Sunday, August 15, 2010

Paint Colors at the Cottage

I've had a lot of questions about the paint colors used on this house, so I thought now was a good time to download for all of you working on your own cottages. 

One thing to note is that the ceilings are the same as the wall colors throughout.  This is a new technique we're seeing lately that really makes the woodwork stand out.  I was afraid that going away from white ceiling would make the rooms feel smaller, but it actually has quite the opposite effect.

Kitchen Cabinets & Trim:
Benjamin Moore Int RM 02, Super White, satin finish.

Kitchen Walls & Ceiling:
Benjamin Moore 463, Woodland White, flat finish.
Stair Woodwork:
Benjamin Moore Int RM 02, Super White, satin finish.

Stair Walls & Ceilings:
Benjamin Moore HC-173, Edgecomb Gray, flat finish
Bedroom Cabinets & Trim:
Benjamin Moore Int RM 02, Super White, satin finish.

Bedroom Walls & Ceiling:
Benjamin Moore 1577, Artic Gray, flat finish.
Child's Room Cabinets & Trim:
Benjamin Moore Int RM 02, Super White, satin finish.

Child's Room Walls & Ceiling:
Benjamin Moore HC-171, Wickham Gray, flat finish.

Exterior Trim & Fence:
Matched to Marvin Window clad color, Stone White, semi-gloss finish.

Exterior Shingles & Siding:
The exterior is not painted, it is covered with integral color HardieShingles and HardiePlank Siding in Boothbay Blue




Door Trim:
Matched to Marvin Window clad color, Stone White, semi-gloss finish.

Front Door:
Benjamin Moore 538, Vienna Green, semi-gloss finish.






Good luck to all of you out there in the painting stage.  You're almost there!

32 comments:

Image Masking said...

excellent work! thanks a lot for sharing..

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Gorgeous colours on the door and surround.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

I just bought Wickham Gray last week ( 1 gallon) and looked on here SPECIFICALLY to see what color the playroom was! Yea!!! Hope that means I will like it once it finally makes it on the walls!
-Trish

Roxanna said...

Thanks so much for sharing your paint colors, Shiloe! I've painted my interior walls and ceilings the same color as well and I really like the way it makes the white woodwork pop.

On a side note, I recently ran into a bit of a hiccup with paint that I thought I would share with other DIYers (I'm sure you pros all know this already!). Make sure you buy your paint from the same store per project. We have two Benjamin Moore's in the area; one is close to work and the other close to home. I recently went to the alternate store for a refill on my exterior paint and found out that each computer mixer can be slightly different the hard way, LOL. If you fall short on paint for a project, you can find yourself in a bind like I did if you frequent more than one retailer! :(

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Nice choice of colours, good job.

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A Room For Everyone said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous home! Such a great job..Have a lovely Sunday..Rachaelxx

Brittany Mauriss said...

Your paint work here is just beautiful! I'm in Oakland as well and love the older style Victorians and such. You really bring them back to life.

Great work. :)

Brittany @ CalFinder Blog

ashley said...

i OFFICIALLY want a green front door.. TOOOOO cute!

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

I love all the colors in your house (and must have similar taste because I often end up at this post when I'm searching for info about a particular color, in this case Arctic Gray), but your exterior colors make me swoon. I'd do all of that in a heartbeat, especially the front door.

sunroom additions said...

Seems to me that the white wall and ceiling gives nice effect inside the house. It's gives beauty and neatness on the house.

Green said...

Hi, love the hardwood in the bedroom & child room! :-)

Is it available in HomeDepot? If it is what's the brand/model#

trimblehouse said...

Hello! I'm new to your blog, and this house is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the paint colors, too.

Graphics & Web design Firm said...

Wonderful color and interior design combination. I love to see. Thanks for your creative job

Clipping Path said...

SO sweet and well decorated house. I like the color and decoration.

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Image Masking said...

very clean decoration and well furnished.

Affordable Insurance said...

Gorgeous decors! Love it!

Stephanie said...

What color is your door? I may just copy!

Shannon said...

I just want to tell you how much I love your blog and how extremely helpful it has been for me! We are turning a cute cottage into a two story home (just north of Seattle in an adorable coastal town) with a lot of the same features here. Thanks so much for being detailed with your information, color choices, etc. Beautiful job!

Exterior Door Trim said...

Wow! I really like your exterior design with the shingles, paint color, and all! I haven't thought that a lemon green door looks great against that kind of blue. Great work!

Image Clipping Services said...

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Lilah said...

In the child's room you have the color as Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray. Is it wickham gray or woodland green? I painted my daughters room the wickham gray and it looks very dark. I thought I read in another area this room was woodland green. Could you please tell me what color you used. I love how the room looks!! Thank you Lilah

Shiloe said...

Hi Lilah,

The child's room is definitely Wickham Gray. We thought it looked dark too until the furniture went in. Good luck with your project!

Michelle said...

I saw you in a magazine and loved it! Can you please tell me what color was used on the panels to the left and right of the door (with the little window at the top? The blue/gray color? Many thanks!

Shiloe said...

Hi Michelle,

The sidelites were color matched to the Hardie Shingles. Another reader who was not using Hardie, but want to get the exact color, ordered a sample of their shingles from their website, then took the paint sample to her local paint store for a color match. Great solution!

Shiloe

Sean said...

Shiloe,

Assuming you refinished the floors or laid new floors (white oak?) can you tell me what stain color and brand you used? And what sealant? Thanks.

Shannon said...

I'm back again since we are now at the picking out paint stage of our build! I LOVE the painting the ceiling the same color as the walls technique and I'm surprised by how many people scoff at me when I bring it up. To save money, we are not putting crown moulding in every room and I'm wondering if you think this technique works just as well without crown. Did you use it in bathrooms, closets, etc.? Thanks so much!

Online Photoshop Clipping Path, Masking Service said...

A dreamy atmosphere is present in every single room I think. Nice sharing at all.

Commercial Product Photographer said...

Lovely decoration and also the color of the paints.

Remodeling Indy said...

The door has to be my favorite part for sure. Awesome!

Habib Zaman said...

Great decoration of color pants. I love to see these kind of outstanding work. Thanks a lot for sharing

Clipping Path Job said...

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