As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I’m on a white wall kick and had every intention of moving in and painting our living room bright white. Until I realized it wasn’t going to work. Did you know that white doesn’t necessarily lighten every space? It all depends on the amount of natural light and how the light reflects or “bounces”off of the walls, if it does at all . . . In our case, it doesn’t. So, it was better to go with something soft instead of stark.
(You can see the room here before I painted it.)
Our screened porch is attached to this room, which doesn’t make it the lightest and brightest even during the middle of the day. I wanted a change from the gray in our last house and started weighing my options. I kept going back to images of soft blue rooms and landed on Palace Pearl (from Benjamin Moore’s Williamsburg collection). Very light blue, with a touch of gray:
I love the idea of layering blues, but am also excited about future possibilities. . . So many pretty combos that would work with light blue walls:
This might be my new favorite “neutral” wall color. . .