The wall color is hardly visible in this photo, but pretend you can see it ok?!
Conveniently enough, we had a gallon (or two?) of Ralph Lauren's Creamstone left over from the living room ceiling, so we planned to use that.
While I was out a couple weeks ago, Nick painted the office. And neither of us liked it.
He's obviously not painting in this picture, but that's the original color. Work with me.
It was fine, but it wasn't great and it wasn't quite what I had pictured. Plus, since we decided to go with white woodwork, we felt like we could stand to darken up the walls.
So we did.
Side note: Life According to Cindy, chapter 7, always repaint a room if you don't love the color.
We now have a navy office. And we love it. It's taking some getting used to, because the office is visible from most of the main level. I keep seeing the dark walls out of the corner of my eye and thinking there's something hanging in the doorway. There isn't. We just have navy walls.
I played around with the idea of gray, preferably something like Michelle's awesome new office walls or even our bedroom. But the living room and dining room are a greige (Ralph Lauren's Cobblestone, love that color!) and gray just wasn't going to work with the color palette.
So navy it is! I can't wait to get the board and batten up and painted and looking all fresh and white. I'm excited to see this space actually come together and be usable.
Oh, also. I have a highly refined paint picking technique. It's called, walk into Home Depot, wander around the Behr section and pick a color. I do not do test colors, I do not tape swatches to my walls, I do not check it in different lights. So far this method has actually worked out for me. Repeat at your own risk.
Ok, and that's not completely true. I go in knowing what color I want and what kind of that color I want. I knew what type of navy I wanted (slighted muted, "dusty" looking, really dark, etc). If I'm picking a brown I identify the color family before I want before I ever hit the store (red-brown? yellow-brown?). It's a work in progress.
How do you pick your paint colors?
(Beemer says hi)