Hey friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen me take you along today as I chose paint colors for a project I'm doing in our guest room. The awesome people at Sherwin Williams reached out to help me with this project, and it's a perfect fit: I've been using their paint products in my home and for clients for years now! They make my very favorite white EVER, plus the colors are just so thick and creamy. Match made in heaven!
Pictured above are my very favorite farmhouse paint colors that I've ever used for my interiors clients and in my own homes. Let me tell you why!
Alabaster: This is my ride or die white. If you see white in my home, it's this color. The reason I love it so much is that it is literally the perfect balance between cool and warm...meaning it doesn't pull too far into icy, sterile white, nor does it put off yellow pee undertones. If I HAD to pick a direction it leans towards one way or the other, I'd say it's just the tiniest bit on the warm side...which, in my opinion, is just what you want in a farmhouse style home! Cozy white shiplap....ahhhhh. 😍
Sea Salt: This is my very favorite colorful color from Sherwin Williams, and, where there's no Alabaster on my walls, there's Sea Salt!! 😉 This color is perfect if you get bored easily: it shifts and moves between a very muted blue-grey, a pale green-blue, and sometimes just a light grey depending on the natural light, placement of lamps, location of windows, weather forecast, you name it. It's so much fun and just the perfect pop of subtle, pale farmhouse cottage blue/green/grey. It's quickly becoming my signature color, and I think you'd like it as yours, too! 💙
Rain Washed: If you want a real deal pop of cottage farmhouse color, Rain Washed by Sherwin Williams is it! It's like Sea Salt's bubbly, bright, talkative best friend.... 😉 Just a bit more vibrant and saturated, but still in that same blue/green color family.
Light French Grey: After choosing white paint, I'd say the next hardest for me has been finding the right grey/greige color. If you want a cooler, more cement-tone grey, this is it! If you like the tone, but the actual color is too saturated, you can always ask them to lighten it for you! Try lightening by 25-50% for the same tone but less saturation, or find the next swatch up from Light French Grey on the color swatch at Sherwin Williams! Same color tone family. 🙌🏻
Mindful Grey: Okay so if you want your grey/greige to pull just a little bit warmer in undertone, this color is for you! This is truly one of my very favorites of all if you are looking for a neutral grey-beige farmhouse color for your walls!