Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Paint Makeover
Edgecomb Gray might just be my favorite paint color after testing it out a few weeks ago! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to share this little paint makeover with you. I just love the power of a little fresh paint!
My niece Kelley just got married and lives in the cutest (um, big!) townhouse, but wasn't quite ready to commit to new furniture. She'd never painted before, so my daughter Caroline and I headed down for a little mini makeover in a weekend.
Painting is one of those tasks that is so easy to do, and you really can't mess up. For around $50 you can transform an entire space in just a few hours, and the worst thing that can happen if you don't love the shade you paint is you just paint one more time. There's no reason not to go for it!
She and her husband kept debating purchasing a new couch, but since they aren't sure how long they'll stay in their townhouse, I suggested maybe we try to figure out how to make her space work without making a major purchase. Couches are expensive, and if she got one that wouldn't work in her next home, she could easily waste as much as $2,000 on furniture that wouldn't work for more than a few years.
We debated nine-bajillion paint colors at least, but one of her coworkers recommended edgecomb gray and it was simply perfect.
So what type of gray is Edgecomb Gray? Warm? Cool?
I'm so glad you asked! Edgecomb gray is kind of a nice creamy gray – it leans warmer than most gray shades, and worked perfectly with her woodwork trim. (Her trim is ever-so-slightly off white. She debated painting the trimwork too, but I encouraged her to stick with that shade for now. Otherwise she'd have to paint all the trim in her home, and that's a heck of a lot of trim!)
We did decide to purchase a items to fluff up her home without breaking the bank. We picked simple furniture that could easily move with her and match in any space along with a few brighter pillows, and after a weekend of painting, her little project was done!
Here's what we purchased besides Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Paint:
Arm Chair from At Home (very similar to this one)
Large Wall Clock (similar to this one)
Small table from Home Goods (Home Goods is the best!)
So are you ready for the full makeover?
YAY. . . we're finally to the very best part!
Before . . .
After . . .
This was taken right after we'd finished painting. She's ordering shelves to add to the walls to finish up fluffing a bit!
If you've been struggling with a space and aren't just loving it, goodness, consider just changing out some paint. We really did love the Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and I would paint that shade again anywhere ~ if you're looking for a great color, this one might just be for you!
Have you painted any color that you've loved lately? If you're looking for a few more favorite paint colors here are a few other favorite paints we've used in our home (Sherwin Williams Romance, Foggy Day & Pure White are a few of my favorites!) I'd love to hear YOUR favorite colors too ~ leave a comment to share!
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