I have been meaning to update my Lake House Paint Colors post for forever! Or for about two years since we moved in at least. Paint colors can be so tricky to pick out and by far one of the most asked questions I get on the blog. I did a paint color post way back when we were in the framing stage of building about the colors I picked, but I thought it would be helpful to show photos of each of those colors in action! Lake House Blue and Gray Paint Colors
So first off, I’ll put this handy little graphic that shows all our colors in one spot. I like to make sure all the colors in a home flow together, so I think it’s really important to lay them all out and see how they coordinate. Also, I should add we have a TON of natural light in our home. We have wall to wall windows and a south facing view, so colors tend to look lighter and less saturated in our home than they appear on the paint chip. I always recommend painting a test swatch on your wall (or piece of poster board) to see what it will look like in your own home.
Helpful hint the code SW is for Sherwin Williams and BM is for Benjamin Moore. Also, I linked to each room so you can check out more photos of each color.
Sherwin Williams 7057 Silver Strand – We used this in our master bedroom and bath. It’s a really pretty silvery/blue/grey that changes a bit depending on the light. Here it is in our master bedroom.
Sherwin Williams 6217 Top Sail – This is a really soft pretty aqua that we used in my parent’s beach house. My daughter fell in love with it, so we used it in her beachy tween room. It is a great coastal color that still feels neutral. You can see it here in my parent’s kitchen as well.
Benjamin Moore HC – 165 Boothbay Gray – This is one of my favorite colors in our home. I used it in our Mudroom and it’s the perfect soft blue/gray color with a deeper hue than the Silver Strand. Our master bedroom and mudroom are on either side of our main living room area so you get a peek at both colors and I love the contrast against all our white trim work.
Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray – This is one of the best neutral greige colors. It is warm without feeling too beige, and it doesn’t have yellow or purple undertones, which can be a tricky problem with grey paint colors. It’s really one of those colors that goes anywhere, and is a perfect transition color for in-between spaces like hallways, etc. We used it in our basement family room – see more photos here.
Sherwin Williams 7024 Functional Gray – My son actually picked this color for his room (out of 3 or 4 gray options I gave him) and I must say he has good taste! I was worried originally this was going to feel a little dark, but it really makes the room cozy and has a nice masculine vibe.
Sherwin Williams 7006 Extra White – It’s tempting to think all white paint is just white paint, but there are a zillion shades of white to choose from, and it can really be one of the harder paint colors to pick. Extra White won my heart after an exhaustive search. It is a really true white without any blue or yellow undertones, but it doesn’t feel cold or stark either. All of our trim, white cabinetry, board and batten, and ceilings are this color. You can see more of it in our living room here. Lake House Blue and Gray Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore HC 155 Newburyport Blue – We went with navy cabinets in our basement wet bar and this is nice deep navy color.
Sherwin Williams 9140 Blustery Sky – I get a ton of questions about this paint color on our kitchen island and our master bathroom cabinets. It is one of those colors that looks completely different at all times of the day. It is much brighter when the sun comes out and has more of a teal look, but on rainy days it looks much more gray.
Here’s another look at it in our bathroom.
Sherwin Williams 0055 Light French Gray – Lastly we used this pretty gray paint for our pantry and laundry room cabinets. I wanted to switch it up from all the white cabinetry and these smaller spaces were a great place to add a little something different.
So there you go – I hope that helps you see what each paint color looks like live and in action! Like I said, colors can look SO different based on lighting, flooring, other items in the room, etc… So, be sure to try a sample in your own space before making any major decisions!