 5:00 PM

Whew! Pepto Pink is even worse!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 5:51 PM

If you put some artwork, decorative plates, framed photos, etc it will tone down the yellow significantly.


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 6:05 PM

Or just make everyone wear dark glasses....LOL


Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2098)
Sat, 11th Mar '06 6:13 PM

My Kitchen's so bright ... I got to wear shades ...

Thanks for the suggestion, VioletBlue. I'll check it out.

Terrbear424  (Level: 98.3 - Posts: 35)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 12:02 AM

I did the same yellow in my bathroom. I ended up selling the house and moving!

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2098)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 12:21 AM

TerrBear ... it would have been much cheaper just to get another can of paint!

Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 1:18 AM

Just wear sunglasses when you go into the kitchen! Seriously, I hope the yellow calms down a bit for ya!

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2098)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 3:04 PM

Hi all!
I'm having fun with the kitchen. The yellow toned down a bit as it dried, so now I can walk in without wearing my shades. I'm headed out to buy fun accessories per Violetblue's recommendation ...

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 3:24 PM

Kate, I think you'll like it once you hang some stuff. A friend of mine painted her living room a very deep and vivid yellow. It looked so blaring and bright I hated it-- then she started hanging her draperies and artwork and it turned out very lovely. Very cheery and not scary.

I live in an old house and I've accrued many books on "historic rooms" when trying to decorate. Bright, rich yellow is a very common wall color in such homes. It looks especially pretty with dark wood furniture (mahogany, walnut, etc).

Good luck!

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 4:18 PM

What you need is a shrubbery.

I found that if pick out the color you think you want, then go half way between that and white, you will prabably be pretty close to right.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 12th Mar '06 4:53 PM

I painted my bedroom a warm peahy coral - except it came out ORANGE in the daytime! At night it's fine, and that's when I spend the most time there anyway...

Hanging stuff on the walls helped; buying a darker comforter helped; learning to live with it helped

I wish I'd known that "halfway between it and white" rule before!

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