I struggled with the paint color for weeks! There's hand-me-down furniture in here. And red curtains I bought quickly when a baby needed to use this room for day-time naps a few years ago. I just wasn't ready to commit to any color scheme or design plan.
With my timeline counting down, I had to make my decision and paint this weekend. I pulled color samples, including putting up color swatches on the wall. Blue? Coral? Teal? Peacock blue? Green?
Then, on Saturday morning, I had a revelation! My living room in the New Jersey house was a Benjamin Moore color called "shenandoah taupe," and it was my favorite color in all the house. And guests would compliment the shade, too. It had subtle variations throughout the day -- going brownish, grayish, blueish, purplish -- depending on the light.
A color I already loved. Perfect.