|The master painter hard at work|
The pre-hubs and I tossed around ideas about colors for a couple of months, but we were caught in Indecision Land. You know the place--filled with too many choices to be able to single one out. We liked greys. We liked blues. We even liked reds. Everything except builder beige seemed like a viable choice. Finally I broke down last week and decided it was time to picke a paint--any paint. We drove out to the paint store and started poking around. We were undeniably drawn to the grey shades, and one stood out almost immediately. But being ever aware of the funky chemicals in the world, we wanted something low-VOC. Our choice advertised as such, but we wanted to be sure we had the best of the best. So I asked the clerk, who not only had no idea which paints were low-VOC, he suggested we choose one made in California, because "That's how they are out there." Cue the eye roll.
Anyway, we went with our original, low-VOC selection, and maaaan, do we both love it! The color is called Driftwood Grey by Martha Stewart. (I swear I'm not paid by MS, I just like their products.)
It looks very, very grey in the color swatch, but as the evening lighting settles in,it reads a bit more blue. A little confession: I love watching how paint color changes based on the lighting. It's just one of those things that makes me happy.
Here it is in full grey glory. I'll try to capture a bit of the blue tonight, if I can.
Before I give you the big reveal, here's a pic of the old color--albeit taken once the painting project was already underway:
|Old, funky beige|
And the much-loved, new paint color is here:
|Ya like how you can see the blue painter's tape in the reflection of the mirror? That wall needs another coat.|