Well, if you follow me on my Business Facebook page you know that I did get my family room painted before the weekend birthday celebrations.
Well, this isn’t a huge stunning reveal as the difference is quite subtle, but I was just wanted to eliminate the yellow tone of the walls for a neutral that had more grey in it. As you will see from the photos below I have red toned hardwood floors and cabinetry so I have to keep some warmth in the paint colour.
New Colour – Grant Beige
To refresh your memory this was the original paint colour – Danville Tan HC -91 from Benjamin Moore.
Old Colour – Danville Tan
And I thought I was going to use Revere Pewter HC-172, also Benjamin Moore, but once I had it up on the walls it was far too blue.
There is a reason why I tell my clients to test a colour on a couple of walls and to live with it for a day or two. You can check it in daylight, at night and on a sunny and cloudy day and see how it transforms. Revere pewter looked great on the window walls but really blue on the walls opposite the windows. A very good reminder not to skip this step.
So back to the paint deck and the winner was – Grant Beige HC-83 As you can see not that different from Revere Pewter but a touch warmer and that made all the difference in my room. I’d say it’s really a linen shade.
It really just freshened it up the room (not too sure why the paint colour is reading aqua above the sofa, must be my camera doing something with the light as it doesn’t appear like that in real life at all).
So where are you doing your spring painting?