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Bye-Bye Coral Wall Paint

I like coral as an accent color and have seen it used beautifully in some dining rooms. Like this:

via Remodelaholic // via Tracey Interiors

But I just don’t feel the same way about the coral walls in our dining room {and hallway… and stairwell}.

We’re just more of a neutrals, blues and greens type of family.

I switched the floral valences out for grey curtains earlier this spring.

Then, just yesterday, tested out a soft grey from Porter Paint, called Dover Gray.

The GISLEV Rug from IKEA may not stay; but there will be plenty of grey and other neutrals in this room. I’m not huge into seasonal decorating; but I do like to be able to decorate the dining room… or fix it up for a birthday party.

A neutral color palette gives us that flexibility.

Besides a new light fixture, some paint and the curtains, much of what we’ll be using in this room are items we already own. Last night we moved in one of my favorite pieces of furniture {which was bought second-hand, of course!} and today we’ve got some more painting on the agenda.

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Thursday 31st of July 2014

Thanks, Gretchen! We are really liking it too -- easier on the eyes! :)


Thursday 31st of July 2014

Looking good! Coral is one color trend I don't see myself getting into....although, as you say, a lot of people do it beautifully. I think the gray is a big improvement, though :)

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Wednesday 30th of July 2014

Thanks, Colette!! I've been going back and forth on the wreath trying to decide if it's weird to hang it in the window - so I'm so glad to hear that you like it! :)


Tuesday 29th of July 2014

I love that wreath in the window... that plus the wood blinds and gray curtains looks awesome. I am a very "gray" person when it comes to decorating too. Can't wait to see the finished product!