When we first saw our new place, we could immediately tell that it had just been painted (gotta love that fresh paint smell). Most of the rooms’ colors were colors I could live with but the living room was not. I don’t think it comes across well in the apartment tour, or in this photo below, but it sort of looks like the color of skin.
If I put my hand up to the wall, it completely blends in. That totally skeeves me out.
Clearly, the easiest option is to paint it. Thank goodness for paint.
Last weekend, Joe and I looked though all the paint swatches we (…er, I) had collected over the past two plus years (I’m unable to get rid of any paint swatches), and ultimately decided that none of them were right. Bummer. This required us to make a trip to Home Depot so we could grab a bunch of paint swatches… and moving boxes so it became a more productive trip.
Our game plan was to basically grab every white swatch we could get our hands on. I never thought I would be the person who chooses to paint their walls white, but here I am. The rationale is that we love the dark-stained wood trim around the windows and want that to be a focal point of the room. I’ve seen a lot of rooms with wood trim and beautiful wall colors but I’m not there yet. For now, I think I’m okay with white because there’s plenty of color in the rest of our home decor.
Then again, I’m completely nervous about actually committing to the right shade.
It’s surprising how many variations there are! There are enough options to drive a girl mad. Some are pure white, some have grey undertones, some yellow, some pink, some blue. I feel insane looking at two almost identical colors and trying to pick one. Ultimately, I hope to end up with a hue that won’t seem so stark (which it why we aren’t going for a pure white).
So now, I’m opening the floor to all of you…
What Color Should We Choose?
- MS - Popcorn (36%, 14 Votes)
- MS - Picket Fence (28%, 11 Votes)
- MS - Lamb (18%, 7 Votes)
- Tailor's Chalk (15%, 6 Votes)
- Go with a bold color! (share in the comments below) (3%, 1 Votes)
- Another White (share in the comments below) (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 39
Do you have a go-to color for your home? Anyone a fan of staying with white hues? Are you more often drawn to bold or saturated colors? Have you ever surprised yourself and gone in a totally different direction when it comes to paint?