Yesterday I mentioned my quest
to find the perfect gray-green paint for our upstairs bathroom.
I found this list of sage greens on Pinterest.
We’d be living in our car if there was no Pinterest.
I had chosen my front runner last night,
but I had to wait to see the paint chips in our bathroom in the day.
We started eliminating the ones that were clearly wrong —
maybe too dark or too yellow to make the cut.
Our paint mustn’t be too green, either, as I wanted a gray-green.
We finally ruled out the rest of the unwanted colors,
settling on this pair, for both the wall + the ceiling.
Unusual Gray, left, + Contentment, slightly lighter for the ceiling.
Not so fast.
Soon I had myself fearing that Contentment was too dark on the ceiling
+ wouldn’t provide enough contrast with the walls.
Here’s where it gets a little crazy.
I told G.O. to ask the paint guy at Sherwin-Williams to lighten it by 50%.
He was not on board, but I assured him that this was a thing,
+ that the popular bloggers do it!
To ease his mind (+ mine), I called Sherwin-Williams to confirm.
Yes, they do it.
See for yourself:
Here are the cans, waiting for their thumbs up or down by me:
Disclaimer: as greens tend to do,
Unusual Gray looked more gray in the light of the kitchen (below)
+ more green in the bathroom.
Here’s the first bit of Contentment on the ceiling:
It’s a dark + gloomy day, so I’m sure the colors will change
when/if the sun finally opts to shine again.
That bathroom is super bright
because of a solar tube that G.O. installed in the ceiling.
Excuse the unusually bad photo, but here ’tis:
He needs to install the panel thing, of course.
When the sun’s shining, that room is so bright —
the kind of bright that has you reaching for the light switch!
I’ll have to ask G.O. about the solar tube
so that I can share with the class.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of additional photos of our bathroom.
Our white vanity from is from IKEA:
I forget its Swedish name, but it has 2 drawers.
I super love its vanity top, which is similar to this:
The black + white tiles are period-appropriate to our house:
I think Lowe’s has them in stock,
but we got ours from Tile Outlet in Chicago.
Anyway, it’s time to climb those stairs again
+ inspect G.O.’s progress.
Stay tuned for more ‘after’ updates!