Fall is right around the corner so a good thing our builders are just a few days before starting with all the inside work. The electrician is there this week, doing his stuff. After that its time to complete the walls which means time to decide wall color and inside colors in general.
I am first to admit that I am all about keeping it crispy white, and especially in a summer house. I plan on bringing in light gray in certain rooms and details. I prefer to move in first, get a feel of how much light comes through those windows, see the furniture in place and then decide if I need to ad more color or perhaps wallpaper. I did promise my brother one wall with wallpaper in da house!
When it comes to the color white, there is white and there is white. I want to avoid drops of other colors in my white. Lets hope the color-mix machine is accurate! I want it neutral (so no drops, no signs of yellow, pink nor blue). My white (Swedish code 0300-N ) is really crispy white (some call it hospital white) and I will use it on all walls and ceiling as well as some trims (however with different shines).
The gray that I will bring into this house is a warm light gray that I have used before in previous summer house. The Swedish code is 2502-Y (this has a dash of black and yellow) so its warm but yet not too romantic if that makes sense. I ordered our custom-built kitchen in that exact color (image above), part of our stairs railing as well as the built-in bunk beds and bookshelves we plan on building in time will be in this gray. Below is my little mood-color-board as I call it..
As you can see my color palette only goes so far, I never got to the colors….;).
You would think that with such a calm and light basis I would dare to ad something more colorful or a wallpaper with pattern somewhere without it disturbing the peace, right ? I´d like to think I am that bold and would go with bright colors or patterns but everyone who knows me know I tend to fall back to my basics. I just feel more at home there.. living in my white, black and gray bubble! 😉
But I did promise my dear brother (who by the way is somewhat an expert on wallpaper) to ad it to one wall to start with, so I got to keep that promise! As you know there is so much out there and here is just a portion of some that I like. Take a look.
Of course my home here in Seattle is no different – it goes in the colors white, white, white with a few light gray walls, kitchen cabinet and bookshelves. I actually also did put up 2 wallpapers the first year we moved in (what can I say, I went a little bananas :)). Like this “library” wallpaper in our small guest bath that I ordered from the UK.
Then over in our dining room I had some fun and placed this darker gray elephants from SvensktTenn on one wall. People still comment on them which is fun, its unexpected and not very common yet over here….
Before I let you go, I wanted to show you these bold and beautiful ones that most likely will not hit my walls in Mölle but it doesn´t stop me from appreciating it and admiring the ones that choose them! At SandbergWallpaper you can see so many more styles.
Sorry, that is all I have time for today – promised to bake banana nut bread before driving kiddo to soccer practice! Got to go!
Enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by!
Most wallpaper pics; SandbergWallpaper, Morris, Skonahem, Araslovkok; Houseofphiliaelsaentourage, Atlanta homes.