Ever since moving into our house, we have slowly been painting our way through our home, room by room.
If you’ve been visiting us here on our blog for a while, you’ll know I have mentioned before that the previous owner painted every room in our home beige…and I mean every single room, including the garage! We were happy with it when we moved in because it was a neutral we could live with while we settled into our new home together. It gave us a blank canvas to start out with.
However, after a while, it began to feel tired and boring. We were craving a change and we knew a few brand new paint colors was the first step in slowly transforming our builder basic home into the little modern farmhouse of our dreams.
To us, modern farmhouse colors should be light and airy, yet grounded and earthy. Here are the beautiful colors we chose for our home.
I’m always amazed at what a difference a little bit of paint can make. It is definitely the most cost-effect way to make a dramatic change in any space.
Take our home for example, by simply changing our beige walls to light neutral gray paint colors our home went from uninspired and dull to feeling bright and inviting. I love that paint has the power to evoke certain emotions and feelings.
We painted our kitchen Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore (take the full tour of our modern farmhouse kitchen here). This paint color has got to be one of the prettiest neutrals I have come across so far, it’s light and bright with just a whisper of gray to it.
It completely changed the look and feel of our entire home since the kitchen is the hub of everything! It’s interesting how changing the central room in your house will inspire you to work on every other room!
Living Room and Dining Room
This space is fairly open to our kitchen so we chose a color that complimented Pale Oak as we wanted to be sure the spaces transitioned well to one another. You always want to make sure you keep that in mind when choosing paint colors. If each room is painted a different color, then your spaces won’t feel as cohesive as a whole.
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Our little romantic farmhouse retreat is painted Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore and it couldn’t be lovelier. It’s soft and just a little bit feminine and I love ending each day in this relaxing and cozy room (see the full room here).
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Our little one’s nursery is the only room in our home that has a touch of color to it.
While pregnant we opted not to find out the gender of our baby so we designed a gender neutral nursery with a subtle safari theme (you can read all about our design inspiration for her room here and see the full tour here).
We painted her walls in Benjamin Moore’s Sweet Celadon, it is soothing and calming and the perfect color for a baby boy or girl.
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I’d love to hear what you think of the colors we chose for our home so far, just leave us a comment below.
Have a lovely day,
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