Ceiling Fans & Cool Sky

May 1, 2013 — 7 Comments


Unfortunately I don’t have a whole lot of exciting stuff to show. You are welcome to come over and watch my primer dry if you like. The electrician has been working away and hopefully the AC contractor will start in the next week or two. My regular contractor is done until the AC contractor is finished. In the meantime though I needed to pick out a paint color for the hallway and a ceiling fan for the bedroom, and prime and paint the bedroom and hallway. The paint samples required 4 testers, but we have a winner! Cool Sky by Behr it is! I would say that it is a light gray blue. If left to choose by myself I would have chose something slightly darker, but since Mr. S. and I have to agree (and both live with it) this is what we are going with. One of the few downsides to my other half being an Art Director is that we spend a lot of time discussing color. The good thing is that we usually come to a consensus after a few rounds. The lights in the final space with be halogen and LED so the color should feel more blue and less gray once those are in (currently there is a sad incandescent bulb hanging in the hallway which give a yellow glow).


I am having a hard time getting a good picture of the color. It is less gray in person. And yes all of the trim in the hallway will eventually get painted. The white trim is pretty dingy looking at the moment.

So it is on to the Master Bedroom Ceiling Fan. We chose this one for the hallway:


Acqua Ceiling Fan in Bronze from Matthews Fan Company, purchased from Joss & Main but available at Lamps Plus

We had been planning on installing a silver colored fan for our room, but then I started to doubt my choice with the oil rubbed bronze in the hallway. I went on a long tangent of searching for the perfect fan (with a light) and in the end I pretty much ended where I started, but not quite. Clearly a Ceiling Fan Round Up is in order.

I first pinned this Acero fan over a year ago. I still like it and its slightly industrial vibe. The price was a little bit more then I wanted to spend, but given all of the ugly ceiling fans out there I was pretty much resigned to go with it until…

I came across this almost identical one at Home Depot for half the price! The only difference I can find is that it has 5 blades instead of three and the blade shape looks slightly different. It is on its way now! It should be here tomorrow.  I am just relieved to cross this off my list. Hopefully I will like it in person!

Does anyone else have any ceiling fans to recommend?



7 responses to Ceiling Fans & Cool Sky

  1. Cool sky is what we painted our porch… I looked at every shade of blue known to man… and once you line all the samples up, you realize a lot of them kind of veer towards lavender…

    The cool sky had the least red I thought, a very true cool blue. Maybe the only time a paint color actually describes the color.

    • Good to know that I am in good company! I know it was hard to find one that didn’t have either a purple or green undertone.

  2. It looks like that color may be light enough to continue up onto the ceiling, the bronze fan would look amazing with the blue behind it! Not sure how high your ceilings will be after the duct work, but maybe something to consider?

    • Meg I was thinking the same thing about the ceiling! The portion with the fan will be at 9′-6″. We will most likely have an 8′-6″ soffit nearby for the new duct which makes me think blue everywhere might make sense.

  3. We have Hampton Bay ceiling fans throughout our house, and for the most part we’ve been happy. The price was definitely right — because we don’t have central A/C, ceiling fans were a must, so we bought six and with all the other work we were doing, we could never have spent $400 each on them! Yowzers!

    At some point I’d love to put a ceiling fan on our side porch, where we don’t get much of a cross breeze. Did you come across any exterior, Victorian-appropriate fans in your research??

    • I will add it to my list of fans for my round up! I have actually seen a fair number that are good for porches. I will have to go back through some of the ones I was looking at.

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