Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paint Plans

Remember this post?  It showed (most of) our design choices for the house.  The hardest choice was paint. 
The Husband wanted to go darker and strong to really put the white woodwork on display with 'Montgomery Sand'.  I was a little more hesitant and was leaning towards 'Autumn Tan' for a lighter look.  We decided to go with the darker shade, and I feel really pretty good about it.  I think it's going to have to go on the walls before I can know for sure.

The builder is painting the whole house one color.  This means The Husband and I have already starting discussing what rooms we would like to change.  Having an open floor plan creates some issues with painting because it makes it very hard to know where to stop the color.  

Here is a refresher of our floor plan:

We are using the dining room as The Husband's office.  This was the first room I knew I wanted to paint.  It is open to the foyer - but it still feels separate enough to stand alone with a color.  Even the model home had a different color than the rest of the house:
Although that blue is nice, it's a little frilly for The Husband's "executive office".  

The Husband and I love the t.v. show Modern Family.  A few weeks ago we were watching and I noticed the blue in the entry way/stairwell of the Dunphy home.  We both loved it.  After some googling... I came across THIS.  She knows exactly what colors are in TV show homes.  awesomesauce. 

So, I now unveil:  Benjamin Moore, 'Labrador Blue'

I think it's a great color that can work for a "man's man" office.  I think the grey tones make it look fresh and modern too.  We love it so much we're even considering it for 2 of the walls in the kitchen as well.  

What do you think???


  1. Love it, and I love Modern Family as well! :)

  2. Congrats on your new home! It's gonna be beautiful. Do you by chance know the paint color that was used in the model home's dining room? If not, do you mind telling me where that model home is located so that I can contact them? I really like the blue that you picked out for your husband's office, but the blue in that dining room is exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks. :)

  3. I did some research for you!
    Paint in the model dining room: KWAL Sea Hawk. Color #A592W

    Good luck on your painting endeavors. I really do love that blue... The Husband just wasn't as convinced as I was!!!