Our house has quite a bit of painting in the last year. A little more ways to go this next year…but I am excited for the colors that we have chosen. Each color is warm and inviting. I think they flow beautifully together…and though a few are unexpected they seem to work! I am a neutral girl, so if you were stopping by thinking you were going to get a rainbow house…wrong blog (lol). Though I went neutral these are colors that certainly make a difference. Create a feeling and bring a house together to feel cohesive and strategic.
Let’s start outside! P.S. I’ll have the source list on the bottom so you can save or pin.
Next, when entering in the house, our walls are painted in Pure & Original lime wash paint in Coffee and Cream. You can read more about the technique and see the video HERE.
The trim color is Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore and the front door color from the inside is: Tricorn from Sherwin Williams in satin finish.
The rest of our walls in our kitchen, family room, and hallways are White Dove. But…we chose to bring more color in by painting the trim and doors in our house Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore, also in a satin finish.
I wanted our pantry to be a little different than the rest of the house since it was secluded, but I wanted it to still be cohesive since it has a walk through that is open to the kitchen and dining room. I decided to do the entire room including shelves in the Stone Hearth BM.
Our Dining Room got a little wall makeover a few months ago where we wanted to hide the basement door. I chose the color Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams. At first I thought the color was more of a green gray, but once I painted…it was more blue gray. I actually really like it. The color works in our house and is a nice change up to the warmer hues. I also love that this wall is an easy one to change if I ever want to experiment with more colors.
*UPDATE* we recently added vertical paneling to our dining room and decided on a moodier color Copley Gray also BM
Lastly is our office…we went dark and moody here, because its the only room that is separated from the rest of the house and gets lots of natural light. I wanted to go dark and to go dark on the ceiling too. The color I chose is Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. It’s a great moody color especially if you are a little weary of going totally black- though that has crossed my mind a few times. I’m telling you IPD (Impulsive painting disorder)!
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Love your front door! Would you be able to share more details about the door itself? Brand? Style? Etc.?
Yes, it’s Jeldwen 4 light. I ordered mine through Home Depot, but they do not offer this style online.
I tried to post a comment earlier but don’t see it here…..I said how much I liked this color combination and how you’ve designed your home. I am interested in knowing how you determine where to begin one color on your time and where to end when the next room has a different trim? For example, if you have a doorway between two rooms with different colored trim, how do you determine which color to use when you get to the flat, inside piece of trim visible in both rooms? Obviously you’ve done this here as your trim is not all the same color.
Hi Linda, The comment doesn’t disappear it just doesn’t post until I approve it, just to keep from having trolls and robots from posting. To answer your question this would def be a preference. I don’t think there is a wrong or right answer to this. My goal is to do most of our trim in Stone Hearth it’s just taking a while to finish because it’s tedious and annoying to do. I would suggest the trim side that faces outward would be best in that color. so if you have a door that opens in then the “chunkier” part of the doorway would be visible and for that I would paint the color of the exterior trim. I guess it’s not the easiest to explain in text. All else fails, go with your gut!
Sondra Smith says
Love your home and your paint choices! Are your trim paints (Tricorn & Stone Hearth) oil based or water based and is the Stone Hearth a satin finish as well?
Great question! They are both satin finishes. The Stone Hearth I used the advance paint line from BM because it is made for cabinets and trim.
Calypso in the Country says
I can see why your front door color is so popular – it’s gorgeous! In fact all your paint colors are beautiful and go so well with the way you have decorated. Have a great week!
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Thank you so much sweet Shelley! I appreciate you stopping by : )
I absolutely adore your home and every single one of these colors works together so beautifully in your home! ♥
Thank you so much Leigh!
I love all these colors in your home!!