Friday, October 1, 2010

The Yellow Wall Saga

As you know, our walls downstairs are painted yellow.

IMG_6764

When we moved in, that same bright yellow went all the way up the stairs and covered much of the second floor. Which was okay. For a while.

However, when we painted our master bedroom brown and Nathan’s bedroom tan, the bright yellow right outside the door of those rooms didn’t “flow” real well.

So the challenge was this: How were we to gradually transition from the bright yellow color downstairs to a more muted color on the second floor landing so that the transition wouldn’t be too jarring? (Because we all know that there’s nothing worse than a jarring transition!)

Our first idea was to paint the first floor landing wall with a blend of a couple neutral colors. The wall itself looked great but it didn’t blend with its surroundings. (In other words, its report card said, “Doesn’t play well with others.”)

IMG_6494

Then we tried painting the wall going up to the second floor a light tan to blend better with the big brown wall. (Because our first idea was to try and transition to tan on the second floor landing.)

But the first floor landing area looked kind of chaotic with bright yellow (coming from the first floor) a brownish blend on the big wall and then a tan-ish color on the wall going to the second floor. (Did you follow all that? There will be a test.)

IMG_6495

So when Plan A didn’t work, we went on to--you guessed it--Plan B.

The first floor landing wall (previously brown) is now a blend of the yellow from downstairs and a paler shade of yellow from the second floor.

Can you see the subtle blending on the “mirror” wall? Unless you’re actually looking for it, most people don’t even notice that gradual transition.

IMG_9071

It’s a little easier to see in this picture.

IMG_9088

(Oops. Don’t know whose dog that is! He’s so cute I may just keep him.)

IMG_9075

Now when the pale yellow “arrives” on the second floor, it flows smoothly into our room . . .

IMG_9051

. . . and into Nathan’s room without being too terribly jarring. See? I bet you didn’t feel jarred even one little bit.

IMG_9079

I just thought I’d throw in a photo showing the built in floor lights. Just love ‘em.

IMG_9068

And even though this last picture has nothing to do with the Yellow Wall Saga, I’m posting it just because I really love our new bedroom. And our wonderfully brown and clean carpet. Ahhhh.

IMG_9049

(Just a little reminder--this is what our carpet used to look like. Now you know why I appreciate the new stuff so very much!)

IMG_6549

And herein and forthwith ends the Yellow Wall Saga.

15 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Ann Martin said...

You have done wonders with the house! I wish I was creative and could improve ours; but--too much furniture and "stuff" around the walls. ONE DAY I will clean it out and throw away--just have to make the time to do it. Could start tomorrow (really today as it is after midnight) but probably won't. If the picture of Snowy is recent he has grown his hair to look really cute. So glad for him.

MaryH said...

I like it much better than the tan/brownish walls - you have a great eye for decorating. You have done wonders to make your Manteo home YOUR home.

Now, I just wish I could get my daughter to eat casseroles because I could use so many of your great recipes and right now I am struggling with what to cook for dinner tonight - it is a chilly, cloudy, rainy day here in St. Louis and I would love to make something warm and yummy but she is a difficult one to cook for - give her a salad and some chicken (maybe) and she is fine. I am stumped. Have a good weekend.

Rachel said...

I think the colors in your house is very pretty!! We painted our kitchen yellow, and it's a bit too yellow. I wanted the more beige type yellow. Those little samples can be deceiving! lol

Guo Guo said...

guowenhao20150407
kobe 9
fred perry polo shirts
coach outlet online
iphone 6 cases
air force one shoes
marc jacobs
ralph lauren outlet
prada outlet
salomon running shoes
pandora
oakley sunglasses
burberry outlet online
polo ralph lauren outlet
karen millen uk
tory burch flats
celine outlet online
nba jerseys
babyliss pro
mac cosmetics
beats by dre
louis vuitton outlet
true religion outlet
nike air max uk
ray ban sunglasses online
kate spade outlet
ray ban sunglasses uk
coach outlet
mcm handbags
replica watches
monster beats outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
toms outlet
tory burch outlet
foamposite gold
fred perry sale
abercrombie
kobe shoes
nike roshe run
air jordan 6
louis vuitton

Shijun Lin said...

shijun 4.20 6
burberry
louis vuitton outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
mont blanc
louis vuitton handbags
christian louboutin sale
red bottoms
jordan 4 retro
abercrombie and fitch
toms canada
cheap oakley sunglasses
true religion sale
jordan 3 infrared
cheap oakleys
fendi
jordan 11 retro
michael kors handbags
the north face
true religion
michael kors
michael kors outlet online
celine
oakley vault
micahel kors outlet
lululemon
adidas running shoes
christian louboutin outlet
micahel kors outlet
jordan 6 retro
polo outlet
christian louboutin shoes
ralph lauren home
jordan 11s
kate spade totes
kate spade outlet
gucci outlet
kate spade diaper bag
true religion
oakley sunglasses
jordan 6s

huanglin said...

michael kors watches
www.louisvuitton.com
fendi bags
abercrombie
michael kors handbags
mont blanc
insanity workout
ray ban uk
coach outlet online
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban outlet
true religion jeans
louis vuitton
abercrombie
louis vuitton
jordan 11s
sac longchamp pas cher
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton uk
michael kors outlet online
prada
caoch outlet
coach factorty outlet
tory burch outlet online
michael kors outlet online
jordan 11 concord
true religion
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
hollister clothing
lebron james shoes
toms outlet
louboutin
true religion
louis vuitton outlet
chanel bags
coach factory
coach factory outlet
christian louboutin shoes
caihuanglin20150630

Jianxiang Huang said...

