We originally wanted to have really dark espresso stained floors with lots of knots, handscraping, and character. What we ended up choosing what a medium toned floor that still has a lot of knots and character, but it was more of a compromise (on what we wanted and price). Lesson learned: always go with your gut even if it means you are going to have to vacuum a lot more.
Current color in main living areas, foyer, and upstairs hallway
So, although I still like the color we painted throughout the main areas of our home, Decatur Buff by Benjamin Moore, I am in the mood for something lighter, brighter, and gray color. While I love the soft, cool grays, I am going to have to lean towards a warmer tone because of the floors. I am ninety percent sure we will go with the test color we purchased, but going to paint an entire wall before committing the rest of our home.
Potential new color!
Do you have any colors you are just bored to death with and wish to overhaul?