- *Easiest paint job ever. One coat and 15 minutes of touch up. I first saw this paint at Bryn’s last week. The paint had built-in primer, but I was still skeptical. I thought it would take at least 2 coats to cover the brown, but not so. It didn’t drip, dried beautifully and even and was low VOC so it didn’t gag me with its smell. When it covered so well, I thought it was dry and show the sponge marks through it. But, no. I was shocked and thrilled. If you are painting, RUN, do not walk, do not pass go…. RUN to Home Depot and buy Behr Premium Plus Ultra. (And, Mrs. Behr, call me. I will be your spokesperson. Please, and thank you.)
- The rooms I like best in the house are blues or greens. Isn’t that funny? So, that’s why I chose this color. I wanted to kitchen to be my favorite room in the house.
- The color is color matched to Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage. I’ve liked this color since seeing it in plenty of blog homes. A good mix of grey and blue and green. And, somehow quite neutral. So, when I was in Kansas City in January, I picked up a sample. Home Depot color matched it in satin finish. I wanted it to be wipeable, but I didn’t want it to be shiny, since the color is somewhat innately reflective. One blogger who has used this color all over her lovely home is Linda at Restyled Home. And, if it’s good enough for Linda, it’s good enough for me. Take a look at her living room and bedroom.
- Having lovely painted walls makes me realize that I need to touch up the white trim. It hasn’t happened (and probably won’t for a while).
- I didn’t tape it off with painter’s tape. I was too impatient and I never use tape. I find it more of a hassle than it’s worth. Especially with light colors that easily wipe off trim. I find Clorox wipes to be perfect to wipe off paint, better than paper towels. I use an angled brush to cut-in around trim and the ceiling.
- The texture on the walls is more visible, which makes Ryan iffy about the paint. He loves the color but fears that the imperfections are more noticeable. I’ve decided that it’s an old home, and it’s okay to have the plaster walls look less than perfect. Ryan’s still on the fence.
- The reason I held off painting for so long (I’ve been considering this for more than a year) is that I was afraid that the countertops would clash with the blue-grey. But, I think that the wall colors actually looks better with the browns, and really brings out the maple in the cabinets and the bright colors of the Fiestaware .
I love it. Dying of adoration. I’ve walked into the kitchen every 15 minutes since painting to smile and pat myself on the back. And sing, “Go Kim, go Kim, it’s your birthday. Paint the kitchen.” (I swear, I sing that song.)