June 1, 2020
Paint Colors for the Whole Home : A Revere Pewter Paint Palette
I LOVE choosing paint colors – the fan decks, the paint store, the paint swatches. I love it all! I’ll be doing a house tour throughout the summer (look for posts on how these paint colors look in each room) and I thought that a paint tour would be a fun way to kick it off. So for those that have asked for specific paint colors in the rooms of my house, I’m excited to share that and some helpful tips for you as well.
All the paint colors I used in our home are from Benjamin Moore – I use the no VOC paint and I only use flat paint throughout the house. Want to know how I clean the walls? It’s easier than you might think!
When we moved into our home 11 years ago, I had all the colors picked out before me moved in BUT guess what? The colors that I had picked looked horrible in our new home. They clashed with the carpet, were too beige, and just didn’t work. The carpet that our home came with wasn’t our first choice, but considering it was practically brand new and we had other more important things to pay for, we were stuck with it. The paint we chose made the carpet blend in and look so much better.
We chose a neutral for the main color throughout the house and settled on neutrals that would be gray and beige – greige if you will and came across the lovely Revere Pewter.
We used this THROUGHOUT our home – it’s perfectly cool and warm and has plenty of contrast against white woodwork. We finally were able to pull the original carpet and flooring out of the house on the first floor in January of this year (2020) and I love the Revere Pewter even more with the new flooring. Initially we had thought we might need to repaint if the color didn’t mesh, but it’s still the perfect greige.
Here’s where you’ll see Revere Pewter:
- living room
- dining room
- family room
- mud room
The living room and dining room have a chair rail – we painted Galveston Gray (2 shades darker than Revere Pewter) on the lower portion.
The powder room and my office round out the first floor – they are similar but different colors.
Office – Buxton Blue
Powder Room – Quiet Moments
Here’s a look at the 4 colors all together:
The upstairs has been a process and all of the bedrooms have been re-painted at least once as we had a baby in that time, changed rooms, and changed a craft room into a tv room/big kid hangout area. I’ve also painted the laundry room a couple times as well but went back to my favorite white – Simply White.
The upstairs hallway is Revere Pewter.
The laundry room is Simply White.
The tv room is Stonington Gray (which is gorgeous!).
The shared bathroom with the tv room and our daughter’s bathroom is Simply White.
Our daughter’s room is Water Drops – of course I love this one!
Our oldest son’s room is Alaskan Husky – a great soft gray.
The boys have a shared Jack and Jill bathroom – it’s Mediterranean Sky.
The littlest one’s room is this lovely true blue – Athenian Blue.
The Master Bedroom and Bathroom Wedgewood Gray – it’s soft blue green that can appear gray.
Here’s a look at all the 2nd floor colors together:
Tips for choosing a whole house color scheme:
- Use pre-picked colors to get started (like the Pottery Barn colors or a brochure from your local paint store).
- Go slow – don’t choose everything all at once – it might take years to get to your perfect color scheme and that’s okay!
- Start with a NEUTRAL and build on that.
- Make sure the paint coordinates/compliments the flooring.
- Choose colors based on accessories or items that are in the room.
- Have fun!