In one week we close on our new home. We won’t actually move until the middle of April but we have a few projects that we are focused on before that big moving day. Mainly painting. While we’re so eager to actually get moved in, I can’t tell you how nice it is to have time to paint a few rooms without furniture in those rooms.
The one we knew immediately how we wanted to paint was the dining room. In Chris’s old house he painted his dining room and living room this fantastic gray color (Pewter Cast) and we agreed before even purchasing the house we would paint any future dining rooms gray.
This isn’t the best image to represent the true color but it shows how much the white trim and accents pop against the darker gray. We already have white artwork picked out that should really be striking once we get that room all done. The rest of the room will be decorated with wood accents to help soften the space.
Here’s what the Pewter Cast looks like on Sherwin Williams:
For the master bedroom we chose Weekend, which is a Magnolia Home paint color. This color is a little out of my comfort zone (which consists entirely of gray) but we were both really drawn to it and it has the warmth and coziness I am looking for.
We will also be painting the living room fireplace next week. It’s a darker gray, which I normally would like but the tint is a little off from what I’m looking for. Here’s the fireplace now:
We’re choosing something much lighter, and much closer to the wall color, with HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams “Grayish.”
So instead we’re planning to tone it down a notch with.
Lastly, Henry wants his room painted to look like outer space. Black to be exact, but mommy won veto powers over that suggestion. Instead I’m leaning more towards something like Salty Dog from Sherwin Williams. It has a brighter feel to it but will still give the same effect of the night sky when we put stars on the walls.
We’ve been painting for weeks at Chris’s house and I thought talking more about paint would be the last thing I would want to do today. But I’m super excited about these choices and getting to put these touches on our own home. In one week!