Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Repainting the Kitchen a Minty Green

Over the past several weeks I have been mulling over a new kitchen wall color.  Call me crazy, but I was just ready for a change.  The previous blue is a color that I love, and even though we have only been here two years we have actually had this same blue color in our kitchen or dining room for the past 10 years (in other homes).  When you like something, you like something- but....I was finally ready for a change.  The change isn't huge - but to me it was.  Honestly, I bet some people wouldn't even had noticed.  It has taken me a few days but I can say that I looooooove the new color.  It's a little minty green color by Olympic - Misty Lake to be exact.


In case your forgot - here is a side by side of this old kitchen space, the blue color and now the new minty shade.


 I think one of the reasons I really love it is the almost neutral factor it has.  Even though it is a color it still reads neutral to me.  Lots of other colors go fantastic with it.  



I used the Olympic One paint this time.  Its a primer and paint in one and for this project I only had to do one coat - so I was pleased.  I wasn't trying to paint over red or anything dark so I'm not sure how it would do when using it over those colors but it was great at painting over a similar shade.  Since this kitchen area only includes three half walls a quart of paint was all I needed.  So one quart of paint, one coat and about one hour equals a new kitchen color - I'm good with that.


We also spent some time over the weekend enjoying Silas' first real snow!  Of course, he loved it.  It was so fun for us and it was gone by the next day.  Is it me, or have we had the craziest weather this year?

It took me several weeks, lots of paint swatches and several color samples later to finally settle on the right minty color.  I was actually really surprised it was an Olympic color - I surely thought I would love a Martha Stewart or Benjamin Moore choice - but this color just stood out to me for what I was looking for.  Whenever you aren't sure, grab a color sample and do a test run.  They are well worth the $3 or $4 to make the right choice.


I love how a little paint will just bring a room back to life.  I'm loving this newly painted space.  Anyone else mulling over paint colors?  Share with me what you are painting, I'd love to know!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

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31 comments:

  1. I like it alot! Of course I like green. I like the snowman, Silas did a good job.

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  2. I love the green paint! and I love Silas in his Elmo hat :)
    floral&fudge

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    1. Aw, thanks Rachel :). Silas is obsessed with this hat - we have a hard time getting him to take it off haha!

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  3. Love the color! I painted my living room mint and it was so hard for me to pick the right tint!
    x

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    1. Thanks! I know right, It took me forever to finally commit to the color I wanted!

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  4. Ooo, that is some minty goodness!!! I like it. A lot.

    Your kid is cute. Super cute.

    I'm glad you are now in my blogging life. Are you prepared for tomorrow??? My post is ridiculous but I decided to stay true to my tacky self. :P

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    1. You are so sweet, thanks so much Michelle! I feel like we will have this forever bond :).

      And - I am so, so excited about tomorrow! I don't know if I will sleep tonight, haha!! I tried to restrain my excitement but I can't wait to read your post!!!

      Ok, and its so hard to describe what is going on to my "real life" friends (who don't blog). Haha, I'm going nuts and they are like - I don't get it. I'm glad I have bloggy friends who get it!!

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  5. LOVE the minty green! So relaxing and it goes with basically everything!

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  6. It looks gorgeous! It totally reads more neutral without competing with other color accents. We have a really similar color in our office and two of our bathrooms, and we LOVE it.

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  7. Beautiful paint color. Greens are hard to pick out. At least, that's been my experience. God job!

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    1. Thanks Mandi! I totally agree that greens are hard to pick out! I was so nervous I would choose something that I hated.

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  8. Love the new color! I'm really wanting to use a green in our dining room, but I'm having a hard time choosing one!

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    1. Thanks! This is probably the longest I have ever taken to choose a color (not counting our house exterior). I had to do paint samples, it was the only way for me to get a real idea of what it would look like.

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  9. Our main floor is open concept for the kitchen, living room, hallway, and dining room. We painted THE WHOLE THING this weekend and I was so nervous that I would hate the paint color. Ended up going with Culumus Cloud from Benjamin Moore after going through a few tester colors that we weren't feeling. So worth the $$ to try before you buy all that paint!

    I absolutely love the color you picked out for your dining room! I am wondering how it would look in my bathroom .. or laundry room ... or powder room ...

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    1. I love the test paint samples - it helps so much in choosing colors! Thanks for stopping by Heather!!

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  10. Love the new color!! It brightens up the room too.... and the white vase on the table holding your super cute daisies is to die for too!! xo

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    1. Thanks! I love how it has brightened everything up. The vase is from my mom - I love anything milk glass!

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  11. I can't wait to redo our kitchen it is way over do! I love the color you picked. Drop by & link up at my party sometime @ DearCreatives.com a new one starts every Friday.

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    1. Thanks Theresa! We are slowly making changes in our kitchen...our floors are next - I cannot wait to get rid of the cheap linoleum. I will totally stop over and link up Friday! Thanks for inviting me :).

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  12. Hi Megan
    Love the paint colors! What a total transformation from the original. I hopped over here from a comment you made on another blog about being from Raleigh? Is that right? I'm blogging from Fuquay Varina, just south of Raleigh.

    I'd love if you stopped by. http://www.gingerlymade.com

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    1. Hey Ginger! Thanks so much :). Yes! I am in Apex and we totally used to live in Fuquay! I'm so glad you came by to comment, I love connecting with local bloggers!! Can't wait to check out your blog!

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  13. I love the color! What is the name of it? Maybe I missed it in the post? Would you consider sharing this and any other projects that you might have over at my Pinterest Power party?

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/02/20/pinterest-power-party-7-2.html

    Thanks!
    Chrissy

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    1. Hey Chrissy! Thank you! And, its Olympic Misty Lake. I would love to join your party! Thanks for inviting me :).

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  14. i followed the pinterest challenge links from bower power to find you... and i'm excited to read more of your blog! i just have to say it's such a small world sometimes... because in looking at the photos of your cute minty kitchen, i spied that little white and yellow table. we have one just like it... i know, no big deal... but it was a piece that i got from my great grandma... and i've been meanting to paint it (it's still the original stain finish right now). and seeing your cute little table might have just given me the nudge i needed! :) thanks!

    also - being new to your blog, i haven't searched extensively, but where did you find the big drum light over your table? i love it!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Liz! We have had that table for years - something my grandma gave us and it too still had the old dark stain finish. I never knew what to do with it and tried to get rid of it several times, haha! Now that I have painted it - its one of my favorite things!!

      I found the drum light at Lowes! It was actually on sale so I'm not sure if they still have it there.

      I appreciate your sweet comments!! Have a great day!

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  15. I love the minty green in your kitchen and want to paint my bathroom this color. When I googled Olympic Misty Lake it came up gray. Maybe they dont have this color anymore. Could you take a pic of your label, so I could show paint store? I really want this exact color!!

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