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Paint Color Picks: Modern Coastal Industrial


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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:

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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!


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SW Sea Salt

SW Austere Gray

SW Escape Gray

SW Dried Thyme

SW Rosemary

SW Oyster Bay

SW Halcyon Green

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BM Rushing River

BM Dakota Shadow

BM Imperial Gray

BM Raindance

BM Rainy Afternoon

BM Millstone



BM Wolf Gray

BM Hale Navy

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Our office with 2 BM Hale Navy accent walls, and the opposing 2 painted in BM Stonington Gray


SW Eider White

SW Pure White

BM Alabaster White

BM Simply White



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SW Repose Gray

SW Collonade Gray

SW Crushed Ice

SW Mindful Gray

SW Pavestone

SW Dovetail

SW Ellie Gray

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BM Sea Salt

BM Revere Pewter

BM Gray Owl

BM Stonington Gray

BM Chelsea Gray

BM Horizon Gray

BM Stormy Sky

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Our living room (in progress) with SW Crushed Ice walls


SW Iron Ore

SW Inkwell

SW Tricorn Black

SW Black Magic

BM Wrought Iron

BM Soot


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.

x, Kaitlyn

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  1. Kim Fischer says:

    Love your home and blog! Curious to know what color is your trim paint?

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