Our builder painted the entire house in Kilim Beige which is a nice color, but after six years, I was ready for a change.
So last January, I walked into Sherwin-Williams hoping that I’d see the sign; the poster on an easel that offers a free color consulting service with the purchase of a $75 gift card. Knowing that I’d be spending at least that much in paint, I thought it sounded like a good deal.
I bought the card and booked my appointment.
The color consultant and I walked through the house as I described the look and feel I wanted for each room. And some things were given:
-Hannah wanted her room to be gray.
-I had already painted the foyer (Navajo White)
and the breakfast room (Ivoire) and didn’t want to repaint them.
After deciding to carry Navajo White throughout all of the open living spaces, we combed through the color deck picking out colors that worked with my decor as well as complemented each other.
UPDATED: now with the wood floors
I just finished painting the last of what was to be Navajo White, and I’m so happy with it. It’s a creamy, warm white that serves as a beautiful backdrop for the other colors in my home.
And, the white makes my home feel so fresh and light.
UPDATED: now with new wood floors
TIP: If you rent, shy away from color or have trouble picking a color, go with white. Color can easily be infused with accessories. And, it’s much easier to change out accessories than it is to change paint colors.
When you look at the white color selection, you’ll find there are warm whites and cool whites, bright whites and soft whites. Blue whites and pink whites and yellow whites.
I chose a warm white because it lends itself to the cozy, relaxing mood I’m trying to create in my home.
I love living with white walls. But, I didn’t paint all of the rooms white.
See you in class,