Thursday, June 17, 2010

Guess what colour?

Yesterday after work I had a long meeting with Heather, the designer and project manager for my apartment renovation. Decisions, decisions... I don't think I've ever had to make so many decisions one after the other. Of course, many of the decisions were about colours. You probably need only one guess to know what colour will be used a lot - yes, shades of grey.

I've chosen deep charcoal grey for the bedroom and landing carpet; glossy dark grey tiles for the bathroom floor; an aubergine based grey for the laundry cupboards; blue muddied with grey for the bedroom walls and rich grey for the kitchen cupboards. There's also khaki and sand and warm driftwood and we're still debating a splash of colour on the wall near the steps - burnt orange? rich ochre? deep rose pink?

We're one week into the six week schedule and already a day ahead. So far, so good.

9 comments:

Sel and Poivre said...

Your organized and thoughtful approach to this project is so impressive!

Rose Red said...

I LOVE the sound of these colours!

missfee said...

I am so happy it is grey - for a nano second I was worried.

I love the idea of different greys too - and what a great word aubergine is.

I love the idea of orange and or pink near the steps. My vote is for orange, and depending on the hue of the greys an burnt one.

M-H said...

Lovely. The base colour throughout our house is donkey grey, from Porters paints. It has traces of mauve in it in some lights. And well done on being ahead of schedule.

Lynne said...

Wow! A day ahead of schedule - unheard of! (I watch "Grand Designs" and it rarely happens!! LOL)

1funkyknitwit said...

OMG I'm in grey heaven :D

They will be no arguments from me about the colour choices you've made, they sound absolutely delicious

Grey, aubergine & burnt orange..WOW that sounds real nice ;)

I shall wait to see on what you decide, how exciting.

drkknits said...

i love the way there is not just one grey. it is such an evocative series of colours, and your choices sound totally inspired!

knitabulous said...

If we ever build again, I'm going to come to you for help with colour selection.

And now, like your Paris trip, I'm so enjoying your renovation journey!

These colours sound beautiful..

Brenda said...

Yesterday while listening to the Italian yarn company rep - she said the up and coming colour is - grey. You are on the leading edge.