and also choosing a gray paint color.
Last week when we were at the new house for the inspection, I carried around an embarrassing amount of gray paint swatches and narrowed it down to NINE swatches. Then, I brought them home and laid them on my couch (which is unfortunately quite brown) to see which colors I liked the best. I was able to eliminate 4 of the 9 this way…..and now I have 5 gray paint choices left. They’ve been taped up on my wall like this for days and I just keep staring at them.
So, I thought I’d get some feedback and ideas while we wait!
A few things worth noting:
I want to choose 2 or 3 of those gray paint colors to weave throughout the house. I haven’t decided which room will get what, but I’m leaning toward light gray dominant and then a few rooms dark gray.
The living room dilemma. The carpet is light gray, the molding/bookcase/fireplace is all white. It’s a long rectangular room with big windows at each end. Do I choose dark gray or light gray?
The top gray paint colors I’m considering:
#1 Benjamin Moore Storm
#2 Sherwin Williams Dove Tail
#3 Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray
#4 Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
I’m mostly leaning toward the Stonington or the Silverplate for the dominant….and then the Storm or the Dovetail for a few choice rooms, but I don’t know!
Okay, let’s talk gray paint! What do you think? What are your best tips for choosing paint colors? And what are your favorite grays? Please share!
We ended up NOT selling our home and getting the house that we thought we would- so we painted our home gray instead! You can see the color I chose and the final result in this post: Our Home Makeover Reveal
THEN, (probably because of the awesome gray paint I’d selected) we finally sold our house and moved into our new (to us) and current home. You can see that home tour here: One Year In Our Home Tour