Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Sea Queen

Cottage Colour Of The Year - 2014 - Seaglass aka Pavillion Blue


2014 was definitely the kitchen year. By the way if you're new here,  you can check The Kitchen Files, I updated the page last weekend (you can find the link behind the blog header). Among the gazillion things I had to decide was what colour to paint the walls.

2014 a été sans conteste l'année de la cuisine. Si vous êtes un nouveau lecteur (bienvenue), vous pouvez jeter un coup d’œil au Dossier Cuisine en cliquant sur les mots. Je l'ai remis à jour ce week-end... Il manque encore un peu de traduction, désolée, mais en cliquant sur les photos du dossier vous devriez être redirigé vers les articles en question. 

Parmi le million de choses à choisir pour la cuisine, trouver la peinture des murs n'a pas été une mince affaire.


I wanted my Cottage to have a seaside vibe to it without being too cliché. No little boats on a wallpaper, that is. Quickly I thought of a seaglass shade that would be light enough not too darken the room and dark enough to be noticeable.

Je voulais créer dans mon Cottage une atmosphère bord de mer sans trop de clichés. Pas de tapisserie avec des petits bateaux, par exemple. J'ai assez vite pensé à une couleur évoquant le verre poli par la mer. 


Also, I wanted to find it in a brand of paint that used the smallest amount of VOCs as possible, since my hands had already suddered enough. I had been delighted on the non-effect Farrow & Ball paint I had used for my ceiling and window had had on my skin...

Je voulais si possible trouver cette teinte dans une peinture qui ait très peu de COV, car mes mains ne sont pas amies avec un certain nombre de composants qui entrent dans beaucoup de  produits. J'avais adoré travailler avec Farrow & Ball pour mon plafond et mes fenêtres.


So I tried to find a shade I liked among the limited Farrow & Ball range and the chosen one was "Pavilion Blue".

J'ai donc cherché une teinte que j'aimais dans la gamme, limitée par rapport à d'autres fabricants, de Farrow & Ball et l'heureuse élue a été "Pavilion Blue".


I had gotten used to living in a bright yellowish orangish kitchen and I must confess the first days after I painted the kitchen, whenever I came into the room I wondered if I had made a mistake.

Après avoir vécu dans une cuisine orange pendant plusieurs années, j'avoue, j'ai eu du mal à me faire au changement et je me suis même demandée le premier jour si je n'avais pas fait une erreur.


But after a few days I loved the serene atmosphere it cast on the room so much that I didn't want to cover it by a backsplash. I love how it's so light it's soft on the eyes after a day at work. But I love that it has enough colour that it creates a nice contrast to all the white in the room. It also has the perfect balance of blue and green.

Au bout de deux jours, j'étais sous le charme de l'atmosphère sereine que cette couleur apportait à ma pièce. La teinte est suffisamment claire pour ne pas agresser le regard et c'est particulièrement agréable au réveil ou le soir en rentrant du travail. Mais j'aime aussi qu'il y ait assez de pigments pour créer un contraste intéressant avec tout le blanc de la cuisine. Cette couleur est aussi un équilibre parfait pour moi de bleu et de vert.



So I chose to paint my backsplash that same seaglass colour.

Du coup, j'ai gardé cette couleur pour ma crédence.


And as some of you guessed, I also used it on the drawers of my little cabinet.

Et comme certains d'entre vous l'aviez deviné,  je l'ai encore ressortie pour les tiroirs de ce petit meuble.


Now, I can already tell you what 2015 Cottage Colour Of The Year is. Yes, no need to wait for the next post. Can you believe it? 2015 Colour is "Pordic White".

Bon, allez, je dévoile tout d'un coup. La couleur de l'année  2015 est le "Blanc Pordic". Pour une fois, je ne vous fait pas languir.

Now, don't expect me to show it to you before a while, though! All I can say is that it has something to do with the dining-nook.

Quoi? Ah, non, par contre, je ne vous montre pas encore ce que cela donne!

See you soon,

A bientôt,


PS1: A huge thank you to my readers to put up with this post, which for my long-time readers contains nothing new. I've had many questions of new readers about my paint colours, so I rewrote a post. Brand news things coming with Winter break at school.

Un grand merci à mes lecteurs de longue date pour supporter cet article qui n'est pour eux qu'une redite. J'ai eu beaucoup de questions de nouveaux lecteurs sur mes couleurs de peinture et j'ai donc récrit cet article. Je promets des nouveautés dès les vacances d'hiver.

PS2: Today was one of those rare snowy days in Brittany and the sea had an amazing grey colour.

