The Project House paint colors

May 4th, 2013

I get tons of people asking what paint colors I used in our home. We went with a coastal beach palette with a lot of light airy colors focused around warm grays, taupes, and aquas. Here’s a quick graphic you can pin (scroll over to see pin button) if you want to keep track of our colors. I LOVE all my paint colors. I have to say that both in person and online, the most asked about color has been the Abalone (benjamin moore). It is a light airy gray that sometimes reads as greenish, or purpleish, but always beautiful and full of life.   If I had it to do all over again, I’d have all my sea-salt mixed at 75% and maybe a drop of black added to de-saturate it just a hair.

paint-colors-theprojectgirl

Abalone by Benjamin Moore

We used Abalone by Benjamin Moore on all the major areas of the house including all the bedrooms (other than the master) and the office space. It’s an awesome, bright, neutral warm gray.

All the white cabinets were painted in Duck White by Sherwin Williams – a great off white that doesn’t go yellow/cream. It’s more of a green/gray undertone.

Trim was painted White Dove – DO NOT confuse this with Dove White which is a much more yellow white.

Acapulco Aqua by Kelly Moore

The walls here are Sherwin William’s Sea Salt, and the laundry cabinets are Kelly Moore’s Acapulco Aqua. The countertops are made of solid alder and stained a custom mix.

Brindle by Kelly Moore

We wanted to go darker in our master and went with Brindle by Kelly Moore. This color is absolutely perfect if you’re looking for something that’s darker than the Restoration hardware grays, and is still a warm color. In the day it looks almost brown, but it’s definitely a gray. The nice thing about it is that you can mix browns or grays, it’s an awesome dark neutral.

Ashley Gray by Benjamin Moore

To carry the warmth from the master bedroom into the bathroom, I went with a taupe – Benjamin Moore’s Ashley Gray. At full strength it’s a bit too dark, so I went 75% strength and it was great for the space.

Gidget's Secret by Kelly Moore

My Craft room was a medium teal – Gidget’s Secret (Kelly Moore). I would have loved this to be a little bit more green, but it’s a rich beautiful color if you’re looking for a more blue color.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Here’s another view of Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  We used this in two bathrooms and the laundry room. I also used it for inside the glass cabinets in the kitchen. The color is very similar to Restoration Hardware’s Light Silver Sage.

Picking paint colors was probably the most stressful part of the renovation. People say it’s “just paint” but really it’s a lot of work to re-paint a whole house if you decide you don’t like the colors. Plus the paint you choose really does determine the look and feel of your house. My advice is to try a lot of samples – put big swatches on the wall – and look up pictures online of spaces using the colors you are thinking about. At the end of the day, you just have to bite the bullet and hope for the best!

7 Responses to “The Project House paint colors”

  1. Thienly says:

    Wow! Your house is beautiful! I always love looking at your posts, and I just love your style!

  2. Tina says:

    What are your floors in the kitchen? They look great, that is the look I will be going for. Great Job

  3. Jen Allyson says:

    oak pre-finished engineered – rococo brown

  4. Megan says:

    What did you do for your ceilings and trim? We went to buy paint today and I realized I had no idea where to start for either!

  5. Jen, your home is amazing! I actually have Sea Salt in my powder room. It one of my favorites! Your laundry room with the Kelly Moore Acapulco Aqua cabinets is to die for. Oh and those counters! Stunning! I think it would actually make me enjoy doing laundry. I’d love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you’re interested!

  6. Jen Allyson says:

    I’d love to have my colors featured on your blog! Let me know if you need anything from me.

  7. [...] Project Girl recently shared all of their paint colors. They went with all coastal themed colors for a light, airy home. Their laundry room cabinets are [...]

Leave a Reply