For the past year now, I’ve been envisioning the interiors of my Connecticut Country House painted out white. Don’t get me wrong, I love my earthy paint palette that’s throughout the house, but for some reason I have this unrelenting need for the bright, light, and clean palette of the house’s exterior to come indoors!
It started ever so innocently a couple of years ago, by painting the parlor Benjamin Moore’s Lancaster Whitewash, and stripping the multi-layers of paint of the original mantel. The whitewash brought out the true purity of that 18th century room.
Now it’s time to mull over whites for the Dining room – and beyond. I’m a sucker for names like Sea Pearl, Dove Wing, Bavarian Cream, Paper Mache, Steam, Vanilla Milkshake, White Down, and Deep In Thought (to name a few) – so choosing just the right white is no easy task. When this group is culled down to maybe the top 3 finalists, I’ll try each one on different walls, and keep an eye on these painted swatches as the light changes during the day. So for now, that’s a great big TBD.
I’ll keep you posted. Love, Nora