Wondering what colors I’m using in my house? I finally pulled together a quick graphic to give you a glimpse of the palette.
All of the colors shown here are translated into the Behr color description, but I have to admit that I did buy the two gray shades through Benjamin Moore’s palette originally (little sister was working at a hardware store and scored me a nice discount).
Plain white trim and hardwoods are the constants through the house – and the kitchen and third bedroom (my walk-in closet) are plain white too. The other rooms have been gently infused with color, but I still hold that each of the colors is surprisingly neutral, and I really can add all kinds of other accent colors to the house with no problems.
From an exterior standpoint, the new gray siding is called Victorian Gray by Mastic (it’s similar to the light gray shown above, and visible in the photo below). I’ve left the deck as-is, not staining at all (just weatherproofing with a clear coat). The three entryway doors (sliding glass door not included) are plum purple (and I used the 2-in-1 Behr paint for that job – it worked really well over plain white in just two coats).
I love any saturated color lately, but the one color I’m reluctant to add in the house (painted as it is right now) is solid black – it just comes across harshly compared to the other softer tones. I think pumpkins, more eggplant purples, and some light turquoise colors are in my future.