Fifty Shades of Gray…

October 16, 2013

Okay, now that I have your attention, I am going to talk about something that is about as fun as watching paint dry: PAINT! In all honesty, I don’t think paint is alllll that boring anymore. In fact, I find it to be fascinating…. not fifty shades of gray fascinating, but paint can be sexy, no?

In honor of our one year anniversary in our rehabbed house, I thought I’d do a little “home” post and share the colors that coat our walls, because paint can really make or break a room. I was too scared to pull the trigger on our first floor colors so I had the builder paint the walls white until I could make a choice. A year later, two of the rooms are painted and the others still remain white, Super White, that is….. and my Super White walls are getting fed up with my little boys’ finger prints that have left their mark. Everywhere.

Ok, back to my lovely shades of gray. All of the paint in my house is in the gray family. Classic, cool, yet cozy. I [icon name=”icon-heart-empty”] gray. We chose Benjamin Moore colors and had them color matched to Sherwin Williams paint to save some loot. Here is our house in a swatch:


No. you are not seeing triple. I have “Moonshine” in three rooms, but you would never know it is the same paint based on the lighting:


We get a ton of natural light in the room in the first picture, very little natural light in the second, and medium light in the third.

Below are photos of the other paint colors taken in natural light with no flash in order to give you a “raw”/real idea of what they look like.

bedroompaint bathroompaint

Oh, and those YoungHouseLovers… you may have heard of them? They just picked Revere Pewter for a room in their new house and are also completely smitten with moonshine. I’m not gonna say that I did it first because its not a competition or anything…(but I did it first). Ok maybe they did the moonshine first, but I didn’t read about it until after I used it. We will just call it a tie. But I did the Revere Pewter first.

There you have it! My first post about paint.

**This post was made possible by shoving every toy we own in closets and exiling the kids to the basement.


  • Heather
    October 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I did a room in Shaker gray too. Love it!

  • amy
    October 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    i shoved a few toys and stuff in my day too…….

  • casey leigh
    October 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    love your paint choices! pin worthy!

  • Katie
    October 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I love grays, too!! We did revere pewter in a bedroom. Every room in your house looks beautiful!!

  • Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}
    October 17, 2013 at 8:28 am

    LOVE all the shades of gray in your house! Clever post title too . . . 🙂

  • Colleen (Souffle Bombay)
    October 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love the Shaker Gray! Your home is beautiful!!

  • Colleen @ MommieDaze
    October 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Love the paint colors! It always amazes me how much the light in a room can the shade.

  • Amy @ Mommy Rodeo
    October 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    A friend of mine did the same thing in her house…all shades of gray. It looks awesome. I’m gonna say, although none of my walls are gray, that I love, love the Shaker Gray.

  • Stephanie
    October 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I love all the grey! I never though gray had so many shades! lol!

  • Anna-Marie Wannos
    November 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    What color did you pair Moonshine with for the horizontal stripes in pic above?

    • Sisters to Sons
      November 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Hi! The alternating stripe is “super white” and the remainder of the room is moonshine.

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