Which part of your design/color scheme did you start with?
A neighbor who built a house recently was asking about our progress. We have brick up, drywall in, hardwood floors down (but not yet finished), and cabinets and granite arriving shortly. I'm now picking out tile for four floor areas, then need to decide about shower tile and backsplash. Finally, I'll do the wall color.
She said she started with her paint colors and chose everything around that. Completely opposite from what we are doing. I figured paint was the easiest and least expensive thing to change (vs granite, flooring, and cabinets) so I'll get to it last, after I see how things shape up with the other elements installed.
I think she thinks I'm crazy.
It never occurred to me to start with a paint chip. We decided to choose our granite first and let things develop from there. We went granite shopping knowing that it has to work with the amazing custom cherry table that my Dad made me. So furniture influenced granite, which influenced cabinets (along with the furniture), which influenced flooring, etc.
The difference in our approaches makes me curious, is there a "preferred way" to tackle these design decisions? How did y'all go about it?