Home Decor

Painting the Town Neutral

Ok, not the town, but our new house! Can I get a whoop?

It’s probably no secret that I’m a big fan of neutral color palettes. I love color, but for some reason I’m always drawn the the neutrals when I start putting our home together. (Black, white and gray anyone?) Since our previous place was a rental, we weren’t allowed to paint. And almost everything was covered in FLAT white paint. Ugh. Don’t get me wrong though. I love, love, love white. But when you have 2 kids and 2 dogs, flat paint just doesn’t cut it. I need washability people!

To say that I’m excited to change things up is an understatement. Honestly, I happier than Pharrell to be able to put that brush to the wall. (Just try and tell me that you can listen to that song and your day is not a even a little brighter!)

Click here to open the Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video) on Youtube.

Together with my husband, we picked out some soothing colors that will hopefully flow well together. All of our color choices are from Benjamin Moore, except for one from Restoration Hardware. Weird how that worked out.

New House Paint Colors 1

This is just an initial paint palette and is subject to change in the future as we start getting color on the walls and decorating. Let’s take a closer look at which colors will be used for which spaces, shall we?

New House Paint Colors 2

The main floor of our home is painted with yellows, oranges and browns, lending to that Tuscan feel. I can definitely see how those colors could liven up a space with the right decor. But as I mentioned before, I’m a neutral girl, and Tuscany is more of a place that I, personally, would like to visit vs. live in, so we are doing things a bit differently for our kitchen, living room, and family room/ playroom.

New House Paint Colors 4

As I mentioned before, I love white, but we just hated the fact that our rental was painted with flat paint, although having white walls was really wonderful for some photography stuff. So we are planning on using some white eggshell finish paint in our bedroom. Our son’s room will get the gray treatment and our daughter chose a calm and airy blue.

New House Paint Colors 5

Neither of our bathrooms have windows, so I’m hoping that these colors won’t make them seem too dark or smaller than they are. We may end up adding some sort of wall treatment too, if we need to brighten up the spaces more.

So, that’s the direction we are planning on going. We haven’t figured out paint colors for any of our storage spaces (laundry room, pantry, etc.,) but there will be plenty of time for that after we get the main living areas of our home looking how we want them. Yeah, that includes not only painting the walls, but the trim as well. Sounds like fun, right?

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