This post is long overdue and one that has been requested time and time again. I am happy to bring you a complete list of the paint colors used in our home. Let’s go room to room so I can share what colors we used and a bit of information about each one.
OUR HOME COLORS
Our kitchen cabinets are white lacquer (no tint). While they look flawless, they are difficult to touch up if they chip and you can’t change the color easily. If you’re looking for something that is easy to repaint, use paint, not lacquer.
bar stools | table | chairs | pendants | chandelier | drapery rod
Our walls in the kitchen and great room are Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore.
Most of our downstairs is painted Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore. We chose an eggshell finish so that we could easily wipe it down. It’s been four years and we still love this color. While it is on the white color palette, it read a light gray/taupe in person. Definitely more gray than beige.
rug | mirror | similar sofa | leather stools | table
This home receives a great amount of natural light and that effects how it reads on our walls. We do not see any undertones in our home, but every home is different. If you want to try Pale Oak in your own home, I recommend a very large sample size on a wall. When the painters originally put a swatch on my walls I was not convinced (even though I had used it with clients and loved it). It wasn’t until the full wall was painted that I fell in love.
In this space we used the cabinets from Ikea. But we added baseboards to the bottom as well as trim where they meet the ceiling. We had these cabinets color matched so that it would be the correct color. If you are interested in that gray it can be created at Home Depot. More information and the formula are in this post.
I always laugh at these swatches because they are always so far off. Swiss Coffee by Behr is straight up white. I would call it a warm white. We used it recently in our powder room (all the woodwork) and it’s used throughout our home on the millwork.
vase | mirror | chandelier | rug
All of this trim work is Swiss Coffee by Behr. The built in is white lacquer (no tint).
towel | vanity | towel ring | mirror | faucet
The new woodwork is Swiss Coffee semi-gloss. The vanity is French Beret.
This may be one of my very favorite colors ever. I adore it. It’s actually a rich charcoal gray. Having said that, it does read a bit navy at times. It’s just a beautiful color.
swivel chair | chevron basket | pillow
We painted the shiplap French Beret and used a flat sheen. The walls are White Shadow.
bean bag | leather stools | swivel chair | chevron basket
We used this in our previous home and I adore this color. It’s not white, it’s an off white. A pretty warm, vanilla color.
similar chair | pillow | rug | pouf
If you use Clear Moon, I really like it with Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee. It’s warmer. Look at our baseboards. It looks great with the paint. If you look at the crown (painted a bright white before we moved in) the Clear Moon reads a tad yellow. Keep your trim a warm white. One day I will repaint the crown. Not today.
This is a popular color to use. It is a classic blue. Hale Navy reads more of a medium, gorgeous blue. Not necessarily the almost black type of navy.
This is a very realistic photo of how this color reads in person. It’s really lovely paired with gold.
Absolutely love this color. Vista Paint is a west coast brand. This white is a pure, beautiful white. Absolutely no undertones. A very fresh, clean white.
We’ve used this throughout our entire upstairs hallway, new bonus room and son’s room.
OUR SON’S ROOM
These walls are White Shadow.
The shiplap and walls are White Shadow.
The navy color we used in this bathroom is discontinued and while you can still get the formula, it’s a tricky color. It’s gorgeous if you use three coats. If you don’t, it reads aqua. Super odd. No wonder the discontinued it. I would use French Beret (Benjamin Moore) or Old Navy (Benjamin Moore) to achieve a similar look.
BUT WHAT SHEEN?
This is another question I get asked all the time. In general, our walls are almost always eggshell while the trim is semi-gloss. We also use semi-gloss in our bathrooms. Velvet is a great option for walls (we used upstairs) if the brand offers it. I hope this chart is helpful.
That’s a wrap on our interior paint colors. We have yet to snap updated photos of my daughter’s room but it’s currently painted Pale Oak. Please let me know if you have any paint related questions in the comments below.
Stay safe and healthy, my friends.
Excellent post. Love all the colors. They’re so warm and inviting.
Thank you, Roberta. I really appreciate that. Stay safe and healthy.
Love this post, bookmarking for upcoming bathroom remodel! Do you have a link to your front door (unless it was original to house)? Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful ideas!
That makes me so happy to hear that it will be helpful. It was original to the home. I’m sorry I don’t have any details. Take care of yourself and have a lovely weekend.
Your house is so beautiful. I love the colors you’ve chosen and appreciate the post. I was wondering if you have any color suggestions for the inside of my walk-in clothes closet. Thanks.
Thank you, Susan. I really appreciate that. Gosh, I like to keep my closets very light and airy with a white (like Swiss Coffee) but fun to add a bit of pattern with wallpaper if you can. Always makes it feel like a boutique.
Beautiful blog post. I will definitely book mark this for my kitchen remodels and any remodeling work that get done for any of my listings. Your home is gorgeous as well. 😊
Are you ever going to write a post about those beautiful new floors? I have seen a lot of people ask about them but have never seen you respond.
Yes! SO sorry, it’s coming. Been trying to respond individually. Can’t wait to share.
