Cabin interior help- your thoughts?


hello! Looking for a paint refresh at our lake cabin - the current paint is looking dated and scuffed.

my thought was to do walls in a light cream or gray, trim that is currently painted dark green in white and not sure about kitchen cabinets (counters are a brown and black speckled granite).

would love your help choosing!

thank you!


q cabin interior help your thoughts
q cabin interior help your thoughts
q cabin interior help your thoughts
  17 answers
  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Sep 27, 2021

    maybe white or or gray depending on the wall color

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 27, 2021

    you could paint the beams or ceilings or both a lighter color - you could use grays, blues, light greens or even white depending on what you like

  • Annie Annie on Sep 27, 2021

    Could you leave the ceilings as is and paint the rest? This link has so good paint colors that go with lots of other shades

  • Janice Janice on Sep 27, 2021

    Hi Mary, Your cabin is gorgeous! I would NOT let paint touch the wood ceiling or beams. The walls would look beautiful in a creamy white with trim and cabinets in a slighty deeper tone of the same color. You will find the right colors on color samples from a paint store. Just go a couple of levels lighter or darker to bring some interest between the walls and trim/cabinetry. A creamy white will be welcoming and cozy and also work well with your counters. You could then bring in some accent colors you love with decorative pieces and rugs. I personally would stay away from the greys because of your beautiful wood ceiling and stairs.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 27, 2021

    I'm thinking a cream color and add a glaze to the cabinets.

  • Dee Dee on Sep 27, 2021

    I would go with a nice gray white with no purple undertones.Gray has lots of different undertones, get either blue or green undertones in the gray paint.

  • Judy in Canton. Judy in Canton. on Sep 27, 2021

    Beautiful room. Do not touch the ceiling. I would consider doing the walls in a soft white like the color vanilla and the cabinets and island and trim in a warm brown. Try to use the colors that are in your stone fireplace to make the eating area more included. If you don't need the shelf units by the fireplace I would remove them, paint the shell of the cabinets and stack firewood and/or fireplace utensils there.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Sep 28, 2021

    Your cabin is beautiful and a cream color would look amazing!

  • Gorgeous! I wouldn't touch the ceiling or the beams.I would go with a warm cream color on the walls and extend the same color on the cabinets. Trim in white. What a lovely home...

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Sep 28, 2021

    Paint everything white and keep sealing stained. including the stairs

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 30, 2021

    Yes cream color maybe do one wall with a diffrent accent color like the steps

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 01, 2021

    Hi Mary: Since your area is so open, and beautiful, I'd go with a colour that isn't so much of a contrast. There are too many surfaces that catch the eye and it's a bit busy. I'd try a colour that sort of blends everything together instead of shouting at the eyes :) Maybe a medium tan or light brown. Get some chips from the paint store and see what looks good. Like I've said to others, make some copies of this picture and colour it in the colours you think are nice and would look good to you. That way you don't have to repaint if you paint and hate it :)

    Good luck

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 01, 2021

    Hello. A cream or a light gray would be very trendy. We also have a log cabin at our late lakefront location and too much wood can be very dark and depressing. Our previous homeowners install paneling over the cedar log and painted it for a room brightening feature and we really appreciate what it does..

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 02, 2021

    Why not go Cream or Grey to match the walls or go for wood look!

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 04, 2021

    I would white wash the wooden ceiling in between the beams. That would lighten the area. You could then paint the wall white. You could add color and personality with items like pictures, plants, art, etc.

    If you white wash the wood the texture will still show thru but you will still be adding light to the area.

  • Something like a cream color would definitely work.

  • Something like a cream color would definitely work.