When researching for the blog one day, I came across the image of this room with light grey walls and darker grey trim and doors, and it struck an immediate chord with me.
image via: Still Inspiration
At the time we were looking at a different house than the one we purchased and it's style was perfect for a modern French country vibe which has a lot of whites, greys, blues, and light colored wood. Instead of the light grey on the walls, I wanted to do white with grey trim and doors. Once we moved on to this house (#theshorttpickenshouse) I decided to stick with the white walls and grey trim idea. Our plans are to either resell or rent out this place in a few years so although my hubby has given me free design reign, (woot woot!!!) I have to keep in mind other buyers or renters that may be coming in after us and try to make it appealing to them as well. That means I'll be keeping it somewhat neutral while trying to put my own personal touch on it.
As much as I love white walls and their versatility and have shared my love for them here on the blog, everyone is doing it and it makes me want to do something different. So the grey trim and doors is my little something different even though the idea isn't original to me. ;) If you remember from the initial home tour, our living and dining area flow into each other. Keeping that in mind and the fact that our house is so small, I'll be keeping a tight color scheme, and we'll more than likely paint these two rooms the same.
Here are some of the images I've been collecting for inspiration lately. You can view more on my Color Inspiration Pinterest board.
I love, love, love this next space. I mean, why don't they build homes like this anymore?!
I love how they carried the grey all they way to the ceiling in this beautiful dining space. I'm mulling the idea over for at least one of the rooms, but not quite sure yet. What 's your vote? Let me know in the comments!
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