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Come Vote on Paint Color + Rug-Living Room Refresh

We all know the easiest way to refresh a space is with paint. So I’ve been thinking a lot about this wall and fireplace in my family room. I want to make it all one color and then reassess the inset stone after that. We also know that when we dive down into the rabbit hole of design, we want to change other things too. I found these drapes and was instantly smitten. In my early 30’s, I had a pretty intense and lengthy love affair with florals and botanicals. Because of that, I steered clear from them for a while, but like most things, we evolve, grow and eventually revert to what we naturally favor.

Cozy Family Room. Interior Define Sectional. Green Fireplace, Board and Batten. Woven DIY pendant.

These curtains pair well with this arched cabinet below.

Floral Cream Curtains Anne Selke
Arched Billy Bookcase Hack. Ikea Hack.

Okay, on to paint. It will only be on the board and batten wall, so not the entire space because it opens to a cathedral entry. The rest of the room will remain Sherwin-Williams Snowbound. I have to say first, I wanted to go dark, but… it just didn’t feel right.

Rock Bottom Sherwin-Williams

So earthy green-blues were the obvious choice. But there are SO many to choose from, oy vey! I looked and looked for days and crossed checked their references, ha! These made it to the top 4!

Favorite Earthy Blue-Greens. Sherwin-Williams Evergreen Fog, Benjamin Moore Oil Cloth, Sherwin-Williams Sensible Hue and Sherwin-Williams Willow Leaf

Wall Color-BM Oil Cloth…

Wall Color-BM Oil Cloth. Earthy Coastal Family Room Inspiration Board.

Wall Color-SW Sensible Hue…

Wall Color-SW Sensible Hue. Earthy Coastal Family Room Inspiration Board.

Wall Color-SW Sensible Hue

Wall Color-SW Sensible Hue. Earthy Coastal Family Room Inspiration Board.

Wall Color-Willow Leaf

Wall Color-SW Willow Leaf. Earthy Coastal Family Room Inspiration Board.

Wall Color-SW Evergreen Fog, which is also the 2022 Color of the Year…

Wall Color-SW Evergreen Fog. Earthy Coastal Family Room Inspiration Board.

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Here are my favorite rugs from Dash and Albert for this room…

Favorite Dash and Albert Rugs
  1. Malta/Natural 2. Lawrence/Denim 3. Senna/Ivory 4. Veranda/Ivory

Here are the rest of the room sources…


Coffee Table-Industry West

Sectional-Interior Define


Pillow 1, 2, 3



It’s time to vote. Tell me which paint color you like and which rug?

Thanks in advance for helping. Have a happy day, friends!

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  1. I like BM oil cloth with either lawrence denim or VERANDA ivory or existing rug …. The fireplace surrounD? Painting or no?

  2. Sensible Hue and Veranda ivory. We hwve SensIble hue in our home and HAve been very pleased. Not too dark – a very soothing versatile color.

  3. Sensible Hue for the paint color and Veranda ivory for the rug are my choices. i thought most of the paint colors were too dark. i like a lot of light and i had a color like evergreen fog in my bedroom for a few years and my husband and i both got depressed looking at it and it did not give us a good feeling, so we re-painted to a lighter color.

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