Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Home Paint Colours

Hey everyone!

So, remember I promised you that the Mason Jar Series would begin today?

Well, I was all ready to write my first entry and for some reason, I can’t get my photos off my camera. It’s very strange. I spent a couple hours last night trying all different ways to download them with no luck. I’ve never had this problem before…I can see the photos on the camera screen but for some reason they aren’t downloading onto my computer! Ugh. Any suggestions my friends? I think I may need to take my camera into the camera doctor to get those photos out and share a yum recipe with you. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I’ve had lots of questions from you asking what the paint colours are in our home? Today, let’s talk main floor. All the colours are Benjamin Moore and Farrow & Ball. Here ya go J

(left to right)
  1. Benjamin Moore - Stonington Grey (Living Room, Dining Room, Hallway)
  2. Benjamin Moore - Coventry Grey (the grey in our entry way stripes)
  3. Benjamin Moore - Cloud White (all the trim, doors and anything painted white in our house is this colour)
  4. Benjamin Moore - Sea Haze (this is the back accent of the built-ins in the breakfast room)
  5. Benjamin Moore - Kendall Charcoal (Playroom)
  6. Farrow & Ball - Pale Powder (Kitchen & Breakfast Room)
  7. Farrow & Ball - Skylight (stairway)
It’s hard to see the true colours of paint online, however here are a few photos to give you an idea of some of the paint on the walls.

Full story here

Full story of the playroom here

Picking paint is tough. Here are a few tips:

  • Look for inspiration! Pick out a colour from your favourite rug, fabric or your favourite painting.  Of course, definitely check out Pinterest. It’s an abyss of inspiration.
  • Don’t be afraid! If you want to go bold then do it. Try an accent wall or paint a table in the room a fabulous bright colour.
  • Please, please, please avoid beige. Beige is like mom jeans….safe, boring and really don’t flatter your walls. I recognize that beige has many shades but think outside the box, there are other colours that will give your walls impact but create neutrality. Don’t just default to beige because you aren't sure what to pick.

  • Pick up magazines. Head to the store and pick up a few magazines. Tear out pages and looks that you like. This is a great starting point.

  • Hire a decorator. Picking colours is hard and you want to do it right the first time. For what you may spend on painting and repainting, you can hire an expert to help guide you in the right direction.

I hope you have a wonderful day. We can chat paint colours on our second and third floors next and I promise to start the Mason Jar Series as soon as my camera gives up the goods! Get well camera.

Keep it Beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. How about we just switch houses, OK? Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.



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