Aujourd'hui a été un jour de neige, c'est très rare sur la côte bretonne et cela a donné une teinte grise incroyable à la mer.

Picture taken on my way to the second school in the afternoon...

PS3: I'm sharing that post with some great blogs.

http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.fr/2015/02/roses-of-inspiration-linkup-5.html            31 Days to Slash Your Budget Painlessly                http://mysalvagedtreasures.blogspot.fr/             
Elizabeth and Co.             http://diybydesign.blogspot.fr/2015/02/winter-blues-wednesday-its-party-205.html             http://www.scrapality.com/wp-content/gallery/friday-linky-parties/Feathered-Nest-Friday-French-country.jpg
           

 http://www.nancherrow.com/2015/02/fridays-unfolded-link-party-143.html          Shabbilicious Friday - logo 300           Weekend Bloggy Reading


I party with Remodelaholic                                         

55 comments:

  1. I love that color, subtle, yet definitely conveying the feel of the seaside.

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  2. I can only remember a couple of snowy times in Brittany. It was such a surprise!

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  3. I'm glad you didn't lament the loss of the orange for too long, your kitchen is truly warm, cosy and inviting with a beautiful touch of sea glass.
    The dining room, Pordic white - I can't wait !

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  4. Aller travailler en passant le long de la mer... Soupir... Ici il n'y a que des vignes... et beaucoup de brouillard ! Amitiés, Flopsy
    PS : Bravo pour la délicate subtilité de Pavillion Blue !

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  5. I love seeing your cute cottage seaside kitchen. Great shots by the way. Don't apologize for repeating posts. It's what we do as bloggers.

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  6. j'aime beaucoup ta nouvelle bannière et les couleurs que tu as choisies, j'aime beaucoup ces ambiances claires qui donnent un air shabby à l'intérieur
    la Bretagne, c'est fabuleux, les paysages changeants et les embruns, tout ça participe à la beauté de ces jolis paysages
    Bonne journée à toi

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    1. L'ancienne bannière me semblait ridicule puisque cette année nous n'avions pas eu un flocon... Bien sûr, il a neigé la nuit qui a suivi!!!
      Si tu voulais me laisser ton adresse e-mail, je pourrais te répondre sans que tu aies besoin de revenir lire la réponse sur le blog !
      Bonne soirée.

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  7. Your kitchen belongs in magazines! Everything looks beautiful.

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  8. Everything looks so fresh, clean, and beautiful, dear Magali. I agree with Anne, your kitchen belongs in a magazine. Hugs!

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  9. even before I read your post..... I LOVE the title!!!!!

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  10. "sea glass".... -happy sigh- lovely....

    I'm not usually one, for blues. but sea glass... I could live with that kind of a blue...

    thank you for all your paint color information, as I am a rather new reader, here.

    and that last photo..... beautiful....

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  11. Dear Magali,
    Your kitchen looks so beautiful! You have done an amazing job.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  12. I love what you have done! It was the right choice to paint the wall and the backsplash the same, and the ceiling different. It unify's the kitchen. It's what I did too, and I also, stared at the first almost complete side for a long time, before deciding on one color.

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  13. Gosh, I can almost see the ripples on the water.

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  14. Pordic White, does it have a underlying color? Or a pure white? Sea glass green somewhere in the dining nook? Or perhaps upstairs? Lots of questions, so I'll leave you with a comment of the beautiful grey sea you are so lucky to enjoy Queen, Kathleen in Az

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    1. I will say nothing about Pordic White for now, even if you torture me! But, yes, I'd like to add some sea glass green somewhere in the dining nook, I'm still undecided on the how and where, though!

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  15. J'ai toujours lu du bien sur cette peinture que je n'ai jamais testée; la couleur de ta cuisine est très jolie.
    Bonne soirée.

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  16. Although I think the various shades of white look great in people's homes on the blogs I follow, it is not for me. I have some white. I painted my dining room, entryway and kitchen a bluish turquoise and love it! It has lightened and brightened the rooms. Lots more to do!

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  17. I love to look at your kitchen. I know Cottage is proud of the color you chose. Pordic White? As in Pordic, Brittany? It was meant to be.

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  18. Always so lovely. How fun to live on the cost, I live in a desert mountainous region of Utah USA, we have a huge salt lake but I think living my the ocean would be so calming and romantic.Someday I will visit but right now I can through you. I really love your little blog and how you choose to bring your cottage to life. Thank you so much for sharing. XX Jo

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  19. Oh, how I've enjoyed seeing your kitchen and the amazing snowy view! Enjoy your week!

