Welcome to the dramatic conclusion of my living room paint saga. Okay, maybe not a saga but definitely a struggle to find the right gray paint color for my living room.
Well, friends, as I alluded to earlier this week, it seems I’ve found the perfect gray paint color for my living room. It’s not what I had originally thought or planned, but I’m super pleased with the outcome.
To backtrack a bit, when I moved in, my living room was painted a basic beige. You can see that here:
I decided to freshen things up with what I thought was a light gray color. However, I ended up with something that looked baby blue. See below. (You can also read more about that here.)
After testing at least four more colors on the wall, I found something that I liked: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
On my living room walls, this particular gray color felt like more of a putty or mushroom gray. It made me a bit nervous because it’s not what I thought I wanted. However, I happened to catch a Q&A that Nate Berkus was doing on his Instagram stories. In one of his answers, he mentioned that a putty brown/gray wall color works beautifully with an emerald green sofa. *aha moment*
With that little nugget of wisdom and my beautiful green chairs staring at me, I forged ahead.
Thankfully, I was able to repaint with just one coat, so in about two hours, I completed the entire room. Goodbye, frosty blueish gray. Hello, beautiful putty gray. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is definitely a winner!
It’s interesting how the wall color has a chameleon quality in this room. (I assume it’s because of the light.) It changes throughout the day and often looks different on one wall compared with another. But now I’m happy with how it appears from every angle.
Also, as Nate predicted, it works well with the color of my chairs. I even love how it goes with the pine garland on the mantel. (Please don’t judge me too harshly on the state of this room. After moving things around to paint and then starting to prep for holiday decor, it’s a bit of a mess. But that’s real life!)
I’m also loving how well it coordinates with my new blue entryway too!
Well, I think I can finally call this a painting win! It took me a couple tries to get there, but I’m loving the results.
What do you think?