Paint options for Provence look if I paint yet again
Some of you may have read my post about the horrible way that Ivoire is looking in my house at night. I have to be realistic and admit that I do not like it, and I will have to pay to have the place repainted at some point.
I was planning to attempt a sort-of Provence inspired look with warm yellow/orange walls and I was going to redo my interior design. I chose Ivoire and got a nice daytime colour (although less apricot than my test painting suggested might happen - it appears as a nice creamy yellow) but a terrible green undertone at night that I don't think that I will be able to live with - it annoys me already. I paid professional painters to do this, so I've cost myself a lot of money.
The problem is that I've learned the lesson that the "yellows" etc. play up heavy green undertones in my house at night. I'd probably have to go very orange during daytime (which likewise might annoy me) to get rid of green undertones at night. Some Provence photos show very white/ivory walls with a lot of off-white rustic furniture with a splash of colour in some dried lavender. So I could go that direction - but maybe my house would do weird things for even a neutral off-white. I admit that I do prefer the warm look but not if it means my house is green at night.
I wanted a sunny cheery house, but this green undertone thing may eliminate the option of a yellowish paint unless I am willing to go much more apricot. I wanted more apricot undertones than Ivoire was even giving in the daytime so maybe I should try a tad more orange in the paint. I am trying to think of other options. Next time around, before I get the professionals in to paint the vaulted ceilings, I may test out the paint colour and paint one of the guest bedrooms myself first (these rooms show off the green undertones the worst of any room).
This post was edited by Scarlett001 on Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 3:34