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Building Our Very First Home {Part 11}

The cabinets boxes are in (!!), and the paint… ohhh the paint. We were told that picking out paint colors is really difficult, so we did a ton of research online (hello, Pinterest and Houzz) and thought we had it in the bag. No need to buy samples and try it out beforehand.

Well, the next day we came in just a bit after our painter had started and we immediately had to stop him. Our main “greige” color looked more like a powder blue and the “navy blue” powder bath looked way too bright. #gofigure #itoldyaso

So Luke and I then stopped everything we were doing and drove down to the Sherwin Williams store in Thousand Oaks, picked out more neutral paint colors and bought plenty of samples. [I should note, we chose Sherwin Williams because it’s more cost effective with our painter ]paint colors- building our very first home griege- neutrals - LocalLove805neutral paint colors - greige - building our first home - LocalLove805greige - spray river - neutral paint - building our home - LocalLove805Fortunately, Tanisha and Mark had some leftover paint from their house, so we borrowed their “greige” color (known as “Spray River”). We sampled “Spray River” along with the other colors we chose at Sherwin Williams on our walls so that we could see them in different lighting on various walls — as everyone recommends you do 😉 [spoiler alert: after all that, we ended up using Tanisha and Mark’s paint color as our main “greige”!]Cabinets - paint colors- LocalLove805greige - neutral paint colors - LocalLove805 - building our home - picking paint colorsHere are our winning paint colors (in addition to the “Spray River”):

“Colonade Grey” for the master bedroom. Which if you do your research and read a ton of blogs like I did, you’ll find this is Sherwin Williams’ most similar color to the infamous Benjamin Moore “Revere Pewter”.collonade gray - revere pewter - greige - neutral paint - LocalLove805“March Wind”, a cooler dark grey color, in the dining room.March Wind - neutral paint colors - greige - LocalLove805 March Wind - greige - neutral paint colors - LocalLove805 - building our home - picking paint colors“Swiss Coffee” as our version of white for the bathrooms and trim.Swiss Coffee - white - neutral paint - LocalLove805swiss coffee - white paint - LocalLove805 - building our home - picking paint colors

“Sea Salt” for the upstairs secondary bedroom. As you can see, this is a greenish blue color, but still super neutral.Sea salt - neutral green teal - LocalLove805 - building our home - picking paint colors“Fleur de Sel” for the two main floor bedrooms.

This was the color we stopped our painter on mid-way. We originally picked it for our main color, but it looked too powder-y; so instead, we used it in the main floor bedrooms.Fleur de Sel - neutral paint - grey blue - LocalLove805Fleur de Sel - grey blue - neutral paint - LocalLove805“Gale Force”, the blue patch painted on top, will be the powder bath. The navy blue coat underneath is the one we originally picked out from Sherwin Williams — it’s actually Pottery Barn’s “Naval” paint color.paint colors - navy blue - powder bath - building our first home - LocalLove805And now that we got the paint sorted out (thank goodness), we’re onto cabinets, hardware and lighting fixtures! Stay tuned for the next post!

But, just to hold you over until then, here’s a quick look at the progress on our cabinets thus far…Swiss Coffee - white - neutral paint - cabinetry - cabinets- LocalLove805Swiss Coffee - white - neutral paint - kitchen - cabinets - LocalLove805building our first home - LocalLove805Next, we finish the tile work and cabinets, and begin the back patio and lighting fixtures!

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Hayley {LL805}


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