The previous homeowner loved blue but we painted the walls in the living room in Sherwin Williams “Cochise” with Cottage White trim. The fireplace tiles were painted black. After the paint was removed we discovered they were a very coveted Batchelder tiles-quite rare. At first I wasn’t sure about the color, but since they were so significant in the tile world, we elected to keep them. The ceiling detail remains the same. We removed the louvered doors and made the opening to the living room wider to match the symmetry of the dining room.