Salutations Cottage Fix friends and fine people of the world wide web. Gray is all the buzz this year, that’s for sure. For more reasons than just being one of the hottest color trends of the year so I hear (haven’t read the book or seen the movie still, but I’m planning on it … ahem). Anyways, back to the color of the year, that tid bit is according to my mom who read that one of this year’s winner for color of the year is silvery gray. Well for better or for worse, and sometimes I think I’m my own worst enemy, I can now paint our office in about three hours flat, including breaks. So when I saw my mom’s freshly painted dining room wearing this beautiful gray, I knew I had to steal it and paint something here too. It’s called Marquee by Behr and I’d argue that my mom has discovered the perfect gray wall color. It’s a soothing, relaxing shade with bluish lavender undertones and plays so well with natural fiber rugs and creamy whites. Now I’m just trying to talk myself out of painting another room this same soft gray, another bad habit of mine. Can I have too much of a good thing? Grin. I had it in my head that as I finished up my painting project, the rest of the cottage would magically have that same clean fresh feeling that these office walls have. But the sofa pillows that I recently switched around are looking a little on the frumpy side to me and the office desk is stilled piled up with clutter. I pushed it all to one side so I could snap a few photos without turning bright red with utter embarrassment. So while there’s more work to be done to whip this shabby little place into shape for spring, I am digging this lovely gray color—if you can’t tell. I’m planning on bringing in more of this sort of thing … fresh, light, and airy. Spring is here after all and I don’t have many more days if I want to finish my spring spruce up before summer gets here.The heat and humidity have poured in already and Miss Paisley came home from our hike this morning completely tuckered out. I spent the day shuttling her up and down the stairs as I cleaned and milled around thinking about projects. She likes to go where I go—I like that sort of dedication in my furry sweet friend. Lots to do these days now that my exercise schedule is pretty much going again, spring cleaning is in full effect, kiddos are being chauffered here and there, Mr. Manly still expects dinner, and … well you know the drill. But I’m glad to say that for the first time in a while, I feel like my projects are moving in the right direction.
Thanks for checking out my new gray color with me today!