If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I have been picking paint colors for the new house – one of my most dreaded tasks! You can see I went through just a few paint chips below…
Paint is so tricky, and I have made my share of mistakes when it comes to picking the right color. I repainted Every… Single…Wall… in the last house, and we only lived there 5 years. I’m determined to get it right this time around, so I have been doing my research! Scouring Pinterest, spending hours in the paint store, and polling my Facebook followers (thanks for all the suggestions!)
Here’s what I’ve narrowed it down to… I think –
I’m feeling pretty good about all of the colors. The only one I’m not so sure about is the Functional Gray, anyone out there have a room with Functional Gray walls? It’s for my son’s bedroom, he wants a Pirate theme. Thanks to our trip to Disney last week (his favorite ride was Pirates of the Caribbean) he has grand plans of a pirate ship bed, cannons coming out of his wall, a barrel of rum in the corner (completely appropriate for a 5 year old…) and a plank to walk. Yeahhhhhh…my plan is a little more subtle. Maybe some vintage maps on the wall and some old Pirate ship art? One thing we compromised on is he really wants brown walls – “so it feels like the inside of a ship mom!” I showed him the warmer gray paint chip of Functional Gray and he said “close enough!’ It’s a little darker and warmer than I was planning on (but better than the poop brown he wanted), so I’m still thinking on that one. Also, that is the last time I ask a 5 year old boy for decorating advice!
Here’s the rest of the breakdown of what colors will go where –
The Topsail for my daughter’s room is the same color that we used in my parent’s Florida house – you can check out more pics here.
The Newburyport Blue I used on the laundry room walls at our old house (check it out here), but this time around it’s going on the cabinets in the basement and little man’s bathroom.
The only other color giving me pause is the Blustery Sky Blue color for the kitchen island and our master bath cabinets. Painting such a bold color on cabinets scares me a bit, but the rest of the kitchen is going to be all white and I want the island to feel like a separate piece of furniture. The master bath cabinets are going to get the same color, which makes me even more nervous, but the floors are white in there and a big section of the walls will be too, so I think a pop of color could be fun!
One tip I did do this time around was grab sample cans of the paint and paint large sections of poster board. I took them to the house this weekend and held them up on all the walls, checking them in different light.
Crossing my fingers I made good choices this time, I’ll keep you updated if I change my mind!