Ever since we finished painting our kitchen I have been thinking about what I want I want our whole house palette to look like. I really want to come up with a scheme before I start painting willy-nilly and pretty soon nothing goes at all.
Well as usual I’m having a hard time making a decision. Here’s what I’ve been thinking as of tonight (all colors are from Martha Stewart’s Paints):
A whole lot of blue and gray right? Wow the more I think about it the more boring I become. I swear in real life I’m not this boring with color. I really am planning on adding pops of other colors with accessories At least that will be the plan.
Back to the color palette: Darkening sky is the color we used in the kitchen so that was the starting off point.
As far as locations for the other colors this is what I have been thinking:
Powder Room Ceiling
Guest Room Furniture
Laundry Room Ceiling
Master Bedroom Closet?
Sewing Room Ceiling
Coat Closet Ceiling
Sewing Room Ceiling
Of course the more I look at the colors the more I begin to waver. One big problem being that the house is painted all this beige color that I don’t love.
I’m not sure how much I want to match what is already here or how long it will be before we get around to painting all those high ceilings (like 22 feet high) and walls that flow into one another all over the main floor and even the upstairs hallway.
Which is another issue. If we ever get around to painting this bulk of the main floor I should consider what color I would want to do all this space. I am afraid that the Driftwood Gray, which is my lighter neutral will be too cool and bright. Not at all warm and cozy like I’d want.
So here I am wavering again. Here’s another set I’ve been thinking about with different grays:
So do I switch to a more brown-gray? I really was trying not to have too much brown since I don’t love brown.
Ahh! I guess this is where I am. Still completely undecided. Maybe I should get sample pots of all four grays and then I could paint them all over the house and decide. That’s not crazy right? I only have about half a dozen sample pots of various colors in these schemes.
Anyone else trying to come up with a whole house paint palette? Do you have a hard time deciding on colors or do you just like to jump in?
*Check out the Paint Page for my current choice of colors and what rooms have been painted!