Ready for some before and after pics? Like I showed you a couple of weeks ago, after slipcovering our sofa we decided to re-paint the living room & entry way walls a darker gray. The color we had was way too light and blue for the new beige slipcover. Although I liked how the color looked in the entry way, something was always off in the living room. Since we didn’t want to have different colors in the living room and entry way we decided to let go of the light blue color. Instead, we picked a darkish pure gray, (it’s as pure as a gray can be, meaning that it doesn’t have any green/blue/pink undertones).
When we paint a room, we always do the following: push furniture to the middle and tape around trim & edges. We usually don’t bother covering the floor anymore but we have yet to master cutting in sans tape (except for our windows, because the trim is made of metal so they’re easy to clean if we need to). Regarding brushes and rollers, we use three: a brush for the edges, a small roller to further cut into the room, and a big roller for everything else. I usually handle the brush and Andoni has the big roller; we both take turns with the small roller – unless we can convince someone to help us paint!
Taped off edges/trim
We moved everything to the middle and removed the curtains.
But anyway, here are the results…
The pass-through window to the kitchen will be centered just above this table
Although we still have stuff to do (like adding the pass through and pops of color here and there because it’s all very neutral right now), I think we’ve come a long way:
Do you guys have any tips on how to incorporate color into a neutral room? I’m all ears!