Whole House Paint Scheme Idea: Soothing & Sophisticated

Hello there!  I’m so glad you stopped by today!

We are finally buying a house y’all!

Can you believe it?

We are under contract and it’s been rough jumping through the hoops of trying to get a mortgage.  It’s all still up in the air, I’m trying not to get too excited, but I don’t think I’m succeeding.

[Update: we got the house!  We have begun our remodel; feel free to subscribe to follow along!]

I’ve been mulling over paint colors for two weeks.  If we are able to complete the purchase of the house we are trying to buy, I will be doing a lot of painting!  It’s pretty much a big white box right now.  I have a good idea of where I want to go with colors, but there are so many beautiful colors out there, it’s going to be so hard to choose!  Do you have trouble picking paint colors too? Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out “virtually” and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan, so I could see how the colors looked next to each other.

Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

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Isn’t it adorable?!

Creating a paint color floor plan helps to visualize how the colors would look in adjoining rooms.  This would be a great way to test out paint colors on your floor plan, even before you buy paint samples.  Maybe I will do a post on how to create your own paint color floor plan? [edited to add:  see the Create your own paint color floor plan post here!]

Here’s the plan.
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

 

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Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Color: Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray

Suggested Use: Entryway & Kids’ Room

Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Color: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Suggested Use: Living Room & Main Bathroom

Color: Sherwin Williams Silvermist

Suggested Use: Master Suite
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Color: Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray

Suggested Use: Guest Room
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Color: Benjamin Moore Light Pewter

Suggested Use: Kitchen & Dining Room
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Color: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Suggested Use: Master Bathroom, Laundry Room and Mudroom
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

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Color: Benjamin Moore Alabaster

Suggested Use: Cabinets and Trim
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

Color: Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze

Suggested Use: Accents, Furniture
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com
Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together.  Kind of a paint color test drive.  I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together.  So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com

I hope you find this paint scheme idea helpful when choosing colors for your home!  I definitely recommend doing some research before buying any paint.  There are lots of photos on sites like Pinterest and Houzz of the colors in rooms and different lighting.  For even more ideas and painting tips, check out my “Painting” board on Pinterest.

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  1. Lizbeth says

    Love your paint palette and the idea of putting the colors on a floor plan. Am looking forward to seeing them on the walls of your new house!

  2. Janet says

    Beautiful picks! Love the color scheme. I have a painting bug for my Living Room and that color in the Master Bedroom has my bug growing for my bedroom too. Thanks for sharing this with us!!

  3. says

    The colors are all lovely! I had to chuckle though…I was just a SW yesterday to pick up samples for our master bedroom and Silver Mist was my favorite; with Comfort Gray a close second. I’m trying to sell it to Hubby as a “gray”, and he thinks it’s too blue … seeing it used in your floor plan, I think he’s right! (Still love it though!) I also picked up Sea Salt for some nursery furniture I’m painting. THANK YOU for this post and CONGRATS on your home purchase!
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    • says

      Hi Cynthia, I’m so glad you found it helpful! That’s why I did it :) Silvermist does seem to be quite blue but I think Comfort Gray would be beautiful if you are wanting the color to read green-blue-ish. Thanks so much for your comment!

      • Michelle says

        Hello!! I absolutely LOVE this pallet! We are talking about selling our current home and I think these are the colors in going to paint our house to get it ready to put on the market. What do you recommend for ceiling color with this palette?

        • says

          My absolute favorite color for ceilings is Alabaster from Sherwin Williams. I love the brightness it gives to a room and its a great contrast with the greys.

          • says

            I was just discussing this with my husband! Your color pallet has helped us find all the right colors for our new home! Thank you for your great ideas!

  4. Julie Dodson says

    Shelly, This is a lovely post, probably the most helpful pin I have come across for selecting room colors and a whole house plan. I have been stuck on updating our home. Thanks for the kickstart!

    • says

      I’m so glad it was helpful! It’s nice to have a complete visual. I just posted a new paint scheme so be sure to check it out! So glad you stopped by!

  5. says

    Love this. Wondering if you would have any suggestions for my new home. The prev owners painted everything a dark forest green and it’s really hard to visualize what colours would look nice.

    • says

      Hi Kristin,
      Any walls that are dark like that will need to be primed before painting. I would get a good quality primer and paint all those walls. The fresh white should help you visualize a bit better. My paint palettes are a great place to start for ideas but there are lots of tools online for choosing color, such as the sherwin williams color visualizer. Hope this helps!

  6. Cheryl says

    Beautiful! I’ve used similar colors in my home. Revere Pewter for hallways, Sea Salt in guest bedroom. All my trim is Alabaster. Currently sampling colors for living room (BM Thunder, SW Amazing Gray, etc).

