Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blue or Yellow

I am covered in paint! Since I promised the hubs that I would take a couple days off from oil painting- and do some re-painting of our little home. I started painting the walls in our living room and then realized that I should repaint the ceiling. I have paint all over my shirt.. shorts.. hair.. feet.. finger nails. .. everywhere! One of my little pug monsters got covered in paint.
Not sure how he did it, but I turned and looked at him and his snout was covered in white paint. So he got a bubble bath- so I could make sure I got all the paint out of his wrinkles. :)  He is such a little princess. I got a few paint samples because I really want to do a fun accent wall- but I can't decide on the color.
What do you think? Should I go with toothpaste, light blue, or mustard yellow?  :)  I threw my coffee in there because it's pumpkin spice latte season.. YUM!

47 comments:

KizzyDoll said...

Aww bless! Hope you got it all off! I love blue..but the mustard is so warm..uff! Both are great..go mustard since I just got a skirt in that colour :))) xx

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Well, I'm partial to the blue, but the yellow is nice too! The blue is subtle yet fun...I vote blue but I think either way it'll be fabulous!

Heather said...

I like the yellow!

Kelle Dame said...

I'm always partial to blue but I know that you could make the mustard color work. It would look amazing with grays and the right purple. I think either way you have a winner!
Pumpkin spice season?? I was unaware! Yay!
Kelle
xoxo

~BB~ said...

I kinda like the yellow to be honest...and your poor pug! When my mom was painting her chicken coop, one of my furbabies ended up with a streak of neon green on it's belly, haha.

considerthelillies said...

well, three rooms in my house are variations of the blue color, but I also love mustardy yellow....hmmm, although Fall makes me crave that mustard color! I guess I am no help at all!

Angela said...

BLUE!! Aubrey and I had a yellow room once and it was a nightmare! I knew better because of some color theory research but I painted it yellow anyway. We blame that yellow room for most of our worst arguments!!

In fact, he walked in while I was reading your post and said "Tell her blue. We learned the hard way."

Oh and if you haven't read about color theory - it is a very interesting read about how certain colors make you feel and react.

Kyla said...

Ohh, how fun! Home projects are great...I really love that mustard yellow color, it's very warm and friendly :)

Ajax said...

Mustard!! I love repainting walls. I need to get on that in out new place.

Heartfire At Home said...

I have a sample square of that very same sort of yellow stuck up on my wall in the living room over the couch.... I've been contemplating it for around 3 months now and wondering whether to take the plunge! The blue is gorgeous too. I also considered doing the wall in the yellow but in big horizontal stripes! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Linda. :)

stephanie said...

I'm painting this week, too! Today I'll be putting the oil coat on all our doors and trim upstairs. (Not super excited about it, but I will be thrilled when it's done!)

I really like that yellow color, but if the room is smallish, that you're painting, it might end up being a little dark. I hope you show photos when it's done! :)

Chelle Lynn said...

Oooh, such a hard decision! I love both of those colors (and have similar colors in my apartment!) I'd go with yellow...it's such a happy color!

YeamieWaffles said...

I love that kind of blue toothpaste coloured paint although the mustard is great as well. They both contrast each other exceptionally as well so it's a tough choice.

Selena said...

Absolutely yellow! It's my favorite colour and I love it!

Brissa said...

yellow. always mustard yellow.
i can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Cindy said...

i've read that blue is more likely to inspire creativity and we just painted our yellow kitchen blue, although i haven't been inspired to cook more, yet.

YeamieWaffles said...

I love that kind of blue toothpaste coloured paint although the mustard is great as well. They both contrast each other exceptionally as well so it's a tough choice.

Kristina said...

Yellow is supposed to cause anxiety, while blue is a soothing color, and represents communication... I like both colors though.

O'Melly said...

BOTH!! :D

Catherine said...

Go with the yellow, or use both! I think they compliment each other well!!

xx, C

Jessica Wray said...

I'm diggin the blue.

Christianna said...

Go yellow! I like the blue, but not as much as the yellow!

Alana said...

As you can tell from my blog (and pretty much everything I own, if you could see it) I have to go with blue. Love that shade you picked too!

Jessica Polley said...

I just painted my living room a shade of blue and I want to eat it up. I love yellow too - but that is a little bold for me. I vote blue!! Reminds me of a Tiffany box..and that's never a bad thing.

Kristin said...

I love the blue, but I love the yellow too. I think the mustard would look great. What are the other colors in your house... I feel like the mustard is a warmer hue & the aqua is cooler. It might be the fall weather coming but I am voting mustard, you will be able to combine lots of other colors with it for accents in the room.

.........my messy girlfriend said...

love the mustard yellow..its such a warm color!!:)

steph anne said...

I vote for mustard yellow!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hi Erika, thanks so much for coming by and visiting me! your space is great and you are so talented. it's amazing to be able to express yourself through such a medium. i sure don't have the blessings of a painters thumb but you've got it in spades and that's awesome!

omg, when i've taken on a house paint sesh our cats got in the action just like your darling puppeh did. i think they would have skull and crossboned the bubble bath idea though ; )

good lucks with it all, and i really like that blue color. cheers! ♥

Natural One said...

Love me some pumpkin lattes

Mandy Crandell said...

Both colors are awesome! Can't decide! Uhhh.... yellow!

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Sasheen Williams said...

That blue is dreamy!! I love the pug captions those always make me laugh.

randomcreative said...

I love the blue, but any of those colors would be gorgeous! Good luck.

Stephanie said...

I vote yellow!

Michelle said...

I love the yellow! My favorite part about painting my house was when my dog would get spots in her fur. So funny.

lisa said...

I love blue and mustard together :) I have 2 turquoise & 1 pale bloom room so I guess I'm pretty partial to blue hues!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Blue! But the mustard also looks nice...maybe you can do both?

kimbirdy said...

oh man, i'm a huge lover of blues, but for an accent wall, it seems like a mustard one might be more fun. it really just depends on what you're going to put in that room {furniture, decorations, textiles, etc.}.

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

My vote is light blue - one of my favorite colors!! But I think you could incorporate all those colors as accents into different rooms :)

I can't wait to see the end result! Hopefully the pugs stay cleaner next time :)

Jenn xo

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I'm in love with mustard right now, but the turquoise-y blue looks great with it!

red-handed said...

The blue is you.

lindsi said...

i think you cannot go wrong either way! and i love your little pugs! mine gets all painty every time i'm trying to paint something too:)

the southern hostess said...

I really like both, but I'm a sucker for mustard yellow.

debbiecutieface said...

light blue light blue light blue! And man, painting walls...you definitely get paint all over you. I did when I repainted my room this summer!

Anait said...

I'd have to say mustard yellow....but only because I'm in a fall sort of mood and that yellow seems so warm and inviting.

By the way, I love that you left the corporate world to focus on painting...I paint too, and its always nice to "meet" another person who is passionate about it!

Peiyinn said...

Blue colour. :)
Paint light colour in the living room give the freshness. :)

My 2 Pesos said...

Green! :D

kris {life at the table} said...

mustard! that's my vote.