Calm and Inviting Whole House Paint Scheme

I am very excited to share today’s post with you as well! This is my 3rd “installment” of my whole-house-paint-scheme ideas. My previous 2 have proven to be very popular on Pinterest, so I say, “give the people what they want!”
The first scheme was the Soothing and Sophisticated palette, and the 2nd was Stormy Skies. Also, in my last post I shared my method for making a digital paint color floor plan, like the ones I use in these posts. This time I chose to keep the palette in shades of gray, because, hey, I just love gray!
Gray is neutral and calming, but has so many variations. It can be paired with any color scheme, design style, and many wood tones. Gray is always a good idea.
If you like the tones of the colors, but think they might feel a bit dark in your home, you can always have them mix your paint at 50% or 75% to acheive a lighter shade.
More details on my blog:

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Have a question about this project?

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  • Radhika Inaganti Prout
    Radhika Inaganti Prout
    on Mar 16, 2019

    What about SW agreeable gray for my home with the medium oak floors with reddish hints?

    • Cathy
      on Oct 7, 2019

      We just painted kitchen cabinets and had to work with a lot of red in our trim color white paint. Sherwin Williams Elephant Ear worked well for us on cabs. I mixed a concoction of sample paints to come up with wall color. It casts a bit brown at certain times of day but is defined namely a nice gray color. Bringing gray into reddish/yellowish undertones NOT EASY! I wish you the best

  • Reyes
    on Jun 18, 2020

    What would you recommend with darker cabinets and darker flooring I love greys going for a modern-ish farmhouse style ....the picture i sent is living room/kitchen area but will have darker cabinets then that ????

    • Stephanie Reip
      Stephanie Reip
      on Jun 24, 2020

      My new house has similar cabinets (almost black) and I am wondering the same thing!

  • Jessica Palacios
    Jessica Palacios
    on Aug 24, 2020

    What color is that in the two pictures with the stairs and were they lightened or thats the original color?

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