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THE 2016 PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

I LOVE COLOR

AND THE WALLS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE HAVE REFLECTED MY SEARCH…NOT FOR THE PERFECT COLOR..BUT THE PERFECT BALANCE OF COLOR. THEY HAVE ALSO FOLLOWED OUR FAMILY THROUGHOUT THE MANY PASSAGES. FROM LITTLE GIRL PINKS AND BABY BOY BLUES TO A MORE SUBTLE BACKDROP TO ALL OF THE COLOR IN MY ARTWORK AND OUR FURNISHINGS.

ONE YEAR AGO..THESE WERE THE COLORS..

THE PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE: BENJAMIN MOORE- SIMPLY WHITE. FEATHER DOWN, SEA SALT, PARADISE PINK, CLASSIC GRAY , BIRDS EGG, MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, DOWNPOUR BLUE, CHANTILLY LACE, MARITIME WHITE, POOLSIDE, OCEAN AIR, CORAL GABLES, PALLADIAN BLUE, STONINGTON GRAY
THE PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE: BENJAMIN MOORE- SIMPLY WHITE. FEATHER DOWN, SEA SALT, PARADISE PINK, CLASSIC GRAY , BIRDS EGG, MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, DOWNPOUR BLUE, CHANTILLY LACE, MARITIME WHITE, POOLSIDE, OCEAN AIR, CORAL GABLES, PALLADIAN BLUE, STONINGTON GRAY
THE (WALL) PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE - ALL BENJAMIN MOORE EXCEPT SHERWINN WILLIAMS STEAMED MILK
THE (WALL) PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE – ALL BENJAMIN MOORE EXCEPT SHERWINN WILLIAMS STEAMED MILK

IRONICALLY…OR PERHAPS SURPRISING BASED ON THIS PALATE…MY HOUSE CONTAINS MORE COLOR THAN EVER..JUST NOT ON THE WALLS BUT INSTEAD THE FURNISHINGS. IT FEELS MORE CALM AND ALIVE AT THE SAME TIME. LETS TAKE A LOOK….

SHERWINN WILLIAMS STEAMED MILK
SHERWINN WILLIAMS STEAMED MILK

NO COLOR HAS SWEPT ME AWAY QUICKER OR MORE COMPLETELY THAN SHERWINN WILLIAMS “STEAMED MILK”.  FROM ACROSS THE CROWDED SOUTHERN LIVING SHOWHOUSE OUR EYES MET…..(I am being silly)   I DISCOVERED this BEAUTIFUL AND VERSATILE COLOR  THE 2015 SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE. DECORATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE, BUNNY WILLIAMS, EMPLOYED IT THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE, STUNNING AND ALLOWING THE WALLS TO ACT AS A QUIET BACKDROP TO THE BEAUTIFUL FURNISHINGS

2015 SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE, LIVING ROOM MANTLE
2015 SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE, LIVING ROOM MANTLE

AND I HAVE USED IT IN MY HALLWAYS….

STEAMED MILK UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS
STEAMED MILK UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS

THE  LIVING ROOM…

steamed milk and Table and Chairs
STEAMED MILK IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE DINING ROOM…

DINING ROOM PAINTED STEAMED MILK
DINING ROOM PAINTED STEAMED MILK

OH MY GOODNESS…I FORGOT THE SHERWINN WILLIAMS SEA SALT IN THE OTHER “HALF” OF THE LIVING ROOM..CONNECTED MY POCKET DOOR!!!

SEASALT LIVING ROOM WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE MAKEOVERS IS THE CABINET I PAINTED BENJMAIN MOORE PARADISE PINK
SHERWINN WILLIAMS SEA SALT LIVING ROOM WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE MAKEOVERS IS THE CABINET I PAINTED BENJMAIN MOORE PARADISE PINK

THE MASTER BEDROOM AT THE SOUTHERN LIVING SHOWHOUSE

STEAMED MIL AT THE SHOWHOUSE...IN THE MASTER BEDROOM MANTLE
STEAMED MIL AT THE SHOWHOUSE…IN THE MASTER BEDROOM MANTLE
MASTER BEDROOM PAINTED STEAMED MILK
MASTER BEDROOM PAINTED STEAMED MILK

THE WALLS OF PHOEBE’S BEDROOM AND ALL OF THE TRIM IN THE HOUSE EXPEPT THE KITCHEN IS BENJAMIN MOORE CHANTILLY LACE…

CHANTILLY LACE
CHANTILLY LACE
ORC PRETTY SHOT
PHOEBE’S BEDROOM WITH CHANTILLY LACE WALLS AND TRIM. WALLPAPER IS “DAYDREAM” IN BLUSH BY JULIA ROTHMAN
WARM BLUSH
WARM BLUSH
PHOEBES BEDROOM - CHANTILLY LACE
PHOEBES BEDROOM – CHANTILLY LACE

COOPER’S BEDROOM WENT FROM A DEEP BLUE TO BENJAMIN MOORE HORIZON..A VERY PALE WARM GRAY..AND CHANTILLY LACE TRIM..

