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.
OUR HOUSE is three layers of brick covered with stucco. the stucco,
believe it or not, has never been painted. ever.
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
and I love it!
This room/space is
The interior front and back doors are both painted
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 BOYS ROOM
is “Poolside blue” and “White”
THE MASTER BEDROOM
The master bath is a color called “PALLADIAN BLUE”….
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
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- 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?
cool and crisp?