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Just found this site tonight and am in love! What great ideas and photos you all have! My boyfriend just bought a little cafe and I am helping him renovate it, but cannot settle on paint colors. There are high ceilings, wanescotting, and we have ordered mahogany-look flooring-- needs to go with reddish brown hues! There is a huge 6 over 4 window across the entire front wall, so there is A LOT of natural light- colors look brighter. The window also overlooks the outside patio with cafe tables and lots of natural plants and flowers.

I am thinking a nice shade of yellow- not too bright, but something warm and inviting with the right shade of white for the trim and wanescotting- not crisp white against the mahagony floors, but not dingy either. Picture cases filled with wonderful pasteries and gourmet salads, bottles of perrier, and clear glass cake domes and jars with treats. The ceiling is white with recessed lights, but I am looking to add pendant lights over the bakery cases as well.

I tried BM Pottery Barn shade Soleil today-- way too bright! at another end of the spectrum, SW Bevedere Cream was nothing like on swatch-- way too orangey. I am thinking now something that looks more like cream? BM Weston Flax? Hawthorne Yellow? Montgomery White? The SW Creme trim paint was WAY too cream... clearly I need good adivce, here! We are all primed and scheduled to paint tomorrow, so any ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! :) We are looking for a name, too, if you have any ideas for that, lol!

Many Thanks! Laurie

Just found this site tonight and am in love! What great ideas and photos you all have! My boyfriend just bought a little cafe and I am helping him renovate it, but cannot settle on paint colors. There are high ceilings, wanescotting, and we have ordered mahogany-look flooring-- needs to go with reddish brown hues! There is a huge 6 over 4 window across the entire front wall, so there is A LOT of natural light- colors look brighter. The window also overlooks the outside patio with cafe tables and lots of natural plants and flowers.

I am thinking a nice shade of yellow- not too bright, but something warm and inviting with the right shade of white for the trim and wanescotting- not crisp white against the mahagony floors, but not dingy either. Picture cases filled with wonderful pasteries and gourmet salads, bottles of perrier, and clear glass cake domes and jars with treats. The ceiling is white with recessed lights, but I am looking to add pendant lights over the bakery cases as well.

I tried BM Pottery Barn shade Soleil today-- way too bright! at another end of the spectrum, SW Bevedere Cream was nothing like on swatch-- way too orangey. I am thinking now something that looks more like cream? BM Weston Flax? Hawthorne Yellow? Montgomery White? The SW Creme trim paint was WAY too cream... clearly I need good adivce, here! We are all primed and scheduled to paint tomorrow, so any ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! :) We are looking for a name, too, if you have any ideas for that, lol!

Many Thanks! Laurie

Just found this site tonight and am in love! What great ideas and photos you all have! My boyfriend just bought a little cafe and I am helping him renovate it, but cannot settle on paint colors. There are high ceilings, wanescotting, and we have ordered mahogany-look flooring-- needs to go with reddish brown hues! There is a huge 6 over 4 window across the entire front wall, so there is A LOT of natural light- colors look brighter. The window also overlooks the outside patio with cafe tables and lots of natural plants and flowers.

I am thinking a nice shade of yellow- not too bright, but something warm and inviting with the right shade of white for the trim and wanescotting- not crisp white against the mahagony floors, but not dingy either. Picture cases filled with wonderful pasteries and gourmet salads, bottles of perrier, and clear glass cake domes and jars with treats. The ceiling is white with recessed lights, but I am looking to add pendant lights over the bakery cases as well.

I tried BM Pottery Barn shade Soleil today-- way too bright! at another end of the spectrum, SW Bevedere Cream was nothing like on swatch-- way too orangey. I am thinking now something that looks more like cream? BM Weston Flax? Hawthorne Yellow? Montgomery White? The SW Creme trim paint was WAY too cream... clearly I need good adivce, here! We are all primed and scheduled to paint tomorrow, so any ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! :) We are looking for a name, too, if you have any ideas for that, lol!

