We have been living in our house for almost three months now and (in between all of the wedding festivities) we have been slowly changing things in the house. One of the first things we did was paint the main space. We knew right away what we wanted to paint the living room, foyer and upstairs landing because the builder grade off-white made us crazy. All the tans and browns happening were too much. We decided to hire out this paint job since we have extra tall ceilings and there was no way either of us were willing to get up that high to paint. I mean look at these pictures. No thanks.
We decided to go with a light gray throughout the main spaces to make it all one cohesive color. We may even carry this color in other spaces, but we figured we can do that ourselves since they have lower ceilings. The name of the color is Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore that we had color matched to Sherwin Williams paint. We went with a no VOC paint so that we have less toxins living in our house. Below are pictures of what this space looked like before paint.
And here is what it looks like now after paint. It is amazing how much of a difference a little paint can make.