We close on our house next week (pray for us) and before we move in, we’re getting the majority of the interior of the house painted. The current owners have little kids so the walls are either marred beyond comprehension or painted pepto pink/frog green or a mixture of both.
I’ve spent the past several weeks legitimately freaking out over paint choices for the house.
Who KNEW there were about 85 different types of white, blue, green, etc. etc. to choose from? I immediately went to Pinterest for inspiration, knowing that I would immediately gravitate towards the whites, whiter whites and soft whites for basically everything in our house. I have a fear of color that is well documented.
The problem was, once I started finding what I liked and asking for feedback and actually GETTING SOME feedback, I could.not.handle.it.
I needed to chill out, start to back off (a little) and listen. And I’m not good at that. But I got some great advice and I think we’re going with some pretty colors.
For the den/sunroom, hall, and master bedroom, we’re doing Swiss Coffee. Here’s my inspiration from Hanna Seabrook’s home on Glitter Guide:
Soft, warm white. Ahhh. We’re doing 50/50 swiss coffee and white on the ceilings to give it a gradual change while we wait to get moulding in the bedrooms.
For the kitchen and for all of the house interior trim, we went with Decorator’s White. A sure winner used time and time again.
So for our “man room” I thought we’d go dark dark blue or dark dark green. John was not having that so I went back to the drawing board and found BM “Salisbury Green” and fell in love. Here it is again in Charlotte Moss’ office:
I can’t wait to see how it comes out.
Now for the guest room, I knew we would be doing a bright white Chinese Chippendale headboard, some palm frond pillows and some white nightstands so I wanted to go with a preppy faded pastel—like those cushions you see in the ladies lounge of a country club that have been in the window for a little too long and are starting to get bleached out. I ultimately went with BM “Palest Pistachio” which I haven’t really been able to find a picture of other than a sample:
(Number 2 on the board above.)
Nothing too dramatic here, but I prefer drama in small doses (pillows, blankets) rather than large statements. I’ll be sure to share pictures in the coming weeks!