Hello! Happy Friday! This week has been a whirlwind. Like I mentioned on Monday, we accepted the seller’s counter offer on a house and are in the inspection phase of the whole house buying process. We’re also now scrambling to declutter and depersonalize our house to go on the market next week. Yowza. It’s a lot of work.
I’ve also been put in charge of picking out paint colors for the new house and it is a bit overwhelming! Especially when I’ll be on a time limit. We want to repaint pretty much the entire house except for the master bed/bath before we move in, so if I don’t get it down I’ll hold up the whole moving process. Boo.
Right now the house is a tan/yellow color. While it doesn’t look terrible, it doesn’t go with any of our stuff and it’s definitely not our style. Plus I think we’ll be much more in love with the house once it’s painted to our liking. And that will satisfy me for awhile until we can afford to make some small updates (don’t get me started on some of the fixtures in this house).
Here is a little sneak peak at our house so you have an idea what I’m working with for paint colors. I’ll do a full tour once we close! As you can see there are lots of windows/natural light and dark brown cabinets. We’ll be adding our charcoal grey sofas in the living room, so I don’t want that area to be too dark, but I also want the trim to pop.
Paint colors for the whole. entire. house. Woof.
We’re sticking with greys and maybe some greys with blue undertones. What are your favorites that I should check out?
Also, since the entire downstairs is an open floor plan with lots of windows. I’d like to have some lighter colors, but also incorporate some deeper shades on the first floor, but with the open concept I don’t know how to do it. Any suggestions?
Help a girl out!
My “five” this week are some inspirational paint photos. Enjoy and have a great weekend friends! I’ll be knee deep in boxes and paint swatches if you’re looking for me.
BM Coventry Grey
I really like Coventry Grey as a possibility for the a main lighter color on the main floor as well as upstairs in the loft, nursery and extra bedrooms. I think it’s just dark enough to pop against white trim, but doesn’t look dark/drab. It also looks ok against dark wood pieces (like our cabinets and stair rail). Other contenders for this category are Stonington Grey or Grey Owl.
BM Grey Owl
Slightly lighter than Coventry grey, but seems to go with pretty much anything.
Storm is a nice medium grey color that adds a little depth. This could be a good accent color throughout the house.
BM Kendall Charcoal
I love how Kendall Charcoal and Stormy Sky (below) add some drama! Not sure where I would use these – possibly the kitchen island and ??
BM Stormy Sky
I really like this color for my office and the half bath. (Yes, friends, I will have my very own girl office. EEE!) It’s a little more fun and girly for me and also might work in the bathroom as more of a spa color. I could also see just using the lighter grey paint in there and then using accent pieces to bring in more color though too.
Decisions. Decisions. What do you think?