I’m painting the walls grey. When people hear my say this, I think they are confused because being a graphic designer – and hints from my wardrobe (today I’m wearing cobalt blue pants and a leopard cardigan) they expect me to add crazy bold colors on the wall. While I’m totally for that, I also have an indecisive mind that likes to change things up a lot and often. Sticking with a neutral-y color on the walls allows me to add bold color with my accessories and allow for my taste to be swapped out easily without re-painting. And unless you want to volunteer to help us paint the incredibly tall vaulted ceilings over and over again – we’re sticking with a grey.
Now comes the challenge of finding the perfect grey. Grey can be made from any of the ROYGBIV colors, so greys can look different depending on what you put next to them and the lighting – thank you Color Theory 101. Story: Drew and I visited the fab homes at the Parade of Homes last weekend. One house we saw had lots of grey walls – however there was the one shade in the foyer that with the type of sunlight hitting it caused the walls to be purple/lavender. Eww.
Soo picking the perfect grey isn’t officially done – I have a few picked out that I plan to take to our new home first and view them in the lighting there. I also plan to paint test samples on the walls so that I can see how it looks in real-life. When I figure out my perfect grey, I will let you know the 411 – until then here are the colors I picked to try out.
And here are some grey colored rooms that I got my inspiration from…
Omg obsessed with YHL! Can’t wait to hopefully meet them when they go on this book tour they keep blogging about! And I can’t wait to see your new home! I’m already inviting myself over when I’m in Wisconsin for the holidays…