A month or so before Christmas I finally took the plunge and repainted all of the slightly-too-bright-always-bothered-me-yellow that was all over our main floor. I know I gave you a little snapshot of the new colour but I never took the time to take some nice, daylight photos of each of the rooms in their lovely new gray.
So here's a little tour. Please keep in mind that the too-bright-yellow stifled my decorating and all of these rooms need some finishing up - whether it be with curtains or cushions or wall art or rugs. We've got most of the basics... now we just need the extra little details.
The yellow colour that we used to have in all of these rooms was called Sweet Buttercup and it was a CIL Smart colour from Home Depot. It was always on the too-bright side for my liking but it was the third yellow we had tried and at that point I had just said "good enough" (big mistake).
So here's a side-by-side photo of the old colour vs. the new colour.
The new colour is called Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. Except I used the colour at a half-tint or half-strength so that it would be slightly lighter. I used a flat finish since we have textured plaster walls with lots of cracks and imperfections. It's definitely a calming colour that's for sure.
Well, do you like it, do you like it, do you like it!?!?!?!
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