I hope you’ve had a great week and are gearing up for a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Ours will include a “Mother’s Day Baseball Tournament”. Let me just throw this out there to coaches – as much as I love watching my boys play baseball, please don’t schedule a tournament over Mother’s Day weekend as though it’s a “gift”. We have enough games and practices every week that a tournament in our honor isn’t necessary. Just sayin’.
If you follow me on Facebook, you saw that I put some samples of gray paint on the walls of my husband’s office, not realizing how, um, similar they all were to one another. And this was after agonizing over a bajillion shades of gray – clearly I was delirious.
Top left – Dolphin
Top right – Secret
Bottom left – Chelsea Gray
Bottom right – Revere Pewter
(That little swatch in the middle is Graystone)
Kind of reminds you of that song, ‘Which one of these is not like the other….”
Then I put the same colors up against a backdrop of primer. Big difference, yes? Especially with the color that “doesn’t belong”.
The coloring might be a bit off, due to the light and the fact that I put the paint colors up on different walls, but you get the idea. And at the end of the day, I wasn’t sold. At first I was leaning toward Chelsea Gray, but then I was afraid it would be too dark with some of the other dark pieces that are in there (black desk, black credenza, etc…).
So what do I do? I pick a color without even doing a sample swatch. Yeah, I’m a risk taker like that.
I chose Cape May Cobblestone by Benjamin Moore. I saw some lovely images on Kristin’s blog (and one of my favorite go-to sites for solving color quandries) Favorite Paint Colors.
This gorgeous room is from Four Generations One Roof. A stunner, right?
Mind you, I’m still patching walls from the wallpaper removal (I swear, I think drywalling them all over again would be an easier process), but I have two walls that are wallpaper-free, so I slapped the paint up there to see how it looked…
The jury is still out at this point, but it’s growing on me. I just start to freak out when I think it starts to have any smidge of a purple undertone. I swear, grays are harder than any other color I’ve chosen so far! So tricky!
But, it does look better than this hot mess:
On the motivational front – I’m hosting my Bunco group next week, so I anticipate I’ll crack the whip and finish painting the entire room before then! Nothing like a party to light the fire, right?
Do you have a favorite shade of gray? Do share!
Have a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend!