Our Paint Color Guide!
We believe great neutrals are the base to a well-designed and well-loved home. But we also know that sometimes a pop of color is just what the soul needs. Finding the perfect color can be a huge headache. We have tested countless colors in our own home and the homes of client’s as we help them prepare for going to market. From neutrals to bold statements, we are sharing some of our tried and true colors. Consider this our go-to list!
I am going to keep this category broad because I feel it is so important to lean into your own furnishings, your own style and the other finishes your home features.
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
This is in our opinion, the perfect Greige color. It is not grey and it is not beige. I have heard many refer to it as a mushroom color! Call it what you want but it is a great color for cabinetry but also wonderful to warm up your walls without going super dark. We just painted our perimeter cabinets in our Kitchen this color and it paired beautifully with a dark walnut stained island.
Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White
Don’t let the name fool you. It is actually not white. This is a really cool and bright light, light grey. It is lovely as a great neutral base for interior walls. It pairs well with many whites but we love to combine it with Sherwin Williams Snowbound as a great trim color or cabinet color.
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
This is a beautiful warm white as the name would suggest. We love this as an exterior brick color, so much so, we painted our house this color! It is fabulous for the outdoors as it does not read to stark white. It gives a lot of warmth which translates really well inside and out!
Benjamin Moore White Dove
This is a clean and classic white. We love it for cabinetry in both the kitchen and bathrooms. It is soft while still being a true white. You cannot go wrong with this white!
Benjamin Moore Pale Oak
This is a lovely light greige as well. Benjamin Moore actually calls it an off white but it has those warm grey undertones that make it a fabulous neutral for your home. It leans a little more gray than our previous greige we mentioned, Edgecomb Gray. We painted our guest bathroom vanity this color and we LOVE it.
Ok, lets talk color because gone are the days of all white homes. But don’t take me too seriously… I have 4 different whites throughout my home so I am throwing no shade. But if you want some color in your house, we have a few go-to colors that we have loved.
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
This is such a great Navy. I found this color so hard to nail down. So many were too bright or had too much true blue shining through. Hale Navy is dark while still being vibrant. It is warm and is a great statement color. We love it on an island, a moody office or go bold like we did and paint your lake house kitchen cabinets this color!
Farrow and Ball Card Room Green
Obsessed with this color. It came as a recommendation from our favorite designer, Sarah Moore. We knew when renovating our kitchen that the custom hutch we were building needed to be a statement but still needed to be understated. An understated statement? Does that even make sense? It does to us. This dark grey green is warm and soft. With our warm greige perimeter cabinets and dark walnut stained island, this green paired seamlessly into our kitchen.
Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
If you want a great dark color, this one is a go to for us. We love it as an exterior trim color or a bold vanity paint color. Iron Ore is not a stark true black but rather it is a soft, warm black. I’ve heard it described as a rich, dark gray or charcoal. Either way, it pairs beautifully with Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee on an exterior and is stunning as a tone on tone vanity with matte black hardware, offering just enough contrast from a true black.
Farrow and Ball Hazy
I am going to be honest, I have not actually used this color myself yet and let me tell you, I am dying to. I recently saw it used in a home and fell in love. This muted blue-grey gives you all the vibes of being on the coast of California. It is soft and warm. It would be killer in a bedroom where you use it for both the walls and trim. Paint the trim a gloss and the walls an egg-shell all in the same color and you will have yourself the moodiest and most tranquil bedroom. Give me a month and I will be able to tell you from experience. I need to let Wil recover from our recent renovation before asking him for another project 😉