Something is bugging me about the gallery wall. I can’t put my finger on it, but something is definitely bothering me. It might just be my obsessive compulsiveness to want to constantly change things, so as to not do any permanent damage I decided to invite my good friend Photoshop to play.
Here is the wall as it stands today:
Should all of the frames be painted the same tone? Possibly white or ivory?
If our house was filled with crisp white trim I might go along with that idea. But it’s still not working for me.
Perhaps they need to all be ORB’d (oil-rubbed bronze)?
That certainly matches our ORB’d hardware in the house, but it does feel quite heavy.
Maybe I just need to pare it down to three tones: ORB, white, and wood tone? (I have a few random turquoise frames in there, along with a couple of dark wood ones.)
So far, I think I like this one best.
But I have always been curious about painting them a yellow tone to match the wall color. That way the artwork really stands out and the frame recedes:
I don’t know. That could either look totally amazeballs or it could completely bomb.
After looking at the gallery wall in its simplicity like this, I realized the one thing that’s REALLY not working for me: that yellow Chicago print. The color is oh-so wrong for our new gold slash chartreusey wall color. It clashes bad. Real bad.
I reached out to the artist behind UNITEDTHREAD about a month or so ago about getting one of her prints oversized (currently she only offers the one I want in an 11×14) but no word yet. With the powers of photoshop I decided I will hold my breath until I hear back, because I think having My Favorite Print ever would really change the dynamic of this wall…
I think with the combination of a new print and painting the random gold/blue/dark wood frames, this wall would totally do it for me again. It would be the peanut butter to my jelly and the cheese to my pickles.
We’ll see. I will keep you guys updated on any gallery wall decisions, though. We are home this weekend (THE WHOLE WEEKEND!) and have a list of projects to tackle – this one not being one of them. It will just have to sit in my queue for a while longer.
Ye-HAW, it’s almost Friday!