I am pumped . . . the painter is coming this Saturday to paint our office! I am so excited for a little color in this room! It's long overdue. So this past weekend, we spent some time trying to find the perfect gray paint. I think gray may be the hardest paint color to pick out.
Here's what we had to choose from.
We had some leftover Benjamin Moore samples back from when we were trying to find the perfect gray for our bedroom (blogged about here). The 5 swatches in the top row were the leftovers. We tried the bedroom cast-offs first. We both agreed none in the first batch made our skirts fly up.
Since the first round was a bust, we consulted the trusty fan deck and bought 5 more colors to see how those would work. Yep, that's right, I tabbed the contenders.
They second round colors are on the bottom row. They were much more in line with what we had in mind.
The color swatches are in the same order in the photos. I just like to see how they look on different walls/in different light. (The square in the very bottom right corner in the picture below isn't paint -- it's a shadow from the treadmill.)
These pictures aren't perfect, but are pretty close to the actual paint color (except for number 4 -- it doesn't read that green in person). These were taken in the evening with no natural light and the flash off.
In case you are looking for a gray, here are the colors we tried (all Benjamin Moore):
1. Metro Gray
2. Stormy Monday
3. Silver Dollar
4. Silver Fox (which was also the nickname of my 8th grade science teacher. Weird, I know).
5. Pigeon Gray
6. Silver Chain
7. Smoke Embers
8. Stonington Gray
10. Revere Pewter
Now that we've had a couple of days to live with the colors in all hours of the day, we both agree that number 8, Stonington Gray, is the winner. 6 and 7 were close runner-ups. If you have any experience with any of these colors, let me know -- we have a couple more days before we have to purchase the paint.
I am definitely looking forward to some sweet after pics!