Or insanely thick white trim and baby gifts for runners molding like in this gorgeous house.
And the winner is, abalone!
We finished painting the ceiling last week in our main living area (didnt share any pics because the walls still looked terrifying from the primer and there was really nothing to see so I finally had to choose a paint color!
It's unique and I like that.Though its not quite as greige as I had originally thought I wanted, I loved this color as soon as I came across this picture. .There are hundreds of neutral color choices ranging from contractor beige to a hundred shades of white to smokey grey, so this was not an easy process.Like in our guest bedroom, for example.It is currently sitting on our kitchen counter which makes it above eye level when sitting on the couch.Benjamin Moore Intense White, definitely in the white color family (it looks even lighter on the paint chip but still a possibility.Dont get me wrong.Im pretty sure I saw a slight difference.But Abalone was a perfect combo of gray and beige.Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, i loved this color on the paint chip and I was sure it was THE ONE.It's just quite bright, which I don't think we thought about.
Before looking at any colors, we decided we wanted a nice greige (grey beige nothing too warm or yellow cause of our orangey-yellow wood floors, but not a strict grey.
As you can kind of see in that picture, I think the warmth in this color comes from a slightly pink base rather than yellow like a lot of neutral colors.
We had all the colors matched at Sherwin Williams.
Problem is, I think our light bulbs draw out the pinkness of it (Or maybe Im crazy?
Dont think I can ever go back to those teeny, tiny samples.(Normally we only buy one sample, so I had to clarify.) When I said Ill probably get 2 samples he interpreted it as, Im getting 2 samples.I probably had sample squares in 9 or 10 different locations, which was amazing, by the way.Luckily, it was only 1 extra, so he got over.The piece goes with my other rustic decor and does a good job of melting the wax, so if works great.Ultimately, though, I think we just need to wait until trim is up and furniture is back before judging completely, and then decide we love it regardless.Because we are NOT repainting!But because of the warmth of our floors, grey doesnt really come off so neutral and maybe feels a little too cool for everyday living.
Really, I meant, Im going to get as many samples as it takes, so dont be surprised when I end up with a bunch.