Many Thanks! Laurie

Congrats on the cafe!Suzie06.15.2009 @ 10:39:43 PM

Just found this site tonight and am in love! What great ideas and photos you all have! My boyfriend just bought a little cafe and I am helping him renovate it, but cannot settle on paint colors. There are high ceilings, wanescotting, and we have ordered mahogany-look flooring-- needs to go with reddish brown hues! There is a huge 6 over 4 window across the entire front wall, so there is A LOT of natural light- colors look brighter. The window also overlooks the outside patio with cafe tables and lots of natural plants and flowers.

I am thinking a nice shade of yellow- not too bright, but something warm and inviting with the right shade of white for the trim and wanescotting- not crisp white against the mahagony floors, but not dingy either. Picture cases filled with wonderful pasteries and gourmet salads, bottles of perrier, and clear glass cake domes and jars with treats. The ceiling is white with recessed lights, but I am looking to add pendant lights over the bakery cases as well.

I tried BM Pottery Barn shade Soleil today-- way too bright! at another end of the spectrum, SW Bevedere Cream was nothing like on swatch-- way too orangey. I am thinking now something that looks more like cream? BM Weston Flax? Hawthorne Yellow? Montgomery White? The SW Creme trim paint was WAY too cream... clearly I need good adivce, here! We are all primed and scheduled to paint tomorrow, so any ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! :) We are looking for a name, too, if you have any ideas for that, lol!

Many Thanks! Laurie

Just found this site tonight and am in love! What great ideas and photos you all have! My boyfriend just bought a little cafe and I am helping him renovate it, but cannot settle on paint colors. There are high ceilings, wanescotting, and we have ordered mahogany-look flooring-- needs to go with reddish brown hues! There is a huge 6 over 4 window across the entire front wall, so there is A LOT of natural light- colors look brighter. The window also overlooks the outside patio with cafe tables and lots of natural plants and flowers.

I am thinking a nice shade of yellow- not too bright, but something warm and inviting with the right shade of white for the trim and wanescotting- not crisp white against the mahagony floors, but not dingy either. Picture cases filled with wonderful pasteries and gourmet salads, bottles of perrier, and clear glass cake domes and jars with treats. The ceiling is white with recessed lights, but I am looking to add pendant lights over the bakery cases as well.

I tried BM Pottery Barn shade Soleil today-- way too bright! at another end of the spectrum, SW Bevedere Cream was nothing like on swatch-- way too orangey. I am thinking now something that looks more like cream? BM Weston Flax? Hawthorne Yellow? Montgomery White? The SW Creme trim paint was WAY too cream... clearly I need good adivce, here! We are all primed and scheduled to paint tomorrow, so any ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! :) We are looking for a name, too, if you have any ideas for that, lol!

Many Thanks! Laurie

Just found this site tonight and am in love! What great ideas and photos you all have! My boyfriend just bought a little cafe and I am helping him renovate it, but cannot settle on paint colors. There are high ceilings, wanescotting, and we have ordered mahogany-look flooring-- needs to go with reddish brown hues! There is a huge 6 over 4 window across the entire front wall, so there is A LOT of natural light- colors look brighter. The window also overlooks the outside patio with cafe tables and lots of natural plants and flowers.

I am thinking a nice shade of yellow- not too bright, but something warm and inviting with the right shade of white for the trim and wanescotting- not crisp white against the mahagony floors, but not dingy either. Picture cases filled with wonderful pasteries and gourmet salads, bottles of perrier, and clear glass cake domes and jars with treats. The ceiling is white with recessed lights, but I am looking to add pendant lights over the bakery cases as well.

I tried BM Pottery Barn shade Soleil today-- way too bright! at another end of the spectrum, SW Bevedere Cream was nothing like on swatch-- way too orangey. I am thinking now something that looks more like cream? BM Weston Flax? Hawthorne Yellow? Montgomery White? The SW Creme trim paint was WAY too cream... clearly I need good adivce, here! We are all primed and scheduled to paint tomorrow, so any ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! :) We are looking for a name, too, if you have any ideas for that, lol!

Many Thanks! Laurie

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