I had been wanting to paint it for a while. I chose the blue color a couple years ago, and I liked it for about the first 2 minutes it was on the wall....then I was done with it. It just didn't feel like "me", but we lived with it for a while. Since we are hoping to move soon, I thought now would the perfect time to repaint it. Besides the fact that I didn't like the blue, I thought it was too bold and too specific a color to show well when we put it on the market. Even if we don't find our next home soon, I still love the color and can finally enjoy a neutral foyer instead of the bold blue one!
Here's how it looked before: (well, this was also before I added the dresser, and did a little rearranging, but you get the idea...)
I think it looks so much better! Like a breath of fresh air! The color is Sherwin Williams "Popular Gray". It's a light gray-beige. The way I picked it out was very unorthodox (for me!). I was driving by a paint store one day, and decided I just needed to buy the paint for the foyer, and get the ball rolling. I spent about 2 minutes looking at swatches, decided on this color, bought 2 gallons, and was on my way! Normally, I would have taken samples home, painted them on the walls and spent days staring at them, but I just didn't feel like prolonging the process! I probably would have been more picky if we weren't planning on moving soon, but either way, I'm really happy with this color choice.
Hope you guys like it too! Have a great Monday!