Our colour selection
While I fully intend on trying some darker colors to create some statement walls in our home (particularly for inside my pantry and my office when we go to finish those spaces) I wanted this main area that adjoins the kitchen and living room to feel very light and bright.
The Marrakech paint still appealed to me because I wanted to see if it could help the walls have more texture and depth, like plaster, even though it was going to be a creamy white paint. While it’s hard to see the true effect through a camera lens with this white paint, I have to say, the results are just as I dreamed up! The creamy tones, the matte plaster like feel, and the subtle variations are just stunning in person.
Before we moved in, we painted the ceiling and 2 feet down the wall with a standard latex paint, with the color “Chantilly Lace” by Benjamin Moore. Then I had my husband install a small trim piece to clearly divide where I wanted the Marrakech look. This trim also helps bring down the visual height of our 12 foot walls and makes the space feel a bit more cozy.
I opted for the Pure & Original color “Milk WhiteMilk White
”, which is slightly warmer than the Chantilly Lace, giving me my desired white tone on tone look. Our doors and trim in this space are also painted with Pure & Original paint, but I was instructed to use a better suited option which is from their Licetto line. Their Licetto paints are still a nice matte finish, but you get a paint that is more durable and scrubbable without a sealer. You can also definitely use Licetto on your walls or furniture even, which is basically a nice even matte paint. I picked the color “AshesAshes”
for our trim and doors, which is the most lovely greige.