“What color are you going to paint your walls?” asked countless numbers of friends, co-workers and family members.
When we bought our 1955 house, I dreamt of light grey walls with wood floors-very contemporary/traditional. But as time went on and plans for the house started to take shape, I developed a true love and admiration for mid-century style (thanks to my husband and various Pinterest images).
The clean lines, sophisticated accent pieces, and array of furniture fabric colors opened my eyes to a world I connected with on so many levels. Most importantly, it made me nostalgic over pieces reminding me of time spent with Grandma. Memories filled with love, warmth, and the basics: spending quality time with people you love.
So, what color did we pick? We chose Sherwin-Williams Pure White. Why? Because the color allows us to let our future furniture, accent pieces, lighting, house plants and wall art have a voice. I have to be honest, Pure White wasn’t easy to choose. We paired a few swatches with our walnut kitchen cabinet sample, limestone fireplace, and Fritz Tile flooring. Pure White was the winner — not too cold nor too warm. We placed the order and didn’t look back.
Remember, I do NOT consider myself a home reno expert by any means, but I do know this: Whatever updates you plan to make to your house, my advice is to make choices with your mind and heart (and be open to compromise). A house is a representation of your life, be proud of it and share it with those that bring you happiness.