Renovations, The Buffalo BurrowAgreeable Gray in the Dining Room April 25, 2020 This is a sponsored post by Lowe’s Home Improvement. All opinions are 100% my own. I really debated on the paint color for our new dining room. As y’all know, there is quite a bit of green in this house along with my usual white. And I’m not mad about it! Green is always my go-to color in decorating. I wanted our dining space to compliment the rest of the house and flow nicely from room to room since it is fairly open with the large cased openings. But I also wanted it to stand on its own. I knew that our dining room was going to have a lot of woodwork with the board and batten, built-ins, and the vintage mantel (check out those progress posts if you missed them!). And I’ve dreamed of floral wallpaper in a dining room for nearly a decade now, so that was happening this time around. I knew there would be a lot going on with the blue patterned wallpaper and the other rooms that you see in the same view, but I really didn’t want to go white in here. Nearly every room is white in our home and I LOVE it, but I wanted the woodwork in this room to feel distinct. I considered going with a more saturated color, which I think could’ve been lovely. I also considered going dark. I love dark molding in a room and I knew it would be awesome on the built-ins and fireplace area! But in the end, I decided to let the wallpaper shine and choose a color that was subtle, light, and neutral but not white. The room does have a large, wall-size window to let light in, but a darker color would still close the space in. To make the space feel larger, I knew the paint color needed to be lighter than the wallpaper. Enter HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray! Ahh, what a difference it made to get all of these different dimensions painted one color. We wanted the board and batten, as well as the built-ins, to have a durable finish that was slightly glossy. While I love a bit of sheen on woodwork, I also love that it’s more cleanable. They taped off our mantel and sprayed the rest of the woodwork in the room with a semi-gloss finish. Our board and batten has such a hard finish, even the sheetrock between the boards is wipe-able. While I love a flatter paint on sheetrock, the sheen and durability of semi-gloss on trim and woodwork is the way to go in my book. The vintage mantel needed just a bit of patching and filling in places and then it was sprayed last. The shelves for the built-ins were sprayed separately and installed after the rest of the room was painted and dry. Ahh, my Agreeable Gray has the exact feel I was hoping for. The sheetrock was primed with the rest of the woodwork, but since wallpaper is going above the trim, it didn’t need any additional coats. So if you notice it looks splotchy in some of these photos, it is! I love the simple shaker style chandelier in this space – and I especially love how the black anchors the rest of the light features. I absolutely love how this color turned out. At times, I was worried it would be too close to white, but it’s perfect. It has enough color that it stands apart from white, but the room still feels bright and airy. And it’s warm. I love mixing cool and warm tones. Since the blue floral wallpaper we’re using is obviously heavy on the cool, I love the warmth this tan brings in. We had to wait awhile for the wallpaper to arrive, so we lived with this room just painted for the first few weeks after we moved in March. Even without the shelves styled and organized or the wallpaper installed, it already felt like such a special dining room for our family to enjoy. Our wallpaper was backordered, but it came just a few weeks ago and thankfully was installed before the stay at home order went into effect in our area. I can’t wait to share how this room looks with wallpaper tomorrow!