I’m itching to paint. A room. Something. Anything, really. Especially the family room. The peachy pink walls are getting on my nerves. To keep the room light and bright, I’m thinking of using a light gray on the walls.
Just to see what we think, I painted swatches of left over bathroom paint, Wood Smoke at 25% tint. While I like the lightness, I think the color in here seems too cold and blue. Even against the freshly painted white trim.
Rather than a true gray, I’m thinking I’ll use more of a light taupe color. Just have to pin down the one. Which is fine, because I’ve got time. As much as I’d love to paint every room, we’ve got some projects to cross off our list before it really makes sense.
In the family room, the fireplace still needs trim and paint. But the bigger task is the hall, which is an extension of the family room. Small wood trim isn’t our favorite. Nor does it match throughout the main level.
Instead, we plan to replace the trim with the same white baseboard and casement. In every room. Until we get the trim installed, primed, and painted, I think it makes the most sense to wait on paint. Unfortunately touching up any sort of paint with a sheen has proven difficult. The color is the same (from the same can!) but the sheen doesn’t match. Rather than paint the room twice (in the same color, no less), I’d rather wait until we’re ready and only have to do it once.
Has this happened to you? Do you have a favorite light taupe paint color to recommend?