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Two Shades Of Grey

Every January, fresh into the new year, I get a sudden urge to redecorate our apartment. Living in a small space, and may I add old apartment, things can start to look dull fast. Rehabbing our kitchen has been at the top of my list for the longest time, because it’s the room we use the most; from breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snack time. To tell you the truth, I am also over the green walls from our last paint job. I wound up choosing the color when I was pregnant with Siella, and think hormones might have gotten in the way. The reason why we’ve waited so long to tackle this project is because we wanted to make sure the kids are out of the house for a few days, so they are not inhaling paint fumes. So, recently, when I was introduced to Colorhouse Paints, which is known for their minimal odor paints, I thought why not give it a try.


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Colorhouse offers 128 harmonious, artist-crafted colors and their curated palettes make color-choosing simple. Another great resource is their on staff  “Color Geek” to help make decisions when painting. I simply sent her pictures and dimensions of my kitchen, age of our appliances and some background of our taste. The color geek mailed some color swatches, and suggested we use chalkboard paint on our pantry closet to modernize the space a bit. I loved the idea of chalkboard paint, but had some concerns, because past experience with other chalkboard paint in the playroom, left strong chemical odors lingering in the apartment for days. She immediately reassured me that their product will not leave a chemical smell, so I selected from ten different hues of chalkboard paint. I was surprised that Colorhouse offered an color option for chalkboard paint, because other brands only offer traditional black board color.

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For the main wall, we chose Metal .04, a light grey color, to provide a pop of color to contrast with the older cabinetry. Lynn, the color expert, mentioned that grey is really trending now, and it makes for a great base color when it comes to decorating. We went with the BISQUE .02 for the ceiling. And my favorite part, as a I mentioned earlier was the pantry closet. First, we used Colorhouse’s Multi-Purpose Primer on the doors, and then painted it with Colorhouse METAL .05 Chalkboard paint.

Colorhouse is committed to making the world more colorful and less volatile by creating products that are safer for your home and better for our planet. Their premium paints are 100% acrylic with low-odor and superior coverage. Colorhouse paints contain no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) no reproductive toxins, no chemical solvents, and no toxic fumes/HAPs-free. All their paints are available in 3 sheens: Flat, Eggshell, and Semi-Gloss.

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I am thrilled with the new colors in our kitchen. The grey finish was a nice touch, as it brightens up the look, while complimenting the older appliances. Colorhouse paints were beyond easy to use, and they dry super fast. I was so inspired, that I plan on tackling the entire apartment.  The kids love the new kitchen too, and as you can see, they took part in the process.






Colorhouse is easily accessible online, and at select Home Depots in New York and Chicago. SITC readers can use $5 off per gallon mail in rebate here for Chicago market and New York market. 

 Thank you Colorhouse for sponsoring this post. 

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7 thoughts on “Two Shades Of Grey”

  1. Love it. Looks great! We’re in the beginning stages of painting our kitchen. Will have to try the Colorhouse Paints!

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