Our House Paint Colors and how shades of white look different everywhere.
Someone recently asked me if I had a blog post sharing the paint colors of our home and I realized I didn’t!
And while I know there may be some trolls who will say something like “obviously white” or “we don’t need to know, it’s just white” or “All white! Your house is so boring!”
(Yes, I do get comments like this, and yes bullies are on the rise. But I’m determined to overcome the hate with love, kindness, and the delete/block button. 😉 AND Roger really wanted to do more colors in our home, but I persuaded him to stick with white as we hoped to put our house on the market in 3-5 years (which is now a reality – click here to read about our house going on the market) and I knew white would be more appealing to home buyers so that they could easily leave it or change it to their preferred color.)
I know that choosing the right shade of white for your home can be overwhelming.
For example, we chose Pure White by Sherwin Williams for the outside of our home.
We loved it so much we decided to paint the inside the same color.
On the day they were painting the inside of our home with the first coat we discovered that it had a very distinct yellow tone to it (that wasn’t visible on the outside of our house) which we really didn’t like.
So we passed this (our decision to do a different white for the second coat) on to our contractor who talked to the painter and the plan was to just use a different shade of white for the second coat (and swallow the additional cost for extra paint).
That Sunday (I verified this from my YouTube videos that show our monthly house building process) we went back to our house and tested several whites, and chose our favorite (Extra White by Sherwin Williams).
We passed the name of the new color on to our contractor, but when we came back out again after choosing the new color (paint samples were also clearly painted on the walls they had painted the week before), they had gone ahead and painted a second coat with the original paint color we didn’t like.
In order to save on the cost of paint + labor to redo the whole inside of our house, we opted to just pay for paint + labor on the first floor to be repainted in Extra White and we left the Pure White as it was on the second floor (as the yellow tone was way less noticeable upstairs).
So that’s the backstory on why we have two different shades of white on the main floor and second floor.
Plus, it’s a great example of how white can look different everywhere.
Whether that be from the outside to the inside of a home or even an east-facing room vs. a west-facing room.
I highly recommend that when you are choosing a shade of white for your home, you test it out in that room (or if you are painting a whole house, test it in several rooms) to make sure it’s the color of white you like the most.
So here are the paint details of our house.
Exterior: Pure White by Sherwin Williams
First Floor: Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Kitchen Cabinets: High Reflective White
Built-Ins: High Reflective White
Trim: High Reflective White by Sherwin Williams
Second Floor: Pure White by Sherwin Williams
Dining Room: Mink by Sherwin Williams
Powder Room: Mink by Sherwin Williams
Space Nursery: Moon Shade by Valspar
Click here to see a video of our home with unedited examples of these colors.
I hope this post helps you as you paint your home!
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With love, Giusti
“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV
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