pashmina, what?!

I figured it was time for some house love! I’ve been wanting to post this simple example of paint color for a while… but other things have been on my plate. Literally! Banana Bread, yes!?

My husband and I finally finished painting all the major rooms in the house.  It was a rather huge accomplishment! And I’m looking forward to the last rooms; the laundry room (yes, still searching for “the” color) and two bathrooms left, but that’s it! Yay!

We finished “Guest Room #1” a couple weeks ago and were blown away by the results.  We used the same, yes, the same-exact-color as we used in “Guest Room #2” but were amazed with the contrasting results.  I had purchased an extra gallon but only really needed a little to touch up “Guest Room #2” and figured it was a great color to paint the other bedroom.  What we’re really pleased with, and I shouldn’t be that surprised, is that the color in each room feels so different!

This is why you always take the color home, put it up in the room, and walk around, walk around A LOT… at night, during the day, midday, midnight, lights on, lights off, you get the idea… to make sure you like it. It will always look different in the room you’re painting than in the paint store. Luckily, we had “Guest Room #2” to make sure we liked the color, but it looks SO, I mean sooooo different in each room! This is a fun way, especially if you’re scared of color, to paint several rooms the same. It’s okay! Sometimes with different lighting, amount of windows, etc, it can make for a dramatic difference!

Okay, have I made you wait long enough!? First the progress of guest room #1.

Guest Room #1 – Before

Guest Room #1 – After

Alright, now we’re excited to load up the room and make people come down and stay a couple nights!! But first I’ll refresh your memory of “Guest Room #2” (geez I need to get another name for these two rooms)!  I made them a little small so you can see them in the same screen and the contrast of the same color.

Benjamin Moore AF – 100 Pashmina

vs.

Maybe I should go look at the paint cans again?!? …just in case. He he.

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