I'd been considering a paint change for quite some time now. Don't get me wrong, I loved the green, but there was always something about it that made it feel a bit juvenile -- even garish -- to me. Maybe because of the shear fact that it photographed so horribly. The glossy finish wasn't really doing it any favors, either.
After much consideration and pinning, I landed on grey. It's admittedly a departure from the bright color we had lived with for nearly 4 years now, but the time was right. And I thought it might make all my colorful kitchenware stand out all the more. Here's some of my inspiration (you can check out more inspiration and the other options I considered -- including Grey, Blue, and Green -- on Pinterest):
I ended up going with Rhino from Behr, and I've got to say...I am completely in love. I also went with a flat paint this time around, and I think it made a huge difference. The walls look so much smoother -- almost velvety. I get that they're less stain resistent, but I don't mind a touch up every now and then. And finally, I went with the paint + primer in one, and it was ah-mazing. Seriously, one coat and done.