Spanish Villa With Bold Orange Interior Colors
by Rama Ananth
View of our bedroom
We have a Spanish Villa in Bangalore, India (built 12 years ago) that we decided to repaint. We were very much happy with the colors we had before, but because we had to buy new drapes for our bedrooms, the color scheme of the rooms had to change too, to match the new drapes.
Since I am a great fan of bold colors I chose these hues, but now I am wondering whether I was too bold.
I am putting up the pictures of our Master bedroom, which has a Tuscan Orange on the ceiling. I think it looks great with the dark green Bamboo rafters, and I simply love bold oranges.
At first, the wall below it was painted an olive green, which I didn't like after it was done, and so it had to be repainted.
My master painter said he could give it a textured finish with the same orange, made a little lighter with some white, and he would shade it with a bright yellow, to give it a textured look.
The finish looks great now, but together the Tuscan orange and the mustard-ish yellow wall below don't seem to blend, that is what I feel.
However, both - if looked separately - look gorgeous, and it would break my heart to repaint the ceiling with an off white, because that is the only option I have left, for I cannot repaint the yellow wall, as it took a lot of effort in getting that finish, and I do like it.
Now here is where I have been trying to convince myself not to jump into any conclusion in a hurry.
I thought because the yellow wall is bare with nothing on it, it is kind of pulling down the total effect of the room. So I have been thinking of putting up some nice paintings, and also changing the old and drab bedspread, and the wall mounted lamp shades.
As for these two colors they have been picked from the drapes, which are made in Spain, and they too are beautiful, my picture is not doing full justice to them, as I am not a professional photographer.
Our flooring too is terracotta, with dark green marble diamonds in between, and our doors and windows are painted dark green, everything has an earthy tone.
All the other walls in the room are creamy white, and opposite the bed is full size room length big mirror framed with same type of dark green bamboo.Click here to share your paint color idea and see your name in lights!