I knew I wanted to paint in the new place, and was more than happy to do it myself, but when the Hubby struck a deal we couldn't refuse with the painters, I was more than happy to hand that part over to them.
The professionals did the three big rooms: the Living Room, Baby Bear's room, and the Master Bedroom. I am planning on painting the bathrooms, but since they are small and I couldn't decide on a paint color for the Master Bath in time I will do those later.
The Living Room is painted "Lyndhurst Gallery Beige" by Valspar (Lowes).
Baby Bear's room gets the award for Most Adorable Paint Color Name Ever with "Sea Tickle" by Valspar (Lowes).
I wanted a nice semi-muted aqua color to really add a playful feel to what will be a playroom/bedroom for our growing toddler. I love how happy it is, and it makes me, and Baby Bear, smile every time we go in there!
For the Master Bedroom, we went with Chromium by Valspar (Lowes).
I love the color we just painted the Living Room in our current place, but I think it would have been too dark in the new Bedroom. I couldn't find the swatch, but I was smart enough to write the name on the paint can we had used (Grey Plank by Valspar). When we got to Lowes, I couldn't find that color in any of the greys. I asked the guy at the counter if I was remembering the name right and he was able to find the swatch on their paint color ring (apparently they no longer keep that particular swatch out.) I asked if he could find out the color one step lighter than "Grey Plank", and apparently it is this one.
The last paint I chose is called "Light Marine" by Waverly (Lowes).
I chose this for the Hall/Guest Bath, although I haven't painted in there yet. I like the nice soothing feel of this muted blue (it's lighter in person than above) and I think it will be nice in the small bathroom accented with crisp white linens and silver accents. I love the color Katie used in the Master Bathroom of their old house.
I haven't decided on what color to use in the Master Bath. I am sort of thinking of doing horizontal stripes in the same grey we used on the walls, or maybe go another shade lighter for more of a tone on tone look like this from John & Sherry. (Oops, think I just dropped some names there...)
Or, maybe a solid grey with a lovely striped shower curtain like this:
|West Elm Horizontal Stripe Shower Curtain|