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Den Wall Stripes and Pictures

I’ve never really shared pics of my den before.  Maybe a Christmas photo here and there.  I painted it about 4 years ago, long before this blog was started.  I painted 3 of the walls a gold color and one wall with stripes of the main gold color, a shade lighter and a cream.  I remember going to Home Depot for one color and while there I was looking at a paint sample pic that had a striped pillow in these colors and it was all over with. It was a change in plans.  It’s funny how I remember this so clearly.  It was the first room I had painted in this house.  My sis-in-law came up.  We started at 1:00 in the afternoon and finished 12 hours later.  The striped wall took a while since we sealed each stripe so it wouldn’t bleed. Have you sealed an area before when painting?

Striped Stripes Only

My hubby has an aversion to putting hole in walls, especially when there nicely painted.  It took me until last weekend to find the perfect pics for this wall.  And I try to hang pictures when the hubs is gone. So what do ya think?


I bought the pictures at Tuesday Morning several years and they’ve been hanging in my bedroom above the bed.  That is, until I changed the entire color scheme in there and in my master bath.

I call this The Domino Effect and it’s been happening all over my house so I have plenty of posts lined up!  Do you play the Domino Effect in your home?

I used the Incredible Hooks to hang theses.  Simple and quick, read it about it here.


** I’ve changed my blog name to Lattenene Chat. If you do an internet search you will still find posts from it’s previous name, Lattenenes Cup of Chat.

Color Wheels

I would like to start painting some of the walls in our hosue.  I’ve already done some.  My son’s bedroom is the perfect light shade of green.  And I think the walls in our den are my favorite.  Three of the walls are a rich deep almost gold color and one wall is dark gold, light gold and cream striped.  That wall was inspired by a pillow. 

I do have my kleenex box colors for inspiration (see previous posts).  However, I’ve gotten an itch to revist the color wheel. 

Does everyone remember which are the primary colors?  Yes, thats right; red, yellow and blue.

Secondary colors are  orange, green, and purple. You get these colors by mixing the primary colors. Example: red and blue = purple.

Then there are whats called tertiary colors which are made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color. The secondary color is always next to it. Examples are red-orange, orange-yellow, yellow-green.  I’m a visual so here is a wheel that is marked…

Let’s go one step further.  I did some research on different paint sites and now I know the following…..
A hue is the actual color with its qualities of yelowness and blueness. Intensity is the degree of purity, or saturation of the color.The more intense a color, the more of the pure color is added.
A tint is a color mixed with white. The more white in a color the lighter is the value of it.
A shade is a color mixed with black. The more black is added to the color, the darker is the color’s value.
A tone is color mixed with grey.

Colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel are called complementary.  Think  Christmas; red and green.

Neutral colors =  grey, white and black.    Beige and cream are also sometimers thought of as neutrals.

Warm colors – these are yellows, oranges and reds. They convey energy, and will induce a cozy feeling, having a warm psycological effect on us.

Cool colors – they are blues, greens and violet. The have a calming effect on us, and convey a relaxed mood. 

I found the chart below so this may help show what I just shared.

So I have to think about this for awhile, but I’ll be sure and share with you what paint colors I’ve picked as soon as I know myself.