Luxury Beige Laundry Room

For the past couple weeks I’ve been trying to get paint on the walls in the last few stark rooms of our house. The white has been driving me crazy for too long and being trapped indoors this winter seemed to help get some things crossed off my to do list, including my laundry room.

I ended up choosing a beautiful desaturated purple color called Luxury Beige from the Clark+Kensington® line at Ace Hardware. Isn’t this color just dreamy?

PaintChips_650x650_0022_Luxury BeigeI saw some inspiration photos for this color and quickly fell in love. It’s just the right punch of purple, but feels completely neutral in our laundry room.

C&KGalleries_0012_Luxury BeigeNow at first I had picked a bright green color, but quickly decided it was a little too much for our small space. I was a little nervous about painting over the green color with the lighter Luxury Beige color, but it actually covered in one coat. Amazing what a primer+paint can do! You can also see how the paint dries darker than when it first goes on. Seriously LOVE this color!

luxury beige paint ace hardwareAnd here’s how our new laundry room is looking so far!

luxury beige paint color

luxury beige laundry room

clark kensington luxury beige

luxury beige clark kensington paintAs you can see we’re putting some cabinets in for storage (yeah, we still need a countertop). I also need something above the washer and dryer… maybe some shelves or more cabinets, plus some wall art and a rug. I also want to add hooks across from the washer/dryer to hang coats like we had in our old laundry room.

So stay tuned! I’ll be finishing this space soon. Can’t wait to see what this gorgeous color is going to look like with more colors mixed in.

laundry room luxury beigeOne more thing… during the month of March Ace Hardware will be helping consumers discover a new love for color with their 31 Days of Color. Every day in March, Ace will unveil a new “Color of the Day” selected from Ace’s exclusive Valspar or Clark+Kensington paint lines and Luxury Beige was today’s color.

Make sure you check out all of the paint color choices in the
Ace Hardware 31 Days of Color
along with expert tips and inspiration.

Plus, the first 1,000 visitors to the site at 12pm EST each day can register to receive a free sample of the Color of the Day!

Also, if you visit the website you can enter the 31 Days of Color Sweepstakes hosted by One lucky winner is going to win a $10,000 home paint makeover! Plus daily $50 Ace Hardware gift cards will be given away. Go enter now!


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Butler’s Pantry Makeover

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on our butler’s pantry in our kitchen/breakfast room area. This space had been a little bland. With the white cabinets, light walls, and white dishes, the lack of color left the area dull and boring.

butlers pantry glass front cabinetsThe first thing we did was add a white subway tile backsplash. Yeah, still no addition of color but at least it added some textural interest. We completed the backsplash in our kitchen a couple months ago and just never got around to the butler’s pantry area. Luckily it only took a couple hours and we had all of the supplies on hand from the kitchen project.

white subway tile butlers pantryNext I prepped the back of the glass front cabinets to paint. I decided to use the same color we have in our adjacent sun room and in the entryway foyer on the inside of my front door .

valspar optimus paint and primerI removed everything from the cabinets and gave the backs 2 quick coats of paint with a 2 inch angled brush.

butlers pantry painted

butlers pantry breakfast roomUnfortunately yesterday was extremely dark and gloomy outside so I couldn’t get any good pics showing off how the blue gray color shines during the day.

butlers pantry makeoverBut I love how the color at least give my white dishes a nice contrasting backdrop. Plus that blue gray color runs throughout our main floor, including our family room and kitchen.

painted butlers pantryI actually pulled that color from our breakfast room chairs that I purchased from World Market. These chairs were the inspiration for my home color scheme. Definitely love at first sight!

butlers pantrySo notice there’s no chair at the butler’s pantry desk? Yeah, that’s because I think I want to remove the desk feature. Maybe put a wine fridge in that space instead? Or just another cabinet? Or a DIY wine rack? I’m taking suggestions!

I really wish I had some better photos that show the color a bit better, but time was not on my side. As a full time working mom I only have nights and weekends to work on projects. It’s dark by time I get home. And if mother nature decides not to give me a little sunlight on the weekends to shoot my photos, there ain’t nothing I can do.

butlers pantry breakfast room

butler's pantry breakfast room

I’m just ready for Daylight Savings time and Springtime.
How about you?

I actually worked on some Spring craft projects over the weekend too.
I’ll be sharing one of those later this week!

butlers pantry makeover