Today we had some beautiful storms in central California, praise God. We are desperately in need of water in the valley, so the storms were a blessing. Where I come from, north-central Texas, we are no strangers to storm clouds, and I’ve always thought they were beautiful.
As you may know, we are in the process of buying our first house. We are finally at the point where it’s looking like a sure thing, so I’ve been in full-on dreaming and scheming mode with all the changes and updates I want to make, not the least of which is painting every wall. I know it’s gonna be a HUGE job, but it’s just big white box right now. A dirty, 15 year-old box.
Paint is relatively cheap, easy to apply, and makes a big impact. The hardest thing about paint? Picking colors! It’s hard to even know where to begin, but I know I want a subdued, neutral/natural feel, with colors that flow from room to room.
Since I don’t have the house yet, I’ve been experimenting digitally with paint colors. Last week I created a whole house paint scheme that was soothing and sophisticated. I really like it, but this time I wanted to go for something just a little bolder and moodier.
If you feel the colors in this scheme are too dark, you can always ask the colorist (is that the right word for the people who mix paint?) to mix it lighter, say by 25% or 50%. I really hope you enjoy this whole house paint scheme!
Here’s the house and floor plan I chose to test out my paint scheme. Creating a paint scheme floor plan allows you to get an idea of how the colors look next to each other. If you don’t like the way they look on the floor plan, chances are you won’t on the walls. Doesn’t mean you couldn’t test them on the walls anyway, but I think creating the paint scheme floor plan is a great first step to take, even before going out to buy paint samples,which can cost you anywhere from 3-5$ per sample.
Here’s the breakdown!
Color: Sherwin Williams Argos
Suggested Use: Foyer & Mudroom
Color: Sherwin Williams Serious Gray
Suggested Use: Dining Room & Main Bath
Color: Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray
Suggested Use: Living Room
Color: Sherwin Williams Silver Strand
Suggested Use: Kitchen & Breakfast Room
Color: Sherwin Williams Unusual Gray
Suggested Use: Laundry Room & Master Bath
Color: Sherwin Williams Slate Tile
Suggested Use: Office & Powder Room
Color: Sherwin Williams Olympus White
Suggested Use: Guest Bedroom & Powder Room
Color: Sherwin Williams Functional Gray
Suggested Use: Master Bedroom
Color: Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray
Suggested Use: Kids’ Room
Color: Sherwin Williams Extra White
Suggested Use: Trim & Cabinets
Color: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
Suggested Use: Accents and Accessories
What do you think about this color scheme? I hope it gave you some ideas for colors for your home. Should I share a tutorial on creating a paint scheme floor plan with your own colors? Let me know what you think!