I HATE picking paint colors.  The hubby and I got into one of our biggest fights ever standing in the paint section of Home Depot trying to pick a shade of white!!!  No freaking joke!  So our home that we are totally gutting and remodeling is almost ready to start being put back together.  This is the phase where we start to pick all the finishes we want.  85% of the homes ceilings are open wood beams.  We have gone back and forth on should we just do all white (too cottage), should we go with a natural finish (too cabin), blah, blah, blah.  But we decided since we are going for this modern look that we are going to do a wood stain on all the planks and then a gray paint on the big support beams.  The gray will be an accent color that you will also find on our kitchen island cabinet.  So now the question is....what stain color and what gray color?

We put up a bunch of grays and thought we had decided on this one but now I am thinking it is a bit too blue?  I am also torn between two of the stains....the two middle ones...a bit of red or more brown?????  Luckily we have this part of our ceiling that will be covered with drywall so we can keep experimenting with colors.  I think it might be back to the store today for more samples........