Friday, August 28, 2009

Blue and Aluminum

Dentist husband and I have been having conversations about a tile backsplash for our kitchen. We have been in our house for six years and we still haven't been able to agree on what we want for the backsplash. We need one in a big way and come what may, by December we will have one.

In an unrelated discussion, we were talking about what our favorite crayon color in the crayon box was when we were in elementary school. (This is a yearly discussion since this topic comes up in some form every year at the start of the school year. It is a question asked by at least one of my kid's teachers every year when they fill out the "Getting to Know You" forms.)

My favorite color? Midnight blue. His? The metallic colors--particularly silver.

This made us both laugh, since that is our exact back splash argument. I want blue and he wants scaled aluminum--like what was on the "The Spirit of St. Louis".

Last night we agreed to combine both into the tile backsplash. Why? Take a look at our house.

My daughter's bedroom

Our guest bathroom--notice the sink faucet.

The ceilings in our front room and our chandelier.


The sofas in our Great Room with our Emeco chairs around them. (This was taken just before our annual Film Festival. I normally don't have my kitchen chairs in my Great Room but my kitchen is right next to my Great room, so the blue and silver are all interconnected.)

My kitchen table and chairs with the words Joy, Peace and Love in blue.

So next week, I am meeting with a tile man to try and best incorporate blue and silver into a tile backsplash. FYI: All of my kitchen appliances are stainless steel.

So, based on the crayon color discussion, since my husband nor my color preferences haven't changed since elementary school, my 5 year old will have a house full of orange, my 8 year old will have a house full of bright pink and my 10 year old will have a house full of black.

4 comments:

Gabriela said...

I like that you have both of your favorite colors all over your house, it shows balance and an equal partnership. (Ok, how corny does that sound?) Oh well.

michelle said...

I can't believe there was even a question it seems so obvious!

love.boxes said...

I love the combination of blue and silver.. so prett!

eped said...

looks great guys. nice work