Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Paint Colors

In sharp contrast to our previous abode, this house is getting much cooler toned colors thus completely ditching any remnants of tan! Instead of going crazy with the deep rich colors - at one point, in the old house, we had an entire blue bathroom, yes, ceiling included - we learned that we really do enjoy colors, only in moderation. So by having a great neutral, a consistent color throughout the trim and finishes, and an ultimate goal of having good flow throughout the entire house, throwing in some fun hidden surprises lurking behind closed doors become that much more fun.

We love Benjamin Moore Grey Owl (along with the rest of Pinterest) and have decided that it, along with Benjamin Moore's Simply White for the trim, will be our main base colors for the entire house:

I even went so far as to plan which rooms were getting which colors - makes it nice to look back and see what we thought we were going to do versus what we end up actually doing.

The main living areas and our master bedroom will be Grey Owl with the kitchen getting Grey Owl too, just lightened 50%. Our master bath will be painted Smoke with Van Courtland Blue as an accent and, as you saw, the master closet getting a good dose of Hale Navy. We continued the Hale Navy trend in the half bathroom as well and painted the laundry room Jade Garden (which I love). The study will be Guilford Green and its closet will be painted Grey Owl, 50% lightened.

The same scheme continues upstairs too with the main living areas, nursery, and guest bedroom getting Grey Owl-ified. The Jack and Jill bath will be painted Smoke, which, I think, will pair nicely with the Winding Vines accent wall in the nursery and Storm painted boy's room. The guest bath, along with all the closets, will be painted Grey Owl, 50% lightened.

So yes, I am calling this "Paint Plan A". We'll see what happens next.

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