Well, after looking at all the different paint samples on the wall for two full days, we decided against all of them. Seriously. One by one they were taken off the wall. Some went right away and others took longer. But we both knew, we hadn't found our colors yet.
Gray is a toughie. There isn't one true gray. It can look blue or brown or pink or green. This morning, I learned that even more when I took a trip to Ace Hardware and picked up another dozen shades of gray from the Benjamin Moore collection.
..okay, maybe two--but they are VERY close. Whitestone is a pinch cooler or Harbor Gray is a teensy bit warmer, either way--these are the top contenders. I'll leave it up to Chris to make the final call. And although the majority favored us starting in our bedroom, we think we are going to start in the front. Originally we thought that we would have colors picked out for every room, but alas...that isn't the case. We want to make sure whatever we DO choose to paint the bedroom/nursery/bathroom lends itself very well to ol' Whitestone or Harbor Gray. We want everything to feel cohesive so we are starting with what we KNOW we like and hopefully we'll be inspired along the way. We'll get the winning gray color-matched at Lowe's to Olympic NO-VOC paint so we don't have fumes smacking us in the face, plus, our wallet will thank us. Let the painting COMMENCE!