Monday, September 9, 2013

Dream House: Choosing Paint

Hi guys!  Today I want to share with you the selection of paints we are considering for the interior of the house.  Since the color of our kitchen cabinets is dark espresso, we wanted a neutral color that doesn't have too much of a red or yellow undertone.  We decided to have a greige type of color but neutral as much as possible.  We painted a foam board and have it displayed on different sides of the wall to see how the color translates.  Location of the room is important with paint choice cause the light from the sun affects the color greatly depending on the time of the day.  Our kitchen/family room faces east so morning sun is really bright and towards the end of the day color becomes cooler.

Here are the colors we are considering...
 Top to bottom:  Edgecomb Gray, Grant Beige, Dulce de Leche, Muslin

Revere Pewter

Top to bottom:  Gentle Cream, Soliel

 Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige

 Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige

 Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige

Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige

Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige


 Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige

Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Dulce de Leche, Gentle Cream, Muslin, Grant Beige, Revere Pewter

For the Office, I posted a blog post awhile back the colors I was leaning towards..

Top Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Revere Pewter, Gray Owl, Moonshine
Bottom Left to Right:  Blue Ice, Nimbus Gray, Palladian Blue

 Top Left to Right:  Edgecomb Gray, Revere Pewter, Gray Owl, Moonshine
Bottom Left to Right:  Blue Ice, Nimbus Gray, Palladian Blue

 Top Left to Right: Grant ,Beige Edgecomb Gray, Revere Pewter, Gray Owl, Moonshine
Bottom Left to Right:  Blue Ice, Nimbus Gray, Palladian Blue

With all the samples we tested we decided to use Edgecomb Gray for the Kitchen/Family room.  For the office, I thought the blue ice would be a winner but the color is too icy for me.  Now I'm leaning toward Edgecomb as well.  By the way, all these paint samples are from Benjamin Moore.

Thanks for dropping by!


5 comments:

Kitto said...

I like revere pewter or grant beige. What was your decision?

Kitto said...

I like revere pewter or grant beige. What was your decision?

Hazel said...

we picked revere pewter for the master bedroom and my office! it's a beautiful color! we chose edgecomb grey for the kitchen. its pretty too light and airy =)

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