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  20. Je le trouve craquant ce petit meuble à deux tiroirs qui est sur ton chevet, j'adore les meubles à tiroirs.
    C'est ravissant.
    Caresses aux chats chats chats. Bises. Babette

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  21. Your kitchen is such a subtle shade and I have enjoyed your journey in making such perfect choices. That sea looks extremely fresh xx

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  22. Magali, I love the little tinge of color in your paint. I know some times once we have made that commitment of painting, we pray it works. Yours seems to be just right. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  23. I do love sea glass as you know! Looking forward to seeing pordic white!

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  24. I love the picture at the beginning of the post. Your kitchen it charming and inviting.

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  25. I thought your kitchen was all white, but now I can see the soft sea glass color on the walls and beadboard. Very pretty! I am smitten with your sweet little kitchen, Magali!

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  26. Hi it's Sarah (from the US that bought the turkey dishes) , just commenting anonymous today because of email issues. You know I love the sea glass color you chose so much, and your kitchen is just a masterpiece. I feel happy every time I look at a picture of it. Just wanted to also say how much I love that flowered tea cup you added to the header! I remember the post it appeared in because I said to myself, "wow! What a great teacup! She's amazing!". I still think it's a great tea cup, and that you're amazing!

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  27. Love the soft sea glass color. Just a subtle contrast to the white. I really need to take the time to update my blog. Needs it badly! I want to add tabs to the top. Hope it isn't difficult! lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. I LOVE what you and cottage have accomplished. The colors are perfect. The kitchen is perfect, the wooden shelves made it so welcoming. Looking forward to the dining nook. One of the things I like about you and your adventures is that you share your concerns about cost and how you make your decisions. The picture of the sea makes me wish I was there.

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  29. Magali, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your very nice comment! I love your little kitchen-- so cute and white and bright! I've always loved the way Farrow & Ball paints look. Best of luck with your cottage venture in Brittany-- Melissa

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  30. I just love your kitchen and I know the Cottage loves all the beauty that you have given her. The soft sea glass color is wonderful and works so well. You have done a terrific job on the Cottage and I know that she is very proud of what you have done.
    Mary

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  31. Bonjour Magali!

    J'adore la couleur que vous avez choisie! Anita

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  32. Looks so fresh and clean! What a delightful cottage to come home to!

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  33. Love what you have done to your kitchen,it is really wonderful. Love your view of the sea and what you are doing with your cottage.

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  34. A very lovely color....I like that it's color but not to strong in color. I wish I had that view of the sea, or lake, or stream or trickle? Nada nothing! You have done such a beautiful job on the Cottage kitchen, and she must be very please with you!

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  35. An excellent color choice. It looks serene and lovely. I know you say that you encounter challenges with your redecorating, but your photos are beautiful. I saw your link at Green Willow Pond link party.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ann Marie. It's a very long adventure to transform the Cottage, but I'm happy with the kitchen!

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  36. You certainly did not make a mistake with this color. I love it, so soft and not overwhelming to your beautiful new kitchen. Thanks for sharing your secret at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  37. You definitely have the perfect kitchen color. I think my kitchen lost square footage with all the paint I went through before I found the right color for me....lol. Have a wonderful break Magali. Snow is not so rare here...in fact we are in for a lot more come Monday. The good thing is that I don't need a gym pass with all the shoveling I've been doing!

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  38. Are you going to tell us what 'Pordic' means - to save us looking it up?

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  39. I've had many times when I thought I'd made a mistake, but then I realized it was just that I needed to get used to it. And, yes, some were just really mistakes :( Love your paint color. I think Farrow and Ball makes a great paint - I have only used it once, and I'm very happy with it.

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    1. I forgot to add how pretty your kitchen looks in the photos! You did an amazing job, Magali! What a transformation! Love it!

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  40. des photos pleines d'harmonie et de douceur pour illustrer cet article !
    j'aime beaucoup la photo finale de la mer... et puis j'aime aussi la tasse de thé fleurie au bord de la mer
    bonne semaine - monique59

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    1. Sur un coup de tête, je me suis arrêtée en chemin entre mes deux écoles pour prendre cette photo de la mer sous un ciel menaçant.

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  41. Sweet friend this is so lovely. Your photos are serene and peaceful...as is the beautiful color...I absolutely love your kitty's too :) Thanks so much for linking ~ xo

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  42. The seaglass color suits Cottage so well. It looks beautiful with the white. xxx

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  43. You found the perfect color Magali! Cottage must feel it to be heavenly!

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  44. I never tire of looking at your beautiful kitchen Magali. That color of paint is so beautiful. I agree sailboats would have been a little too overdone. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Blessings, Deborah

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