Hello friends! Welcome to our home! Since we are social distancing and we are not able to have anyone physically over to our house, I thought I would invite you all virtually to come and take a tour. This has been something I have been hesitant about doing, mostly because there are always things to improve and I know there are a lot of other homes that are much more “magazine worthy”, but I also know that when we were building and picking out paint colors ourselves for various projects, seeing paint colors and ideas in other people’s homes was so helpful. I hope this can provide some inspiration to you today.
Just a little insight to these paint colors you will see throughout our home: I went through samples and samples of different colors when picking these out. We have been in our house just over a year and I have yet to walk into a room and not love the paint color. These are tried and true. 😉
Let’s start with the exterior! I knew from the moment we started building that I wanted a white house. Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams has been a go to color I have loved for a while. I have seen it in a lot of different spaces so this was one color I did not test and have been so happy with. It’s a perfect “warm” white that doesn’t have any crazy undertones and is pleasing to the eye, not too bright white. We have had random knocks on our door asking the paint color. You really can’t go wrong.
Web Gray is another favorite color that pops against Alabaster. It’s a deep blue/gray that I got more concentrated to make it a little bit darker.
Music Room Paint Color
Come on in! As you come in the entryway, we have our music room on the left. I wanted something light and airy, but a little more color than our main neutral that we have throughout the house. After sampling a lot of light blues, Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams was the final choice, but wanted it a touch lighter, so I got it at 50% strength.
As you come into our hallway it opens up into an office space, our Great Room, and the kitchen.
Main Room Paint Color
The main paint color that I decided to use for the majority of our home is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. You can see in this post here why I decided on this paint color, even after painting 15 gallons of another color on the wall. 🙂
I love Revere Pewter because it doesn’t have any weird undertones. It is a color that coordinates with anything and it can look gray in some lights and more greige in others. I love it in every room that it is in.
The island color is called Maritime. I custom color matched it to paint our pantry door. Here is the formula for it…
All trim in our house is Pure White by Sherwin-Williams, and the kitchen cabinets are Linen by Shenandoah Cabinetry.
Behind the kitchen is our powder room, mudroom and laundry room. Our powder room is Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams, which is very similar to Revere Pewter but is not as warm. It has a tint of purple but I really love it in the natural light of our powder room. Again, see this post for more info on Revere Pewter vs. Agreeable Gray.
Powder Room Paint Color
Next, we go into our mudroom, which you can see a small portion – I am going to do a post on our mudroom coming up because we are just starting the process of building lockers and adding cabinets. More to come on that, but it leads us to our laundry room.
Laundry Room Paint Color
Our laundry room! It’s also painted Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams. The cabinets are Moonstone by Sherwin-Williams. We are still in the works of putting up shelves, backsplashes, decorations on some of the walls, and adding some finishing touches. I have been much more careful in this house about what I choose to buy and decorate with because I want it to be something I truly love. So a lot of these rooms are still a work in progress.
Let’s go to the other side of the house and see one of the kid’s bedrooms. My youngest son and daughter share this room, so I wanted a good neutral that we could change the decor around and not have it clash with the paint color. This room is also painted Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
Bedroom Paint Color
Now up our stairs…
Here is a view from the upstairs railing that overlooks our Great Room. Here we come to another bedroom.
Girls Room Paint Color
When we built our home, our daughter wanted a pink room. Let me tell ya, pink is a tricky color to get right! In the paint can it looks almost white, but on the wall *it is always brighter than what you think.* After going through a Parade of Homes and falling in love with this color, and testing out lots of other pinks, we decided to go with Tissue Pink by Benjamin Moore at 50% strength. Here is a post with more details and that explains why this is the perfect pink paint color.
This bedroom is painted Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. It’s a cooler gray with a very subtle hint of blue.
I love Gray Owl paired with a navy blue. My favorite navy? Naval by Sherwin-Williams, which is the 2020 Paint Color of the Year. You might remember from a previous post that we repainted this dresser a few months ago. I love the pop of color it adds to the room.
Last but not least, we painted the upstairs bathroom Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams. Sea Salt is a very calming color with a subtle green/blue. I love it in this bathroom, even with no natural light.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour today. Our home is far from perfect and has been a ton of work. We still have a project list a mile long that we are trying to work on, but we have loved it and the safety and protection that it provides us from the outside world. I hope you were able to find some inspiration along the way. Stay safe out there friends!