We’re [hopefully] approaching a closing date on our new house. We love the house, the bones of the house, but it needs some love. The layout is great, but cosmetically, it couldn’t be more boring. The entire house has ugly, damaged gray carpet and black and white vinyl floors. Then I guess they gave the painting task to a toddler who slopped gray paint all over the walls… and some of the trim, windows, fireplace, etc.
During the inspection, I took a ton of pictures of the house. But they all pretty much look the same. You see one picture and you have a good idea of what the entire house looks like.
We’re DIYers and were looking for a house that needed some updating, so it’s really perfect. Boring white cabinets everywhere. Builder’s Grade mirrors. When you walk through the house, if you listen very closely, you could hear the walls crying. “Help! Make me beautiful! Make me yours!” I just see a completely blank canvas and I can’t wait to paint it.
My amazing, sweet, colorblind husband gave me total creative freedom when it comes to choosing paint colors, which was really exciting and a bit overwhelming. After spending hours (seriously, hours and hours) gathering paint samples, Googling colors, Pinteresting and
overthinking considering my options, I’m feeling pretty good about the colors I’ve chosen.
My dear friend and self-proclaimed interior design soul sister suggested putting all the colors together to see how it flows. Seeing them all together was incredibly helpful. My first impression is that I think it actually works! I also immediately noticed how much blue I chose, which oddly enough, I didn’t realize before. It’s pretty much all blue. I kind of fell into a beach-chic theme, which I didn’t expect for our incredibly land-locked house. But I did have our previous vacations in mind when I was choosing a look. I wanted the bedroom to remind me of a lush, metro hotel room. I wanted the dining room to remind me of a warm, rich Irish B&B. I wanted the living room to be cozy and inviting like a beach house. I picked a yellow for the laundry room because yellow is supposed to be cheery and doing laundry sucks.
I’d love to hear your feedback. What do you think of the paint colors I’ve chosen so far?