Sharing all the details about the new greige contrast trim in our mudroom.
If you caught my Instagram stories last week, you’ll already know that I’ve been doing a bit of painting around our mudroom. The walls were painted out in my favourite soft, creamy white (Cloud White from Benjamin Moore) shortly after we moved in late last summer, but I hadn’t yet gotten around to painting out the bright white doors and trim (pictured above).
As I was putting together this list of simple updates that I’d love to tackle around our main floor, the mudroom was definitely top of mind for me. While I’d love to add some panelling around the space, maybe even a pretty peg rail someday, for now, I knew starting with a bit of paint would do wonders. Around our main living areas I just stuck with white trim that matched our wall and ceiling colour, but I really wanted to try something a little different in our mudroom. I think mudrooms are the perfect place to have a bit of fun! Living rooms and kitchens tend to be more open concept areas that we spend a ton of time in, which can make them a little harder to introduce new design elements into as the commitment can feel a little more high stakes. But mudrooms are often their own little separate spaces, which makes introducing some different design elements so much easier.
While I wasn’t exactly ready to go super bold with the colour in here, I did have a vision for a warm, mushroomy gray colour that I could not only add to the doors and trim, but eventually paint out the cabinetry of our laundry area as well. After looking through piles of colour samples, I narrowed it down to either Revere Pewter (lighter option pictured above) or Briarwood (darker option) – but after painting out a few samples around the space, I knew instantly that the darker Briarwood colour was the way to go. While beautiful, I felt like Revere Pewter would have been a bit too subtle in this space. Our mudroom is actually made up of three little spaces (which you can see in the photos at the top of this post) – one side is the mudroom and laundry area, which also includes a door to the garage and exterior door out to our side deck, the other side has our mini fridge and deep freeze and finally, there is a hallway that connects it all to our powder room and eventually the rest of our main floor. I wanted to take advantage of all of the light that streams in through the many windows throughout these spaces and so, I really found myself pulled to the deeper colour.
It was 100% the right call.
I couldn’t be happier with this trim turned out and the warmth it brings to our mudroom! I’ve already ordered up some new unlacquered brass coat hooks and some beautiful new drawer pulls to match. We also need to get that other light in the hallway area switched out to match this one that we put up in the laundry area. Like I said, I’d love to add some sort of wall treatment in here, whether that be panelling, wallpaper or a mix of both maybe, but knowing we plan to do some pretty major renovations in this space down the road, I don’t want to waste too much time and money on things that won’t actually be staying. I think I’ll have a better idea of just how far I can take this space once I know exactly where we’re going in the end, but for now, I’m so happy with the chance to change out the lights and hardware and add a bit of paint to the mix. Up next, I can’t wait to paint out those cabinets in our laundry area to match and maybe even change up that countertop (I’ll have to see what I can come up with for temporary, budget friendly options).
A bit of paint really can make a world of difference.
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!