When we moved into our apartment, my roommates said I could paint the walls if we lived there for more than one year. The day we re-signed the lease, I started methodically searching design blogs for paint colors and ideas. A post from Apartment Therapy — called — inspired me the most. As I mentioned in last week's article, my living room is now painted Glidden's best shade of gray, Wood Smoke, which is the same color Robert Stilin used in the 2009 Kitchen of the Year, coincidentally enough.
After being so impressed with my first foray into Apartment Therapy's color archives, I e-mailed the post to a friend who was decorating her new house in Napa Valley. While she appreciated my love of "Gray and Yellow," she decided her tastes leaned toward .
Undeterred, I sent the post to another friend, who recently moved to a two-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side. In turn, she sent me a photo of a kitchen from . Now, she can't stop raving about how much she loves her new black kitchen. And I can't stop smiling every time I look at my gray walls.