|Benjamin Moore Simply White|
|Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2016 - Alabaster|
I'm planning to use a lot of navy and indigo for accents - with a few pops of red. When I started looking at a room by room approach, a few swatches of the paint fans started to look promising.
For the living room, I have these blue pillows (LOVE the lobster pillow from Target!) and a neutral pattern for the drapes. That starts to push me towards a 'warm' white.
For the master bedroom, I bought this great Pottery Barn duvet and sham, which I'll mix with their burlap dust ruffle.
The new hexagonal tile in the upstairs bath also lends itself to a warm white.
So what's the winner, for a neutral that works across all of them? A Sherwin Williams color, called Steamed Milk. I was a bit worried that it wasn't pale enough, but the sample I bought looks great on the walls (maybe because the south facing rooms are so bright?) and it provides a nice boost to the Extra White trim paint that we'll use.
We have lots of finishing work to do, but we'll be ready for paint soon!
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