Hello everybody! a big thank you to Michelle for the idea for this post. She commented on the last post asking about the paint colors on the Morningside house. I have to tell you we rarely come up with new and different colors on our own. Most times we reuse colors from other homes we’ve done or try out ones we’ve seen in model homes. Sometimes, as in the interior here, we go with colors from magazines.
The interior: the color of most of the interior is Creamy from Benjamin Moore. The trim in the whole house is Creamy but in semi-gloss. We like the tone on tone look of using the same color but in different finishes—flat for the walls with semi gloss or high gloss trim and doors.
The Master bath is also painted Creamy.
In the master bedroom we went with Herbivore from Duron (which is now Sherwin Williams.) I found this color about 7 years ago in a model home and I loved it. The ceiling and trim are still Creamy. The plantation shutters are also Creamy—the company color matched a sample—It looks great, I think.
Herbivore is such a restful serene color I picked it for my office, which was once upon a time the open porch. It was enclosed years decades ago. Before we listed the house we had slate tile installed—it was one of those PSE jobs.
The hall bath downstairs and the jack and jill bath upstairs are painted Rainwashed from Benjamin Moore, I think. This is one of the best turquoise/blue colors I’ve found. It came from a model home we toured a while back.
Rainwashed is also in the laundry—isn’t that fitting “rain-washed”
We like to stick with a few colors through the house—I think it makes the rooms flow together a little better than using too many colors. And, too, I’ve tried to find a color scheme and stick with it. It’s hard for me to carry a decorating style throughout a whole house—I get distracted by all the new trends and lose sight of my “big plan.”
Michelle, I hope this helps you and answers your question about the paint colors.
The exterior colors are Sherwin Williams Relaxed Khaki and Superior Bronze.