I will always be the first to admit that I am the plainest Jane ever. I love traditional colors and houses, I wear plain clothes and pick out plain everything. Brian is not so plain... He loves bold colors and contemporary/european houses and furniture. So I have to meet him somewhere in the middle on my rennovation projects.
If I had the option, I would paint every room green. I love love love green but I have to respect that Brian just doesn't love the color as much as I do, (I was able to paint 2 bedrooms green and the half bath, victory!)
However, this color green just had to go!!! This is our living room and it's the only picture I have of the living room before I painted it, (it's actually the picture I posted on Craigslist when I sold these couches). I get so excited to start my projects that I just jump right into them and forget to take before pictures. I had to come up with a color that Brian would agree on and I would like as well. After tons and tons of Facebook stalking (someone should have told me about blogs a lot sooner) I finally decided to paint the living room a dark brown. It's a pretty drastic color for me (and I must say that I am pretty proud of myself for stepping outside my norm)
I need to take some updated pictures, I have added and changed the living room a lot. I just got new curtains and decorative pillows, and I've gotten rid of the coffee table (one of the many items that will be in my May yardsale) So I promise, I will post more recent pics.
Ever since we painted the living room brown, I've been noticing the color a lot more:
(Pictures from http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/)
Sometimes I still wish I could have a little bit more of a traditional color in our open living room, but I can always win that battle another day ;)