Picking The Right Grey Paint Color
Well folks, Saturday is the day. My favorite day in the design process: PAINT TIME! New paint is when a room comes alive. I have been stressing for months about what color we were going to paint the basement. (I am lame.) At first I wanted to do bold stripes, then I wanted to go with a neutral sage green, then I thought about a light pale gray. But then I finally figured out what color would compliment our design idea. The problem? Putting a name on that color and finding it. I could see it in my head. 12 tries later, boom!
Okay, so it wasn’t fifty shades of grey.. only twelve. I just wanted to show my exciting side. Anyway, I know many people will look at my paint swatches and think, “Hmmm, that’s awfully dark for a basement.” To all of you saying that, I say, “Well, we have TONS of natural light, and 9 light fixtures in the room so I’m not worried. And besides, it’s a MOVIE room!” That’s what I say! My house, my rules, remember?
So, now that I have tried so many colors of paint, and seen them in all kinds of light, I know which one I want (but I am keeping it a surprise!). It took me several trips to Sherwin-Williams buying 2 or 3 at a time. They now know me as “that crazy lady who can’t make up her mind and owns a dozen gray paint samples.” Yikes.
Lighter greys for the stairwell/hallway.
Always try the paint on all walls, so you can see it from all angles and shadows.
The latest and greatest!
The basement is now something of a grey mutant.