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Painting {opinions please}

I finally started one of the final house projects on my list for this year, painting the house. It took me much too long to find a paint color I would want throughout all the main living areas. I settled on Sherwin Williams Creamy after deciding a pure white would not work in my humble abode. My first plan was to paint EVERYTHING this creamy color, but after seeing last months House & Garden I decided to try out keeping the trim dark.

I LOVED everything about this home feature especially the paint colors. I am honestly on the fence on what I think about it in my own home. I feel the contrast might be too jarring. The paint they used has a little more greige undertones than mine, but it's close-ish. I could lighten the trim a couple of shades which sounds like so much work, paint it out cream like my original plan, or keep it as is. Maybe once I put everything back in and add my many layers of decor it will give me the feel I so adore about the House & Garden home. What are your thoughts? For now I am at a stand still on painting till I make a decision. Oh, and I can't tell you how happy I am to get rid of the paint that was there. Although nice, I never liked the yellow undertones it cast during certain times of day. I am sure some of you will like the old color better, but I am in dire need of a change and the old paint is a mess after all these years. All my favorite homes that I see are light and bright so I decided to give it a go.

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The paint contrast is absolutely STUNNING!!! I say YES to the paint and trim choice. Such a classic and timeless combination. Go for it, Paula! I love it.

Keep the grey trim; it's chic. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Paula, I love the colors and would keep them! I think I may use them in my own home! Very lovely and inviting.

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermegan @ a life's design

Looks like I'm not alone in my opinion to keep the dark trim. It looks really great.

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Vintique Object

I think that will be very nice! It might looked darker and night and lighter in the day even than those photos show. What a great idea!

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Thanks for the post loaded with so many information on wall paint.Stopping by the post helped me to get what I was looking for.

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwall paint

Love it!! Perfection.

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

absolutely gorgeous! It looks so calming.

April 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBETH

I LOVE the color of the trim! LOVE!

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