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The Many Shades of Gray

12 Nov

During this office revamp, we decided that we wanted to paint the offices a medium gray color. Who would’ve thought that picking out a (lack-of) color could be such a headache? Only after trying more samples than I’d like to admit, we almost came to the conclusion that the color gray just did not exist. Cue the Mean Girls quote. What we thought was gray, always turned out to be a blue, green or purple once it was on the walls. A true gray was important as the carpet is blue, and we did not want to feel like we were in a bubble. Our final 5 samples to choose from were Behr’s…

Dark Pewter and Antique Tin were only one shade difference and while Dark Pewter came out very blue, Antique Tin was gorgeous! Sadly, too dark for a room with no windows, so, moving on… Millennium Silver was also very pretty, but we decided that it was too blue. French Silver turned blue as well, surprise surprise, but was way too light since our goal was to make the room more cozy. Last but not least, we picked up Timber Town from the 2013 trends collection, and it was our winner! We love how it warms up the room and is a true gray.

For a little before/after action, here was the original color of the room. A light peachy pink literally straight from the 80’s.

In the end, for anyone searching for that perfect shade of gray (inner-child-giggle) my advice would be to invest a few dollars in samples and take your time! We had the colors up on the wall in various places, in various sizes, and next to our current furniture before finally deciding. We were 99% sure of a different color about 3 or 4 times before making our final decision. So, don’t always go with your first instinct. Let it sit in- because you just might change your mind for the better like we did!

I’m so happy with the outcome of our new friend, Timber Town, aka a Girly Machine Tool Gray. Behr may just need to update the name of it. Still to come in the office makeover- office reveal (we got innovative with some tables!), conference room, bathroom, kitchen, hallway and additional offices! Get excited.