Monday, February 18, 2013

Glimpses of Our Home & Paint Colors

 Hi everyone! I feel like a lot of the projects that I have done these first couple of months of 2013 have not had very high impact; at least blog wise.  I mean, is it really all the interesting for me to post a picture of my newly painted almost white wall? Not so much.
 
But, one of the major goals that I have almost accomplished is to paint the majority of the rooms in our home.  I started back last fall with the master bedroom and we have been gradually updating with lighter colors in the gray family.  Do you find picking paint colors difficult? I sure do! But, my husband and I both are committed to these new choices and I am so glad. For once everything looks so cohesive and fresh.
 
So, with that said, I thought I would at least share swatches of the colors we chose and how they look in our various spaces. Some pictures you have seen, but several are new to the blog.







 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 















There you have it. I have been slowly plugging along with this. I absolutely am thrilled with the colors. I was always one to pick something bolder so this is definitely a different direction for me, but I am so pleased I took the risk.  Weird, right? I consider it a risk to go so light with the wall colors. However, I have to say that our house is just average size and I am not a fan of clutter, but I do love to collect. Sometimes this isn't the best balance, but the light walls provide such a wonderful and neutral backdrop that lets every object look special. It's so interesting to see how the light plays with the new paint colors and I love that the walls now compliment and not compete with our treasures. 




P.S. If you'd like to see more of my favorite paint colors please check out my Inspired Paint Colors and Tips board on Pinterest.

 
Linking to:
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Lifehttp://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no151.html My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life Rooted In Thymevif187Liz Marie Bloghttp://www.jenniferrizzo.com/ Boogieboard Cottage”FallFridays Unfolded  http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/


 

20 comments:

  1. i just love your home! the glimpse of the fireplace and your bedroom- LOVE. and i loved this post. i may need to copy you- it was fun seeing glimpses.

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  2. Ditto for me too! Love the different shades of gray, every photo you showed is superb!

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  3. Great choices! I am finding that I really like the look of white or light coloured walls (even though I don't have them in my home) Your furnishings seem to stand out better - thanks for posting!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  4. You should now be able to link up to my party. I had to change a setting...hope this will do it. Thank you:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. love the greys! i am a grey girl too, a convert from the colour world. btw i LOVE grey owl. it is a fave of mine and it looks so good in your house! keya

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  6. Angela, your home looks beautiful. I really like your paint choices throughout your home.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Those grays look great with all your furniture. As usual your photography is wonderful and I love the way you styled your pieces. "Peace" and "Quiet" Pillows - fantastic.

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  8. I love your mix of old and new...Your home looks so inviting!

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  9. Isn't lovely what a little paint can do?? LOve what you have done. Great!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogpsot.com

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  10. Angela those are great colors. I have a friend who is thinking of going grey in her new home. I will have to share those with her. Thanx for coming to THT!

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  11. Love the colors you chose - and your vignettes are just beautiful -
    Those peace and quiet pillows are fantastic!!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  12. Everything looks lovely and I love collecting paint color ieas. Thanks!
    Enjoyed visiting and I am a new follower.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  13. I think your choices are great and yes, I think paint is the hardest to get perfect too! Love your peace & quiet pillows. Did you make them?

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  14. you have such a beautiful home. I love all the vintage pieces.

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  15. LOvely colors! Thanks for sharing! The bold blue looks awesome too!
    Stacey of Embracing CHange

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  16. I LOVE your color choices! I too have always gone bold - red dining room, gold family room, green kitchen! Now, I am repainting everything light. My kitchen is chocolate brown now. I painted it dark when I got tired of bold, but was afraid to go too light. I have about decided to lighten it up as well. I totally understand the "afraid to go light" thing! Your collections look beautiful against the grays. Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  17. Great idea for a post - I am always one to ask about paint colors, and people usually can't tell me. The house makes me swoon - absolutely beautiful!

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