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The COLORS In My Old Country House

I have been asked to share
The Colors of my OLD Country House
(all of my Paints are Benjamin Moore Paints) and all of my interior finishes are the
PEARL finish. In addition to being easy to keep clean, Our walls are very bumpy and have a lot of “character” and the Pearl finish accentuates the imperfections…which i LOVE!
I have used “matte”before but I did not care for it…in THIS house.
You have to use what works for YOU and your house,
and I think the finish is as important as the color
when achieving the look and feel you want.

EXTERIOR
OUR HOUSE is three layers of brick covered with stucco. the stucco,
believe it or not, has never been painted. ever.

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE FRONT
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE FRONT

And we have not yet gotten the courage or funds to have it stained (which is preferable with stucco to painting). The trim is just plain white but the underside of our big front porch is
“Birds Egg”
and I love it!

Your enter our FOYER
This room/space is
“Feather Down”

The interior front and back doors are both painted
“Mallard Green”

 

 

The LIVING ROOM
which is One large room divided by 8 foot pocket doors
is “Spring in Aspen” and “Pink Cloud”
and I have still not tired of this combination.

 

THE DINING ROOM
which is off the kitchen and off the front hall
is “Ashwood ” 

 

THE KITCHEN
still undergoing a slooowwww makeover
the cabinets are
“Mountain Peak White” and the walls are
“Stonington Gray”

 

UPDATE 9/2013
kitchenMOCH THE LAUNDRY ROOM
STRIPES of
“Ocean Air” and “Mountain Peak White”
and the doors are “Fairy Tale Blue”

 

 

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UPSTAIRS HALL
UPDATE 8/2013 “Maritime White”
HALL4 (this is a sister color to “Feather Down” but a tad,
darker, as the upstairs hall gets more bright light than
the downstairs and I hoped they
 would look essentially the same…and they do.
THE KIDS BATH
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KIDS BATHROOM - OCEAN AIR AND CORAL GABLES
KIDS BATHROOM – OCEAN AIR AND CORAL GABLES

THE BOYS ROOM
is “Poolside blue” and “White”

MY DAUGHTER’S ROOM
is “Cotton Balls”, “Downpour Blue” and “Peony”

 

WASHINGTON POST KIDS ROOM CONTEST WINNER!
WASHINGTON POST KIDS ROOM CONTEST WINNER!

THE MASTER BEDROOM
“Bergman gray”
read here

MASTER BEDROOM - AFTER
MASTER BEDROOM – AFTER

The master bath is a color called “PALLADIAN BLUE”….

MASTER BATH - AFTER
MASTER BATH – AFTER



There you have them..
…the colors of MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE…
I am fascinated with the new Benjamin Moore “Color Stories”
and plan to us a few of those new colors in the bathrooms upstairs.
Oh yeah, how could I forget…we have a teeny
bathroom downstairs, under the stairs (like Harry Potter’s room), and it is painted half way
UPDATE 8/2013

WALLPAPER -FLAT VERNACULAR BEADBOARD - MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
WALLPAPER -FLAT VERNACULAR
BEADBOARD – MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE

so here is the whole list:
ALL  BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PEARL FINISH
LR- Spring in Aspen
Hall- Feather Down
Hall- Maritime White
ALL Trim- White Semigloss
Kitchen – Stonington Gray
Kitchen and Laundry- Mountain Peak White
Laundry- Ocean Air
LR- Pink Cloud
Girls room- Downpour Blue, Peony, Cotton Balls and Chantilly Lace Trim
Boys room -Poolside Blue (NOT POOLSIDE)
DR – Woodlawn Blue
DR – ASHWOOD
Bath-Palladian Blue
Bath- Ocean Air
1/2 bath -wallpaper and mountain peak white
Master BR – Bergman Gray

What are the colors of your house? and is there a theme?
light and airy?
warm and rustic?
monocromatic?
cool and crisp?

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