I wanted to do a quick roundup of our paint colors throughout the house! Paint was honestly torturous for me. I’m pretty sure I bought enough samples to paint an entire house, but it was all worth it in the end.
Paint is one of those things where you could absolutely love a color online, or in someone else’s home, and then hate it in your own space. Paint is so subjective to light, room size, even the way the store mixes it! I’d have to say this was one of the toughest parts of designing the house for me. I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do and kept going back and forth on what color scheme I wanted. Originally, I had our entire home a “greige” color but at the last minute I decided to stay true to myself and go all white! I feel like lately, it’s all about white and bright in architecture/design, and it feels a lot younger in a way. I wanted our house to feel fresh and airy, but not tied to one “color” always. I had seen so many grey or beige homes on the internet and every time I tried those popular paint colors, it was way too pigmented for my taste and style. Doing white for most of our house was a little risky since I didn’t want it to be a total wash out, but I’m obsessed with how it turned out, and where we were able to add pops of color, while still being cohesive.
As you’ll see below, all the colors I chose are very light and more of a wash of color rather than anything very pigmented. What I found to be helpful was playing with the tint. In some of the colors I liked, I would do them 50% lighter so that it wasn’t so much of a contrast against the rest of the home.
Cabinets, Trim, Main Walls Upstairs/Down:
Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
Chantilly is a true bright white. I was a little afraid of this color but we had already ordered our cabinets in Chantilly and having two tones of white throughout the house would have made me crazy. I’m very happy with how it turned out in our particular home. For something creamier I recommend Simple White or White Dove.
Simply White by Benjamin Moore 50% lighter
The perfect beige! Matches great with my light fixture and adds a nice wash of color without it being overpowering.
Cheating Heart by Benjamin Moore
This is probably my most asked about room. We wanted the study to be super moody and dark and as soon as I saw Cheating Heart I never looked any further. This was the first color I chose and I still love it to this day.
Wet bar and Front Door:
Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
A true black.
Mud Room Cabinets:
Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore
I wanted to do something different for my mudroom and kept going back and forth. Boothbay is a gorgeous grey/blue color and I think it brings a playfulness ton the mudroom!
Mud Room Door:
Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore 50% lighter
Sheep’s Wool by Benjamin Moore
Obsessed with this color! It’s perfect for a neutral room and looks great with Chase’s furniture. If you follow me, you know I love a neutral look.
Additional Guest Bedrooms:
Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore 50% lighter
I love Classic Gray but I was still concerned it was going to be a bit too dark. I had our painter mix it at 50% lighter and it was perfect. We have this in all our guest bedrooms.
Paper white by Benjamin Moore
Paper White has the slightest grey tint which was the perfect pop for our hall bath.