Moving on to the guest bedroom! Here’s a little secret about me: I’m colorblind. Not fully, I still see in color but sometimes I don’t catch the undertones in some swatches that I look at because I’m red/green colorblind. That makes our paint selections quite… interesting sometimes because a color that jumps out at Joey could look bland to me or vice versa. By the end of the trip to get paint, we usually end up staring at one another in the store and leave empty handed!
I have recently discovered Sherwin Williams’ app called the ColorSnap Visualizer and man, this thing helps me out a TON. It’s so nice to actually be able to see the colors I like virtually displayed in a whole room because that way, I can get a better idea of the tones since it’s shown on a bigger scale.
I was playing around with colors and settled on a color called Cocoa Whip. Here’s what it looks like in the app:
It’s definitely a lot darker than I thought it would be, but I still like it! The room is not that big, so I want it to feel cozy but not too smashed. I love how it makes the white trim pop, giving the room crisp, fresh lines.
The color also has to work well with Gale Force, since they’re going to be right up against each other. I want the transition to be natural, not like I’m walking out of one house and into another. For now, this is the front runner! If I still like it by payday on Friday, it’s probably going to be a green light.
Any particular Sherwin Williams colors you love that would complement my hallway? Do share!
Remember this post from earlier this year when I was contemplating which color to choose for our guest room? Surprise surprise, I changed my mind! I decided to focus on a different area upstairs first. My original game plan had been to spruce up the guest room but since I had been working on the wainscoting trim in the hallway for a lifetime and a half, I really wanted to add color and ‘finish’ that section.
I had put swatches of a bunch of neutral warm tones against the white wainscoting for a few
days weeks to see what spoke to me and to see what I wanted for that area and I absolutely hated everything. I am a neutral color girl through and through and the fact that nothing was jumping out at me was grating on my nerves. I drove two people in my life particularly crazy over this decision because I could.not.decide. and this went on for a good two months.
I realized I needed something different and rich up there, because I obviously needed to be pushed out of my comfort zone with this one. We originally decided on Gale Force for the accent wall in the guest room, but I was over my parents talking about the colors and in passing said “maybe that would look nice in the hallway”. They both said YES. DO IT. I asked Joey what he thought, and he loved the idea, too! (I think he was mostly happy I didn’t want to go neutral, heh.) Once we actually decided on it, I was so pumped to get started!
Here we are all taped off and ready to go!
And here is the after!
I am completely in love with this hallway now. Since our walls were light to begin with, no priming was needed and it only took two coats. In some lighting it looks more green, in other lighting it looks much more blue. It was exactly what I was looking for. Rich and elegant, not harsh and garish (which was my main worry with going dark). A coordinating color that goes with Gale Force (thank you, internet!) is Shiitake by Sherwin Williams. We will be painting the foyer that color at some point when we hire some experts because twenty-foot walls? No thanks.
I’m excited for the next project, which will be the guest room this time!