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A proudly self-taught DIYer who is not afraid to show my workings and learn as I go.
Join me as I transform our old 1929 Tudor house, into a home.
I am asked about paint colors often because choosing paint can be tricky! These are tried and true paint colors that I love in my house – hopefully, this helps you decide on a whole house color scheme that you love for your home as well!
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Creating a whole house paint scheme is important to ensure your home feels cohesive. I chose neutrals because that’s what I truly love. Love dark and moody? Go for it. Bright and poppy? Then go wild.
No matter what you’re into, you need to put all of your colors together in some way to make sure that the colors and tones all flow. That could be as simple as keeping paint swatches together in a binder, or making something digital (like on PowerPoint or Canva).
I compiled the entire house’s color scheme into this easily referenceable post for you, but note this warning: colors read differently depending on the light in your house, your floor colors, and all of your decor. Paint sheens can also make the color look a bit different because it changes how much light is reflected.
When in doubt, small paint samples are generally available to buy at your local paint store, but they can’t guarantee that the paint sample is exactly correct – the tint “recipes” weren’t made to be mixed in such a small quantity, so leave room for error.
In the kitchen, I painted the cabinets Shiitake. The harlequin floors are painted Greek Villa and Accessible Beige at 50%. The walls are Greek Villa, and the trim is Accessible Beige.
You can read all about the harlequin floors in this tutorial.
The dining room flows from the kitchen and into the living room, so this is where it’s critical to have a whole house color scheme. The walls in the dining room are Greek Villa, and the trim is Accessible Beige.
All dining room sources are linked in this post!
The Living Room followed the house color scheme! The walls are Greek Villa, and the trim is Accessible Beige.
See something you like? Shop my living room items here.
Our primary bathroom got a tone-on-tone look – everything is painted Greek Villa so that the tile and wood tones get to be the star.
Check out primary bathroom links!
Our primary bedroom isn’t really finished because we’ve been playing around with some furniture placements. We just kept everything simple with Greek Villa paint, but that may change in the near future!
I shared most of my bedroom items in this post.
While designing our guest bedroom, I went with the “less is more” philosophy”. This room is full of amazing texture, so I kept the color palate minimal. The walls, ceiling, and trim are all painted Greek Villa.
The upstairs bathroom is all white. I love the sunlight coming in this window, so I used a lot of white in the tiles and fixtures I chose. The brass gives the only warmth the room needs, so I painted the beadboard white – as in, the white paint that comes in the can with zero tint. Remember: if the texture is a star design piece, you may not need big colors.
My OG followers probably remember this room, but if you’re newer you may not recognize this spot! It’s currently a hot mess full of leftover furniture and all of Jared’s CRNA schoolwork, but we (especially Teddy) love this room! The ceiling is Black Magic, the walls are Greek Villa, and the floor is Accessible Beige.
I haven’t written a source page for the sunroom because it’s a bit chaotic now, but I think all of these items are vintage, not sold anymore, or are handmade (the bench).
We painted our house exterior White Dove. The trim is Kendall Charcoal. The back door is just a touch darker due to how we mixed the paint. P.S. The front door (although not pictured) is Rum Spice.
Our backyard renovation has been a real adventure! Read about our pergola and backdoor here.
Some of our fence is cedar, but some is pine. Some boards are old and weathered, and some are replacements (new). I used Cabot solid color acrylic stain and sealer in black. This lets me still see the grain, but covers all of the tone variations you’d see otherwise.
I have tried so many different painting methods… whether you want to brush, roll, or spray, here are my favorite painting tools to get the smooth finish that you want – all from Lowes!
Handy Paint Pail
Paint Pail Liners
Short Handle Paint Brushes
Small Paint Sprayer
Large Paint Sprayer
That’s it for my house color scheme. If you don’t have cohesive paint colors in your house yet – no stress!
Next time you have the itch to paint, do this. First, map out what you already have in your home. Then identify which of those tones you truly like. Then choose one space to paint to make it flow with your color scheme.
If you genuinely love wild wall colors, go for it! If you don’t know if you’re up for that commitment, then I’d suggest you paint with more neutrals and go crazy with your accessories and decor.
Remember, the end goal is to love where you live – a bit more every day.
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