    Question: how do I make a ‘palette’ or ‘swatches’ for my various paint choices? Do I need Photoshop? Is there an app I can upload colors to? I see all these awesome palettes on Pinterest (like your little squares!) and I even see some that look like little brush strokes! But I can’t figure out how to do this. Would also like to know how you did that floor plan. I’m very visual and must test and envision thoroughly before moving forward. Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for your comment. No you do not need Photoshop! I am going to be posting a tutorial on making your own color floor plan soon! So stay tuned!

  7. Lorie Hall says

    I love this color scheme. I am looking at using these colors, but I have a deep olive greenish brown sofa in my living room and I’m worried about the gray undertones clashing with it Amazing Gray or Intellectual Gray are my favorites for living room). I need to keep the couch for a few more years! What are your thoughts? I currently have light celery/sage color walls that I have thoroughly enjoyed for 7 years, but I’m ready for a subtle change!

    • says

      Hi Lorie! The intellectual gray might seem a bit dark without light furniture, but I don’t think it would clash. Olive, brown, and gray are all neutrals and blend well. If you like intellectual gray but feel its too dark, have them mix it at 50%. Amazing gray is a bit lighter and I think would work well with olive as well. The best way to decide though is to get some testers and paint swatches – at least 2 feet square to get a better idea. Hope this helps!

  8. says

    Shelley! Great job on this. I know this took you some serious time to do, I love how you put the palette o to the floor plan. That is fantastic!

  9. KATE says

    This is pure genius! Planning on building in the future, & stumbled on to your creative use of colour-blocking in the home. Colour selections are beautiful, & airy. Going to try this approach!

    • says

      Hi Kate! Thanks so much for your comment! I am so glad you like the color scheme and found it helpful. Good luck with your build – that’s so exciting!

  10. Monica says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m painting my first home and all these colors are gorgeous- so glad you included the names, pictures, and rooms of where you used the paint. New follower :)

  11. Megan Parker says

    I love the colors you put together! My husband and I are in the process of building our dream house. Are there any other color schemes you’ve come up with? I would love to see them, if so. I just want to be prepared to pick paint colors when the time comes for it.

    Megan

  12. Kris says

    we painted our master bedroom with seasalt and I just love it! It’s very calming and looks great with greys and browns.

  13. debbie kilner says

    I love the color palette. I am doing a remodel in my home and have chosen many of these colors. I see that you have chosen Alabaster for the cabinets and trim. I have thought about using SW Worldly Gray for cabinets and trim. It is the lightest color up from Urbane Bronze. I know white a is very popular choice for cabinets. What are your thoughts about using Worldly Gray?

    • says

      HiDebbie! I absolutely LOVE worldly grey- it’s the color we’ve chosen for the main area of our home. It’s a very light grey so I would make sure to choose a bright white for the trim to make it pop!

  14. Jami says

    Hello, can I use both alabaster grey(master br) and sea star (master bath) in my house? Do they go together? If so what other colors will also go with those two?

    • Diana says

      I looked up the colors you asked about. Sea Star is from BM (very pretty color!) but I couldn’t find Alabaster Grey. The closest I came to was Alabaster from SW and Alabaster from BM. Both are very similar and I think would work with each other. Sea Star also looks great with BM’s Novermber Rain. Another color it looks great with is French Vanilla from SW. Hope this helps a little!

  15. says

    Great color scheme. I love all about this house. It seems like you sure know very well about painting walls.Tip 10 sure got my attention since I am thinking about telling that to the wall painters who are coming to my house. Thanks for this great sharre

  16. Carie trost says

    I absolutely love your color choices for paint and decor!! You did an excellent job with pictures, resources and beautiful ideas! I’m also redoing our flooring- what is the flooring you used? Completely love it!

  17. Anne says

    Shelly, I spent a lot of time trying to choose color combos and your efforts are appreciated. I chose some of your colors. Thank you.

  18. says

    Hello:

    I was wondering if you could help me? I am a realtor and I’m trying to find a software or app or something that I can use for my home buyers to visualize paint colors, types of floors, carpet, types of cabinets, etc. in the homes that they want to remodel. I’m thinking of a program that I can take a picture of say the kitchen, then the program allows me to drag a paint color for the wall, and drag a type of finish for the cabinets, drag a type of counter top choice, etc. Do you know of any type of program that does this? I would greatly appreciate your input. My husband is a custom home builder, and this type of a program would be great for him to help his customers choose the type of ideas that they want in their new home that he builds as well.

    Thank you, in advance, for your help!

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