No, not for my Viking Addiction (I can manage that one by myself, thanks :-) ). I need your help with some interior-design decisions. Amy, I am relying particularly on you here with your fantastic eye for all things colour and craft.
After five years of putting it off, M and I have finally decided to bite the bullet and treat ourselves to a new carpet in the sitting room. We have waited until the children are teenagers and until the dogs are capable of not pooing on it. The patches of stains on the existing one have become too much to bare and so, next Tuesday, the much-anticipated new carpet arrives.
Because forking out for a new carpet has made us contemplate the state of the walls, and they are pretty grim. So this is where you come in. I need you to help me decide what colour to paint them.
Here are the choices:
There are a few things that need to be considered before choosing the paint. Like things already in the room. For example, the new carpet (called Flint but it's more a soft light browny colour). This is a sample of it sitting on our current hideous one:
The Laura Ashley Curtains (pale greens):
The Laura Ashley sofa (ditto with a few light browns):
My owl painting:
M's hare painting:
And, of course, the dogs, who will not be allowed to behave like this in that room once it's all looking Nice And Respectable (note the stains along the bottom of the pic. Yuk):
To help you decide, here is a view of the room (ignore the ironing board- it was only put there for effect to make you think I had actually been doing some, which is so far from the truth as to be laughable):
And another shot of the colours from more of a distance:
1. Chocolate Milkshake
2. Mary-Jane (God knows why?)
4. Dark Chocolate
6: Creme de la Rose
7. Lemon Juice
8. Chine Blue
10. Pale Pink
I am relying on you to advise me here, so get your thinking caps on and let me know what you think. I have tried asking Ted and Pops but this was the response I got, so they weren't really any help at all.
L, who returns to school tomorrow, is having a day in his pyjamas while he still can and is only interested in the computer. My sis in law is coming over later so I will ask her too, and M will be back from work later, but I'm not sure a man's opinion really counts when it comes to choosing paint colours, does it? :-)
I hope they show up OK in the pics, but if not a general sense of what colour would go with everything would be appreciated- I am open to offers :-)