Paint Colors

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I had paint colors picked out well before we even had a house! I think my husband thought I was crazy bringing home paint chips and we weren’t even on the house hunt. I also carry my paint chips around in my wallet. They are worn out but I’m glad I have them when I am out and about and need to match something I’ve found with our paint colors.

I quickly learned lighting makes the world of difference when selecting paint colors. I brought home paint samples and painted a small area on each wall in each room. Light hits each wall differently so I find it beneficial to test out your paint colors on every wall before deciding. I’m often asked on Instagram if the color in the dining room is the same as the living room. The answer – YES! We have a ton of windows and natural light in our house. The color in the dining room appears lighter because of the french doors off the dining room and the bay windows in the kitchen. There is so much natural light in that space!

Alright, the wait is over! Here are the colors in our house with a picture of each room.

Living Room / Dining room / Kitchen – Sherwin Williams “Mindful Gray”

Master Bedroom / Master Bath – Sherwin Williams “Intellectual Gray”

Art Room – Sherwin Williams “Agreeable Gray”

Guest Room / Guest Bath – Sherwin Williams “Silver Strand”

Kitchen Cabinets / Trim / Doors – Sherwin Williams “Alabaster White”

All of our walls are an eggshell sheen and the trim, doors, and cabinets are semi-gloss. There are lots more pictures on my Instagram (@mindfullygray) if you’d like to see these colors from different angles / lighting.

If you’re wondering if the name Mindfully Gray came from our living room / dining room paint color, Mindful Gray – It sure did! Our house was a mess when I started Mindfully Gray. The only thing I knew for sure when we began fixing it up was our paint colors. Something about the name Mindfully Gray seemed to fit this new adventure perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to comment any questions you might have!

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    Jessica
    January 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Love the colors! What color our your ceilings with the mindful grey?

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      Jamie
      January 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you!! Our ceilings are all ceiling white.

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    Marissa
    March 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    What paint finish did you use for the walls and the trim? We are about to have our house painted Mindfully Gray too, but we’re unsure of the finish. The kids are so hard on the walls!

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      Jamie
      March 6, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Hi Marissa! We did an eggshell finish on the walls and semi-gloss on the doors, trim, and cabinets! Hope this helps!

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        Marissa
        March 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        Thank you so much!

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    STACEY
    March 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I WAS THINKING OF USING MINDFUL GRAY IN ALL OF OUR BEDROOMS AND THEN REPOSE GRAY OR REVER PEWTER IN OUR OPEN CONCEPT LIVING/KITCHEN AREA WITH ALABASTER WHITE CABINETS. DO YOU THINK THE MINFUL GRAY WILL BE DARK ENOUGH AND PULL A TRUER GRAY IN THE BEDROOMS? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE REPOSE GRAY UP AGAINST THE ALBASTER CABINETS? I’M DEBATING ON WHETHER IT WILL BE TOO LIGHT AND WASH THE CABINETS OUT. SO THANFUL FOR YOUR BLOG. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING AND I HAVE ALMOST ALL THE EXACT COLORS YOU HAVE PICKED OUT. STILL DEBATING ON USING SEA SALT OR SILVER STRAND FOR BOTH BATHROOMS? DECISIONS-DESCISIONS…DOESN’T HELP THAT I’M SO INDECISIVE!

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