It seems that with "open concept" homes it is harder and harder to select colors that will flow from room to room especially since the colors of the room vary based on light exposure, furnishings etc etc.
The main part of our house is a yellow-tan color. At some point this room will get repainted. The super high ceilings makes it something that neither the hubby or I want to tackle. This room is open to the main hallway where 4 of our bedrooms are. The lighting up here is completely different then on the main floor. Ugh! So I'm wondering if it would be okay to stop the paint line at the upper part of the wall? Or if again I am making too much work for myself.
Our dining room is on it's 3rd paint color and this last one is an oops color from Lowes. I get a lot of compliments on it so for now it will get to stick around.
My current main focus is on our playroom. The room has west and south exposure so in the mornings the room is a little darker then in the afternoons however in the summer we can't really open the shades on the west side without letting in a ton of heat.
You can see above how dark it is! Not bright and cheery like I'm looking for.
I have spent the last 5 months looking for the perfect paint color! We started out with some of the similar yellow-tan tones. Scraped those. I then just started looking at other peoples favorite colors.
Some of the colors we went through include:
Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe-too light
Cincinnatian Hotel Nicholas Taupe-too green
Gobi Desert-PERFECT however it's the color in our master bedroom which in there looks greige but in the playroom looks too tan for the hubby's taste.
We did some more research and decided to pick up some samples at Sherwin Williams over the weekend. I was really liking how Agreeable Gray looked on line!
Megan at Honey We're Home has it in most of her main living areas and it looks gorgeous!
My favorite thing that I found in store was their HGTV color cards! All the work is done for you to make your whole home look cohesive! The colors in the Neutral Nuance really caught my eye.
They have a lot of the same blue tones we have in some of our bedrooms and some of the golds that we have which will make it easier for when it comes time to repaint and decorate our family room!
Where has this thing been the last 5 months?!?!
Look what happens to Agreeable Gray when it goes up in our playroom:
It looks light tan! The color next to it is Perfect Greige. On the color card it looks brown. But on my walls...perfect! Since our rooms are very open I feel like I need to paint the entry to our playroom an accent wall like it is now. If anyone thinks differently please let me know. Perfect Greige compliments our current dining room color well and it will break up whatever color goes up in our foyer so it may just end up working!
Sherwin Williams even has a 30% off paint sale starting tomorrow!! The timing of my project is perfect! I'm very excited to get started!! Wish me luck!