Choosing paint colors is very hard for me. I have spent months trying to choose paint colors for this house and I’m just overwhelmed with too many choices and fear of making the wrong choice, so choosing a color for the kitchen was nearly impossible. I finally went through all of the kitchen images I had pinned on Pinterest and noticed a trend — my favorite rooms had neutral walls. That was a surprise to me because after years in rentals where I wasn’t supposed to paint, whenever I could paint, I put color on the walls. However, I decided to go with what my subconscious already seemed to know and looked for a neutral color.
I finally decided to try Valspar’s Oatlands Subtle Taupe. It goes with the current gray trend, but has warm tones to it that I really liked. I also picked up a quart of Smoked Oyster which was the adjacent color on the card in case I decided to go darker.
The result! I love it. It brightened up the room so much. The existing bluish green color was pretty, but it seemed to soak up the light in the room. The neutral gray seemed to make the room glow. What a difference!
So far, I’m really happy with the new wall color. It’s very soothing while still feeling bright and warm.
How do you feel about wall color? Do you tend to go with a neutral color and add brighter colors in other ways, or do you infuse colors with bright wall paint?