Paint For The Boys Room

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?  : )

Written by Grace

 

2 Responses to “Paint For The Boys Room”

  1. Muffet December 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Honey, if you NEED to paint, you are welcome at my house anytime, day or night! I still have 4 large rooms and 3 bathrooms wearing builders grade flat white!

    • Grace December 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Muffet, HA! This made me laugh! Painting is calming to me. 🙂

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