We are in the final stages of repainting the entire main level of our home as well as our basement. The process started when we decided to redo our kitchen. We knew that when we reworked the kitchen we would need to do the family room because they are open to one another. We also decided at that time to repaint the dining room as well. Once that was done and we had time to sit with the new color choices for awhile, it was obvious (to me anyway) that we would need to repaint the foyer, formal living room and the sunroom. We are slowly working from all warm tones to cool tones.
I live with four males and they do not pay attention to anything like warm and cool paint tones. It was driving me crazy. Our kitchen, family room, and dining room had cool shades of grey in varying tones. Then off of those rooms, we had our foyer that was a warm beige and it just looked muddy to me.
So this is where it all began…the kitchen!
In our Kitchen we went from a yellow faux finish with green, gold and burgundy accents…
to a grey and white kitchen.
Even though the grey is a cool tone, I think the kitchen still feel warm and welcoming.
Once that was completed we did the living room. It was the same yellow faux finish with the burgundy and green accents as well.
Changing Paint Colors from Warm Tones to Cool Tones
Once that was completed, we did the dining room. I love, love, love the transformation in this room. We went from a deep red/maroon to a light beige/grey finish.
I will do a complete post on each room when I get everything completed.
The foyer was a warm beige that we repainted to a grey tone as well.
I was a bit nervous when this color first went up on the wall. It looked just like the kitchen and the family room. Once I got everything back in place, I loved it. Even though my husband says it is exactly the same as the other rooms, it isn’t and I love it!
If you look to the right of the photo, you can see into the formal living room which is being transformed into an office space. I think we will use it more once it is done. Before, we used it as a pass thru into the sunroom.
This is the former formal living room that you got a glimpse of in the above picture. It used to be painted a dark navy blue. My husband loved the dark color but once we started lightening up the house, I think even he would agree, it has been a great change. Again, I will do a full post on each of these room once everything is completely finished. Here’s where we are now…First, my husband built me these bookcases which I also showed you here.
(I cannot wait until we are completely finished with this room! I am still looking for some furniture pieces!)
Then we had the walls painted a light beige.
You can see in the above photos how the walls were a dark navy. I will post more on this later.
The last room we are painting on the main living level is our sunroom. This is the most comfortable room in the house. I love this room, I even love the colors in it now but 1.) I am ready for a change and 2.) it doesn’t flow with the house any longer and 3.) I am tired of hearing the males in this household complain about the floral prints!
This room is painted a warm yellow/gold color also in a faux finish. I want to do a more neutral look. I love this look from Liz Marie Blog.
I think this room is gorgeous.
Anyway, that is where we are at the moment…paint everywhere!
My Paint Colors:
Kitchen- Grayish by Sherwin Williams SW6001
Family Room- Proper Gray by Sherwin Williams SW6003
Dining Room- Realist Beige by Sherwin Williams SW 6078
Foyer- North Island by McCormick Paints 0552
Formal Living Room/Office- Santo by McCormick Paints 0538
Sunroom- Cool Platinum by McCormick Paints 005
As I finish off each room I will do an updated post.
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