Final color palette

June 24, 2010

Ah! The long-awaited post on our paint color choices!  Did you think I’d forget? Uh, whoops… Sorry!

We chose some really lovely muted tones for throughout the house because we are planning to accessorize with pops of color and wanted fairly neutral backgrounds in which to do so.  We couldn’t be more pleased with how all the colors turned out.

As you can see from a previous post, Paints galore, we experimented with a lot of shades, which was fun. I strongly recommend, for anyone hemming and hawing over choosing paint colors, to narrow down to what you think are your top two or three colors and buy the small samples.  If you don’t want to paint your test splotches directly on the wall, buy a large piece of poster board to test on and throw away later. What I like about doing the poster board is that you can also move it around the room and view it in different places at different times of day.  You’ll be surprised by how different a color can look when it’s actually in your home in a certain room during the day or in the evening.  The amount of natural light, recessed lighting, flooring or carpeting can all affect how a color looks once it’s on the wall.

Here are our color picks for our modern renovation:

Look for the final reveal photos soon!


Paints galore

April 25, 2010

With the bathrooms both tiled and grouted, we now have to pick paint colors before we can install the vanities.

What an experience!  Take two creative yet indecisive, strong personalities and put the ENTIRE color spectrum in front of us, and you get a LOT of splotches on the wall.

We contemplated a lot of muted, subtle neutrals in different hues.  Each color has slight gray undertones to it – grayish blue, grayish green, grayish taupe – keeping somewhat of a consistent theme throughout the house.

With so many different, beautiful colors, it was really hard to narrow down.  I think we ended up choosing some fantastic shades.

Painting commences next week.  Stay tuned.

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