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Yes, the hairs are going that way too, but I finally got off my keister and bought SW Peppercorn to paint the upper half of our dining room. Though it is dark in pigmentation, I plan on painting ceiling, trim and wainscot white. The curtains will be white as well as the curtain rods. The furniture is an orangey oak as is the wood floor. The area rug is predominantly black with beigh, olive, and gray among other colors. I have been wanting to find a gray for sometime and the fact it has come into vogue is coincidence. BTW, the brass and glass chandy will gleam.

It may be some time before I repaint this room with so much on my plate, but I hope to post pics. I am curious if anyone here has used SW Peppercorn?
 
Posts: 18444 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Way to go Froo. As a grey lover (and black and taupe as well) it sounds stunning.
With your fine eye for color and design, it should be a total winner.
Enjoy.
 
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Sounds great Froo, can't wait for pictures. lol
 
Posts: 4590 | Location: Southern California | Registered: Oct 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
 
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I have not used SW Peppercorn, but would like to. I think Peppercorn and white is an elegant pairing. I look forward to seeing your pictures!


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Posts: 5723 | Location: Maine | Registered: Jan 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have been viewing this blog a few times and saw this paint chart sample. The Peppercorn color is at the bottom.
http://www.favoritepaintcolors...lor-combination.html

What a DEEP color! I also LIKE IT.
And with white and the orange/oak wood, I think it will really DRESS up your space, I too look forward to photos!

I too have been considering a dark gray (A/S paint color Graphite with dark wax) for covering over some of my Mahogany wood (part of the piece being painted over gray). I love the gray added to woodtones, have not figured out exactly how I would break it up though.

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paint samples Peppercorn
 
Posts: 9533 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I appreciate everyone's support on my color choice. It is a bit scary though since I am keeping resale in mind in a few years. I focus on the fact it will be dramatic but neutral. If budget allows, I may add some sparkly candle sconces to flank the china cabinet, but with the upcoming bath and kitchen remodel we're about to face, we may be eating beans in this elegant dining room Smile

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Froo,
I HEAR you on budget talk... We pay as we go in this retirement house (on its way to becoming our 'home') and it is not easy, when one idea is $500.. that is our motto... every time we look at something we say 'cha ching... starting at $500!' and laugh!
 
Posts: 9533 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi, Froo! Home sick today so thought I would check in. Your color scheme sounds lovely and is sure to appeal to buyers when the time comes for resale. In the meantime, you will get to enjoy it. Smile
 
Posts: 3994 | Location: Boothwyn, PA | Registered: Aug 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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OHL, so good to see ya, but am sorry to hear you're under the weather. Thanks for your vote of confidence. I value it as well as all my deco buds here.

Refresh my memory. Were you undergoing a beach hOuse remodel? If so, how's it going?

Be well.
 
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Can't wait to see photos Froo Froo! Sounds beautiful.
 
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I posted two pics a few weeks ago with my living room/dining room painted Peppercorn. Love it.
 
Posts: 1738 | Location: Morristown | Registered: Jun 12, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Froo,

Love it! Checked the SW fan deck and it's on the Concepts in Color scheme. It was marked as a contender for our exterior trim.

Great Color Choice!


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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I had the color formulated by B.M. in their Aura paint. I have double height ceilings and I got good coverage with one coat over white walls, no primer.
 
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