Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wish I Had That- Shades of Grey



We have plans to paint our main living room this summer.  And by paint, I mean hire someone to paint.  I have never done this before.  I am an excellent painter, I swear it could be a part time job!  However, the ceilings are very high and there is a stairway involved, so I think it is best to leave it to a professional.  And, it just so happens that our next door neighbor is a painter!  Lucky us, huh?  We plan to paint the walls and ceiling.  We are also going to paint the upstairs and downstairs hallways, but I will do those myself.  So, I am constantly looking at paint colors that I like.  I know I want something “greige”.  I want a somewhat light color, but definitely not white.  It has to be dark enough to hide dirt (because we live with the three little pigs), but I want a light and airy feel to the room.  The dining room and kitchen are a tad on the dark side so I don’t want the same for the living room because I am afraid it will feel like a cave in here. You can see my living room as it currently is by clicking here.

So, I scoured the internet and found some gorgeous paint colors that are along the lines of what I have in mind.  I think these rooms are all so pretty, and all have very similar paint colors, but are not decorated the same.  I think these colors are so neutral that you can pair pretty much anything with them.  I am going to add very few comments in here, so just enjoy the beauty!  The color is listed above each picture, and there is a link to the original source below. 


Valspar- Bonsai

Benjamin Moore- Berkshire Beige
This is beautiful. What is th hallway paint color? BM Berkshire Beige

Sherwin Williams- Conservative Grey
Sherwin Williams Conservative Gray

Benjamin Moore- Abalone
Cardea Building Co. - living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Abalone - Jonathan Adler Ventana 2 Tier Chandelier, Khanjali Ikat Pillow, gray, walls, marble, fireplace, surround, art gallery, oatmeal, linen, tufted, sofa, oatmeal, linen, barrel, chair, ivory, tufted, chairs, blue, pillows, mirrored, cocktail table, gray walls, gray paint, gray paint colors, greige paint, greige walls, greige paint colors, greige paint color, gray beige paint, gray beige walls,

Benjamin Moore- Stone Hearth
Holly Bender Interiors - bedrooms - Benjamin Moore - Stone Hearth - Restoration Hardware Delano Bed, gray bedroom, white headboard, headboard with nailhead trim, white headboard with nailhead trim, Dorothy Draper chest, green Dorothy Draper chest, red lacquer stacking boxes, crystal lamps, bamboo roman shade, trellis bedding, modern pendant,

Behr- Wheat Bread

Sherwin Williams- Essential Grey
Essential Gray by Sherwin Williams - paint color

Sherwin Williams- Perfect Greige
Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams - paint color

Benjamin Moore- Gray Owl

Benjamin Moore- Bennington Grey
BM Bennington gray


So, which is your favorite?  I cannot wait to have these areas of our home painted.  It will make this house feel so much more like home!  I will be back tomorrow with my favorite Valentine's Day Vignettes, and I will share the gift I am giving my sweetie!  It is super cute!