Thursday, March 3, 2011

What Do You Think?


Good afternoon everyone!
I hope that your week is going well.
The sun has been shining all week except for today, we are expecting rain. I don't mind because it will hopefully help melt the snow!
I am loving all these beautiful posts about Spring and flowers, ahhhhh....I can just smell them and feel the sun on my shoulders!

Hopefully all my painting will be done by then. I am getting closer!

The hall and entry way are all painted!

Woo Hoo!!!

It looks so much brighter in here now and I loved they way the room lit up with the sun pouring in this week!


My next task are the doors and the trim. I have been wondering the internet looking at inspiration pictures and I love the way that these look.







I am loving the subtle gray on the trim!
It gives it a bit of color without taking away from the feeling that I am trying to create and even adds another color that speaks "Coastal Cottage" to me.

What do you think?
Have you or do you have another color on your trim/doors other than white?



I know you have seen this image from Coastal Living before but I just wanted to share it again!
I am dreaming of Spring and Summer and would LOVE to just sit there and wash my cares away!
Perhaps you can join me? :)



I hope that you all have a beautiful weekend!



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61 comments:

dedeetsyshop said...

I love the grey too on the trim! I have always wanted to try a different color other than white as well! Good luck! Can't wait to see what you decide!

Pink Satin Sashes said...

I like the teeny tiny bits of grey! Do it!

alison said...

the hallway is looking beautiful...love the white. and i adore that kitchen in the inspiration pic.

fyi...i chose your post last week to feature on fridays unfolded tomorrow:)

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Paoletta D. said...

Hi This is Paola,an Italian woman living in Illinois now...It's so cold here!!!!
I've been living here for 9 months only...so I apologize for my bad English...
I'd like gray on your doors and trims...they will be perfect!!
I really love your blog....
Bye

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Michelle,
The grey looks good...no I have always had bright white or creamy white.

Blessings,
Linda

The Frat Pack + Me said...

I love that subtle gray...so soothing!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Looks soft and serene like the sea. Love all the inspiration, but especially the pale pale grey trim like in the Elle decor image.

becky said...

Wow, you're doing a lovely job on your coastal home! I'll be back to check on your progress.
Thanks for stopping by...nice to know that St. Augustine is a good destination!
hugs,
Becky at beachsnaps

A Vintage Vine said...

I only have white trim but a friend of mine has a contrast color on her trim and I love it!!! I say try it!!!!

Julie Johnson said...

It's only paint! Give it a try...love the gray!

Finding Home said...

Tell me the time and I will meet you!

I think the gray is actually a really interesting idea, a little different! Have fun, Laura

Marie said...

I just wrote you a really long comment, and google just crashed it for me. Anyways, I just want to say your choice of colors are really great! Grey is so in right now and it's also timeless so you're doing great. I didn't realize that you're doing such a huge makeover. I've been there before, and I wish you lots of strength and patience my dear girl. You're amazing!
-marie

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love the blue and the grey colors. Perhaps for the hallway area the grey is better. Blue would look really good in a bed room or sitting room, I think. Good job!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I love the greyish trim. I just got a Valspar sample in grey. Alas, all my trim is white. I must change that and branch out and live wild!

Deborah said...

Oh congrats hunny!! Big job done!!
Our door trims arepine with a light varnish on them and that way the colour of paint really stands out on the walls.
But the colours shown here are fabulous!!
That first photo is great..very coastal looking and that dog looks just like our Willow (westie)!
I'd love to join you on that swing by the sea...chatting our cares away and giggling with our chais!! :)
Have a beautiful day my sweetie!!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Caroline said...

I love all of the colored trim! SO gorgeous.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

It's looking good, kid :) The inspiration photo from Coastal Living makes the gray seem so serene. That would be my vote! I'm partial to gray these days. It really is the new neutral. We had royal blue ...ewww trim in the boys room (that got painted white) and country blue in the dining room(also painted white). I'm loving this idea! Can't wait to see it all complete!
xo ~ M

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything is looking so beautiful Michelle and I love the idea of doing a slightly different color on the trim! Our doors in our house are all a pale kind of muddy sage-y green and that sounds kind of ugly when I write it out like that :-) but it is really pretty and so fun to have that contrast in tones against the white trim. I think it all adds character and I can totally see you doing something like that in your house!
Vanessa

Seaside Style said...

