As a massive snowstorm was headed in our direction, I opted to visit Potomac Paint to purchase Benjamin Moore paint samples rather than go to the grocery store for bread and milk. I viewed being snowed-in as a good opportunity to do things around the house. If we get desperate for food, there are 2 bags of M&Ms I purchased at CVS.
Focusing on our guest bedroom, which happens to have a guest occupying it this weekend (my mom), is in need of work. The walls have not been painted since we moved-in 5 years ago and there is no cohesiveness to the space.
Before I do anything else to this room, I want to select a wall color that is neutral and will complement a classical theme.
I selected 3 paint samples and applied swatches of color on the wall.
Currently, my eyes are landing on the bottom color, Litchfield Gray, which doesn't really look all that gray. It appears as a bit more on the beige side vs. gray.
The drapery panels you see in the photo will be replaced with something else.
And the theme of the room will be neoclassical.
We have been pouring over this book all day for wall color inspiration. What I have found is that Ms. Kasler is very generous with sharing wall color brands and names on many of the rooms featured in her book.
If you want to see Ms. Kasler do her magic with color, check out the House Beautiful feature from March 2007. Some of the photos were included in her book. I love the pinks & oranges.
And after seeing Ms. Kasler's home featured in Benjamin Moore's Color 07 magazine, I have more wall colors to consider.
With our guest room is an adjoining bathroom. My thought is to go light on the walls in the bathroom, perhaps even taking the same wall color in the bedroom and going a few shades lighter.
When it comes to making decisions about colors, I am indecisive. It's a lack of confidence kinda thing for me. I realize it will be O.K. as wall color can easily be changed. I just do not want to ask my guy to do it over again, so I want to get it right the first time.
Going to the grocery store may have been an easier task than trying to decide on wall color. Where are those M&Ms.