You know how you start a small home improvement project and it morphs into redoing half your house? Our downstairs has been a mixture of brown and tans/creams for years and it’s starting to feel as though we’re living inside a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. And although that is my favorite candy, I don’t want to live in Hershey’s world any longer. That grew into, “Well, we would have to repaint the tan also and get rid of the whole two-toned color scheme in the foyer and the kitchen.” And that grew into, “Well, we’d also have to paint the office and get rid of the brown accent wall. And that grew into, “Well, we should probably just go ahead and paint the dining room also because it’s going to stand out too much against the new colors.
And I think I want every room to be the same color: consistency throughout the entire downstairs. The one above is from the front door and is the foyer, from which you can see the living room straight ahead.
Here’s the office, which is to the left of the front door and directly across from the dining room: Here’s the living room from the angle of the foyer and from the other doorway which leads into the kitchen: The paint on the living room walls has the sponge effect which probably went out of date 10 years ago. Our kitchen is open with a 20 ft. ceiling and a keeping room on the side, and a breakfast area/bay window.
You also can see the walls upstairs, which is probably the next place this painting project will expand to. Please ignore the stripe of Revere Pewter that was painted next to the ovens. We’ve been replacing appliances as they die, so when our refrigerator died a couple of years ago we replaced it with an LG French Door that I just love.
Editor’s Note: We ultimately selected Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray, a lovely greige color that flowed throughout the house.