Saturday, October 15, 2011

Any guesses?

I plan on repainting most of my house. I'm ready for a fresh new palette and I think I've finally got Ross on board (and by on-board I mean he's decided to keep quiet when I talk about it and resist giving me a speech on my fickle ways.)

I want this wall color. I mean what would you call it? Just like an off white right? Any paint geniuses with an opinion? My research is making me think I might want Benjamin Moore's Ivory white, or white linen, or cloud white.... but I can tell this is going to be an ulcer-causing decision for me. It's been happening in my head for like a year now. I really want it to be DONE happening by the end of this one.

Here are a couple of other's I like...
This one is Linen White.... obviously you never really know from a monitor though...

This last one is more gray of course...

3 comments:

Kym said...

my mom doesn't read blogs so she'll never see this, but she's a painting genius. She'd even go in to the store with you to help since she probably wouldn't know a name by heart. And she would probably paint, too, if you were really nice to her. :) She's spent the last 45 years doing it all herself. Seriously, talk to her at church tomorrow. And my tip is.... have you looked at Restoration Hardware. They only have a couple colors, but they are beautiful. I've bought their littlest samples and have them color matched. Good Luck!!

Melissa said...

Hi Lillie. Painting is one of my favorite things to change. And my husband sounds like yours. Poor things, they just don't get the fun of changing things up or that we like to enjoy the space we live in all day every day! Some of these look a lot like Ballet White from Benjamin Moore. My friend painted her house with that as the main and then a brighter white for the trim and it looks amazing. Good luck and have fun!

Megan Daly said...

Ok. I have heard a lot of great things about Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee. I hear it is the Best White, also via, Me Oh My blog. That is her paint in her whole house. So I justed painted our family room this Swiss Coffee and LOVE IT!

You should check it.
Megs

Also painting trim and doors with extra shine make them POP ;)