I am sometimes asked what the colors of my home are, so I have put together this post for “The Colors of my Home.” We (Mr. DD. and I) are long time Sherwin-Williams users. I guess you can say I married into it. Mr. DD has rehabbed houses over the years, way before him and I met. He belongs to a real estate investors group and Sherwin-Williams gives the group a contractors discount. Sherwin-Williams is a high quality paint and they are a local Ohio company.
I will take you room by room and share the colors of my home. First up is my Living Room.
I have a very neutral color palate flowing through out my entire house. In the living room I used SW6101 Sands of Time on the walls and ceiling and SW6078 Realist Beige as the accent on the crown molding. I love that I am able to paint my ceilings the same shade as the walls, this gives my home more design and color instead of the plain white ceilings. My home was built in 1927 and I have textured plaster walls, ceilings and crown molding in my entry way, living room, dining room and the reading area on the main floor.
The arch way on the left is the entry way where I did the opposite of my living room. I have SW6078 Realist Beige on the walls and ceiling and SW6101 Sands of Time on the crown molding. The arch way on the right leads to my kitchen, dining area, reading room and office.
The kitchen paint is SW6212 Quietude, this is my color, I love every thing about this soft green hue. I painted the dining room in this color first and when we did our kitchen remodel and found the glass tiles for the back splash which had this same green hue, I knew I was painting the kitchen the same as the dining room. The dining room crown molding is SW6078 Realist Beige, which is the accent color in the living room. I do not have a photo of the dining area as I have not blogged about this space yet. It is on my list as I make a few decorating changes and I will share with you.
The paint color in my reading room for the walls and ceiling is SW6078 Realist Beige and SW6101 Sands of Time for the crown molding, just like the entry way. Did I tell you that my paint colors flow through out the house, especially on the main living space. This room is currently going through some decorating changes as well. I will be honest and let you know, it takes my time to find the right pieces, so this one could be awhile.
The office – Do you want to guess which color this is? SW6078 Realist Beige, but I do have a white ceiling. This room was an addition that is on to the back of the house and so no plaster walls and ceilings. I think it was originally built as a covered porch and someone than turned in into and enclosed addition.
The paint color of the boys basement bathroom is SW7071 Gray Screen, wait did I say gray, yup! I broke away from my beige. The finished basement is also painted in the same gray screen color. We have a dark gray carpet and a deep red couch. Mr. DD wanted a room to match his love of the Buckeyes. This is the boys space and not much decorating has happened in this area and I have not shared it on the blog. Guess what, it’s on my list for some decor changes!
The paint colors for the boys attic bedrooms is SW7064 Passive on the top, SW7065 Argos for the middle stripe and SW7067 Cityscape on the bottom. Yes, more gray! Our high school colors are black and red and so this is what I used for all the accent pieces when I decorated their rooms. It also transitions well with them both picking the University of Cincinnati.
The Guest Bedroom was recently completed using SW7066 Gray Matters on the walls and SW7004 Snowbound on the ceiling and trim. I have to say this is my favorite room in the house at this point. I now need to redecorate my own bedroom so I can love it as much as my guest bedroom. It’s on the list. Our main bathroom is also on the list, and this one will be a total gut job.
The outside of my house is painted using SW6141 Softer Tan for the base color, SW7005 Pure White for the trim and SW6258 Tricorn Black for the shutters. The outside has been a major transformation from how it was looking 3 years ago. You can read all about each one of these spaces by visiting the “Home Tour” tab at the top of my blog or by clicking on “Home Tour”
I also want to share about this great app the Sherwin-Williams has called ColorSnap. I am in love with this app and what it can do for helping you plan colors for any space.
I started by taking a photo of the picture hanging in my reading room. The app will instantly find the SW paint colors and list them for you. You can take any inspirational photo and find the colors. It also allows you to take those colors and place them in a room and choose the different colors for the walls and it will list other coordinating colors. It will also give you colors in the same color hue with lighter or darker tones.
It also offers many more features that I am now using. I love that I can log in to myS-W.com and save all the colors I have used throughout my home and always have them for reference without having to go to my paint storage and find the color names like I did for this post. Now they will all be quickly available from my phone! Let me know what you think of their app and how helpful it will be for you!
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