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Theresa G. Chickering

Diana - Brilliant minds think alike! I used the same light yellow with just a HINT of apricot in one of my north facing living rooms...absolutely LOVED IT.

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Diane Schneider

Theresa--thanks, I'll bet that was a beautiful room!! But after I sold that house--the sad denoument is that the new owner immediately ruined my glowing living rm :-) by painting over it with some trendy shade of deep red! Of course, it darkened the room further and made it seem much smaller. It was a wonderful 1890's Victorian in Kentucky, and I had preserved that historical flavour in the kitchen, with cream walls, a lovely spring green paint on the beadboard, refinished the original walnut servants' stairs, etc. The new owner must have been told in a dream to make the kitchen ultra-post-modern--so she replaced everything in the room with grey: all stainless steel appliances, grey concrete countertops, grey cabinets with steel trim, and grey-toned walls--and the coup de grace, painted the original hardwood floors orange! (Then THEY tried to re-sell the house for 2 yrs., but did not get a single offer. Hmmm...) I conclude colour is powerful!

   
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Jill Hampleman

Thank you for the inspiration of the before and after pics

   

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