It’s true. I found the perfect warm, smokey grey paint color, and I am pretty darn excited about it. I can’t even tell you how many times I have talked about different shades of grey paint on my blog. Several. Too many in fact that I was too lazy to go find them all and link to them. So that’s a lot y’all. First let me start out by saying that I ended up not liking the color I painted the nursery a few months ago. So that’s why I sat idle and did nothing since August in her room. The last project I did in there was the Scrabble Tile Wall Art, which I do love so much, but it came down. And at first, not on my own will. Since we hung it up with heavy duty velcro, apparently that didn’t hold as well as we had hoped for, so I would not recommend that method ok? I have since updated that post to reflect the same and that it does not hold over time. So don’t use velcro if you make that project!
Moving on…I had originally painted the nursery the Ashes color from Behr. And while I said it was a true grey, it wasn’t the grey I wanted. I tried to convince myself I liked it (why do I do that??) but I never really did and that’s why I believe I just didn’t worry about getting her room done. I didn’t have a vision for the room. But NOW I do. And it all started with a trip to Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. :) But that will be for a different post.
Back to paint. I started repainting the nursery on Friday, and this my friends is what I call the perfect smokey grey paint color (custom color).
And while this may not be the most beautifully decorated photo, it at least is worthy to be saved because of the color am I right? I couldn’t wait to show you all. I just love it. It’s what I have been searching and longing for. I know that sounds silly but it’s true! It’s almost like a perfect greige too.
And just imagine that color with a very soft pale pink color as an accent–beautiful.
Oh, and for comparison, look at the Ashes color that I tried to convince myself I liked (minus the paint swatches).
Totally blue in there right? Not what I was going for. You would have thought I had a boy or something.
Now, how did I find this perfect color? Well, I was browsing around Serena and Lily the other day and saw that they have paint!! I had no idea they even sold paint but I just love their color palettes.
And I fell in love with one in particular, Mushroom.
Then I REALLY fell in love with it when I saw it painted in one of their nurseries.
Image via Serena and Lily
Gorgeous, I know. I want.
Anywho, so I ordered a sample for $6 and tested it out. It was love at first swipe. But since I am impatient and didn’t want to wait to have gallons shipped and delivered to me, I took my sample over to Sherwin Williams so they could color match it. They did a great job too and got an exact match. In fact, I even think I liked theirs a tad bit better.
I used their Duration line and love love love it.
I also chose a Matte finish (in between a flat and satin) and it’s my new favorite finish. I always love flat but it’s not the easiest to keep clean, and satin is always just a little too much sheen for my liking. The Matte is perfect try it out. It gives a very rich look to our unfortunate textured walls.
Now, here is the formula for the custom color-matched Mushroom color…
You can just print that picture out or write it down and take to Sherwin Williams and they will take care of it. This of course is for a gallon size.
So I have already done the dirty work and found the perfect smokey grey for you, aren’t you glad?! :) Of course, colors are subject to change in any home and different lighting, so paint at your own risk and please please please test it out first to make sure you love it.
I know I love it though, and here’s another picture of the room (undecorated of course).
Sorry for the big ole ladder on the wall too. That’s true Emily style. This picture just ended up being a true representation of the color so I wanted to use it.
I ordered the baby bedding and it’s on the way. That’s just Emma’s old stuff in the picture. I can’t wait to get it all in and make her bed and truly start this room now. If it turns out anything like what’s in my head, it will be pretty fantastic. :)
And I apologize for the less than stellar photos. I am having some serious issues with my camera since it was knocked over not once, but TWICE. Argh.
But oh my goodness my husband just hung up a new chandelier in here and it’s GORGEOUS!!! Can’t wait to show you. :)