Thursday, August 17, 2006

Paint Our Dining Room!

The second installment of Decoration by Proxy is finally here! This weekend we are going to tackle the dining room. We have narrowed it down to two colors and are ready for some help so we need you to weigh in here.

I have pasted two pictures below. The one thing you should know is that I found a dining room template on Benjamin Moore that allowed me to set the color of the room behind the front room. If you remember back to Decoration by Proxy installment 1, The Great Paint Showdown (Den Version), you all picked the Pumpkin Cream. Thus, I was able to set the back room in this picture to the picture of our den, which borders on the dining room. This way you can see what flows better.

Relevant facts: The dining room has one window and two entry ways. One entryway goes into the den (as noted above). The other entry way is to the kitchen (which has no color chosen as of yet, so we cannot factor that in). It is kind of a small dining room, about 11' by 12 '. Hardwood floors that are a little lighter than the pictures. Oh. And we don't have any dining room furniture so we can match that to either color.

Option 1: Dry Sage

I like the way this flows and so does Carlee. It has nice cool feel to it. We actually like both options, so you don't have to feel like you are voting against one or the other. The lighting in this picture is probably brighter than what we will get.



Option 2: Henderson Buff



We like this one as well. Definitely a little brighter than the sage. But still appealing. We would of course have to live with the fact that our walls are "buff" but I think we could handle it.





Let us know what to do...Thanks in advance!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

2nd Option definately. buff looks good.

rc said...

I like the Dry Sage (option 1), has more of a warm southern comfort feel. I feel option 2 looks a little to "Florida-ish". I can't explain that feel, it is what it is. Hey you wanted honest opinions, and I am not architect (although my wife is...)

rc said...

I also oppose anything with "buff" in the description...

Susan said...

I like the sage for a dining room. The buff sems a little more bright and airy and the sage seems more diningroom-ish to me.

Cool Hand Luke said...

Sage.

Jarita said...

You two must be true friends of mine because I can't explain anything else that would bring me to register blog account just to tell someone to paint the dining room sage.

So, paint your dining room sage, pls thx.

I plan on spending quite a bit of time there, and I think my vote should count almost as much as if I, too, were the homeowner.

All joking aside, I have a feeling that a "buff" type color might be what we (oops, I mean you) will want for the family room, so something a little different for the dinning room might be nice.

carol said...

"I vote for buff. The sage looks a little too green."

Bonnie said...

"I vote for the sage. I think it is very soft and warm. Sorry, Carol."

retired said...

The all knowing contractor in me says Sage

mommayags said...

I like the sage...but a "cool" room wear on the corners of your mind and not be as relaxing-depends how much time you spend there. While buff may tough to swallow, think how buff you'll be when its warm and inviting for meals! Its warm!
I vote the sage tho--I like color.

Anonymous said...

like them both, but think the buff really blends with the den better. also think it will show off your culinary skills better.

SINEDDIE said...

opt.2
go w/ the buff

Bethany said...

Matt and I agree that the sage color on its own is better, but that next to the den, we'd choose the buff.

Matt is standing over my shoulder making sure I point out that "that is 2 votes!" for the buff.

Beth