The week of a million paint swatches. Or six actually.
Hello old friend...
I was trying to find a paint color that:
1. Was light enough in color that it didn’t scream, "Look at me I'm an 80” ceiling!"
2. Coordinated with the drapes3. A cool color to coordinate with our master bath.
Ruh roh raggy. After 6 swatches I realized I had a problem on my hands. The drapes had a warm yellow tone to it so there was no way I was going to find a way to accomplish #2 and #3. The only swatches that worked with the drapes I didn’t love (turns out I don’t like yellow tones) and clashed with the temperature of the master bath. Hence the reason this room has gone unpainted for 2 years.
Scrap the drapes. Round hole, square peg. I like them but I can't make them work with the tones of the space. They'll find a better home in another room. Now that I'm not trying to force the drapes I have a blank slate. My husband thinks I'm crazy.
Off to Benjamin Moore. Oh Benji you never disappoint. I picked up their brochure of neutrals, organized from warmest to coolest, and chose the one right in the middle. Revere Pewter. I even gambled and bought a gallon rather than the swatch. What can I say? I live on the edge.
It is a great color because it can look warn or cool, tan (above), green (below) and gray (bottom) all in the same room depending on the lighting and time of day.
Coordinates much better with the master bath.
Mission accomplished. When my husband first saw it in the paint can he didn’t like it. After I put 2 coats up I heard the rare words, “you were right.” After I cleared my ears to ensure I was hearing him correctly I decided Revere Pewter is my now my favorite color of all time for mostly that reason.To do:
Sweet talk the husband into crown molding
Art & Finishing touches
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