High Contrast Paint Colors of My Little House #indoorpaintcolors
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High Contrast Paint Colors of My Little House #indoorpaintcolors



Neutral paint colors for creating a beautiful high contrast home. #sherwinwilliams #paintcolors #modernfarmhouse

Neutral paint colors for creating beautiful contrast and flow in a small ranch home. What color did you paint your front door? What is the color of the dark accent wall in your bedroom? What color are your base kitchen cabinets? I get so many questions about the paint colors in our home that I thought I would share a big 'ole post answering all your burning questions. We live in a small 1970's ranch style home, so the ceilings are low (or average) and the rooms are small and closed off. I have found the best way to maximize flow is to keep the colors coordinating and palate neutral. I love creating contrast and interest throughout our home by adding a pop of Iron Ore to walls, doors, cabinets, and furniture. It's the best way to make our spaces feel larger without being too heavy. Before I get to the paint colors, I thought I would share a few pros and cons of the different paint sheens that I used throughout our home. TYPES OF PAINT COLOR FINISHES GLOSS / SEMI-GLOSS: Durable and easy it clean. It reflects light and calls attention to any imperfections. It's best for trim and high traffic areas such as a kitchen, bathroom or mudroom. SATIN / EGGSHELL: Slight sheen and more reflective qualities than flat paint. Looks flat when viewed straight on, but has a slight sheen when viewed on an angle. Still a durable paint, but not as durable as gloss or semi-gloss FLAT / MATTE: Does not reflect light, which helps hide imperfections. Absorbs stains, scuffs and fingerprints and is not suitable for surfaces that are to be cleaned. Best for ceilings and low traffic rooms. Flat paint is definitely my favorite, but I learned real quick that it wasn't the best option when you have a house full of pets and kids. Now, I stick mostly to semi-gloss for my trim, satin for my doors and eggshell for my walls. HIGH CONTRAST PAINT COLORS USED IN OUR SMALL RANCH HOME (All Sherwin-William Paint colors) Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Window Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige (eggshell) Trim and Plank Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint Affiliate links have been used. Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige (eggshell) Trim & Molding Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint Vintage Buffet Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Shell White(flat) Trim Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint Our mudroom and my office are part of the addition we added a few years ago. We have plans in the future to extend our kitchen, but until then let's just say both spaces are in phase one. The walls were temporarily painted with leftover flat paint (Sherwin-Williams Shell), but definitely, need to be repainted. Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Shell White(flat) Accent Wall: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Trim Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Worldly Gray (eggshell) Accent Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Trim Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint SHOP THE SPACE Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige (Eggshell) Upper Cabinets: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint Lower Cabinets: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald Line in satin Trim Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint SHOP THE SPACE JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams On The Rocks (eggshell) Trim Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint SHOP THE SPACE JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige (eggshell) Fireplace Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, Emerald line in satin Trim and Plank Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams off the shelf white semi-gloss Super Paint IKEA Bookcase Hack SHOP THE SPACE JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Out of all the Sherwin-Williams paint colors I've used throughout our home, Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige is by far my favorite. It's the perfect greige and looks great in any room and light. It also pairs nicely with my white trim and Iron Ore painted doors. I tend to repaint my home often, but I have a feeling Accessible Beige and Iron Ore are going to be around for a while. FACEBOOK / PINTEREST / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER

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