Project 52: Week 39
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Gray Wall


Remember my green wall?



Going, going…






I just felt like having something calmer in the desk area and the grey is actually from a can I rescued from being tossed at work years ago (back in 2002 according to the date on the can). We were trying out a new store concept and were playing around with different grays.



I’m glad we didn’t use it back then because here it’s pretty much perfect! If you’re wondering about the name, it says NCS 1502-Y50R on the can. A good paint store should be able to translate the NCS color system to your country’s system. Anyway I love how it turned out and it was such a quick fix!


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C'est super joli et je préfère le gris au vert


Jättefint med grått! Så mycket lugnare än det gröna. /Susanne


I love the kitty on the shelf!


Jättefint! gillar ministolen också!


love it!!!!


Hi Benita, I had been away from your blog for a bit and once again I am just blown away by your wonderful photos and commentaries. Your taste is impeccable, understated and so cool. You bring so much pleasure to so many. I hope you will continue for a long time (she said, selfishly). :)


Btw, I had to register again in order to post.


This looks great, Benita! I discovered your blog only recently through an old post on Holly Becker's hausmaus blog and have been digging my way through your archives for the past couple of weeks, but hadn't come across the green wall yet. So when I saw the first picture I did actually quite like that one as well. Then, however, I scrolled down and now I think I like the grey even better. It makes the area look somehow not just more calm, but also more spacious, I think. More room for new thoughts, new ideas, new projects... :) Have a lovely week!

Kathleen S

I'd forgotten about your green wall which is curious because I love the idea. I'm getting ready to paint my office area, and wanted a bit of color with the white (of course). Thanks for the timely reminder! And the 'keep it calm' concept!


Love the grey! It looks a lot like Agreeable Grey by Sherwin Williams that I have on my walls.

Michelle of Montreal

Thanks for posting the NCS code for the grey paint! It was like you could hear me thinking "that's a great colour, if only I could match that..."


I love it! I'm a huge fan of grey though. The little felt bag is so cute as well, we carry some Iittala things where I work and I loved seeing your trip to the Iittala apartment. Anyway, great job on the wall it looks lovely.


It's almost hard to believe that the green wall survived as long as it did! Seriously though I totally admire your ability and willingness to keep changing things up in your home and keep it fresh. I'm so likely to paint once and then think about changing it for 5 years...and yet there it still is!

Soul Pretty

I thought I was the only one with stashes of paint at the ready of my whim...nice. I just painted a bedroom wall, Caribbean anyway.


Isn't it interesting how color affects us? I prefer the grey wall, too.


beautiful grey!

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Zosia - The little grey felt bag was actually the goodie bag that was waiting for me in the Iittala apartment. I love it too!


I like the gray better than green. It's cozier for fall and winter. I like the little felt bag on your desk too.


Got to write down that colour code. I painted our bedroom with a colour I thought was gray but ended up light green, which is not a bad colour either, but that gray would have been perfect.


Loved the green one. But I love this calm grey one even more. It's absolutely beautiful.


Oh I love it. The green was cool but this is definitely calmer.

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