If we were in a relationship with paint colors on Facebook, our profile would probably read:
“It’s Complicated” since November 2013 (aka when we met at the start of homeownership)
Paint Colors. We don’t even know where to start because well… It’s pretty freakin’ complicated! The perfect paint color can make such a difference in any space but getting that “perfect” color can be a complete nightmare. Like having a million different swatches to choose from?! Or finally picking a color only to paint it on the wall and realize it’s not what the swatch looked like?! <– the worst!
We definitely can’t promise that these colors are right for your space, but the following colors are the ones we currently have (and love!) in our homes. Like we said, the process of choosing these colors was an overwhelming nightmare and probably requires a whole
post 10 more posts. So instead of getting into those boring details, we’re going to jump right to the good stuff. Without further ado, here are ALL of the paint colors we both currently have in our homes.
Let’s break it down, shall we?BRIDGET: First up is the only bold color of the bunch. I used Benjamin Moore’s “Covington Blue” (eggshell finish) to paint both the exterior and interior of our front door and this still is hands-down one of my favorite projects to date.
BRIDGET: Our “great room” is Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter.” I really love the look of this warm gray and I am always surprised at all of the different shades this color takes on throughout the day. Depending on the amount of light/sunlight in the house, the walls take on a slightly different color. <— (Paint Color Tip: When you paint samples on the walls, make sure you look at the color choices at all different times of the day! This will ensure you love the color in all different types of light) #itiscomplicated
CASEY: A majority of our Chicago apartment is painted in the color “Passive” by Sherwin Williams. When choosing a color, I wanted a very light gray with cool undertones. That is exactly what I got with this color. It pairs nicely with our white trim and the cool color palette in our home. At times it looks a bit icy blue, and at other times it’s really light gray. Overall though…we really like it and I’ve recommended it to plenty of people.
(Side Note: In last week’s survey, someone asked how I painted our walls since we’re renters. What a good question! When we moved in our walls were a disaster. Not only were they kinda yellowy-beige, but the previous renters had made some major holes in the walls. When we looked at the apartment, the landlord was planning to fix the holes and paint the same icky color on top. I asked if we could instead paint it ourselves, and promised to choose a neutral color and leave leftover paint when we eventually move out. Our landlord seemed happy that she didn’t have to paint it, and gave us the green light to choose our own color and paint the entire apartment. So, if you’re in a similar situation I say there is no harm in asking! The worst they will say is “no.”)
BRIDGET: Spoiler Alert: Our Hallway Board and Batten project is done. More details this week, but for now, here’s what our hallway has shaped up to be. White on bottom, “Revere Pewter” on top.
CASEY: Again, we’re bath with the color “Passive” in our condo. Our small office space is painted in this color and it definitely helps to brighten up this windowless space. I especially love the color on our accent wall with the large white diamonds (made from duct tape!). The white and light gray work really nice together in there.
BRIDGET: Our guest room and office are both Benjamin Moore’s “Moonshine.” This gray takes on a slightly blue undertone at times throughout the day. The color is extremely mute, which I love because it complements almost any colored decor/accents.
CASEY: This is by far my favorite color in our home. It’s right next to “Passive” on the color swatch, and it’s a slightly darker version of it. Our master bedroom is painted in “Argos” and I think it’s fantastic. Not too dark, not too light. A great light/medium gray choice. Looks amazing with white accessories and white trim.
BRIDGET: Our bedroom is Benjamin Moore’s “Edgecomb Gray.” To me, the swatch above isn’t the perfect representation of the actual color (surprise, surprise). I would describe the look as a very light “sand-y” color. I have no clue why, the light beige just reminds me of that and the fact that it has gray in the name adds to this complicated status.
CASEY: Again, back with “Passive” in our bathrooms. Since we rent, we only wanted to go with 2 colors for the entire place and our landlord said they had to be neutral. “Passive” was a good choice for us. BRIDGET: Our only bathroom is also “Revere Pewter.” I like that the color blends with the shower tile and floor tile rather than making it “pop”. Not that I don’t like the tile, it just wouldn’t have been my choice (it just came with the house), so making it blend is A-okay in my playbook.
BRIDGET: Our Laundry Room is also Revere Pewter. I love the color, but to be perfectly honest, I went with Revere Pewter because I had a lot of paint leftover and didn’t want to purchase new paint. I do have to say though, Revere Pewter next to the bright white DIY cabinets is pretty fabulous. #clean #simple #winwin
Patio Makeover: We tackled this Patio Makeover for a family in Buffalo, NY. You can see the whole reveal here, but we absolutely LOVE this paint color for a pop of brightness outside on the patio.
Like we mentioned, we both really love our paint colors. We can’t promise we’ll be married to them forever, but for now, they’re just right!
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