The Before: Dark Colors are not the best in Oregon where in the winter it can be cloudy and gray many many days in a row. I wanted to brighten up the family room for a light and airy feel.
after seeking some inspiration on pinterest, we decided we really liked Benjamin Moore's Stonington Gray.
So we got some paint samples for $3.00 and some white posterboard. We bought Stonington Gray and another option. Once it was ready and dry we put them up on the walls to see what it looked like. I felt like it was too dark, it matched the hue of the green on the walls already and I didn't want it that dark.
Instead of going with a whole other color I decided to buy the paint color at a 50% hue instead of 100% . I thought this would be a good solution. Since the wall color was so dark to begin with we also bought a thick primer with a tint of Stonington Gray.
Beginning with the primer:
We have the most amazing family ever who helped us conquer the kitchen, family room, office and bedroom all in a week!
Brian also got some white paint and did 3 coats of white on the fire place.
It is a little more blue than I would have hoped for but overall I really love it, it feels so much more us already!