Anybody who knows me well enough will tell you that I have OCD when it comes to planning. I try to plan out every little detail of everything so as to avoid surprises and to always be left prepared. As a result, we still do not have a date for our close (thanks, appraiser’s report!) and I am sitting here fussing over paint colors.
Our lil dream boat house needs some color therapy for sure. See, the lil ole lady (so I’m told) did not have the world’s best taste in paint colors. It looks like she picked up some cheap markers and said “oh this one!”
Since every single room in the house needs painted (including the ceilings), I decided the quickest route to my sanity is to just pick one single neutral color to get on the walls and ceilings as soon as we get the keys, and then as we live in the space, we can make a longer-term paint decision. That’s where you come in… see, I am not much for white walls or ‘real estate beige’ – however, in this situation, one of those is the logical choice to start with. So off I went to Home Depot and picked out a ton of samples of white, off-white, and tan/beige to try to make some sort of decision. Now I am just confused. I thought I’d do a nice light off-white as a happy medium between stark white and real estate beige, but now I am afraid its just going to look dingy. I’ve been staring at these paint samples. I know I can’t make a real decision until I can see them inside the house, but I need to narrow it down to a few so (1) I feel like I made some progress and (2) I’m not in there staring at 3034 different paint samples holding up real progress.
I tried as hard as I could to get some sort of digital dynamic reference for these paint samples, but alas I failed. (IF anybody knows how to do that, please comment & let me know!) So I pose the following question:
What’s your go-to whole-house would-never-hurt-you first love neutral paint color???
Think you can help me?? Comment below!
UPDATE: Color is on the wall – See more here.