Michelle, Looks beautiful! Well done!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I am in love (and I mean really and truly besotted!!) with the third picture down. GORGEOUS. The white with that grey-green colour makes my pulse race.

I am officially a weirdo!

Sarahx

Laura said...

Just one thing to say: I'm coooooooomin'!!!!!
Love.
Laura@RicevereconStile

Laura said...

PS:I know that you already told me about it...but I am soooo flattered for you to add me on your "Sweet inspirations" sidebar. I actually don't know if I told you that I did the same linkin'you by me!
Laura@Ricevereconstile

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

my girlfriend has one of those swinging beds on her front porch! it is gorgeous!! keep up the good work. hugs, cathy

Lisa said...

Yes, go the grey. Love it. I like the blue in the one with the large room, just around the window frames. But for a hallway, something a little more subtle would be better imho. I've seen tacky jobs where people have gone fairly bright with skirtings and architraves and I think it's got to be just right or it stands out like a sore thumb. But I'm all for that grey. It's lovely.

Hugs,
Lisa xx

A Cottage Muse said...

Aahh...I can hear the waves now as I sit on the porch with you! All your hard work looks just wonderful!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like your inspiration photos--
am curious about your floor in the hallway~
are you going to paint it like the last photo,there?
I happen to like the grain of the wood on your floor.

Glad Spring is starting to poke itself out of the earth!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love that grey. So pretty. My sister just painted all her trim black. It looks really pretty. I must say when she first told me I thought, Yipes, but it does look amazing.

Love of the Sea said...

I love love love the blue painted trim. I have never done that in my house...but I would definitely go for it.

Rachel Noelle said...

I am a fan of white trim only~ I cant wait to see how it turns out!;) Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!!! Hugs, Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Anne said...

i love the gray trim, too, Michelle... the exact color in the second photo... its all looking great!

Robin said...

Painting can become such a big project. It seems as if it is going well. I think you should go for the light grey/blue color for your trim. It looks amazing in the photos you have found.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Love the gray! Go for it!
-Barb-

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love the look of Between You & Me. I recently read over at Dreamy Whites that she painted a room gray that didn't get very much light and it looked muddy. I wonder if that would happen if you would do that to trim in a not very lit hallway. You can always do just one and see how it turns out.

I'm packing my bags to join you on that swing. I can smell the salty air and fresh lemony iced tea from here!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey sweetie pie! I would definitely try a real soft pale gray on one thing first and see how it looks with/without the sun and/or lights. I love the idea though!!!! Looking forward to seeing a sample! :) Oh.....and I'll meet'cha on that porch for a margarita! lol!

xoxo laurie

Tonya said...

I think the grey would be really pretty! Can't wait to see what color you decide on!! I'll be waiting!!

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, you are working hard and everything is turning out wonderfully. Can't wait to see more end results.

simpledaisy said...

Ooh....your hallway is already looking so fabulous:) I love your inspiration photos!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Girl, you and I , we are on the same wave lenghth here...I have had subtle gray on my mind lately for my maple wood kitchen cabinets....I think you should go for it. In my case, it would extremely alter the mood of the period of my home, but I am willing to do it. My husband, I am not sure!!! BUT GRAY IS IT!!! Light, with FROST white. It is perfect. Let me know what you think...Anita

Sue @ House Pretty said...

That bedroom, with the blue trim. Oh my, it feels SO beachy, and the porch swing overlooking the water. AAHHH! I SO needed to see that! We have been averaging a snow storm a week here in New Brunswick.

Kelle Dame said...

