Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Paint Color and Formula for my Living Room~Martha Stewart Gray Pearl


Hello!
I often get asked what color of paint I used for our living room...
It is a Martha Stewart color from Lowes, called Gray Pearl.  Unfortunately you can no longer get the Martha Stewart colors at Lowes.  I was able to get the formula from our Lowes as they still had the color in their system.

The paint formula is...
101-13.5, 107-19, 109-1
This formula is for a one gallon can of paint...
I used the Valspar Signature Satin Finish at Lowes.

 Just a warning if the room you are painting doesn't have a lot of natural light coming in this color can appear very "muddy".  I actually painted our other living room that is now my work studio this color and it didn't work, the walls ended up looking muddy instead of gray....
I also painted my kitchen cupboards last summer the Gray Pearl color.....


You can see the kitchen cupboards in the background.  
Because the modular home we live in has a very open floor plan, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other.  I wasn't sure if it would be weird to have the walls the same color as the cupboards... By painting the cupboards the same color as the walls I think it helped tie the kitchen into the rest of the room.....
I will eventually show more images of the kitchen in the future.

On another note....
I had to share this image I found on my cell phone yesterday....
My daughter, Bethany had a little photo shoot with her lop eared bunnies using my phone....

We added a vintage florabella action to Bethany's image.....



Enjoy your weekend!
Take Care,
Maria



52 comments:

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

White with gray and wonderful!
What a nice visit!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Thank you so much Maria for the formula!! I tried to get Gray Pearl a couple of weeks ago and Lowe's no longer had it.I love the way it looks on the cabinets and walls. It looks a bit different on the cabinets than it does on the wall anyway and really looks lovely.
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Rachel Pallas said...

The image of the bunnies is absolutely precious! Enjoy your weekend! xo Rachel

melody-mae said...

I love this color! I want to paint our family room but it does not get a lot of natural light...we have two windows but it is still a bit dark. What would you recommend taken the pearl grey up a notch?

Hulda said...

Lovely photos! I love your blue cupboard. :) -Husfruas Memoarer-

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Wait, you have a modular home? As in a trailer home? I'll take one please!

Don't you love finding "surprise" photos that your kids have taken on you phone?

Lilla Blanka said...

Lovely post Maria!
The color is very beautiful and goes perfectly with your blue-turqouise kitchen cupboard <3

xo
Mia

Svenja said...

hey maria, this seems to be the perfect color for your living room. i like it a lot!
but you are right, i can imagine it looking "muddy" in a small room with not so much windows.
but it works perfect for your living room :))
the picture your daughter took is so cute :))
enjoy your sunday, svenja

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love the Simplicity of your style!!! I invite you to stop by my world if you get a chance...Blessings Lori

Lara said...

I don't think there is a nicer shade of grey than your wall color. I could never ever tire of seeing it. Just adore your new profile pic - you are so pretty and chic! Beautiful photos as always!

Heaven's Walk said...

Thank you for sharing that formula, Maria. It's such a soft, pretty color grey - and it does look different on your cabinets than it does on your walls. But it's alllll gorgeous! Love your sweet little bunnies. I just want to pick them up and kiss their cute little noses! lol! Your new profile photo is just beautiful, too!

xoxo laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty colors! Thanks for the formula!

Love the bunnies. I have the same boots! Today was perfect for them!

XO,
Jane

SSM said...

Dear Maria,

Love the color!

What a beautiful new profile picture you have!

Enjoy your day.

Bell's Belles Vintage said...

Those bunny's are adorable...

kråke said...

Just lovely Maria...and the bunnies...aren't they just the cutest you,ve ever seen;)))

Have a sunny sunday:)

Kråke

Fleaing France said...

Love the gray color....very soft. Those bunnies are adorable.
Greetings from the brocantes in France!

Hvidt, slidt & patina said...

Hallo..You have a lovely blog, and your pictures are so wonderful..From Camilla..

Mimi said...

That living room is what I call dreamy!

Bente said...

Beautiful kitchen. Love the photo with the bunnies.

Hugs Bente

twinkilingeyes said...

those bunnies are adorable!

Vintage Gal said...

I love the white with the gray and those bunnies are just adorable ;-)

Lynne Knowlton said...

Hi Maria !!
Oh your blog and photos are STUNNING.
I am Canadian , and wondered if you had other blog followers who were Canadian ? Martha Stewart paints are available at Canadian Tire in Canada.
Keep up the fantastic work on your blog!! Beautiful!
Lynne

Dee said...

Hi Maria ...
Your blog is such inspiration because I too love the soft neutral colours but opted for natural calico as the neutral. We have two lionhead house bunnies so love your two ...
Dee

Debbie said...

It all looks wonderful, Maria.
Enjoy your Sunday.
xxoo

koralee said...

