So I have been plugging along in repainting our house. If you missed it before, I am a partnering with Behr paint as a Behr DIY Expert again this year and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We painted our entire house when we moved in 10 years ago and except for a few rooms that have had color changes the main areas of our home and the bedrooms upstairs still have the original paint (Classic Taupe by Behr). Over time the paint has faded a bit and I couldn’t just buy a can and touch up marks. And if I was going to repaint, I really wanted to change the color a bit to a less warm/tan color to a more cool grey/greige color.
I really haven’t liked how yellow and even a hint of pinkish tan that the walls have looked like especially in pictures.
So here’s the entryway hall before with Classic Taupe.
You can see that I was trying out some color samples already. On the left of the door is Wheat Bread by Behr and on the right is a popular greige color called Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore color matched in Behr paint. Did you know that you can just ask at the paint counter at Home Depot and they have many of the formulas for popular colors of other paint companies already in their system? Love that!
I honestly could tell very little difference between Revere Pewter and Wheat Bread – the Revere Pewter may have looked just a hint greyer and the Wheat Bread just a hint warmer but it was very close to the same color.
And here’s the after! I love how the white trim pops so much more with the newer cool greige color.
Here’s some before/after shots next to each other.
The lighting is not good at all in the entryway so excuse all the shadows but you can see my diamond painted wall in the living room with the entryway in this picture.
I made a few décor changes as well. The big metal piece was on 80% clearance from Hobby Lobby and for now it hangs there instead of my gallery wall that I had that needed to be reworked anyways. The dresser is a yard sale find I repainted and the light is a spray painted thrift store find.
I love the change! I also went from flat paint to eggshell and I love the new sheen and it is so much easier to wipe down too! I need to get busy painting the upstairs and show you the living room next. I already painted and showed you the repainted eat-in-kitchen and my diamond painted accent wall in the living room.
Disclosure: I was provided paint from Behr to complete this project but all opinion and thoughts expressed are all mine.