You’ve heard of the playoffs, well today I’m doing a paint-off to determine the best color to transform my dull laundry room into a more cheerful space.
Last week you helped me narrow down my list of blues — Wythe Blue is currently leading in the polls — but many of you suggested I consider yellow, a notoriously tricky color. So I selected a darker gray/blue and a lighter blue, a darker yellow and a light one.
First up, we have Yarmouth Blue. A Benjamin Moore employee suggested this color when I (sadly) realized that Wythe Blue was going to be too dark. Next is Bright and Early, a bright blue which I had left over from painting my son, Will’s, room. Then there are the yellows: Benjamin Moore’s Hawthorne Yellow, supposedly the be-all and end-all of yellows, and Sherwin Williams’ Full Moon, a much paler shade.
Ken and I like the idea of eventually replacing the high shelf with bright white cabinets. This is on a future to-do list, though, so the shelf will be staying for the immediate future.
What do you think? I shot these pictures on a relatively sunny day.
This area under the shelf probably gets the least light.
The wall to the right of the window is often in half-shadow:
I also purchased the Olin Rug from Crate and Barrel. I wanted to see what the room would look like with some bold colors on the floor. Of course I’m not sure if I will keep it or not…
So which paint color should we crown champion of the paint-off? Or if none of these specific colors do it for you, are you leaning toward the yellow or blue team?
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