0716
cheap oakley sunglasses
mizuno running shoes
uggs outlet
kyle wilber jersey,jeremy mincey jersey,jeff heath jersey,dez bryant jersey,dan bailey jersey,rolando mcclain jersey,george selvie jersey,larry allen jersey,uche nwaneri jersey,roger staubach jersey,gavin escobar jersey
cheap wedding dresses
ralph lauren outlet
nike air max 2014
ysl outlet online
air max 2015
michael kors uk outlet
the north face outlet
ugg uk
mulberry,mulberry handbags,mulberry outlet,mulberry bags,mulberry uk
oklahoma city thunder jerseys
hermes sale
peter konz jersey,paul worrilow jersey,prince shembo jersey
coach outlet
nick foles jersey,eagles elite jersey
kate spade outlet
christian louboutin uk
christian louboutin shoes
north face jackets
nba jerseys
hermes outlet store
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
san antonio spurs jerseys
nike air huarache,nike huarache,nike huarache sneakers,nike huarache shoes
air jordan 13
mizuno running

chenxin said...

20150725 chenxin
michael kors outlet online
chanel handbags
tory burch outlet
longchamp outlet
toms shoes outlet
ralph lauren uk
tory burch shoes
coach outlet online
chanel outlet
ralph lauren outlet
ray ban sunglass
jordan pas cher
prada outlet
cheap jordans
michael kors outlet
gucci
replica watches
gucci outlet
ray ban sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
nike air max
air max shoes
michael kors bag
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet online
longchamp pas cher
michael kors uk
louis vuitton pas cher
cheap beats headphones
ralph lauren
ray ban uk
kate spade
toms shoes
mont blanc pen
burberry handbags
gucci outlet
louis vuitton
nike tn pas cher
jordan uk

Wenhao Guo said...

air jordan 11
marc jacobs outlet
valentino shoes
abercrombie
kate spade uk
beats by dre
fitflop
mulberry uk
michael kors uk
chicago bulls jersey
kobe bryants shoes
cheap nfl jerseys
cheap toms
miami heat jersey
tiffany and co
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasses-outlet.us.com
oakland raiders jerseys
seattle seahawks jerseys
michael kors outlet
vibram fivefingers
new orleans saints jerseys
san francisco 49ers jerseys
tory burch outlet online
futbol baratas
gucci shoes
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com
stuart weitzman boots
oakley outlet
coach outlet
minnesota vikings jerseys
pandora
nike free
cheap jordans, http://www.jordan-shoes.us.com
salomon shoes
ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co
achang0810

风骚达哥 said...

20150907 junda
nike roshe run mens
air max shoes
nike air max 90
nike air force 1
oakley sunglasses outlet
fitflop uk
basket ball shoes
coach outlet
burberry outlet
oakley sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
true religion
sac longchamp
michael kors bag
coach outlet online
nike blazer low
cheap nike shoes
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ed hardy clothing
nike uk
cheap jordans for sale
mulberry
ugg boots for women
michael kors
chaussure louboutin
ugg boots sale
barbour uk
christian louboutin outlet
hollister clothing
cheap soccer shoes
jordan shoes
canada goose jackets
michael kors outlet online
instyler curling iron
toms outlet
ralph lauren
burberry sale
tory burch shoes
michael kors
louis vuitton pas cher

xjd7410@gmail.com said...

20160912 junda
swarovski outlet
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton outlet
cheap nhl jerseys
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton pas cher
ralph lauren polo
canada goose outlet
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses
mont blanc pens
air max 90
mizuno running shoes
cheap uggs
ugg outlet
uggs outlet
nfl jerseys wholesale
rolex watches for sale
montblanc pens
giuseppe zanotti outlet
christian louboutin online
nike store uk
ugg outlet
moncler jackets
puma outlet
ugg sale
canada goose jackets
coach outlet
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses
hermes outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
fitflops sale
tiffany outlet
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors outlet online
nike foamposite
michael kors bags
canada goose outlet

Unknown said...

michael kors handbags
ed hardy uk
packers jerseys
tiffany and co
canada goose
michael kors handbags
dolce and gabbana
nike store
replica rolex
cheap mlb jerseys

raybanoutlet001 said...

coach outlet
jaguars jersey
buffalo bills jerseys
longchamp outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
replica watches
yeezy boost 350 white
ralph lauren outlet
sac longchamp
michael kors handbags

alice asd said...

cheap mlb jerseys
jordan shoes
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors handbags
green bay packers jerseys
coach handbags
supra shoes sale
jimmy choo
nike shoes
polo ralph lauren
20170425alice0589

raybanoutlet001 said...

michael kors outlet online
seahawks jersey
cheap ray bans
christian louboutin shoes
coach factory outlet
ray ban sunglasses
mont blanc outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
clippers jersey for sale