We had better things to do-- I am sure of it-- but we painted anyway. We used Yolo Colorhouse Stone .04, which is a warm sort of grey that looks a little blue and a little tan but mostly grey. Or gray. It's your choice.
I have done a good amount of interior painting using lots of different brands and there are some I wouldn't use again EVER (Behr Washable Flat, I'm talking to you) and some that I thought totally took the cake (Benjamin Moore Pearl, you had my heart), but this stuff blows all that out of the water and doesn't even leave a smell. Painting with Low/No VOC products used to be so cost prohibitive and with Yolo, the colour selection used to be so small. I bought two gallons of eggshell for the walls and one gallon of flat for the ceiling. Our livingroom is about 400 sqare feet and one gallon took care of two coats (the coverage is beautiful) and all the edging (which eats up the paint if you're using a brush). Had I known, I would've only bought the one. In contrast, we used a full two gallons when painting the first time and I'm not sure we even had enough.
Anyway-- it was 36 dollars a bucket, which is about 10 dollars more than a gallon of your average Big Box store variety. Normally that sort of price would cause me pause, but this stuff is really good and NO FREAKY PAINT SMELL. Plus, Yolo appears to be running a pretty generous rebate offer from now until the end of September. I couldn't find info online about it, but they had a board up at Kelly Moore where we ended up buying it.
We finished the walls up and then Paul called Uncle on the ceiling so that he could work on classroom prep for Wednesday. That boy, always trying to be prepared. I'm going to prepare the couch for some new pillows for me to come home and sob into when Sam starts school tomorrow.