Friday, June 20, 2014

Our House: Paint Colors

 I got a few requests for paint colors I used in our home, so I thought I would share those today. Paint is such trial and error for me. Colors look different depending on the time of day, the room, the lighting sources, etc, so I always buy samples before I get gallon-happy. 

Dining Room/Foyer/Living Room: Benjamin Moore Coastal Path
Tip: for better flow and to make your space feel larger, paint at least one room off your foyer the same color as your foyer. 

Kitchen: Benjamin Moore Sierra Hills
Tip: To make a kitchen cohesive, make sure some elements relate to each other. Here, our kitchen is black and white with hardwoods. The tile backsplash is neutral. I decided the walls should relate to the tile to make every element work together. 

Office: Behr Moroccan Henna
Tip: Dark colors don't have to be scary choices, and they are a great way to showcase artwork and family photos. 

Half Bath: Behr Elephant Skin
Tip: For impact in a small space use a bold color (here I chose a dark charcoal). A cool wallpaper in a small space will give you a similar punch. 

Guest Rooms: Sherwin Williams Anew Gray
Tip: If your bedrooms are close together and off the same hallway like ours, consider painting them the same color for better flow and to avoid a choppy feeling. 

Nursery: Benjamin Moore White Dove

Master: main color Behr Classic Silver, stripes Sherwin Williams Functional Gray
Tip: horizontal stripes will make a room feel wider. Vertical stripes make a room feel taller. 

Master Bath: this was a mix of two colors I had on hand. 50% Glidden Dusty Miller, 50% Behr Silver Sage
Tip: if going blue for a spa feel, be sure to choose one with a lot of gray tones in it to avoid the baby blue nursery effect. 

Basement: this was the only room we didn't paint after we moved in, so I am not sure of the color. It's very similar to Benjamin Moore Coastal Path. 
Tip: rooms without windows keep light and airy when choosing paint colors. 

Exterior: siding is Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray, trim Sherwin Williams Extra White 
Tip: when using a color other than white, always go a few shades darker than you think for exterior. The sun washes out colors. Consider using black for your fences and decks. This will allow your house, furniture, and landscaping to be the stars while your fence/deck fades into the backdrop. 

Have you done the paint dance lately? What tips do you have on choosing the right colors? 


Beesmama said...

Beautiful home! I am sure it will sell fast!

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