Okay, so this post is a bit belated as I think I first mentioned writing it almost two months ago now, but nonetheless, I finally got around to it! I had such mixed feelings about picking paint colors for our new construction, completely flat-white walled home. I loved sorting through all of the color options and dreaming up future décor themes, but it was also stressful!
How will I know if we like it? What if it’s too light, too dark, or just plain off?
If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve already spent so. much. time. studying paint swatches, too.
So, I’m sharing all of the colors that were on my list before narrowing them down to our final picks! I also wanted to share the website of an interior designer named Kylie, because her site was SO helpful in comparing colors and getting examples of colors on the walls of real homes!
Otherwise, I had some help from friends, fam, and coworkers!
Another thing I found super helpful were the color picker tools on Benjamin Moore & Sherwin Williams’ website that allowed you to view the colors by room. Although they can appear quite different on the screen, it still gave me a good idea.
Here’s an example of what that looks like:
We ended up going with colors from both companies!
Our house is a blend of modern, industrial, coastal, & boho chic all rolled into one, so that’s the vibe of the colors you’ll find below. We also have a very open concept downstairs floor plan, so it’s much less of a ‘room’ by room and more by spaces. I love neutrals but also wanted to play with color, opting for a lot of feature/accent walls throughout our home.
Without further ado, the colors I considered are broken out by shade, below.
Tip: You can do a quick, simple Google search and find them in like .2 seconds!
SW Sea Salt
SW Austere Gray
SW Escape Gray
SW Dried Thyme
SW Oyster Bay
SW Halcyon Green
BM Rushing River
BM Dakota Shadow
BM Imperial Gray
BM Rainy Afternoon
BM Wolf Gray
BM Hale Navy
Our office with 2 BM Hale Navy accent walls, and the opposing 2 painted in BM Stonington Gray
WHITES / OFF-WHITES
SW Eider White
SW Pure White
BM Alabaster White
BM Simply White
SW Repose Gray
SW Collonade Gray
SW Crushed Ice
SW Mindful Gray
SW Ellie Gray
BM Sea Salt
BM Revere Pewter
BM Gray Owl
BM Stonington Gray
BM Chelsea Gray
BM Horizon Gray
BM Stormy Sky
Our living room (in progress) with SW Crushed Ice walls
DARK GRAYS (FOR INTERIOR ENTRY DOORS)
SW Iron Ore
SW Tricorn Black
SW Black Magic
BM Wrought Iron
WHOLE HOUSE – OUR FINAL PAINT COLOR PICKS
Living Area – SW Crushed Ice
Dining Area – SW Crushed Ice
Kitchen – SW Repose Gray
Interior Back Door to Garage – SW Iron Ore
Stairwell & Upstairs Hallway – SW Repose Gray (painting soon!)
Laundry – SW Oyster Bay (accent wall)
Office – BM Hale Navy (2 accent walls) & BM Stonington Gray
Master Bedroom – BM Chelsea Gray (accent wall) & BM Gray Owl
Master Bathroom – BM Gray Owl (painting soon!)
Guest Room – TBD
Guest Bath – TBD
So there you have it! Were any of these on your list? What great colors did we miss?
P.S. – As we do more painting & I’m able to snag more images, I’ll post more updated ones.