Board and Batten Entry Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray – Entry Refresh with Paint.
I have a new litmus test for choosing a paint color.
It’s a true breakthrough in paint-color-choosing.
Are you ready for this revolutionary-mind-bending-breakthrough?
Can you handle the truth?
Okay. Here goes …
My new revolutionary-mind-bending-breakthrough foolproof (to me) way to choose paint is …
Does the paint color make the blue painter’s tape look good? And fashionable? And, dare I say, a color you might actually entertain to feature in your home?
I mean, come on. Just look at this picture and tell me you wouldn’t entertain painter’s tape blue as an accent color …
Am I right?
(Update: I received some questions about the black and white floral drum shade pendant light fixture. I purchased it over five years ago and, honestly, don’t recall the retailer. However, after much Google searching found a somewhat similar light fixture on Amazon (click this affiliate link) that has the same shade but with crystals.)
Now I realize refreshing the entry by swapping out one gray for another may not seem all that revolutionary. Or mind bending.
But swapping out Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray for Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray has made a big, big difference.
The entry is just so much more brighter. And lighter. Especially after I also painted the chest in matte Dorian Gray paint as well (followed by a waxing and distressing and second coat of waxing).
If you don’t believe me, let’s do a little before and after. Before …
and after …
and after …
Oh, and this is just the beginning. Of the refresh. That’s right, there will be more painting in 2018 …
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Gee Willikers says
I thought the same about the painters tape blue when I updated my house color this spring!
Just in love with yourstained glass window and of course the pendant light shade!
Like minds! Seriously, how did I not ever realize this litmus test before? 🙂
Hi Linda, I wouldn’t call myself a “gray” fan. I see way too much of it in my hair each day. I do, however like the light gray paint color very much. It really lightened up the space and made it feel very inviting. The photos on the wall are beautiful too. I am a HUGE fan of black & white photography! Can’t wait to see more in the new year.
LOL! Yes, I’m fighting that same gray hair battle as well! 🙂
Would be fibbing you if I said didn’t like gray, love the uplifting qualities it gives to an area. What a difference it made in your entry. Love how much lighter whole area looks now, good choice.. And may I say how much I love your pendant light shade, awesome girl.
I was noticing so many very nice accents you have displayed which make such a difference in any room, wonderful warm personality. Shows who lives there cares about their home.
When we finally painted our living room after living in our home 8 yrs, mostly cause I kept changing my mind what color I wanted. Finally due to what I was seeing on blogs, decided on a very light gray and it was the right choice for our living room. Actually for this part of our single wide. Our living room faces east and west which made room and rooms near it dark and dreary, plus we had a dark couch (which I hated).
Found a light colored sleeper sofa at Habitat in really good shape. Is white back ground with a light plaid design with gray which helped to lighten up the room considerably. Mr. Furry spray painted our coffee table white, an outside table which had been dark brown. Painted a few other objects in room to lighten up with wonderful difference in whole area of looking bright and fresh.
Am not a tan/beige/brown fan at all, just never could wrap my head around that brown feeling, guess was meant to be a gray person to match my hair. Am 77 now but still have brownish streaks here and there, taking it’s sweet time getting gray/silver allover.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I’m so happy you brightened things up too! I’m definitely a fan now of the warmer grays tones and have plans for more painting of rooms in 2018! And wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving as well! 🙂 Linda
Ann Collver says
Was the before color as blue as it comes across in the pictures? It does look fresher with all the lighter accents. I too like your ceiling light. Can you share where you got it. You may have and I missed it before. Thanks.
The before color definitely had more blues & purples in the gray. The new color is a warmer more greige color. As for the light fixture, I purchased it over 5 years ago and can’t recall the retailer (it may have been Lowes or Home Depot). But I did some Googling and found a similar on on Amazon at this linK: http://amzn.to/2zYAGC8
Ebony REYNOLDS says
I really like your entry way bead board with hooks, d id you make your entry way bead board?
I did! It’s actually the wall painted with a high gloss paint and the addition of some MDF boards to create the look. Oh, and lots and lots of caulk! I detail how I did it in this post and include some links to other bloggers whose tutorials I found helpful: https://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/board-and-batten-tutorial-how-to/
Lina Petrella says
Linda, I love the hooks and am looking for something similar in bronze or black. Can you share where you got them? Lina
I’m pretty sure I found them at Lowes. And if you can’t find the color you want you can always consider spray painting them!