Truth be told, there was a time that I really loved the color we chose to paint Greta’s room (which is…er was Behr’s Corn Husk Green). It felt fresh compared to the dingy walls we started with and since this was the very first room we painted in our very first house, I am not surprised one bit that we went with such a vibrant green.
But now that we have lived with it for a year and a half, and we’re overhauling the whole room to make way for a princess bed and a lot of other big-girl plans, the first thing to naturally go were those corn husks. I brought home a bunch of samples and wouldn’t you know it, the one we pinned down for our mood board really was the best in the space. May I introduce you to, Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl:
I feel like we should write the rest of this post in a whisper, because this color is so soft. Greta did amazingly well sleeping amidst that vibrant green, but can you imagine coming into this 1000x calmer room to rest? Huh? Greta, you should be taking much better naps these days. Well, once I get you some curtains. Here’s an interesting comparison that shows how changing the paint color really warmed up the color of the carpet, which we had installed last year:
This wall (pictured below) is the wall the headboard will be on and it will actually be receiving a grasscloth wallpaper treatment–but I painted it anyway. Not only did I want to get a sense of the actual color of the paint–which would be hard with bright green reflecting everywhere–but I also heard that sometimes you can see the teeniest bit of wall through the cracks of grasscloth. Better safe than sorry. And better Gray Owl than Corn Husks.
Sidenote: upon further inspection of the shot taken above, I noticed that Greta had tucked all of her animals in for a nap. That little cutie.
Paint makes such a difference! Now that the room is painted, we are waiting anxiously for the fabric to arrive for Greta’s window treatments so we can get started on those. I actually had a dream about her window treatments two nights ago and woke up with a whole new plan I can’t wait to share with you. But I will. :)
Anyone else painting rooms lately? I feel like we totally snuck this room in before winter sets in for good. Clutch.