April 17, 2013

**Oh, How Pinteresting!!**

Since we started the move over the new house, I was on Pinterest yesterday looking for a new color to paint the third bedroom. The room is on the small side and is currently painted a dark red. I'm not a fan of the color at all and I think that it would really open up and brighten the room if we paint it a much lighter, neutral color.

Here is a picture of the room right now (the furniture in the room is not ours, this is a picture from the previous tenant.)

I know that grays are in right now and I'm a HUGE fan. 

After doing a little research online, I came across a website called Houzz.com. I'm not sure if anyone else has ever heard of it, but I think it might be my new favorite website! There are thousands of pictures of rooms that have been redone by various designers. You can ask questions about the furniture or other accents they used and some of them already list things like paint color, etc. I think it's a great resource for those who are looking to redesign.

I pinned several rooms to get some ideas on which gray to choose.

1509 Spanish Moss by Benjamin Moore 

Arctic Gray by Benjamin Moore

Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore AC 30

Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams

Cliffside Grey by Benjamin Moore

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Topsail by Sherwin Williams

Right now I'm kind of leaning toward Top Sail or the BM AC 30. Does anyone have any experience painting with grays? I would love to hear your recommendations!

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(Sorry for the old school pins, I'm still trying to figure out the new code!)


Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love all these grays! If/when we repaint our house we are hoping to go with a gray theme! :)

Lisa said...

Since you're painting over red, you might need a primer underneath. Or you can paint the wall yellow then grey. Yellow covers most everything.

The Pink Growl said...

Love the greys! I am thinking of doing my bathroom this color too.

Sarah at LOVE, sje said...

I LOVE houzz.com! That site has some great ideas.

Nicole said...

I love the Article Gray and Quiet Moments colors! I'm totally into this grey trend for home decor.

Wine and Summer said...

Love the greys! They are gorgeous! You are making me want to redecorate!

Jen said...

I love all of these, but especially the first picture.

Lori Vann said...

Everytime I thought I said "oh that one is my favorite", the next photo would appear. I like the bluish-grey tones the best!

Kristen said...

I am obsessed with houzz.com!!! & I love grey rooms! I think the Benjamin Moore AC 30 is my fave!

Elizabeth @The Better Belle Project said...

I've heard of houzz, but have never used it! I'll have to look at it when we get to picking out stuff for the new place! LOVE the greys! I've been pushing for a grey bedroom for the next house :)

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