As you guys know, I repainted my downstairs living areas (living/dining, kitchen, and family room). I’ve been holding out on showing you the spaces mostly because with the holidays and and all of the decorations that come along with them, I wanted the spaces to be free and clear of any of it.
The above image is what my living looked like when it was painted Sherwin Williams Toasty (6095)
Today I’m showing you the living and dining room that were painted Virtual Taupe by Sherwin Williams. The color is part of the gray family on the paint deck. It’s a really great neutral that will pretty much go with any color you put with it. It satisfies my love of brown without having any of the different undertones that you find when choosing browns.
It’s a must that this carpet comes up soon!
The dresser is making it’s way back to my bedroom
Both the chandelier and ceiling fan will be replaced
All of the doors and trim are painted Aesthetic White (7035)
As you can see, my living and dining rooms are not large at all!
Now that the rooms are painted, I need to tackle the honey oak banisters. I’m thinking of staining, but I also have to paint the white railing on the opposite wall. With that in mind, I may just paint both Well-Bred Brown (7027) by Sherwin Williams.
I took the picture below to try and show you how the color in the kitchen looks from the living room. For some reason, it does not show well. Hopefully by spring, I’ll have better light so you can see both colors the way I see them. The color used in the kitchen and family room is Accessible Beige (7036) and I’ll talk more about those rooms in another post.
Before I decided on the paint color, you may remember how I tested the colors out first
I also carried the swatches around in my purse and pulled them out every time I saw something I liked for my home just to check and see if the paint worked with the item. Paint is indeed the cheapest way to update a space, but it can also be the hardest thing to get right. So make sure before slapping a coat of paint up on the walls because you like what you see in a magazine or in someone else’s home, that the color is going to work in your home too!