Over the weekend, Jason and I took our loose ideas about paint colors for our new house and nailed them down. Sherwin Williams has my favorite selections of colors. We have quite a few favorites of theirs through the years. We used Quietude in the living room at our last house for many years and loved it. When we were ready for a change, we painted over it with Greek Villa, a new favorite. We really liked the color of the nursery/kids room at our last house, Ellie Gray.
There are a few other reasons I love Sherwin Williams: 1. Color palettes for Photoshop that I use to mock up rooms and make inspiration boards and 2. they have a plethora of cool web tools to help with color selection including ChipIt! (where you choose a photo you like that’s online and it creates a palette for you), Color Visualizer (where you can try on different colors on a house or room that’s similar to your own) and ColorSnap (an app where you can take a photo of a color you like and it matches it to one of their formulas). This is not a paid endorsement for SW—however, if anyone at corporate is reading this, let’s talk!—I’m just a fan of their colors and their color selection products.
Blah, blah, blah. You’re probably just wondering what we picked for our house, right?
For Jason’s studio: Rushing River
For my office/laundry room: Melangé Green (see below…same as one wall in the kids room)
For an accent wall in the living room: Drizzle
For the hall bathroom: Window Pane
Sidenote: I’ve been wanting to use Window Pane for over 4 YEARS! I have had this file saved on my computer that long and I have no idea where it was from:
For an accent wall in the den: chalkboard (I don’t know if SW makes one, but that’s our plan)
For an accent wall in Ali’s room: Rosebay (and curtains, from her nursery plan)
For an accent wall in future kids room: Melangé Green (according to kids room plan, plus a random duvet cover we might use one day
And for the exterior, after much deliberation and 12 photoshop mock-ups that I emailed to Jason while he was in Oklahoma and Arkansas over the weekend (yes, we made all these decisions long-distance…) we have chosen:
Main siding color: Cast Iron
Accent color/doors: Restful