Friday, April 13, 2012

Paint Colors

After many questions, I'm finally getting around to a post on the paint colors in our home. I'm including all of them, even for the rooms I've never shown you (until now!), just so it's all in one spot.

All of our paint in Benjamin Moore. If I list another brand, we custom colored the BM paint. The walls are an eggshell finish (except it's satin in the bathrooms) and the trim is a semigloss finish.

All trim in the house is color-matched to Christopher Peacock "Scullery White". Including our kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.

The biggest impact is Christopher Peacock Paint "Carbon". We used it in the living room, dining room, master bedroom, and the office. I'm including images from multiple rooms with the same color so you can see how it reads in different lights.

Next, we used Christopher Peacock "Cadogen Grey" in the entry, gallery, kitchen, and upstairs loft.

The library is Benjamin Moore "Tropicana Cabana"

So is the pantry. It always makes me smile. And the inside of the coat closets, but I don't have any pictures of those yet.

The mudroom and guest room are BM "Kendall Charcoal". This is as close as I could get to a color match from the CP "Carbon" working off of a standard color, but it reads more brown than the other rooms.

The powder room, laundry room and linen closet are BM Wedgewood Grey

The playroom, gym, master bath, master closet, and guest bath are BM "Wickham Grey"

Nursery is BM "Barely Teal"

Little Boys room is BM "Marlboro Blue"

Little Girl's butterfly bedroom is BM "Potpurri Green"

Kid bath is BM "Harbor Fog"

The exterior of my house is cedar shingles (fire-treated), with Black trim and BM "Taos Taupe" on the stucco chimneys.


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controlling craziness said...

Beautiful paint colors. Love how the whole house looks so good with a coordinating color palette. I wish my house were that clean to take pictures of every room. One of these days, right?

Kat said...

Love the colors in your house! I found your blog through Emily's yesterday :) You have a beautiful home!

The Vintique Object said...

Your house is stunning! Always so fun to find another design blog in the Bay!


Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Your house makes me weep with happiness. I love each and every room. I just pinned your kitchen, I love the grey you used in the kitchen.

Jen Migonis said...

Fabulous... You must love waking up there every day. :) said...

This is beautiful, it was so fun having a tour of your home!

Kathysue said...

Jessica, I love the CP carbon, what a wonderfully saturated color with depth and still reads soft on the eye. I would totally recommend this color if I were still consulting. Love it,

momto8 said...

love your color choices!
your home is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you chose for you home. Your home is beautiful!

Bliss said...

I'm tired now, I feel like I just painted a whole house. Hope I got the right colors on the right walls.


Cassidy said...

Wow your home is gorgeous and I am loving your blog! Been checking it out and can't get enough! Can't wait to see more of your posts. Now following you :)

kiki comin said...

love the colors and your house. amazing.


JenV said...

Your paint colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing how the Carbon color reads so differently with lighting changes and I find each iteration to be elegant, calm and rich looking with a "polite and not in your face" drama factor. I smiled too with the Tropicana Cabana color ... have a very similar color in my house and you can't be sullen in that room! Lovely home Jessica and I enjoyed the peaks into rooms we haven't yet seen ... more please :)


Linda @ it all started with paint said...


I so adore your home! Thanks for some sneak peeks at new places and spaces. And a tiny glimpse outside. I really am dying to see the outside of your house ...



Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

best post ever!!! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this great info! I am for sure pinning this and am going to be refering to this soon because I have to pick my own paint colors for my new place!!! :) Thanks!!!

Sherry said...

Wow, your home is beautiful and I love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

Emily said...

Your home is so beautiful, and your use of color impresses me! Thanks for sharing!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Wonderful Colors! It is wonderful to see someone else not afraid to put color on the wall! You rocked it, sistah!!!

Kaity B. said... I'm completely in awe! New follower here :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

I really love the carbon in your master - I need to choose a new color and this may be it!
Love the inside of your pantry - always fun to have a surprise when you open the door!
Just catching up from my spring break - as usual a great post while I was away!!

thistlewoodfarm said...


I remember when I first saw that deer head and became your #1 fan. Wonderful job....your home is truly incredible!


Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

Wow-you have a gorgeous house! All the colors look so fresh and serene.

Tisha Clapp said...

Great colors - so Bayish. I really like my room, I mean, the guest room. Thanks for linking up at this week's Show & Tell.

Cindy @ Cinsarah said...

Beautiful Home!!!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

What a gorgeous home! Love that carbon color.

Victoria said...

Hi Jessica,
I love following your blog!
I grew up in the Bay Area, and now live in Vancouver, B.C.
I like beach cottage style, and am now remodeling a 1923 house.
Thanks for posting your beautiful paint colors.
I'm planning a white kitchen, and was going to do BM Cloud White walls, but I like your contrast.
Have you done a post on what not to forget in a remodel?

Unknown said...

I love, love, love the living and dining room color. However, when I go on the Christopher Peacock website the color Carbon appears to be a very dark gray. Whereas, the color Carbonite seems to be a better match. Could the color be wrong? I would love to use the same color in my dining room, so just trying to get a good match. Thanks

Unknown said...

sorry, I meant to say the color Coniston from Christopher Peacock (not Carbonite).

Kim said...

The blues are nice and I see that you are going for a monochromatic theme, but in design theory, you need to follow the 60-30-10 design rule: 60% dominant color, 30% secondary, and 10% accent.

Translated to a room setting, it typically means:
60% of the room's color is the walls
30% of the room's color is the upholstery
10% of the room's color is, say, an accent piece or a floral arrangement

Your theme seems more 80-10-10. You need more contrast. I couldn't imagine living in all that blue overload. The living room seems to be the only room that provides contast. The rest just seems to be ... blue.

That flag should be hung either on a pole or to lay flat against the house, not like it was just thrown over a railing. It looks too informal to be hanging an American flag that way.

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