I feel like I’ve been a paint tease for the past two months as I’ve been planning wall colors without so much as a hint of a follow-through. Life happens, my friends. But fear not, spring break is T minus 7 school days away. (Not that I’m counting or anything. Heh.)
I’ve been mentally preparing myself by loading up my brain with as many painting tips as I can find, and trust me, I WILL be sharing later when we get to that point. Some tips out there are flippin’ brilliant, and all I can think is, “How in the world did I never think of these before?”
But for now, I’ll just spill on my color plans that I’ve been scheming. (And that sentence had way too many paint puns for me to handle.)
I snagged our floor plan from our builder’s website, which in case you’re wondering is True Homes. Our house is the Jasper Transitional floor plan. Then, I uploaded the image into the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer to help me wrap my brain around our upstairs, which is still currently basic builder-grade primer white…blah.
Remember that very mental-hospital white from our initial House Tour? Yep, it still looks like that but with mismatched furniture from our apartment days.
Are you yawning yet? Yeah, that’s one boring game room. I could upload a picture of its current state with Olivia’s toys strewn everywhere (and somehow the smallest parts like to lodge themselves in my foot like miniature land mines), but I’ll just suffice it to it hasn’t gotten much better.
But hark! Color is on its way!
And here’s the game plan:
(The master bathroom and laundry room is a little different from what is pictured because of our upgrade, but the rest is accurate to our house.)
Here are the colors we’re using:
(These color images are directly copied from the Sherwin Williams website, so they are as accurate as your screen is calibrated.)
I wanted colors that were neutral and created a cozy feel. I didn’t want to end up with colors that didn’t flow throughout the house and felt segmented from room to room. Although I’m a sucker for a punch of red on an accent wall, I felt like it limited me in what I could do with the room. If I want a punch of color, it can more easily be done with brighter fabrics. After a ton of debating, I think these paint colors create the light, airy, clean and comfortable style that I’m aiming for.
Gameroom / Hallway / Office / Laundry Room
Sherwin Williams Pediment
Hall Bathroom / Master Bathroom
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray
(Two walls will also be Pediment and two walls will be striped as accents in these two colors)
Sherwin Williams White Dogwood
Sherwin Williams Rosy Outlook
Our downstairs is a little darker than the Pediment color. When we initially moved in, I wanted a greige since I didn’t have a clue where I wanted to even start with decorating. In hindsight, I probably would have chosen a shade lighter (hence the Pediment for upstairs) since I didn’t consider the number of windows we had, but I’m still a fan. It coordinates with virtually anything!
Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige
I am beyond ready for some color up in here! I’m itching to get my hands on some paint brushes.