Back in June I shared a mood board for our master bedroom. I had two phases, the first being a general freshening up with paint and curtains. Every time I sat down to blog about it, I stopped myself, and I couldn't figure out what was holding me back. Until a couple weeks ago I realized what it was.
I hated the color.
I had chosen Benjamin Moore's Conventry Gray with the idea of going with a gray, blue and coral color scheme. After the color was on the wall, it just felt too cold and sterile to me.
I decided to start looking into the "greige" colors-- beige grays. These are the colors I started flirting with
(This picture is really not a good representation of the colors. If you are interested in their true tones, I would highly reccommend getting your own samples)
At first I was torn between the Revere Pewter and the Edgecomb Gray, however I felt like the former was too dark and the latter too light. While I was flipping through the new Pottery Barn catalogue, I noticed wall color they used, SW Pediment, seemed like a nice mix of the two, while still being gray.
I've taken the day off from work and I'm repainting the bedroom again. Here is hoping the second time is a charm.
The good news is I am still loving our bedspread that I scored for $60 at Marshalls. It's a beautiful navy blue with a large floral print.
My favorite part is it is reversible. If I am feeling sassy, I can flip it over for a geometrical design.
It reminds me of this picture I snagged from Centsational Girl as an inspiration for the bedroom.
How about you? Have you ever picked a color that made you cringe after wards?
Always & Forever,