New Home: Paint Colors

Hello all you non-existent blog readers!

Seriously. I feel like I'm talking to the walls of an empty room when I come to write in this space now. It's odd but I kind of enjoy it all at the same time because it's a little like it was in the very beginning of all of this craziness. Just me, my laptop and the intent for someone to read these words, but zero clues as to who or if anyone actually would. It's much easier this way. I can just be me and not worry about the "A to Z" checklist of blogging do's and dont's.

But anyway, I'm still knee, or should I say stir sticks, deep in all things home improvement in the new place. It has by far been the most time-consuming thing I've ever done and I'm loving every minute of it.

We're a month into it and I'm happy to report that quite a lot has been knocked off the list. Let me just say that re-painting an entire house is no small task. But the master, master bath, kitchen, living room, and main hallway are ALL done. And everything but the master have all been (mostly) decorated. Now that just leaves the second bath, the guest bedroom, the office, and the laundry room. Le sigh...

Although now that I have some spaces (mostly) finished, I can start showing you some before and afters! Happy dances all around. I just need to look into some tips and tricks on photographing interiors (anyone have any recommendations for this?) and you'll have some pretty pictures to feast your eyeballs on.

But today let's talk paint. Here are the colors I've used so far and a couple rooms I found on Pinterest that have been painted the same colors.

1. Sherwin Williams Rainwashed - This is in the master bathroom. It's an amazing light greenish teal gray that looks greener depending on the light. It's so soothing and refreshing. Plus anything named after rain is a win in my book. I was inspired by Liz at Naptime Decorator's bathroom below.

2. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter - This color is on just about every top home decorator's "go-to" neutral list (like Joanna Gaines below). And since I'm a sucker for decor trends, I decided to follow suit and I couldn't agree more about this being one heck of a greige. I stuck mine in the master and love how cozy it makes the space. It's like the room got wrapped up in a warm fuzzy blanket. It also looks great up against the white trim that took me hours to achieve. I'm sorry but I'd rather live in a tent than a house with wood colored trim, baseboards and moldings.

3. Sherwin Williams Passive - This is on every other wall I've painted besides the master and master bath, aka the kitchen and living room walls. What can I say, I'm a sucker for gray. I'm also a sucker for absolutely anything Jillian Harris creates and her living room is this color (below image) so I ran straight to Lowe's with it. It's a light color without any undertones, so it's perfect for adding a little color and warmth to a room without it being too overpowering.

And that's where we're at so far. I'm going to keep the second bath light and bright by going with and off-white since it's really small and doesn't have any windows. The laundry room will be a dusty blueish/gray since that's my favorite color on the planet and doing laundry is my least favorite activity. And I have yet to decide what to paint the guest room and office. Picking out paint is honestly harder for me than AP Calculus was in high school. Too many choices, Batman!

Oh and while I have you, I need a little help with the photo ledge above the couch in the living room. I don't know what to put in the largest frame. It looks a little like this mockup I threw together down here so you have an idea of what's going on around it.

What do you think? Send me some links of shops or prints you like. See you around for the next update!