Beautiful and your last image made my morning...way too sweet. Have a blessed Sunday. xoxo

Jennifer said...

I'm not a white wall/furniture gal but love your style. I may be converted if I keep following you!
Would love to hear your take on home-schooling some time. :)

Theresa said...

Thank you for sharing! Your daughters photo is so adorable... t.xoox

Ariadna Inblue said...

Hola,me encanta tu blog y las fotos son geniales.La tonalidad de blanco que propones es muy bonita.Seguiré visitándote en el futuro.Hello,I love your blog and pictures are very good.That kind of white is pretty.I'll go on visiting your site.¡¡¡

Anonymous said...

I love your blue kitchen pantry. Your home is beautiful.

Tonita

excel training sydney said...

Due to colour things become more beautiful and great. I like this colour so much. I like wall watch so much.

Rusty Hinge said...

Maria, Your photos of your gorgeous home amaze me every time! I love, love your blue cupboard with your paint color selection. It all fits so well! And your bunnies... that has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen! :)
Maria

Little Leslie said...

Love the colors. and the bunnies. The blue of the pie save is beautiful.

Julia said...

Your wall color is beautiful and those bunnies!! They are simply adorable!!

~Julia

Curtis said...

WOW and I thought only my wife and I lived in a modular home that was decorated beautifully. THANK YOU so much for tell everyone that you live in a Modular HOME and NO it is NOT the trailers of the past! My wife and live in a 1800 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath HOME, with family room, breakfast room, living room, formal dining room.... and entry, again NOT a trailer thank you very much. We have sheet rock walls, beautiful cubbards, and lots of windows..... Every one who comes into our home and I as sure the same is for you are amazed at the new homes and what they offer. Keep up the great work and beautiful pictures...
blessings
Curtis & Sherrie

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Such a pretty color and the room I'm thinking of does get lots of natural light....hmmm, you've got me thinking ;)

Kristin Peake Interiors said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Everything on your blog! Will officially be following to make sure I don't miss a thing!

Burlap Luxe said...

A simple calm that touches the edges of our hearts. Maria, you give your home a voice a beautiful one at that.

Keep inspiring white and grey in its most quiet.

xx
Doré

Linda H said...

Don't know if you'll remember me, Maria, but I just moved into my little farmhouse last summer - I haven't painted yet - I need to get a sense of things. Your gray is definitely inspiring as a soothing and clean backdrop for all things rustic and textural. I truly love your blog. Thanks to Bethany for the bunnies - they're my new droid background! So sweet!

Donna Gotlib said...

This is a wonderful color! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Jody and Stan said...

I love that color Gray Pearl. We had a lop eared bunny, Mopsy for 12 years. She was a indoor rabbit, Very good pet for our daughters.Those two are sooo cute.
Great Photo!

I'm having my first linky party Simple & Sweet Fridays, hope you can come visit. You have very inspirational ideas.


Jody

Candylei said...

Wonderful color with whites. Also the bunnies are adorable!!!!

M a d a m e M o r e l l said...

:)
You make me happy!

Mary Lou said...

I LOVE the bunny photo!!!!!
And the white cabinets. Your home is so calming.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Beautiful Color. i have been looking for a soft shade of gray for my basement family room. I think this is the perfect color.
Thanks for sharing!!

codice promozione said...

White is my favourite colour. Your home looks so beautiful and great. I like so much this pix.

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Maria, I just love your living room, it always looks for fresh and bright! And you're so good to post your paint formula, I'd love to try it in my kitchen but don't know whether I can get it made here in Ireland - I'll try! Glad you kept your mantel!
Sharon

minerva @ deer valley homes for sale said...

gray Pearl is a very nice color. :) It is clean and it shouts peacefulness. Anyway, those bunnies are so adorable! :D

Janae said...

I love the color it looks great in your home! Omgosh your daughters bunnies are so cute, I have a holland lop too! He looks alot like them execpt shades of brown instead of gray. The picture is so cute.

Leslie said...

Maria,

I just painted a wall in my family room this color. It almost looks like there is a green/grey in the mix? The prior color was a beige/grey and I wanted to lighten it up as we proceed to refinish our cabinets and molding (from oak to white). I also got the dairy white color for a wall in my living room AND I painted my table the white color that you have used (love it!)

I'm need to just keep going with this color as I'm sure it will look great when the whole room is done.

leslie
www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

Coco Blanca said...

Hi Maria. Love your blog ... Nous parlons la même langue! Would love to link blogs and or websites.

Bonne Chance!

Coco Blanca

www.cocoblanca.com

Bev said...

The bunnies r so cute! I love the wall colour thanks! where did you get the ceiling? love the Blue cabinet colour also, what is it?

Deena Baca Rowland said...

I love the Chandelier in your living room. Can you give me more details on it?