The first significant change in the house — painting the glossy, patchy, pastel blue living room a warm grey. Seeking a color that would be warm but bright, compliment every season, and show off any painting in the rotating art gallery, I went with Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist. It’s light and airy during the day when it has natural sunlight pouring in and it grows much darker with a touch of sultry at night with lamp light. Clean white trim and a white matte ceiling (BM Simply White) plays with the grey beautifully.
Every surface in this room needed spackle and every window frame needed caulk. Painting becomes a beautiful therapy when it transforms a cracking, neglected room into a calm, finished gathering space.
I’m particularly looking forward to watching the grey evolve as we add our rotating art gallery, more bookcases (of course), and a green accent wall.