I have a secret, Shhhh! Why Paint color is so IMPORTANT!
One of my most favorite things about my home is how the light bounces off the walls into the interior. It is the expression of joy. The light brightens my face with a smile and radiates through my body.
I have not always felt this way about my home. When I first moved into this townhouse, the walls were a dark tan, burlap color. I absolutely loooved that color. It was the first time I had ever had a darker color on my walls and I was excited. However, then winter came and the natural light could not make its way into the interior of my townhouse. My windows aren't that big or many, in addition the light could not bounce off the dark walls to reflect farther into the interior.
For the first time in my life, I found out how much natural light entering my home affected me. The mission of painting my walls became the utmost of importance. I found a color I liked and the rest is history. Now the natural light reaches further into my house and I don't need artificial lights on all day long. Tip: I am not sure about other brands but Sherwin Williams has on their website how reflective the color is, which is important for bouncing the light off the walls.
As a mother of two young children, I find it very important to show other moms that my house is not always picture perfect. Below is a video tour of my first floor and how it looks on most days.
Please let me know what you love about your home in the comments section!