color inspiration.

It’s done.

We’ve picked out paint colors for everything and fingers crossed, it will all pull together the way we hope. :)

Our budget allows for one interior color and one trim color, which actually made things a little easier. By going with one neutral color throughout, we’ll have a good jumping off spot to coordinate bedroom and bathroom colors from there, if we so choose.

Pinterest and Houzz have both been absolute godsend tools throughout this process. I did a search for “Modern Farmhouse,” and was so happy to find that we were on the right track. I picked a paint color that seems to change throughout the day and in different light from a grayish color into taupe color (with just a faint hint of a green undertone at times, but not muddy). The sad news is, it’s a very popular color. I’m disappointed that I’ve jumped on a color bandwagon, but I’m still thrilled with the color.

Meet Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter, which will go beautifully with our dark hardwood floors and linen-colored cabinets.

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Source: Houzz.

Our interior and exterior trim color will be another Benjamin Moore paint, White Dove (seen below on the walls).

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Source: Houzz.

The exterior body of the house will be Valspar’s Sable Evening, like this house:

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Source: Valspar.

We went through three options of gray before deciding; the far-left gray is the winner.

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The gables will have a cedar shake-like siding installed and will be this color (actual cedar shakes will curl and fade, and we want to keep this color while having a low-maintenance option):

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Here’s a side-by-side of the three exterior colors.


Interior house colors:


And lastly, interior office colors (the exterior will be the same as the house, but I chose a more masculine gray for the office):


Since we’re keeping the existing cedar siding and repainting it a dark color, we’ve had to remove and reuse pieces of it to repair siding and pull it in around new windows and where old window have been removed and replaced by walls. The crew was very happy about the dark Sable Evening color that we chose, saying that it will cover a lot of flaws caused by rebutting the seams. We love dark exterior colors, so it’s a win-win.

Today has been loud. :) We had an inspection (which took about 5 minutes – so fast that the inspector left her truck running), sheetrock delivered,

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Hardwood delivered,

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Upper siding removed,

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And window trim installed around our new windows.

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Throughout this chaos, Hank still brings me flowers. :)

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I move them around the house and set them in odd places to BRING CHEER FOR ALL TO HEAR.

I’ve got to get my kicks somehow. ;)