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”, egg shell sheen.
Master Bedroom / Master Bath – Sherwin Williams “Intellectual Gray”, egg shell sheen.
Art Room – Sherwin Williams “Agreeable Gray”, egg shell sheen.
Guest Room / Guest Bath – Sherwin Williams “Silver Strand”, egg shell sheen.
Kitchen Cabinets / Trim / Doors – Sherwin Williams “Alabaster White”, semi-gloss sheen.
All of our walls are an eggshell sheen and the trim, doors, and cabinets are semi-gloss. Our ceilings are “Ceiling White”.
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!