We have had several inquiries about the paint colors in our home. We're excited to share our Benjamin Moore favorites! I have helped many friends, family, and clients pick out paint colors. It's entertaining. Major anxiety seems to set in when it comes to shades of paint (I've been there too, friends). This is warranted due to 1,305,402,340 shades of every color (confession: I made up that number). Paint can be mean. Gray can turn purple, white can look green, and beige can appear pink. YIKES. Here are the four colors we selected for our home. I have been completely happy with each one (which is truly unusual for this picky "nothing-is-ever-perfect" woman.)
1. SIMPLY WHITE, Benjamin Moore
Simply White is in nearly my ENTIRE home. I adore it. It is clean, modern, and sophisticated; while emitting a soft warmth. It's a true white, but has a slight milky tone to keep it cozy. I was nervous to have a whole house of white walls, fearing I may wake up one day and confuse my surroundings with a sterile insane asylum. This has not happened (...yet. I've had some Monday mornings with similar sentiments, but not due to paint colors. Amen?). Long story short, this shade of white is very inviting.
2. CHANTILLY LACE, Benjamin Moore
"Do we match our white trim to our white walls?" The Ultimate Question. There is no right or wrong answer here, but I prefer a slight contrast. We went with a warm white wall, and bright white trim. This gives our home the illusion of color, even though we have no "color" on our walls. Contrasting colors will move the eye to the trim, creating a craftsman allure.
3. HALE NAVY, Benjamin Moore
Hale Navy is my FAVORITE. My husband persistently asked for one room to have color as opposed to white. Finally, being the nice wife that I am, I caved and told him we could paint the master bedroom blue. I gave him three Benjamin Moore options and let him pick (again, because I'm nice...but then I threw out the one he picked and went with a different one...oops). We decided on Hale Navy. We both love it. Hale Navy is a deep, rich navy that creates a romantic, dramatic aesthetic.
( I am also intrigued by BM's new shade of navy called "Shadow." If any of you have experience with Shadow, I would love to hear your thoughts!)
4. ONYX, Benjamin Moore
So you thought it was difficult picking out a shade of white for your home? Try selecting a shade of black. In my opinion, black is the most difficult color to select. It can easily turn too harsh, too soft, too gray, too satin, too flat...etc. After much consideration, we landed on Onyx. I am very happy with this selection. It is a true, basic black that contrasted beautifully with our white exterior.
I would love to hear about your "go to" paint colors!
Thanks for stopping by! Much love,
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!