Saturday, February 21, 2015

Picking Paint Colors

Progress is being made at the new house! Most of the wallpaper is down (I'm tackling the wallpaper in the laundry room myself) and all of the walls and trim have been primed. It already looks soooo much better and brighter.

Master Bedroom
Den off Kitchen 
Paint has started going up in the basement and it looks great. Having to pick all of the paint colors at once has been a bit overwhelming. I am using a number of fabrics from our last house, so I had a starting place for most of the rooms. My husband is not a fan of gray - although I keep telling him there are many shades of grey (it can read warm or cool) and that its a great neutral. He Does. Not. Care. I agreed to move a bit beyond gray in some rooms and he agreed to let me keep others. Overall, I'm happy with where we ended up.

Here's what I we have selected (all Benjamin Moore colors):


Foyer and Family Room in basement: Sebring white 
Dining Rom: Leigh Green
Husband's Office: Van Deusen Blue 
Den: Wickham Gray
Living Room: Celery Salt
Master Bedroom: Gray Lake
Daughter's Room: Pink Peony 
Son's Room: Abalone 
Guest Room and Studio Bathroom: Pale Vista
Guest Bath: Newburyport Blue 
Playroom: Calm
Exposed Brick in Basement: Gray Mirage 

The hardest color to choose was the Lehigh Green. I changed my mind at least 3 times before finally settling on this shade of green. I'm a little concerned that it will be too dark, but it won't be anything a little paint can't fix. I still have to make decide on colors for the laundry room, my studio, and the master bath. I'm painting the first two and since we haven't started the bath reno I have a little time to pick that color. I'm also not doing anything to the kitchen since it will be gutted in the next 18 months. Thankfully the wallpaper in there isn't hideous. 

2 comments:

Stacey said...

First, who doesn't like grey??? What?

Second, love the colors.

Amanda said...

Stacey, clearly your brother does now share your genes for excellent taste!

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