…and a solution…
Let’s start with the solution. After a lot of thought and a lot of back and forth, we decided to go with the white tile in the kitchen. We LOVED the red but we realized it was too red for the cabinets.
We looked into colored glass, but couldn’t find it for less than $120 a square foot. Poop! Right now we’re deciding between the white circle tile and this tile I ordered a sample of.
It’s got the same pattern as the red, but it’s clear/white, so it’s won’t be as busy.
I did order 60 square feet of the circle tile for our main floor bathroom. I figure if we like it, we can order more for the bathroom and if we don’t we’ll have enough for just the bathroom.
I’m glad we figured this first thing out. We still need to decide on the tile for the master bathroom.
And the problem, also color related, is this…
Everyone who’s ever played with paint or even painted their nails knows the color you see on paper isn’t necessarily the color you’ll end up with. I asked the salesperson if Cherry Tomato Red would actually look like the paint chip. He said yes, I put in the order.
We tried it out on the house and it looked more like flame orange. Double Poop! Luckily, we went back to Sherwin Williams and they agreed to replace the paint because it would take 3 coats of the flame orange to get it to look like the Cherry Tomato Red we ordered. We hope it turns out!
The other color problem is all my (Catherine) fault. We decided that the other two-thirds of the house would be gray – really similar to the darker grey on our blog but I mistakenly picked out a much lighter grey. What was I thinking? When it’s wet, it looks white.
I spoke to my Dad/contractor today and he said it was darker when it dried. I hope so. I don’t think we dislike it enough to buy new paint (we ordered a ton) but I am a little disappointed. I blame it on the Flu.
We’re finishing off the exterior finishes with a white for the trim to match the windows and garage door. To bring the darker grey back into the mix, we were thinking of painting our two exterior doors a charcoal gray. What do you think of gray doors?
The siding is almost done!!!