Decisions, decisions...

I'd like to know why it is so @#$%&* hard to pick a paint colour for myself.  This is so totally frustrating!

In a previous post I told you about my dresser find on kijiji that I absolutely adore.  I love the lines and the workmanship! 

What I didn't love were the many scratches, missing veneer on the feet and the mahogany colour of the piece.  So it became a project - one that has taken me F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to accomplish!

Of course, as with every project, there are like a gazillion steps before you can get to the fun stuff - and I'm NOT exaggerating!  I got through most of those steps, sanding, patching, asking Santa for and receiving a paint sprayer for Xmas, but this next one seems to be the absolute hardest.

What colour do I paint it???

The dresser will reside in our newly painted master complete with the new closet, closet doors and trim.  As I posted here the paint colour on the walls is Ostrich Feather from Pittsburgh Paints:

I love this colour.  I love how it is both gray and beige at the same time.  Throughout the day the room appears to change colours, not that I lounge in bed all day ;), but I do pop in now and again to admire the changes.

All of the trim and doors are done in BM's Snowfall White.  The colour combination makes the room feel very clean and airy and I love the results!

But now I have to decide the colour for my dresser.  Initially I thought of a nice creamy white like this.  It would contribute to the room's clean airy feel.

But I didn't want to wash out the beautiful lines and workmanship, so would it maybe look better in a darker colour, like a charcoal gray or a deep eggplant or even black. 


But the grays aren't appealling to me for some reason - it's like they have no depth.  It's hard to explain.  So I took some time over the weekend to browse (and thin out to the delight of hubby) my massive collection of Shelter mags for inspiration.  I didn't find a whole lot, but came across a colour group that I thought I liked.  Something along these lines that would build on the brown in the wall colour.

And then I hit the local RONA and came home with a colour called Fortress which is more along the charcoal gray, with a bit of the brown mixed in.  Along these lines...

As you can clearly see I've made my decision - NOT!!!  I am all over the place with this - which is so disheartening, because I've been trained to help people select colour for their homes.  And I never go through this when I'm in a client's home - it's always clearly obvious to me what colours should be in their homes.  I think the problem is that I see and like so many inspiring rooms and colours that I can't choose one.

So, I need your help - tell me what you think! 
  1. Mayonnaise
  2. Kendall Charcoal
  3. Gray
  4. Galaxy
  5. Gloss Black
  6. Livingston Gold
  7. Caramel Apple
  8. Taos Taupe
Or do you have a different suggestion? Although that would just be contributing to my indecision wouldn't it - LOL!



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