The painter came yesterday for the final consultation. He took my Behr chips, politely tried not to sneer at the brand, and said he would prefer to have Glidden match the colours (Glidden is made by CIL, they also make Colour Your World and other brands). His recommendation is to use semi-gloss in the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as on the closet doors and trim, flat on the ceilings and eggshell everywhere else.
He is coming Saturday morning to get started.
I am a little nervous, but he has 24 years of experience and is obviously very confident, so I am going with his recommendations and I have been forced to decide about the chocolate accent wall in the living room (a go) and painting the oak baseboards off white (also a go).
My sunshine ceilings are gone, and track lights are up. The patio door valance and verticals are coming down and the garden doors with interior blinds should be installed within 2 weeks.
Bye bye, icy 80's grey, dusty valance and flourescent light. Hello warm white, clean window and halogen.