Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Perfect White?

After living in our house for about 10 months, I have finally gotten the itch to repaint a space.  We were able to choose two paint colors before moving in, a main color and an accent color.  The downstairs bath, the dining room, the laundry room, and the master bedroom all have the accent color, a smokey blue/grey. 

While I love this color, I am really starting to dislike it in our downstairs bath.  This is a 3/4 bath, so it serves as a main floor bathroom as well as a space for our overnight guests to shower and get ready.  The blue/grey looks dark in this bathroom because it gets zero natural light.  I want crisp and clean and bright and modern, so I am going for white.  Yep, never thought I would ever paint a space white, but I’m doing it! 

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White is white, right?  WRONG!  So many whites have yellow, pink, or grey undertones.  I am looking for a true white, but nothing too sterile.  My trim color is more of a creamier white, and I do not want the white paint to blend in with the trim.

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The same whites pop up when you do your research and when I asked the guy at Sherwin Williams to tell me which whites were the most popular, he pretty much circled every single white in the book!  My two favorites are Cloud White and Simply White (BM).

Once I get the room painted, I am hoping I will like this furniture piece a little better.  This is so not me or my taste, but it came with the house and it is actually a nice piece of furniture.  It provides functional storage for when we have guests come to stay, which is often. 

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The wood color is all wrong for me, it is way too ornate, and it has a black granite top, which shows every single water spot. However, I am not ready to replace it or paint it at this point, so I am hoping some fresh white paint on the walls will modernize it a bit. You can see I have already tried with the black/white rug! 

I am headed out today to pick up the two white paint samples shown above.  I will keep you posted on the progress as it happens!  Also hoping to add some fresh artwork, a new rug, and possibly removing the doors on this furniture piece and skirting it with fun fabric.  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Try white lace from Benjamin moore : amazing bright crisp white !

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