I found a great website the other day for if you are looking for some color ideas and inspiration...
I love the images that they pair with the color palettes, too. For our bedroom remodel, the color scheme is ending up as sort of a combination of these:
mixture of the warmth of the first scheme, with the teal of this second scheme. The green won't be that bright, I promise! The colors were adapted a bit because I found a great floor rug this weekend at the TJ Maxx in northeast Columbia. An 8x10 Mohawk rug for only $59.99! That is at least $200 less than everywhere else I've looked. We haven't unrolled it yet so we're hoping there are no pulls in the pile, but it should be good to go! The rug is what has some teal and a little bit of a golden color mixed in, which weren't a part of the original plan but I think I like it.
A combination of these two sort of embodies my vision in the living room/kitchen. We already have most of these colors, but I want to paint the back wall of the house a lighter shade of gray/teal/blue-ish (I can't remember the exact name from Behr) similar to the first color on this "wish tone" palette.
It's maybe a bit of a stretch to understand or explain, but with the accent walls downstairs it gives me the feeling of being like an art gallery. The colored walls give just enough of an accent to the rest of the items in the space to compliment without seeming too over-bearing. The two things I am obsessed with in the living room and kitchen are the area rug in the living room (pic is from before we moved in so it's a little bare):
and our granite, which I realized I don't have a good picture of :\
...and these two things have a lot of the same color tones. Because of that, painting the back wall of the house will join those two rooms and make it a nice transition. I'm sure that's just me and other people who come into our house just see accent walls, but it's comforting in a way to me. I think I also like it because with my artsy mind always coming up with new ideas, having just accent walls makes it easier to change or alter.
I am soooo looking forward to this weekend and getting some of these big & little projects completed. I'll post pictures Sunday if I can get around to it.
Tomorrow night is the women's Salad Supper for our church, and Shanti and I are going to head over there together once I get home from work. It's a pot-luck, and we are supposed to bring either some type of salad or dessert. I didn't want to run the risk of bringing a repeat dish, so I'm baking Strawberry-Banana Cake (strawberry cake, light cream cheese frosting, and fresh strawberries & banana slices on top) YUM :)