A massive painting project is underway at my house right now, and I’m so excited to see the finished project that I’m about to POP.
Can I just say that choosing paint is HARD?? Like, real hard.
I think I’ve put more consideration into this decision than I did in choosing my wedding dress or what I want to eat for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Seriously, have you seen the gigantic menus at that place? They are torture for indecisive idiots like me.
I have spent days (months?) agonizing over paint colors and over thinking the entire process. I’ve made so many trips to Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams and Restoration Hardware this week that I ran out of gas unexpectedly (true story). I’ve emailed friends and asked for advice and gotten opinions from my family and my BFFs and my old friends who are great at picking paint. I’ve bought about ten quarts and four of the little two ounce jars of sample paint colors. I’ve consulted search engines and websites and blogs and stayed up way too late on Google Images madly searching for photos of Ben Moore paint colors used in different rooms. But finally I reached a decision at about 6:50 am this morning, and sent my husband to the paint store at 7:00 am with paint chips to mix up the final gallons.
The painters arrived at 7:30 and off we go!
Here is the staircase with the paint being cut in. Garrett really wanted to let his choochoo trains ride down the steep new track of paint. I said a lot of “NO! STOP! It’s WET!” this morning.
I chose Benjamin Moore Sail Cloth for the entire living room/ foyer and balcony area. It’s a nice soft vanilla color that is not too stark white and not too beige. I hope it turns out to look like what I envision in my head and not some spec house from the 80’s.
For the dining room I chose Sherwin Williams North Star. It’s an icy blue with a hint of periwinkle, but I think against the white trim will really pop and lighten that dark room up quite a bit. We took down our shoddy old broken plantation shutters in that room to let the light shine in as well. I need as much natural light as possible these days.
The kitchen is getting a coat of Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage aka the chameleon of paints. I swear that paint changes color even when it is compared to ITSELF.
Remember when I asked for your advice on sun room paint? Well, hey, just FIVE short months later I finally decided to pull the trigger!! YAY! The sun room will be getting a coat of Seasalt from Sherwin Williams.
So, it’s decided.
And THANKS for all your input! I appreciate your comments about the sun room. You guys all loved the North Star and Seasalt, so we are using them both! 🙂
Fingers and toes crossed that it turns out the way I’m hoping!