Have you seen the new wallpapers they are coming out with? They vary in pretty colors and patterns, but of course my eye drifts right to the greys.
I have decided to incorporate it into my home with a choice in paint color. I'm going out on a limb, and painting my entire back family room/kitchen combo a light shade of grey. Currently it is beige. My whole house is painted...beige.
As a matter of fact, I'll go ahead and show you what my home looked like when we first purchased it. The paint color is the same, but the decor has changed a bit.
Please don't judge. I had the blinds closed (don't ask why), and I barely had any furniture.
um...yeah...I'd love to say that everything in this photo is different now. That the cabinets are painted and we have new floors, but that is just not the case. The only thing different is that we now have stainless steel appliances and I've added new accessories for over the cabinets and countertops.
The plan is to paint these cabinets white. I will be adding stainless hardware. Adding a subway tile backsplash, and changing out the floor to a warm wood color (preferably one with a driftwood or barnwood appearance). The window coverings are on their way out.
I figure that with that warm wood going on, that I would need to cool down the space with paint color. A light grey is just the thing to do it.
Just look at all the choices here. I could literally go on for days. Panic started to set in, when I realized that the color grey I was looking for would be hard to find. I want to tone down the beige and have more of a true pale grey. Then alas! I found this...
Hallelujah!! (Did you hear the angels sing?)
I found this photo at the blog AM Dolce Vita. She was also on the search for the perfect grey and found it! It is Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. She even posted pics with the lights on and off. It's funny, but on the Benjamin Moore site the color looks more beige than grey so I never would have picked it. Oh how happy I am that I found her blog, for now the search is done for me. If you look over her blog you may get lost for an hour or two, but I promise you won't want to miss it. Her home is gorgeous!
I also found this post by my dear friend Jami at Freckled Laundry. It just so happens that she is the Queen of Grey, and has the color down to a science. So for those of you still on the hunt for the perfect grey...I recommend stopping there too.
Thanks for stopping in and hope to see you again soon!