We chose Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray as the paint color in our new house, and I am absolutely in love with it! I think it is the perfect gray color.
Thanks so much to Sherwin-Williams for providing the paint for this project!
Here is a picture of the house when we moved in. It was painted a cream color. We had cream colored walls in our last house for over a decade before I painted over them. It’s not a terrible color, I just didn’t want to live with it again.
Choosing a paint color can be HARD, I know. In our last house I think I bought six different paint samples and painted them all over the place to try and make a decision. This time around I knew I wanted a nice neutral gray.
When we were thinking about building, I visited the Parade of Homes, and visited a lot of model homes. Anytime I saw a wall color I loved, I would ask what it was. After four or five answers of “It’s Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray.”, I knew I had found my paint color. It looked good in all types of houses and all types of decor. Here’s a photo I took in the bedroom of one of the homes:
We painted the entry, kitchen, family room, hall, and my daughter’s room in Repose Gray. We will be painting the bathrooms as well, but first I have some wallpaper to remove. It is such a great color that it looks great in all of the rooms, no matter the time of day, and with any type of lighting.
Here is the kitchen after being painted Repose Gray. The previous owners (who happen to be our friends), stopped by last week and commented how much larger the space looks with the new paint color. It’s hard to tell that from a photo, but it really does!
So many friends who have come to our home have commented on the paint color and asked what it is. It really is the perfect grey color!
We still haven’t decorated the entry, but the new paint was a good start!
We still have plans to replace the countertops and paint the cabinets to match the new paint color. I can’t wait till I am fully recovered from surgery and can get to work!
We are also getting new sofas, a rug, and some type of tables. That’s a post for another day. I can’t wait to share the finished space with you. But man, the new paint color was a great way to start this whole house transformation!
We used the Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint from Sherwin-Williams. I went with a satin finish, and I love it. As a mom of five, I need my paint to be scrubbable. I have already had to wipe off fingerprints, marker, watercolor paints, and more food splatters than I can count. This paint cleans up really well!
I usually let my paint cure for at least a week before I let anything touch it. But two days after we painted, my boys lined about a dozen frames against the wall in my daughter’s room. I didn’t notice for a couple days, and when I saw them I panicked. Some of them were heavy, so I was just sure they had left marks on the wall. Nope. In just a short amount of time the paint had hardened. I was so relieved!
If you are looking for a durable and beautiful gray paint color, I highly recommend Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray. You will love it!