12 Dec Paint For The Boys Room
chalk art by Kat Phillips, TheGrayAttic.com
I’ve got some goodness going in the girls room (coming soon), and I felt like I needed to show some love in my boys room, too. Before we moved into this house, I would come over at night and paint with a flashlight and go home when I got too tired. (we didn’t have electricity here yet) You can see in this photo the chalkboard map wall I made for them.
This is the larger of the kids rooms, but it only has two windows so there is not a ton of natural light in there. I feel like the current wall color with the black wall in the same room just feels too dark. Therefore, I’m thinking I need to lighten up the other three walls.
When I’m trying to decide on a paint color, here’s what I do.
I paint big swatches on the wall and look at it in the morning, mid-day, and night, taking note of which one I like the best at different times of the day. I also usually paint more than one wall to see how the color looks at different angles/different parts of the room. Usually, I give myself a couple of days to make a decision. It may just be me, but I have found that my more rash painting decisions end up getting changed a little faster.
As you can see, I’m a little torn between going with a lighter version of what I have (Valspar Fairmont Penthouse Stone), which is kind of a taupe-y tan, and something more grey with some blue in it.
I’ve pretty much ruled out “White Ice” as it is too white, and I think the taupe is probably just another color I will feel is too dark. Earlier this year, I used “Pearl Gray” in a client’s kitchen, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. It looked amazing! The color changes in the light, and it is just fab. For the tan colors, I think “Woodrow Wilson Putty” is the top contender. It’s been a couple of weeks since I painted something (ha!) so maybe I’ve got a little bit of an itch?
Plus isn’t this what you think about in December? Painting rooms? : )