I am not afraid to pick up a paint brush on a Friday night. True, I don’t like taking the room apart, shoving all the furniture into the center of the room, or washing paint brushes and rollers, but the actual painting part – I find that rather relaxing. It’s one of the few times when I can shut my mind off and just focus on the task at hand. By no means am I a perfect painter, but I’ve done it enough over the past ten years that I’ve become pretty okay at it. Jordan once commented that pretty soon our walls are going to stick out over our trim because I have so many coats on them. Tee-hee. 🙂
I’ve had a few questions lately about the paint colors in our home, so I thought I’d share them with you today in case others were interested as well. By the way – if you are ever curious about anything here on the blog that I haven’t addressed, please reach out to me via comments, my contact page, Facebook, or Instagram – I’m more than happy to answer your questions. 🙂
When I first looked at our house, I pictured it in light and airy shades of gray and white. So naturally, I went and painted it shades of dark brown, green, and beige before we moved in – I’ll share pictures and explain how that happened another day.
After about a year, I was feeling frustrated with how my rooms were coming together and I realized it was because I didn’t follow my initial intuition on what this house wanted (I don’t know about you, but my house totally talks to me and tells me what it wants to be. Say what? Yours doesn’t?? 🙂 ) So, I started transitioning things over to my original gray and white plan. Once I had a foundation that felt right, the rest of the décor just started falling into place – and I really started to love my home. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: paint is the quickest, cheapest way to change the look of a room. You hear it so much because it’s true.
We now have a soothing, soft color palette that flows effortlessly from one room to another. Are there a couple of rooms still on my painting radar? Yes – I keep finding myself drawn to more white than gray – but I’m in no rush, what I have is fine for now. 🙂
Although I will likely change a wall color or two down the road (I have had a sample of a color called Cloud Nine on the dining room wall for over a year now, so it’s bound to happen sooner or later), I will probably stay within this general color palette – it makes me happy and seems to fit our house well.
What are some of your favorite paint colors?
P.S. Did you all see Simply White has been voted Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2016? If you’re looking for a fail-safe, goes with anything white – this is the one. 🙂