Color Me Crazy!

Ever since we moved into our house and painted the main living area aqua, I have wanted to tone it down. Don’t get me wrong… that is my FAVORITE color. It just overwhelmed the space. I wanted the house to be more neutral with colorful accents.

So, a few weeks ago, I got a little itch and I painted EVERYTHING… by myself… in a week.

Before: (Sherwin Williams Raindrop)

After: (Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray)

(UGH, as I look I this I just think about how desperately we need new furniture/slipcovers/paint jobs/whatever!) The curtains here are a GIANT drop cloth from Home Depot that I cut in half and hung just like I did the previous ones. The other ones may get used in the guest/office room. Or our room. Or the kid room. Or somewhere.



The color is actually 2 shades lighter than what our kitchen was (Sherwin Williams Mega Greige). I LOVE IT! Obviously, we need to do a lot more work to the living room, but it really opens up the space and makes the color that is in there POP! And I love how pretty our wedding pictures look with it.

And since we didn’t want an entirely neutral house… (At that point the only room with an actual “color” was the guest room.)

Before: (Sherwin Williams Mega Greige)

We painted the kitchen too!

After: (Sherwin Williams Rainwashed)

Forgive how cluttered our kitchen looks… it really isn’t that bad. We do need more storage. I still like the backsplash with it, but one day that might change… haha. Probably.


We still LOVE the old kitchen color, so we may use it somewhere else. Or I’m thinking some stripes would be awesome somewhere with the Agreeable Gray and the Mega Greige.


The color is really pretty and goes well with neutral living room. It is Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams. I love me some rain paint colors apparently. And for those of you who read Bower Power, this color is almost identical to what she painted her office (Ben Moore Palladian Blue). I actually pulled that swatch, but since it was so similar to the Rainwashed swatch, I didn’t even get a sample.  I’m not sure about the brown borders on the artwork. (I took those pics btw, in college.) And I DISLIKE the green chairs with it. But, I really want a new table and chairs, so those might just stay green for a while.

I’m really liking the yellow accents in here! I also think red would be really fun. Especially since we have some red in the living room. However, those red chairs WILL get a makeover one day, so I don’t know.

With this swap, we will be able to paint the art room and not have it clash! And also, probably repaint the guest room. I’m thinking of using the leftover Raindrop blue paint (original living room color) and cutting it with some white for the guest room.

Oh and P.S. all of our paint was matched to Glidden from Home Depot. Mostly just because we live within walking distance of a Home Depot and I like Glidden.