Your home decorating style is my absolute favorite! So classy but still comfortable! I would love to see more of your sisters house if she would let you!
Such a nice compliment. Thank you, Jenny. Her home is so gorgeous. I’ll let her know.
Jane Flynn says
So lovely!! Every picture is a sight for these tired eyes!!
You’re so kind. Thank you, Jane. Hope you’re staying healthy. Hugs to you.
Dori Hauberg says
I love everything about your house! Would you share where you got your kitchen cabinet knobs? I love the mix of silver and gold you have!
Thank you, stay healthy!
Thank you, Dori. Here you are https://amzn.to/2M9Dkzw
Thank you!!! Have to turn my paint colors into the painter tomorrow and I just decided that I didn’t want to go white on white but wanted some dimension…Pale Oak it is!!!
Renee Ross says
This is absolutely beautiful from beginning to end. Could you please share the sectional info.
So kind. Thank you very much. That is from Comforts of Home which is a store that make pieces from scratch so you can customize the fabric and dimensions. They do a beautiful job.
Early in the post you mentioned Swiss Coffee by Behr for the mill work but later mentioned Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore on the baseboard. I really like your suggestion for the baseboards with the Clear Moon paint but want to make sure I am getting the right one. Swiss Coffee by Behr or Benjamin Moore? Thanks!
Hi Julie! With the Clear Moon we used Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee. But downstairs it’s Swiss Coffee by Behr. Hope that helps.
What trim color did you use with Pale Oak in the hallway? Its such a beautiful combination!!
Thank you. We used Swiss Coffee.
Swiss Coffee by Behr or BM? Thanks in advance. 🙂
Oh shoot. I’m so sorry but I’m not certain.
Love the light fixture in the bathroom and the mirrors, I will try to replicate in my powder room downstairs. Can you share where you got them from. I am considering using hale navy for kitchen cabinets would you say it reads blue gray? Your house is so inviting and airy – love it .
Elizabeth B. says
Absolutely love each room – gorgeous! Can you please post details about the great room, in particular the table, drapes and throw. Also, where are the drapes for the kitchen from? Thanks!
amelia. smith says
When painting something like the bathroom vanity can you just paint over the paint it came with, Also what kind of kai t brush did you use?
Hi! So I would use a paint sprayer. But yes, you can paint over paint (after sanding) if the cabinets are real wood. Unfortunately, ours are not in this bathroom.
Brenda Simpson says
I love, love, love your powder room. I know you said the trim/wood work is Swiss Coffee by Behr, but what color are the walls above the wood work?
Christy Cantwell says
What colors did you use on your ceilings? You’re home is beautiful! thank you for sharing.
Thank you so very much. Sadly, I don’t know. We never repainted them after we moved in. I’m sorry.
What a fabulous post! Your home & the colors are so beautiful & inviting. Such helpful information. As an East coaster, I was wondering if there is a similar option to the White Shadow (a clean white) that can be purchased through a nationally available paint brand like Behr, etc.?
Thank you! What flooring do you have in your entry way? Very pretty!
Love your blog! Could you share what exterior paint colors are on your home?
Love everything about this house, beautiful!
Could you please let me know where the floors in the kitchen are from? Obsessed with them!
The wood floors in the entry way/foyer are gorgeous. Are they hardwood or LVP? Please do share the floors information as we are struggling with picking out a color that is light, but not too light with the exact tones as your floor in the entry. Are they Coretec by chance and if so, what color? Your home is absolutely beautiful, top to bottom.
Thank you so very much. They are LVP and if you search “new floors” on my blog it will pop up. I also sent you an email. Have a great day and good luck with the process.
Hello! I just love your vanity with the gold faucet and hardware. I see the link to the faucet to a faucet on Amazon. For the PB towel ring, is it the brass or the tumbled brass color? Also, can you share the cabinet door hardware pull? Thank you!
Janet Hayes says
I love all your color selections! I’m wondering about your bathroom with the French Beret vanity, does that room have any natural light and does the paint color ever lean toward blue? I’m in the process of a bathroom remodel and I’m looking for a dark gray/soft black that doesn’t go blue, green or purple. I would love any suggestions!!! Thank you!!
Sara Gonzalez says
Great post! I absolutely love Swiss Coffee! 🙂
Can you share what brand and style your dining room rug is? Looking for something exactly like this in our new living room.
I absolutely LOVE the colours of the walls and choice for the bathroom vanity! I would love to do this color scheme in my house— though I don’t think my husband would be too happy that it’s not “real” colours. I’m going to try it on the guest bedroom!! The guest bedroom has direct sun pretty well from 1 to sunset., so it be nice a airy!
What paint did you use to paint the bathroom cabinets? Was that Benjamin Moore too? Thanks!
Hi do you know what color the nursery is? I can’t seem to find it Thank you
Beautiful home! Where did you get the upholstered chairs in your dining room, from? Are they beige, natural? Thank you.
Thank you. Yes, they are a beige linen. Years ago from Living Spaces.