New Dining Room Paint- Sherwin Williams Comfort Grey

Thank you so very much for weighing in on my paint-color dilemma in the dining room!  I read all the comments and really appreciate the feedback.  It reminds me why I started blogging in the first place- to have other women who love home decor to bounce ideas off of.  My husband is not only color-blind, but pretty nonchalant when it comes to the decor choices in our house (unless he hates something), so I like that I have Y’ALL to share these things with! :)After putting eight samples on the wall, the color I chose was Comfort Grey by Sherwin Williams in semi-gloss, lightened 75%.  It was the color that worked best with our milky trim color (Divine White Sherwin Williams) and had the touch more green/not too blue I was originally looking for.  I wanted it just a tad lighter than the original Comfort Grey swatch on the wall, so the color specialist explained that they needed to lighten it by 75% because the color spectrum is on a sliding scale and lightening it by 25% (which is what I initially thought I needed) would make it really white.  I’m not quite sure I understand this and if you can explain it better, please leave a comment!  We painted directly on top of our existing SW Accessible Beige and on top of the different swatches, but I bought a high-quality paint, so it covered really well.

I’m thrilled with how it turned out and think it flows nicely with the paint in the rest of the house.  Of course, it’s hard to convey a true paint color over the internet, but here are the best shots I was able to capture from the early morning.  It feels so fresh in here now!

I especially like the view from the kitchen, through the wet bar, to the dining room.  I almost hate to hang the drapes back up because it will cover that part of the wall.

I had to hem the curtains (the bottoms were coming apart) and have yet to get the rest of the room put back together- I’m contemplating changing out the mirror too.  And I want to add some summer decor.  Hopefully, I’ll have more to share with you next week!


Update: Go here to see the decor updates to our dining room.
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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


    1. I was hesitant to change it up, but I'm glad I did. And it's still a "light" color so I don't think it breaks up the pallet too much.

  1. They were lightening it to 75% of the strength of the original color (thus only making it 25% lighter than it was originally)

      1. They simply put less pigment into your base color, which gives you a less-saturated (lighter) color. But doing so can also bring out undertones that weren’t obvious in the original color, so make sure you test a sample first!

  2. This looks gorgeous – so fresh and clean! I am about to paint my dining room, and I have had the hardest time choosing a color. My kitchen color is similar to this but darker. I love the idea of using that shade but lightening it. I have no idea why that has not occurred to me before reading this post. Ha! Thanks!

  3. Love the color! So fresh and clean looking! What about big plantation shutters in white for your window? So classic and classy! Can't wait to see the finished room! Xo Kathy@The Daily Nest

  4. Looks great, Megan! Love the color…we're painting our master bedroom and I was thinking Sea Salt or Silver plate…but may go comfort gray now! Side note: I'm hosting a Freshly Picked giveaway starting July 30 and thought you might be interested in a pair of moccs for James:)

    Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest

  5. Love that color!! May I ask how do they lighten it? What’s the other 25% in it? I would love to have it on my walls! Thanks!!

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