our new house :: a little inspiration
We finalized the paint colors for our new home today! It was a mentally exciting and daunting task. I want a very, very light house, letting the decor bring color to the home instead of the walls. This way, I will feel the freedom to change the look of the house without having to repaint an entire wall or room. Can you tell I’ve lived in a basement for almost five years and haven’t had much sunlight?
Would you believe that I picked only three colors for our entire home! Three. This is very uncharacteristic of me, so I was pretty proud of myself!
The kitchen, living room, and dining room will be a color called Rice Grain from Sherwin Williams. We will be cutting the color by 50% to lighten things up!
We will have white cabinets and will be using fresh green ingredients as accents; limes, artichokes, avocados, green apples, fresh herbs, etc. We will be installing white bead board to lighten things up even more.
Here are the pictures that inspired the direction for our kitchen…
The bedrooms + study will be a very, very light gray called Repose Gray with Pure White ceilings, crown moulding, window trim and baseboards. Sam’s room will have orange accents and our room will have yellow accents.
Here is a glimpse of what I am talking about, minus the black accents…
Here is another glimpse of the gray + white duo I am hoping for, I love how light and clean everything looks…
The following pictures are ones that I have been coming back to again and again for more inspiration. I love the vintage touches and hope to incorporate some of these ideas throughout our new home.
Hopefully by the end of the month we will have some before + after pictures to post! I welcome all decorating ideas and suggestions from you as we attempt to make our first house into a home.