I about died when I saw that kitchen!!! The crisp white with the pops of color...oh my!!! I so need Spring!
I love the painted trim! You could always try it somewhere and see how you feel before you really go for it. You can always paint it back :)
Hope you gets lots of painting done this weekend!
Kelle
xx

ShantyGirl said...

Love what you are doing and I love the inspiration photo's I had not seen them before I am loving the color schemes and thanks for stopping by my place I hope to have my sunroom done in a week or two! Love all of your rooms so far!
Sherry

Martina said...

Congrats to your painting job - so white and pretty! My hallway needs to be painted as well - hopefully i will get started soon! And your inspirational pix are very nice - like a sea.breeze!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Well I have used red in my new house and old house and liked them. But I like the lighter colors now. So white is for me now. But I do like the grey next to the white walls. Pretty.

Sylvia said...

Dear Michelle,
I am so happy I found your blog - it is cozy and bright here ! Nice painting job ! It is obvious you have a fine sense of style so whatever color you chose it's going to be great ; I personal would try gray on the doors ! I will follow the project !

Good luck !

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey again sweet pea. I had to come back and redrool over that beautiful colour again. I LOVE it. I know I said it before but, really, I adorrrrre it!

Sarahx

Comeca Jones said...

It does look fresh and light. Dont you love it when things start to come together the way you want them to.?!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

My trims are white..., but those colored ones look really good. Actually..., it never crossed my mind to do trims in a color. A new thought is planted!

Pam said...

I really do like the light grayish color on the trim. Normally I'm a white trim girl, but I think with white walls light gray is the way to go. I also like that floor with the diamond pattern painted on it.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I do love the look of the gray. But I hate painting trim! So white it is for me. I can change out the wall colors and not have to worry about redoing the trim. But it does look pretty in gray.

Claudia said...

Hello,

Go for it! I think it will look so pretty with a hint of gray. Don't you just love the sunshine coming through on your new walls. It looks beautiful.
Can't wait to see what you decide. Happy Painting.
Claudia

Claudia said...

Hello again,

Thank you for adding my blog to your sweet inspirations.
Have a good weekend.
Claudia

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your hall looks so bright and happy! I like the gray best. So versatile. You'll have to let us know what color of paint you end up using. You're inspiring all of us Michelle!
Have a blessed Sunday :-)
Marcia

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

mICHELLE! You came yesterday...thank you for your well wishes dearest! WE HAD SOOOOOO MUCH FUN YESTERDAY in this old town on the boarder of Wisconsin and Minnesota, STILLWATER. Main St. has nothing but the coolest shops and ANTIQUE STORES. We were out all day, and it felt good to be out and about like we usually are in the spring and summer. Did you get my email? HAVE A FABULOUS SUNDAY DEAREST! Anita

Shellbelle said...

I think in the hallway the gray would be the best choice, it would be a subtle difference in a long space and I agree, it's a great coastal color.

I would happily join you on that porch, what a view!

Southern Belle said...

I hear you, I am over winter and soooooo ready for Spring. Bring the sunshine! As for which picture I like, I am going to say the second. I like the light gray and white.

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

love those verandah swings, great place for a chat and a cuppa:)

Vicki said...

Add the gray for sure!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I say, go for the gray! How different and beautiful is that? The hallway is soooo much brighter!!! Love it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear Michelle
Thanks for popping over my way.. I've been absent from blogging and just getting back into it now.... so a lot of catching up to do...

Love all these images.. and the thought of spring OS is making me want to travel [as you know.. hehe]... love the blue trims.. but pale grey is good too

Have a lovely week ... ciao xxxx Julie

High Street Cottage said...

Gorgeous inspiring photos Michelle, hallway's looking wonderful! Your home is like stepping into a beautiful vacation retreat on the Beach. xoxo tami

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i would love to sit there with you...what a lovely place to be! i am loving your inspiration photos, and think it is a great idea to paint the trim. the diagonal checkerboard painted floor is one of my favorite design ideas...i do not have the confidence to tackle that one though, i'm afraid all my measurements would be off and it would be one crooked mess! ;)

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