…paint. I can’t believe I’m being so indecisive about our color schemes in our new house. I usually have such a clear idea of what I want, but I’m struggling. Trying to remember that I can always change it. But the reality is that I have little patience and like for things to be perfect the first time. So there’s that. This is where my thought process is…
What we do know is that we like gray. But should it be a warm gray or a cool gray …light or dark? I don’t know! All I know is that gray is hard. It picks up tones. I don’t want our home to look to cool, but I don’t want it to be beige either. I can’t decide how light or dark to go and if I want more of a green gray or a blue gray. Green gray is so earthy and warm. Blue Gray is soothing and southern. Light gray is open, crisp, and airy. Darker grays are welcoming and cozy. You see my struggle? So naturally, I’ve been scouring Pinterest like a mad woman. Here are some inspiration photos and colors I’ve been considering.
Repose Gray is not purple. It’s not blue. It’s not green. It’s just gray and I really love it.
And then there’s Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, which reminds me a lot of Repose Gray (above). We used to have this in our condo in a half tint and I loved it. It’s not too cool, not too warm, which is exactly what I’m after. This color is weighing heavy in my mind, probably because it’s familiar.
Sherwin Williams Dovetail is a gorgeous gray/brown. Definitely on the dark end of the spectrum, but I love how rich it is and even though it’s dark, it’s warm and inviting. I feel like it would have to be paired with this much white to have such a crisp effect. I wouldn’t use this color in big spaces, but I think it would be lovely in the powder bath.
Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray is beautiful.
Leaning towards the lighter, cooler end of things is Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray. After doing some research on this color, it seems to be a green-blue shade in bright light and a soft gray in dimmer lighting.
Perhaps a big front runner is Benjamin Moore Moonshine. It’s got that slight earthy tone I really love.
And then there’s Benjamin Moore Horizon. A true gray that’s super soft and subtle. Uh! You feel my pain? They are all beautiful!
Oy. And BM Abalone.
And BM Balboa Mist. See, between the last two…here I go going all beige on us.
I’m calling it quits. The options are endless and I’ve only nicked the surface of two paint brands! My brain can’t take this.