Husband and I, well, we’re a little on the crazy side. We proudly refer to ourselves as hippies… we love the green, and we’re kind of on the free-thinking side of life. Not when it comes to morality and our faith, but when it comes to going against the flow…. trying not to do things just because ‘everyone else is doing it.’
Our hippie-ness has led to a very bright home. Color-wise. Our kitchen is purple with old 70’s orange counter top, a golden dining room and a green, light seafoam-ish living room…. I know is sounds absurd, but really, it’s fun and elegant in its own way. The bright is accented with black and white randomly placed here and there. I’m not one for the neutral colors…. I like them, they look beautiful in other people’s homes, but I think it would stifle the creative genius in my brain that is fighting to release itself….
I’ve been on a kick to get new things put up and finished, the little things like pictures on the blank walls, knick-knacks on the shelves, etc. So, we decided to paint our hallway because it was so boring and bland still. Our house is in the shape of a square so the hallway opens up to both the dining room and living rooms, which are connected to each other. So, I decided to paint the hallway blue… and I don’t mean a light, calming blue, it is BLUE! BLUE!!!! A very bright, not matching, carnival fun house kind of blue…actually Husband says it looks like a ‘Saved by the Bell’ blue, it belongs in a high school girl’s room. So, I tried painting some designs in black to see if we could save it…
Needless to say, we repainted it last night to orange. And yes, I know orange doesn’t sound any tamer than the crazy bright blue, but in our house it actually goes with the color scheme instead of totally working against it. And now, we love it instead of going, ‘I kind of like it, do you, I don’t know, maybe not…’
All this to say, TRY NEW THINGS!! It’s fun. I would have always wondered what a blue hallway would have looked like had I not tried it. A boss that my husband once had told him,
“You always have the rest of your life to never try it again.”
So, give it a try! If it doesn’t work, there’s always orange paint.