HORIZON
HORIZON
COOPER'S BEDROOM
COOPER’S BEDROOM
ORC -TEEN BOYS ROOM
COOPER’S BEDROOM IN HORZON WITH CHANTILLY LACE TRIM.

THE KIDS BATHROOM IS OCEAN AIR WITH ACCENTS OF “CORAL GABLES”

OCEAN AIR
OCEAN AIR
the kids bathroom - OCEAN AIR WITH ACCENTS OF CORAL GABLES
the kids bathroom – OCEAN AIR WITH ACCENTS OF CORAL GABLES

THE LAUNDRY ROOM IS IN STRIPES OF OCEAN AIR AND MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE…

GALVANIZED BINS AND BUCKETS ON THE LAUNDRY ROOM
GALVANIZED BINS AND BUCKETS ON THE LAUNDRY ROOM

THE MASTER BATHROOM IS PALLADIAN BLUE…

PALLADIAN BLUE
PALLADIAN BLUE
MASTER BATHROOM IN PALLADIAN BLUE
MASTER BATHROOM IN PALLADIAN BLUE

THE KITCHEN IS MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE WITH THE SMALL AMOUNTS OF WALL PEEKING OUT NOW PAINTED…YOU GUESSED IT..STEAMED MILK!

GOSSAMER BLUE ISLAND IN KITCHEN PAINTED MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
GOSSAMER BLUE ISLAND IN KITCHEN PAINTED MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE

I REMEMBER THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING A “RIGHT” WHITE FOR THE KITCHEN AS AN INTENSE, CONFUSING AND OFTEN OVERWHELMING PROCESS. FINALLY, I CONSULTED THE TRUE COLOR EXPERT – MARIA KILLAM – WHO SUGGESTED “MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE”  AS BEING A WHITE WHICH LOOKS GREAT NEXT TO STANDARD  WHITE SUBWAY TILE. I KNEW I WOULD HAVE ALOT OF SUBWAY TILE  IN THE ROOMS (KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS) WHERE THE WHITE WOULD BE AND THAT WAS THE TIPPING POINT. I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK!!!!!

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE KITCHEN PAINTED MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE KITCHEN PAINTED MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE

FINALLY…AFTER 140 YEARS OF BEING UNPAINTED AND EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS…WE HAD THE EXTERIOR OF OUR HOUSE PAINTED SIMPLY WHITE. WHO KNEW IT WOULD BE THE 2016 BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR OF THE YEAR!!!! SIMPLY WHITE IS A GREAT COLOR…WITH AN EVER SO SLIGHT TOUCH OF YELLOW..BUT NOT A CREAMY WHITE IN ANY WAY…A GREAT COLOR AND PERFECT FOR A HOUSE EXTERIOR!

SIMPLY WHITE
SIMPLY WHITE
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE FRONT
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE FRONT
MYOLD COUNTRY HOUSE FRONT
MYOLD COUNTRY HOUSE FRONT

THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE ARE ACCENTS OF ALMOST EVERY COLOR…LOTS AND LOTS OF PINK!!!!

PINK CABINET
PINK CABINET

YELLOW…

THESE AWESOME YELLOW LAMPS HAVE BEEN IN ALMOST EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE
THESE AWESOME YELLOW LAMPS HAVE BEEN IN ALMOST EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE

GREEN….

LEAF GREAN Charleston lanterns From Shadesoflight.com
LEAF GREAN Charleston lanterns From Shadesoflight.com

TURQUOISE….

 

BELMONT 36" X 48"
BELMONT 36″ X 48″

LIKE I SAID…I LOVE COLOR!

THANK YOU VISITING MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE..HAVE FUN PLAYING WITH COLOR AND MAKE SURE TO SHARE YOUR COLOR QUANDRIES WITH ME!!!

 

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7 thoughts on “THE 2016 PAINT COLORS OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

  1. Do you kmow what Benjamin Moore color is similar to steamed milk? Also, I now realize that I have incorporated several of your colors in my own home. Not consciously, but I think I see your photos and the name gets imprinted in my brain, and later I end up choosing them, thinking it’s my own idea. 🙂

    1. Kathy…I am sure there is a color similar in the Benjamin Moore collection but I have not found t yet..that inability to match it up is why I just went ahead and got the SW steamed milk!

  2. Love your house colors and style. I look forward to reading your emails/blog! I feel confirmation in my color & design choices after seeing your house!

  3. Hi! The master bedroom and the dinning room, tge walls are “steamed milk” but I would like to know which color you put on the trims? Simply white? Thank you!

    1. I use 3 white in our house, and when we move…I will use these again and again because after years of trial and error..THEY WORK!

      The trim color throughout is “Chantilly Lace” a Benjamin Moore color.

      The exterior of our House in Simply White
      The kitchen is BM Mountain Peak White

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