It's no secret at my house that I like to change my decor from time to time. Heck, I tore up the carpeting on our hardwood stairs on a whim one day. As most home decor websites will tell you (and HGTV pounds into your head) the easiest way to make a change in your home is through paint/color. So far, I have painted every room in the house and have picked safe colors that complement each other. The problem is that there is nothing unexpected, no spice, no special color that makes a guest say "Wow! I never would have thought that would work but it looks AMAZING!" I'm looking for an accent color that I can bring in by painting the back of a bookcase or in a pillow fabric or in accessories like art and ceramics.
Let's begin with the colors I have painted on the first floor.
(aka Benjamin Moore, Gray Wisp ... shhh, it's a scandal!): Kitchen
Also, this leans way more green/blue than the gray it seems on the computer.
I know, I know, beige, beige, and more beige with a side of safe green/gray. Do you see why I need a pop of color? I tend to play it safe because I know what will work but now I feel like it's time to spice it up. I need your help. Based on the colors above, what would you choose as an accent color?
Would you go with a bold coral?
Or a deep peacock blue?
Or maybe a violet?
Martha Stewart, Bellflower
Or none of the above? Do you have a favorite go-to paint color that you adore? Please share!
(All paint swatches from www.myperfectcolor.com)