Happy short work week! We’re starting to pack for our families Thanksgiving feast in Chicago and hope you’re getting your stretchy pants ready and cleaned for Thursday as well, but wanted to stop in to share a post or two before the food coma sets in! Since we’ve now shared pictures of the whole house, we wanted to wrap it up with our color scheme. A little backwards, but that’s how we roll sometimes. Let’s start with paint!
We wanted to keep the main living areas a neutral color, so chose a color by Sherwin Williams called Requisite Gray. I LOVE the color and how it look gray, tan or slightly purple depending on the light.
We accented the walls with blue, purple and white decor with pillows, curtains and our picture frame gallery wall. Our furniture is a neutral tan and dark brown/black so the pop of blue and purple color works great without committing to a large scale or expensive piece of furniture.
Next up, Paige’s bedroom got a pop of blue color on the walls with Sherwin Williams Blissful Blue.
We chose a soft and a bold accent for this room, using soothing green colors and stark gold to mix mine and Paige’s style. This blue definitely came out brighter than expected, but for a small room it’s great to bring some personality and bliss. Do-you-see-what-I-did-there?
The other original pop of color was in Jodie’s room. I went for a sophisticated girly room with the purple color on the walls accented with whites, grays and blacks. A bit of brown and wood tones are added in as well to keep the room from looking like a little girls room and more like a 25 year old’s cozy space.
Since the third bedroom was being used as an office/guest room, we wanted to keep the flow from the living room and hallway going but added a dark accent wall to spice things up. I LOVE both these colors and will definitely keep them for any future design plans! We used blues and greens to accent the room with pillows and decor again to tie in the rest of the home to this space.
Last but not least are the two bathroom colors, Behr’s White Fur and Pale Sky. These were added and completed last, but we kept the neutrals going in the small space with an off white and a lighter blue paint.
We picked this color using our mom’s recommended technique- holding up a few swatches to our face and looking in the mirror! If you’re getting ready in the bathroom all the time, you want a color that will compliment your complexion and hair. This may sound funny, but imagine doing your makeup in a lemon yellow room- You’d look pretty goofy once you got out into the natural light. Then you just have to hope your best friend is with you to tell you to wipe off that pound of blush you put on. Finding a complementary color has been proven (by us of course) to help decrease bad-hair-makeup-dont-have-anything-to-wear days. You’re welcome.
Since we have a smaller house, we wanted to keep the color palate neutral to ensure a nice flow, but added a bit of personality in the bedrooms with popular colors that were already throughout the house. All of the colors have the same undertone, so even though they may seem a bit bold, they still coordinate with one another. The kitchen which was not listed is painted an off white, and was the only room as renters we were not allowed to touch. Although some of the rooms with color will have to be painted a more neutral tone before we leave, we made sure the get the main colors approved by our landlord before painting so those can stay (tip for any other renters out there wanting to paint)! Saves us time and money and that way everyone’s happy : )