A couple of months ago (how has it been that long already?) I wrote a post about choosing interior paint colors for our new home.
All those vertical paint samples above were the contenders, with the top white stripe being the trim color (SW Alabaster) and the green stripe being the kitchen cabinet color (SW Herbal Wash, but I later changed it to something even bolder).
In the end, Sherwin Williams Shoji White was the winner. I liked that it was white without being too blinding, and it was greige enough to give a little definition between the walls and trim. Funny thing is that this is the same color we chose for the exterior…this color is just that good (and it looks much whiter in the bright sunlight).
So Adam and his trusty paint sprayer got to painting, and….it’s white. Like, really white.
I knew it was going to look white, but still…it caught me off guard a little. My reaction was less of a “Yay, look how bright and neutral it is!” and more of an “Oh crap….my house is white” kinda reaction.
I do love how bright and neutral it is though, and it is what I wanted. I’m tired of trying to decorate around the color on my walls and not having any fun with the furniture and accessories. And looking at these big blank walls makes me pretty dang excited about furniture and accessories, I can’t lie.
So while it looks overly white to me right now, I keep reminding myself that we still have to add the beams and metal ceiling in the living room, the planked wall behind the fireplace, a wood ceiling in the kitchen, industrial metal railing, green cabinets and, of course, furniture and decor. It’s not going to be a big white box forever. It’ll be good.
We painted the kids bedrooms the same color, for now. I’m sure in the future they will get painted again when I get around to decorating, but for now they are super neutral as well.
We’ve started adding trim in the bedrooms (SW Alabaster), here you can see that there is a bit of definition between the trim and wall colors.
I did pick a second wall color, the office nook (in the living room), guest bath, master bathroom and bedroom are all painted Sherwin Williams Silvermist.
I love this color, there was no second guessing this one. I especially like how it looks with the stone.
(The bedroom still needs another coat…we’ll get there).
You could probably describe the color as a blue-gray, but that’s boring and not exactly true….I would describe is as more of a smoky aqua. Check it out in the bathroom (I swear it’s the same color!).
So that’s the update. This weekend Adam and his dad are installing kitchen cabinets and I can’t wait to see those babies in place!