March 3, 2009

A Paintbrush

For our anniversary Fo gave me a paintbrush wrapped up in a very pretty box - he knows it's all about presentation. His gift to me was a new bedroom, specifically a new paint color. Painting is not his favorite thing to do, so a big way he can show he loves me is to paint for me : )

Today I'm cashing in my gift & our room will be a lovely shade of gray in just a few hours. I tested a few grays & ended up going with this Martha Stewart color, available at Lowes:

MS 176 Clapboard Gray

It's a warmer gray than some others we tried (some looked too purple against the yellow accents). I am in love with my color scheme - it's a good one! Here's some yellow-gray-turquoise inspiration via flickr:

Bedroom Inspiration - gray, yellow & turquoise
{Click on the image to see credits - some of these are from flickr users who have pulled from other sites, but most credit the original source on flickr.}


Erin said...

That is so exciting. It is going to be great! Happy painting to Forest.

Allison aka HaselBride said...

Too weird. I am looking to change the color scheme in our bedroom to grey - yellow - cream and piked up that Clapboard Grey swatch the other day. Seems to be a trendy choice these days!

Rachel said...

Such a beautiful combo! And a wonderful gift.

jmgb said... the process of repainting right now myself. dark grey walls, white bed, white bedding, canary yellow accents...thanks to domino and faith's influence! i am trying to talk her into drawing me some art work~

laura said...

Seems to be a popular combination, grey-yellow-cream. Our room sports the same combo. Cream walls, grey on grey bedding, with pops of yellow from the bedside tables & throw pillows. We topped it off with a big shag rug nailed to the wall behind the bed as a headboard stand in.

Rebekka said...

That color combo is my favorite. It basically IS my living room. love your blog!

Kelley said...

I'll have to check out that grey. It's so hard to find one that isn't too blue or too purple. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!