Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fifty Shades of GREIGE ???: Interior Paint Choices Revealed {And An Update With Good News!} A Must Read If You Like France


Guess what?  Remember my last post? Of course you do. This armoire is memorable.


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I got her…she’s mine!!!  (I’m doing the Snoopy happy dance)  Thanks to all of you who held your breath and crossed your fingers for me.  Now for the logistics of delivery and having her fitted with shelves.  It’ll still be a couple months or more before you see the final reveal of my master bedroom.


On a VERY HAPPY note, my husband and I are going to Paris next month.  Yep…finally.  Here is the Paris Apartment that we will be staying in:




Love the original parquet floors with the updated modern look.




This has proven to be a very Frenchy week for me..an armoire, a Paris trip…what more could a girl want?


And now, for the real post for today! lol

If you are following along, you know I’m finally going to re-paint my rooms (post here).  If you recall the two philosophies I’m subscribing to about paint, then you know one of them is that I like greige.


(via Elle Décor)

I did a little research about greige.

It is pronounced grā-zh.

It’s definition  as it applies to textiles is: unbleached and undyed as in greige linen.

The color greige is a combination of gray and beige and is closely akin to taupe.  It’s a color that will allow grays and tans to live together in the same room.

And, after looking at paint colors until I can’t stand it anymore, I have finally made up my mind.

Ta-dah! The choices:

SW 6071 Popular Gray
SW 6078 Realist Beige

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And, two others that aren’t actually a greige but are great fresh light neutrals none the less:

SW 6156 Rice Grain
SW 6148 Wool Skein

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I would categorize the last two as more in the khaki range with Rice Grain having an ever so slight hardly noticeable minty green tint.

Here are the four chip cards together.  Subtle, but definitely different.


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For darker walls or accent I’ll use:

SW 6072 Versatile  Gray
SW 6073 Perfect Greige
SW 6079 Diverse Beige

I think these will be perfect neutrals lending an effortless backdrop to all colors.  Please stay tuned as I continue my house re-freshing quest.



I came across this photo on the internet (I wish I had the source) and I’m loving the the bright yellow combo with the greige.  Hummm…..master bedroom?  We’ll see.

I’m moving my daughter into college this weekend for sorority/rush.  I’ll be back next week!

Au Revoir,
Kim

Linking up to:
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15 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Congrats on all your wonderful news!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Awesome, Kim!! I'm so excited for you!! We're moving our girls in this weekend, as well! Can't wait to see all of your fabulous updates!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, good you lucky thing you got it. I would be doing the happy dance, too. And Paris. Oh, that is a dream of mine. Not sure it will ever happen, but a girl can dream.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This has been an exciting week for you! I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris and take lots of pictures to share. The paint colors are wonderful and I am so happy you got the armoire. Thanks for sharing your good news at my party.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great color choices, Kim! I can't wait to see them up. It looks like they fit what you were looking for and I am sure it is going to look stunning!

It's All Connected said...

You are a lucky girl, all round, this week! Love the colour choices! ~ Maureen

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So glad you nabbed that amazing armoire! wonderful color choices, now have a perfect trip!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Paris- lucky you!!! Can't wait to see your colors on the wall.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kim, you lucky girl!!!!....on two counts...yay, you got that great armoire and you must be so very excited about Paris!!! The Paris apt looks wonderful!!..


Really love the SW colors...and really, really love the color combination of the greige and yellow...looking for other options in paint too, as you know we both had SW Blonde!....Looking forward to seeing the new colors!

Inspired by you said...

Congrats on it all! I hope to get to Paris once in my life. I am your newest follower.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, what a trip you're going to do!! Have a terrific time in Paris and staying at such lovely place too! I love greige, it's so elegant, such great shades to coose from! Lucky you too, I love that armoir you got. Lots of good news for you my friend. Thank you for your sweet visit.
FABBY

Little Miss Maggie said...

I have not heard of greige before but it makes total sense. Great color. Have a great time in Paris. We are heading out for a cruise and we only get one day there on this trip, but I plan to go back for sure.

Carmen Justice said...

I love it!!! That color is amazing and what great designers they are! Wonderful ideas. Beautiful.
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Kaieza Damien said...

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avery maples said...

My granddaughter wants bedroom in new house to be pink and green. I suggested greige walls. She is a sophisticated sweet 15. Can you help? Your rooms are so pretty!

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