I took a while yesterday to go to Lowe’s, Residence Depot, and LL Flooring (previously Lumber Liquidators) to select up some samples of flooring that I would take into account for the studio counter tops, and tile samples for the studio half tub backsplash/accent tile.
I additionally tried to discover a paint coloration much like the one I plan to make use of, however I’m right here to inform you that no such paint coloration exists. This can positively should be a customized coloration. I used to be stunned at how a lot purple my favourite cupboard paint coloration choice has in it, however the paint samples out there at Residence Depot jumped from too pink to too purple, and I wanted the completely happy medium that didn’t appear to exist. That is what I used to be attempting to match…
However you’ll see beneath that I didn’t actually discover something like that. I picked up a couple of samples that is perhaps thought-about in the identical coloration household…perhaps. However I’ll should have them coloration match that precise coloration.
For now, the paint samples that I selected will at the very least assist to slim down the countertop materials. And after giving it fairly a little bit of thought, having thought-about unfinished hardwood flooring and charred wooden for the counterops, I’ve lastly determined to make use of a prefinished flooring choice reasonably than an unfinished flooring like I used on the pantry countertop. I made this determination as a result of by the point I get to the studio counter tops, there can be a lot of the room already completed (flooring, ceiling, partitions, wallpaper, window trim, and so on.), and I don’t need to herald unfinished hardwood flooring that can then should be sanded down fairly a bit. As soon as I get the mud from the ground challenge cleaned up and begin on the opposite finishes, I don’t need to should create extra mud within the room.
So I’m fairly set on utilizing pre-finished flooring. (Clearly the charred wooden thought is out after so a lot of you talked some sense into me 😀 , and since I couldn’t discover any samples that had a black stained wooden look, I assume black counter tops are out as properly.)
I headed to LL Flooring first, and listed here are the samples that stood out to me. First up is that this Brazilian Chestnut engineered hardwood. Right here’s the bigger pattern within the retailer…
And right here it’s within the studio with the ground colours and the paint samples which might be in the identical coloration household because the one I hope to be utilizing on my cupboards.
I liked that pattern within the retailer, however I feel the wooden is slightly too crimson for the paint coloration.
Subsequent up is that this Dream Residence Grace Harbor laminate, which seemed actually white within the retailer…
Subsequent to my flooring colours, it seems rather more grey, and I feel the grey may look slightly too cool to go together with the nice and cozy grey on the ground. It’s actually fairly, although, and I like the way it seems with the paint colours.
This subsequent one is Dream Residence Coastal Oak laminate. That is the primary one which caught my eye after I walked into the shop. I like that mild brown tone.
I feel it seems actually fairly with the ground colours and the paint colours as properly, but it surely ended up not being my favourite.
This one was proper subsequent to the one which seemed white within the retailer however turned out trying grey in my studio. It’s the identical flooring, totally different coloration. This one is Dream Residence Capistrano Seaside laminate. I picked up the pattern despite the fact that I used to be positive it wouldn’t make the minimize.
But it surely seems that of the sunshine samples I introduced dwelling, this one is my favourite!
Subsequent up is Coreluxe Nashville Oak vinyl plank, which is one other actually mild brown/pure wooden coloration.
It’s additionally actually fairly with each the ground colours and the paint colours, however to my eye, it is available in second to the Capistrano Seaside laminate in terms of the sunshine coloured samples. It’s an in depth second, but it surely’s a second.
The subsequent two are from Lowe’s. This one known as Belmont Birch, and I’m fairly positive it’s an engineered hardwood. I do love the distinction of the darkish wooden in opposition to the sunshine flooring and paint colours. It’s a extra impartial brown, versus that first darkish brown I confirmed you with the crimson undertones. So this one works significantly better with the paint colours.
However so far as the darkish samples go, this one is definitely my favourite. It’s referred to as Saddle Hickory, and I’m fairly positive it’s an engineered hardwood as properly. I simply love the richness of the darkish wooden in opposition to the ground and paint colours.
Subsequent, I turned my consideration to tile samples. As I’ve talked about a number of instances, the loopy colourful studio half toilet goes to get toned right down to let the wallpapered again entry take the eye in that a part of the room. I don’t need the lavatory upstaging the again entry. So the lavatory redo will begin with swapping out the yellow backsplash/accent tile with a brand new tile, after which I’ll resolve what to do with the higher partitions as soon as the again entry wallpaper is put in.
The primary tile that caught my eye was this shiny white wavy rectangle tile from Lowe’s.
I like that it has simply sufficient texture to be fascinating with out demanding an excessive amount of consideration. But when I am going with this one, I’d set up it vertically. The world I must cowl is about six inches excessive, and I feel these tiles would look nice lined up vertically in that house.
Subsequent up is that this small darkish grey (virtually black) herringbone tile from Residence Depot. My studio has numerous black accents (lighting, doorways), and the lavatory has a black faucet, so I feel this is able to look good with these different black accents. d
I’m not fairly positive what I’d do on the partitions with a black tile accent, however I’m positive I may consider one thing! I’ve liked this tile for a very long time now, and it could be nice to get a possibility to make use of it.
One other black choice is that this darker and bigger black herringbone from Lowe’s. I just like the look of the small herringbone a bit higher, however I additionally like that the bigger herringbone would have fewer grout strains to maintain clear.
Lowe’s additionally had this black chevron, which may be very fairly and coordinate with the opposite black accents.
I additionally picked up this white irregular hexagon tile from Lowe’s. If I take advantage of this one, I’ll set up it horizontally like proven beneath. Three rows match completely within the backsplash house.
And at last, I picked up this small hexagon marble mosaic. A lot of the marble tiles out there have an excessive amount of cool grey to go together with the grey on the flooring, however this explicit one has fairly a little bit of heat grey in it (which I feel is extra evident as soon as it’s grouted). It’s fairly, but it surely is perhaps slightly too conventional for my studio space.
So if I had been compelled to slim down the choices right now, my mild coloured countertop choice can be the Capistrano Seaside Oak from LL Flooring…
My darkish countertop choice can be the Saddle Hickory from Lowe’s…
So now I’ve to make the seemingly inconceivable determination of whether or not I need my counter tops to be a lightweight coloration, or a darkish, wealthy brown. I feel both a kind of can be lovely.
My backsplash choice, if compelled to decide right now, can be the wavy white rectangular tile, minimize in half, and lined up vertically…
I like that the white backsplash provides me extra choices and prospects for what I can do on the higher partitions within the toilet. I really feel like every of the black tiles would restrict my choices for the higher partitions and should seem too stark in distinction, however in fact, I may change my thoughts as I reside with these samples over the following few days.
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