Friday, March 15, 2013

The Color Yellow

Yellow has been my favorite color as long as I can remember.  I've painted many shades of yellow in different rooms of my house throughout the last 15 years, to the point I started getting sick of yellow.

....so when I decided to paint my kitchen yellow with the encouragement of the husband and kids, I was really nervous.  I didn't want to be stuck with a yellow kitchen I didn't like.....so I went searching for yellow paint colors on the web.  I've learned from experience that picking out the right yellow is harder than it looks.  The yellows I've used in my past have all had a gold tone and I knew I didn't want that for my kitchen.  I then came across this picture and was completely inspired by yellow again!!

  
I had all ready picked out the gray to re-paint the cabinets and so now I just needed to find the right yellow to go with the gray.

  
I ended up going with "Optimistic Yellow" by Sherwin Williams and I LOVE IT!!  It's a very happy and bright yellow

  
It changes shades through out the day depending on what wall your looking at.  

We started our Kitchen last Monday and finished late Friday night.....and it really was a bit to much for me but now I'm so glad it's doneI just have the valances to finish and then I will take pictures of the whole kitchen and explain in detail what we did!


My husband surprised me with these last night!  Early Birthday present!!  

~Jenny~  

10 comments:

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

It looks awesome! I can't wait to see it all! :) Hope you're feeling well.

Rebecca Grace said...

I love your yellow and gray kitchen, Jenny! Paint colors are so tricky, but I think you nailed it. :-)

Melia Mae Quilting said...

It looks beautiful! I can't wait to see your finish! Hope you and your little man are doing well!

thecraftyfarmer said...

Looks like a perfect match to the quilt I am working on! I love gray and yellow and your kitchen looks awesome!

Leeanne said...

Happy & cheerful :-)

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

A new baby and painting. Wow I am impressed!!!!

Linda

Derrith said...

You really amaze me-I think you much be super human to do all that you do, but anyway, wanted to say that I love your kitchen. The colors are perfect!

QuilterBee said...

Well I LOVE it!! Show us the whole thing, we wanna seeeee!! Amie :-) :-)

Jackie M said...

Jenny, your kitchen looks so fresh. Your early birthday present matches perfectly. Have fun spending time in such a cheery and fun kitchen.

Jackie M said...

Jenny, your kitchen looks so fresh. Your early birthday present matches perfectly. Have fun spending time in such a cheery and fun kitchen.