I wasted no time after the doors were cured and rehung on their respective frames to paint the office walls.
When we bought the house 7 years ago we painted everything before moving in. Which means I had to pick every room color without any furniture. Seven years ago I would have never painted a room white and while I knew I wanted this room to be neutral, beige was my safe choice.
Now, (like everyone else) I find myself drawn to white rooms and I chose Sherwin Williams - Spare White (SW6203) which is a creamy white with a slightly gray undertone. My first thought was to use SW Alabaster like my sister did in her family room, but it has a beige undertone and living with beige for so long I wanted something that read a little cooler.
Even though the color wasn’t too dark before, it took 3 coats to get full coverage, also the paint was really thick which I don’t usually have trouble with so maybe it was just a bad can. Either way, it was worth it because the room looks and feels completely different now.
Spare White is just gray enough to offset the true white trim and everything looks so clean and modern now! I’m super happy with the black doors in here and can’t wait to add gold accents and some greenery as well as more white and wood from the furniture I’ve selected.
The room is a small rectangle, only slightly longer than it is wide, so it’s hard to take photos in, but there’s a small closet, 1 window and the door to the hallway. Our neighbor cut down the tree that used to be outside this window a couple years ago which was sad for the privacy/greenery, but it’s also allowed a lot more light to come in as well which has been nice.
I took all these photos with the overhead light on and the walls read a tiny bit warm. With no artificial light, the walls are definitely a creamy, cool white.
I’ve already laid out the rug and spent the weekend building the Ikea furniture, so I’ll share that progress soon, as well as another furniture piece which was a craigslist find that I’m hoping to paint this week.