Last weekend, Joelly & I picked out paint colors for the new house. According to Martha, these are “18 go-with-everything, paint-anything, put-anywhere hues that will work in any room.” We used this palette as our inspiration, and, after a bit of deliberation, our final lineup is…(ahem):
Living room & Bathroom: “Rope” (light grey. Refer to Fig. 8).
Master bedroom & Kitchen: “Toasted Almond” (the one our house guys picked/already had on hand. A shade lighter than Fig. 10).
Dining room: “Linden” (a shade lighter than Fig. 2 but darker than Fig. 4 — or, what we refer to as “Death Cab Green”– an obscure reference to a color square from Death Cab for Cutie’s Narrow Stairs album cover, which Joel brought in to Lowe’s for color matching when painting his brother’s room a couple years back).
Loft room (guest bedroom/office): “Rainforest” (the love child of Figs. 4 & 5).
I should note that our samples of “Soothing Aloe,” “Bamboo Shoot,” “Bamboo Reed,” and “Let’s Do Lunch” were all busts.
Thankfully, we are very pleased with our final selections, and can’t wait to move in and see them showing off, which awfully handsome shades are prone to do.