I’m totally eating my words in today’s post. A few years ago, I really couldn’t get on the ‘gray paint’ train. I loved our tan walls and always thought they felt warmer than gray tones which seemed damp and cold to me.
Tan does still seem warmer to me, but guess what?! We’re painting most of the rental house gray. I KNOW! If you had told me a few years ago I’d be painting so many rooms gray, I NEVER would have believed you.
I found the perfect shade of gray paint though: Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. It’s light enough that it doesn’t overpower the room.
I’ve heard others rave about this paint color for a while, and I was all ehhh that’s nice but you know, it’s still GRAY. Well, yes, it is, but it’s gorgeous, and I love it. It’s a great neutral and is playing well with our white/black/wood furniture. It’s definitely ‘agreeable’.
Doesn’t it just look perfect with the black iron railing?!
I really like the old doorbell chimes.
I’m definitely a white woodwork kind of girl, and I still prefer white doors. We’ll just ignore this wood one because there’s nothing to be done about that when you’re renting.
Here’s the (oily, seriously WHAT is that on the wall above the banister?!) pale yellow ‘before’. You can even catch a peek of that cute old phone booth at the top of the stairs. (Update: See the finished hallway here.)
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If you’re painting around curves like we were with this window around the top of the door, this tape is THE BEST thing ever for taping around curves. It actually tapes with the curve. I loooove it.
You may notice the red is gone in the dining room, too. Yahoo! More to come on that.
Decorating is a funny thing, but changing it up is all part of the fun. Trends can come and go, but our own styles tend to change a bit over time, too. This will be a fun test to see if we love the gray after we live with it for a while or if we’re ready to get back to the Camelback walls in our Milwaukee house.
What do you think? Are you all in on gray paint or a tan fan forever? Did you ever vow to never paint your walls a trendy color only to eat your words a few years later?
You can catch up on other posts about the rental house here:
- A before and after tour of our rental house
- Kyrpton blue painted bathroom
- The painted kitchen: Aesthetic White
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