Paint Refresh

With our City House sitting on the market with no offers yet we have been at a cross roads with our Dream Home projects. We don’t want to tie up too much money in new projects while we are still carrying a second mortgage. But as you know we like working away at the new house and have a hard time holding back or neglecting it while waiting to offload The City House.

A cheap way to pack some punch in the home is with paint. And as you have probably noticed, I’m not shy with paint, nor intimidated. I actually enjoy having a freshly painted house. And if it were up to me, I would probably change decor and update each room every year or two.

Our main level has gotten a lot of attention the passed 2 years. We have redone the kids’ rooms, updated furniture, painted laundry rooms and bathrooms. But we had yet to touch our main living space walls. The reason being, its a huge job. Our entry, living room, dining room, kitchen and 2 hallways all flow together. Making it an “all or nothing” paint job. It wasn’t an immediate priority when we first moved it but as we completed more and more projects and got closer and closer to the look we wanted it was more and more obvious that it needed to be moved up on the priority list.

The color was “wheat field” and it was a yellowish brown. Not a terrible color by any means, just not what I wanted. I found the artwork and furniture just kind of blended into the walls, instead of having any impact. Our main floor color pallet has been mostly cool colors, so the warm yellow just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

It was time to kiss the wheat fields goodbye and head to the Home Depot for some much needed paint and supplies. And over the next week, we watched the space transform.

We went with Behr Ultra paint (my personal favourite) and the color choice is “Cosmic Quest”. Its a medium grey color with a hint of a blue undertone. Definitely on the cool side of the color wheel and with the main floor being primarily blue and green accents it seemed only fitting to have a bit of blue to match.

It changed the entire look and feel of the main floor. Everything seemed brighter and most crisp. Colors pop against the grey instead of blending in all together (check out the green vase in the photo against the wall!). Even the wood floors have changed colors based on the new walls. Not all our art work is up on the walls again (some is actually at the City House for staging reasons) but as we move forward at the Dream Home you will be seeing a lot more of this new wall color.

Here are a few extra photos of the main floor paint job. Hope you all enjoy! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop them below!



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