We painted our family room this weekend…again. Third time in 3 years – this time I think it’s a winner. Thank you to my parents for helping me paint – it’s way more fun when you have a crew to help!
Let’s review what the family room looked like when we bought the house:
Rustic cedar paneling, need I say more?
After removing the paneling and giving the fireplace a facelift, I settled on some sort of greige, I don’t really recall the color:
I was fairly happy with this color for a while. Although at certain times of day the walls had a lavender hue. And then when we purchased new gray sofas, it felt a bit too gray.
I had some extra Benjamin Moore – Pale Oak paint from painting one of our bedrooms upstairs, so out came the rollers again. Yet in this room, the color looked totally different – very washed out. (I never did get around to painting the wall with the fireplace and built-ins so you can see the Pale Oak (white) behind the map and the greige on the other).
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been oogling dark moody walls on Pinterest and found House*Tweaking’s blog post about her baby’s nursery painted Benjamin Moore – Dark Pewter. It was/is stunning. I was hemming and hawing – it’s a very bold color and I tend to play it safe with white. Finally I just went for it and couldn’t be happier. Hello Dark Pewter.