The last couple weeks we’ve had paint on the brain. And this weekend we finally got paint on the walls…and our hands, clothes, hair, etc.
We had 3 reasons for the painting extravaganza:
- Flow: All the widened doorways make the house feel more open and connected, but our old schizophenic paint scheme (which included celedon, turquoise, seafoam, butter yellow, and about three shades of brown) was fighting it.
- Trend: We’ve seen soothing neutral colors all over design magazines and model homes, so it felt like it was time to ditch the for a more sophisticated palette.
- Necessity: All this demo left a lot of things “putty” and “” colored, so almost every room was calling for touch ups anyway.
So, without further ado – here’s our “new-ish” color scheme:
These are all “digital swatches” from so the color’s only as accurate as your computer monitor.
I say “new-ish” because it’s really just a trimmed-down version of our existing color scheme. Wishes and Water Chestnut are already in our , and Gentle Tide is already in our (the first room we ever painted in our house- and our favorite.) Now they’re just being used in other rooms to pull our whole one-story brick ranch together…
Stay tuned for pictures of all the newly painted rooms. We figured we’d snap those after the new floor is in today. ‘Til then, enjoy a pic of us at a UVA football game this weekend. Go Hoos!