Pick Paint Color

I have officially reached the point where I have to pick paint color and get the house started!  The other day I showed you the colors I’ve been loving, Paint Color Options – I love me some pinterest!  I also put a little call out to my instagram friends asking for their favorite gray shades!  It’s crazy how many pretty gray paint colors are available!  But it was decision time — so said Stud!

Coffee Filter Wreath @ItsOverflowing

Mantel #1

Gray Owl Wall Paint in the background.

After narrowing it down to four options, I confirmed my decision by chatting paint colors with my sweet friend Sarah, you may remember seeing her Midcentury House Tour a couple years ago, I love her and her style!  She has sold that house and moved into a historical home that is gorgeous as well!  She was so sweet to text me pics of her walls next to both mantels.  I was concerned there wouldn’t be enough contrast between the molding and paint.  Seeing these I knew I wanted to be high stylin’ in Gray Owl!  (Her niece makes the chevron wall art shown on the right in the pic above, leave me a comment if you’re interested and I’ll pass her easy shop name to you)!

Gray Owl - Pretty Fire Mantel @ItsOverflowing

I love the simplicity of both mantels!

On the mantel above, a large mirror and tons of white vases filled with Craspedia Billy Balls Yellow Flowers — they’re easy to dry and use over and over  — tips on where to buy them and how to use them (here).

And on the mantel below, a beautiful Coffee Filter Wreath, ‘Joy’ vertical print, Love One Another Banner, and Mercury Collection!  Both of Sarah’s mantels are so pretty in her beautiful, historic house!   One of these days we’re going to have to take a tour!

Love One Another Garland @ItsOverflowing

Mantel #2

Gray Owl Wall Paint in the background.

As Emily Henderson wrote, “BM Gray Owl is super classic and sophisticated, but not boring AT ALL.  It’s a very, very warm gray – meaning that its still a cool tone because its gray, but has more yellow in it than blue so it doesn’t feel crazy blue.  Most of you who have experimented with gray’s know that they go blue very, very fast.”

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Here are a few more pics that are totally inspiring me to get my wall color changed ASAP!  I love the tranquil feel of a room that doesn’t scream decorated because of the wall color, but instead has a subtle backdrop allowing for layers of dimension in the room!

Gray Owl in Boys Bedroom

Caitlin Creer Interiors


Home Bunch

Gray Owl Paint Color


Gray Owl in Office

Curious Details

Gray Owl Living Room

Cozy. Cottage. Cute.

Gray Owl Paint Wall

Dear Emmeline

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

Seagrass Interiors

See More of My Traditional Home

(lots of painting ahead for Stud and I).

 Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch

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  1. ديكورات غرف نوم says:

    oh it is so amazing pictures
    very nice decor and good pictures
    thank you for these ideas

  2. Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    Yay for Gray Owl

  3. I am looking for a gray color for my Master Bedroom and I really love that Gray Owl! Oooh, thanks, this may have helped me out. 🙂

  4. yay! i love gray owl and i always choose by name when i have to narrow a few choices… and it has a great name!

  5. Diana says:

    Spectacular! Gray Owl was my favorite it had a soothing tone to it. Can’t wait to see the pics of the “new” rooms. Aimee I saw this cool metal sign on Etsy at Functional Sculpture it said Stud thought of you two.

    • Oh my goodness..so fun! I’m looking it up right now! XO, Aimee