Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cool gray

The original color in the living room wasn't *that* bad. In most lights, it just looked like a neutral tan. But there's this weird tinge to in some lights that looks like baby poo after strained green peas. Or maybe a super old velvet couch left on the side of the road because you can't even sell it on Craigslist. Too drab.

Major shout out to Miss Amy Lam for helping me tackle this room last Friday. It was a lot bigger than I realized and we all know I'm not nearly tall enough for the high bits. Thank goodness my former roomie is a paint pro.

Here's my inspiration:

We went back to Benjamin Moore's Regal Matte line, using Storm. I think it's pretty funny that our living room is Storm and leads into our "clear skies" kitchen. We like sky color paint, I guess?

I was a little nervous about gray because it's a pretty dark color choice. But it ended up feeling calm and more subtle than I imagined. We plan on putting some thick white crown molding up and hanging some white roman shades. I think the contrast will help the room pop.


  1. Awesome paint job. It's time for another dinner party!

  2. I was just about to suggest crown molding! Haha.

  3. That's a lot of wall space to cover. I'm impressed you got that done in a single day! Another gold star for Benjamin Moore.

  4. Looks really good! We've slowly been painting our interior, well I have, but get stuck when it comes to choosing colors that look good together and make it all flow, ya know? We have green, blue (bathrooms) and lavender (breakfast nook) rooms so far and I'm wanting to do a darkish cream in the main living areas. I'm not sure how it's going to look. But either way, painting is fun!

  5. Love your blog! do you remember what site you found your inspiration picture from? ty! XoXo

  6. Hi Bonnie! I'm sorry, I really don't. I think I found it with a google image search for grey living rooms. It was pre-pinterest days so I copied and pasted it into a google doc and then could never find it again!