Porch Gray Paint Used Inside

You know that typical gray porch paint that's used to paint exterior porch floors? I've been considering it for painting the worn wooden floors of my kitchen. Here's how I came to the desire to go gray:At first I was thinking black. And my husband was thinking white (it's not at all unusual for us to be on completely opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to home improvement choices). However, I started to hedge a bit on black when I remembered how black often shows dirt even more than white. Yet, I can't quite take the plunge and go all white (the cabinets are being painted white, too).

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That's when I thought of traditionally gray-painted porch floors. The kitchen floors could be painted gray: a literal compromise with the hubby, a great dirt disguiser, and a nod to a time-honored tradition. Solved! When (IF) we end up agreeing on gray and getting the job done, I'll be sure to share pics. In the meantime, here are my inspiration pics. The first one shows a gray-painted kitchen floor, the second a porch floor with the traditional treatment.

Images: Inside Out, Don Freeman/House Beautiful

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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