Monday, August 20, 2012

Color Me Crazy

I've stopped crying over spilled milk a poorly chosen paint color in the guest bedroom. I put the paint brush down and decided to start from scratch.  I went to Lowe's and my local Ace Hardware store and picked up paint chips.  I taped them to the wall and looked at them in different lighting.  I Googled some colors and came up with 6 finalists:

They are all a little more gray and less blue or green than I was originally leaning towards, but I'm learning something about myself.  I like neutrals and I like them to be the background for the space.  But I like to accessorize with color.  I don't like really bright colors on the walls.  I can appreciate a bright and fun color on someone else's wall, but I can't live with it in my own house for more than a couple of months (hence why I'm thinking about repainting our master bedroom already).

But back to these 6 colors above.  They are all light gray, but all very different.  Some look gray gray while others look green gray, and still some others look blue gray or purple gray.  The paint warriors before me were right.  Colors are hard man.

The last color swatch, Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage, has a little gold star next to it because that's the color I'm leaning towards.  I don't have a physical paint chip for it, but I found it on the www and I LOVE how it looks in pictures:

{Image via Apartment Therapy}

{Image via Unskinny Boppy}

It's been described as a gray with the perfect amount of blue AND green and has been used as a neutral in many a home.

Has anyone used this color before?  What did you think?  I'm going to order a sample and hold my breath. :)


  1. Gray and white are two color choices I have a hard time choosing. Only because of the different hues they have. Personally I love notre dame and silver sage the best.

    P.S Thank you for stopping by earlier today and leaving a sweet comment. I am now following you :)

  2. Those are all beautiful colours! Grey is SUCH a hard colour to get right, it can be really frustrating. Good luck with the samples!


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