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Grey or Gray?

February 23, 2011

Much to my mother’s dismay, I’ve decided to go with grey (or is it gray?) for the paint color of choice. (Sorry Marm!) It can actually be quite charming and cozy, if done correctly. We’ll see if I can pull that off.


Here are the samples I brought home. I’m going to test all seven, that’s right seven, in each room. And just to be sure, I’ll take a quick peek every so often – since paint can look different during certain times and lights…

Option 1: Intellectual

Option 2: Ashes

Option 3: Elephant Skin

Option 4: Perfect Taupe

Option 5: Suede Gray

Option 6: Fashion Gray

Option 7: Vintage Linen (I was thinking of using this for the trim and baseboards – something a little different from plain ol’ painter’s white)

And if you couldn’t tell, it’s Behr paint. I hear it’s good stuff. Plus, it’s a 2-in-1, meaning I don’t have to prime first!

Good times.

Decision day is Friday, and painting is all weekend. Possible feeling of remorse is scheduled for Monday.

What do you think? Yay or Nay on the Gray (or Grey)?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    February 24, 2011 7:30 am

    I think you spell it – garey –

  2. Erica Donovan permalink
    February 24, 2011 7:03 am

    I think the Gray is perfect!! Remember my dining room/fireplace room is a gray color as well in fact it looks like Perfect Taupe color option 4. And yes in different times of the day, it does look lighter then at night looks darker, awesome!!! Very soothing and relaxing! Go for it!! That Vintage Linen looks like the color in my living room, haha!! Sisters think alike!!! Have fun painting! :) Love you!

    • February 24, 2011 11:56 am

      thanks sis! several people have commented on the Perfect Taupe. It looked good last night, but I can’t wait to see how it looks in the morning and afternoon. I’ll keep you posted!

  3. jacin permalink
    February 23, 2011 10:00 pm

    i call my mom marm too!

    • February 24, 2011 11:55 am

      that’s so funny! i haven’t heard anyone else call their “marm” this. must be a great minds think alike sort of thing. :)


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