fresh paint

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

Chili Pepper kitchen

Last night we painted the town red.  Oh, I mean we painted the kitchen red.  For me, it was just as much fun as a wild night out.  David isn’t quite as obsessed with painting as I am, poor guy, but he stuck with it and worked right alongside me.

We used Benjamin Moore Chili Pepper 2004-20.  It’s a warm, sweet red, and it seems to constantly fluctuate depending on the time of day. It probably changes depending on my mood, too.  Sometimes it looks cherry red, sometimes watermelon, sometimes deep papaya, raspberry, or lime green.  Well, maybe not lime green.  But it definitely looks slurp-able.

This is the color it used to be–medium light bluish grayish.

We have a lot of different pieces of red throughout the kitchen, dining room, and living room (our couches and dishware are red), and having a red wall really ties them all together. We also have a red washer and dryer, which are through the laundry room door above.

Painting the kitchen really helped make the house feel like our own.  And it’s much more cozy than when it was blue.

Next up: Dragon’s Breath doors.

We have two painted inside/outside doors; the rest are wooden. The painted doors were a burgundy color, which I wasn’t crazy about.  They would have clashed with the red kitchen, anyway.

We painted them Benjamin Moore Dragon’s Breath 1547, which I fell in love with after I ran across this photo.

Inside, it looks like a dark gunmetal gray, but outdoors it has a bit of a dragon-y green cast.  Zia adores it.

We’re nice and snug in our chili pepper-fire breathing dragon-painted home.  And now, it’s raining again.

7 Responses to “fresh paint”

  1. GRANNY says on :

    THE RED U USED IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE MY GIRLFRIEND PAINTED 1 AND 1/2 WALLS IN OUR LIVINGROOM AFTER MY RADIATION TREATMENTS. SHE SURPRISED ME TO CHEER ME UP. AT FIRST I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO THINK. THEN THE MORE I WAS IT IT DID CHEER ME UP HE HE. NOW I LOVE IT. YOUR RED AND CHARCOAL REALLY LOOK NICE AND COZY. ITS ALL BEAUTIFUL.CALEB TOLD ME ALL ABOUT UR WASHER AND DRYER AND ETC. HE IS VERY HAPPY. THAT MAKES ME HAPPY!!! LOVE U ALL GRANNY

  2. Mom & Dad says on :

    hi honeeee…………..a beautiful family for a beautiful home; luv u guys to the moon 🙂 can hardly wait to see it “live”, but not til after snow O; have a wonderful day !

  3. Melissa says on :

    Oh love that color!!! I have a red dining room. It’s called drumbeat red, if I remember correctly. It was the first room we painted in our house.

  4. Appleshoe says on :

    There is just something so warm and inviting about red rooms (we have a few of our own as well). The red really plays beautifully with your wood. Be well, stay dry , warm, and cozy 🙂

  5. Mimi says on :

    All of it is so nice,Doll and the paints make the house look more at “home” with itself – it has the same atmosphere as the little “fur family” house (the book)!

  6. Kerri says on :

    Beautiful home!

  7. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says on :

    I absolutely love the colour you chose! It’s so much warmer. Your home is absolutely stunning!
    xoxo

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