Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More Grey in the Foyer

Hello everyone!

During the summer, you may recall that I painted the chest of drawers in my foyer a soft blue.  I loved it at the time, but found that it was locking me too much into that color.  I also didn't have enough blue around the house to make it feel like it belonged there.  I prefer a home that has the same colors flowing throughout and since I've committed to grey and white predominantly, it just felt right to repaint my chest of drawers in a grey color.  I think using blue pillows and accessories is a better way for me to go at the moment if I want to bring in that color.  So...............here it is sporting the same shade of grey that I have on many other pieces of furniture in my home.  


I decided to do a light coat of grey so you can still barely see the blue peeking through.  This gives it more of an aged look.  


As soon as I painted it, I KNEW it was the right thing to do.  It had been bothering me for a while.  I think it would've been fine if I didn't feel it was competing with the flow of the grey and white in all of my other rooms.  


I changed the accessories on top by adding a pitcher of eucalyptus and some lavender sachets.


I found the sachets from another blogger who was selling them.  They smell wonderful and are packaged in some wonderful vintage grey and white ticking material.


So, I'm a happy camper now that I've made that change.  No more trying to work with that blue color that I thought was so wonderful just a few months ago.  See?  Now you know why I have such a neutral home.  I can't commit to certain colors for too long.  I wish I had just painted it this color to begin with now.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

34 comments:

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

What a nice change of color, looks pretty Kelly!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Beautiful Kelly! Love it!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I can totally understand Kelly. I too have a neutral home with pops of colour. It works for me...
You have tongonw8ht what makes you happy, and what your home calls for :)

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

I liked it before, but now I have to say I LOVE it!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I totally get it Kelly...I have a piece that's been bugging me too! Pretty as always!

Jeannette said...

Hi Kelly! Sorry I haven't commented in a while - lots of catching up to do. I totally get what you are saying about "flow". I think that's why I can't get my act together because I keep injecting too much color and I want a more peaceful look. I will always love your home and style and I think the cabinet is perfect grey!

Michelle Mortensen said...

That's the great thing about paint - you can try something and you either love it or change it. This time you changed it, but at least it wasn't costly. I like the grey very much. I also adore the white pitcher with the eucalyptus. I would like to invite you and your readers to visit (& follow) me at my blog: simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com
Best,
Michelle

Deserae said...

Very pretty.....love the soft grey color!
~Des

Stacey said...

Great choice again Kelly. :)

Stacey said...

Great choice again Kelly. :)

Judy said...

wow kelly that turned out so pretty! do you mind telling me the paint color you used? i must have missed it on a previous post.

i know what you mean by all things flowing throughout the house...it's okay to bring in other colors but i believe the overall scheme should coordinate and then do a little bit with pillows, etc. you made a good choice with painting that chest.

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks great!! I would love to go more neutral in my home. Hope to work on it...after show season is over.
~Cindy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I've thought the piece was beautiful all three ways I've seen it in your home, but the gray definitely suites your decor the best! You have styled it so wonderfully too!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the gray with the white knobs.

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

It looks beautiful, Kelly, and suits your home as well. I know what you mean about committing to colour on large pieces. I love blue and struggle with this as well.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I liked it both ways, but I know what you mean about wanting it to flow with other rooms. I love how you just did a light coat. That makes it look so pretty! That's a wonderful shade of grey too. Not too light and not too dark. :)

Cozy Little House said...

It's very pretty, but naturally you know I miss the blue. To me blue and gray go together like sky and storms. But I understand why you want more flow.
Brenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It looks great in gray. I did like it in blue as well. Your home is very serene.

Debby said...

I like the new color. I liked the blue as well. You tried and it just wasn't you. Glad you are at ease with this color.

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the tone of putty grey you chose for your chest of drawers. The white knobs draw perfect attention to the white stoneware pitcher....it's a perfect putty grey that charms the entry space that it sits in.

Xx
Dore

Art and Sand said...

I totally understand about having a piece of furniture or a vignette that just doesn't feel right. It is wonderful when you finally get it right.

I love looking at your lovely home any time.

Anne said...

Paint can do wonders Kelly.I loved that piece blue but look at how amazing it looks grey.And yes it fits in better with your colors in your home.Change is always fun :-)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Gray is my new favorite color at the moment. I know how you feel trying to make something work when it keeps nagging at you. I'm learning to trust that feeling...just so I don't keep wasting time and effort. I love how it turned out Kelly and LOVE the ecualyptis. My daughter dried some and it turned out nice. She hung it upside down and it's a little lighter in color but other than that it's perfect. Hope you're having a good week.
Sherry
xoxo

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

do ...i mean paint, what makes your sweet little heart happy!

Cynthia said...

Love it Kelly, great change. The cotton is cool too.

Cindy

Revi said...

I couldn't agree more! Keeping the "big things" neutral and having fun changing out small things seasonally has been life-changing and fun. LOVE your cabinet in gray, and the blue peeking through is great.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I love the new paint color. I am also trying to add more neutrals to my home.
xx,
Sherry

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I think it's a great color choice. Looks wonderful.

Katie Mansfield said...

Good call. I like it gray. It will go with everything you want to put in there.

Maria Elena said...

Love the new color. It is perfect in your home. Beautiful!

Missy George said...

I have always liked grey and white...so crisp and clean..Looks great Kelly..

Sandy said...

I love the new color. The power of paint! Love it. I'm going more neutral in my home and adding color with accessories. What color gray did you use. it looks like french linen. My new neutral favorite is ASCP Versailles with old white.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I think you made the right decision...you are definitely the quick change artist and having a neutral color in furnishings will lend to your "quick change artist" desires!...love how you accessorized with the white!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think the gray looks so pretty against the wood treads of your staircase, Kelly, and it's so you!