Somewhere in my travels among the beautiful blogs I've been discovering lately someone, and I can't remember who, mentioned they found the perfect white; "Swiss Coffee" from Dunn-Edwards, not too yellowy, not too gray or bluish. Just what I was looking for. I went to their website and to my dismay discovered that Dunn-Edwards does not sell their paint to the East coast! WHAT?? Such beautiful colors, what a shame. I ordered several brochures and samples anyway I figured maybe I could persuade MS. Dunn or MR. Edwards to peddle their wares out here. ;)
My samples were waiting in my mailbox yesterday! I was so excited, I was like the dad in "A Christmas Story" when he won his award. The colors are truly beautiful, really rich. I really like Swiss Coffee. Another color caught my eye; "Midday Sun", it's a beautiful yellow-orange, not too much of either, it looked nice in the chip. When I looked at the cover of the brochure it looked as if it may be the same color, it was! It gave me the idea of the whole room in that color. I was thinking of this color for the area above the wainscoting, it's not a lot of wall space so it wouldn't be overwhelming. I had been thinking of a faux finish, a plaster, but I don't want to overdo the faux since that's what my passion is and I do a lot of it already. Plus I really want to stick with the cottage theme.
I know pictures never translate the actual richness of a color, I took pictures with and without flash and I used the cover of the brochure to show you.
So I guess I'm asking anyone that reads this for an input what do you think? Is it cottagey?