The Decorologist Paint Color Tour

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Readers frequently ask me to tell them the names of the paint colors in various rooms of my home.  I decided to share them all in one place in case you were wondering, too!  So settle in for the grand tour and all the coordinating paint color names.  All the photos in this post were taken by Melanie G Photography.

 

 

Benjamin Moore’s Prescott Green HC-140

 

Benjamin Moore Prescott Green HC-140 is the color that runs through many of the rooms on the main level of our home.  It’s certainly not for everyone, but it works as the perfect super-neutral for my specific spaces.  It’s a lot like one of Pantone’s current top color picks, Grayed Jade.  It’s an icy green with quite a bit of blue in it.

vintage living room

 Walls – Benjamin Moore’s Prescott Green HC-140

Table Base – Ralph Lauren’s Golden Candlesticks Metallic

 

While Prescott Green is the wall color in the entry, living room, and hallway, it is the trim and ceiling color in a couple of other rooms.  In the dining room it’s paired with a buttery yellow.

mismatched dining chairs vintage

Upper Walls – Benjamin Moore Weston Flax HC-5

Trim/Ceiling/Below Chair Rail – Prescott Green HC-140

 

 

That buttery yellow is on the walls and ceiling of the adjoining kitchen, paired with white trim on all the cabinetry and beadboard wainscotting. The floor is VCT (vinyl composite tile), which we installed in this pattern I came up with 12 years ago.  Notice the light and dark greens with the black:

The Decorologist's vintage kitchen

Walls and Ceiling – Benjamin Moore Weston Flax HC-5, Trim – White Heron OC57

 

 

The kitchen floor colors echo the original tile in the main floor bathroom, see?

vintage bathroom

Chandelier, Mirror, and Cabinets – Benjamin Moore INT/EXT Black

 

 

And here’s the Prescott Green on the trim and ceiling of my office, paired with the neutral Feather Down on the walls: 

Walls – Benjamin Moore Feather Down OC-6, Ceiling – Prescott Green HC-140

 

 

Trim – Benjamin Moore Prescott Green HC-140

 

 

We painted our master bedroom in a color of similar intensity as the other colors throughout the main floor of the house. 

vintage bedroom

Walls – Benjamin Moore’s Violet Mist, Ceiling – Whisper Violet 2070-70

 

 

The enclosed porch off the living room is the same warm white as the living room trim, while the ceiling is classic light blue beadboard.

Trim and Walls – Dove Wing 960, Benjamin Moore, Ceiling – Winter Solstice 1605 

 

Even though there is a combination of color placement, the main floor maintains a consistent color flow.  The upstairs is separated with a closed door staircase.  That means you can’t see the upstairs and downstairs at the same time, so the upstairs is a bit more playful in regard to color.  Our daughters’ rooms are adjoining and you can see through one into the other: 

vintage child's room

Walls and Ceiling – Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow HC-4, Bed – Prescott Green HC-140

 

The yellow ceiling and accents in the 2nd bedroom are the same yellow from the 1st bedrooms walls and ceiling, while similar green accents are peppered throughout both rooms. Even though the color schemes are related, each room has its own personality.

Walls – Crystal Springs 764, Ceiling and Tub – Hawthorne Yellow HC-4,

Beds/Chair – Fashion Rose

 

 

We wallpapered the upstairs bathroom in a sapphire blue toile.

 Sink Base – Silver Lake 1598

 

On the other end of the upstairs hallway is my husband’s mancave office.  The unexpected color combination is masculine and a warm surprise, I think!

Walls – Pumpkin Pie 2167-20, Trim & Bookcase -Yellow Tone 370,

Backs of Bookcase – Stem Green 2029-40

 

Except for the kid’s bedrooms, these are the colors I chose 12 years ago. While the bedroom colors have and will change as years go by, the palette for the rest of the house really suits the style and furnishings we have.  Having a well-thought out plan for a home’s color palette pays off in the long run, and I don’t expect to change wall colors anytime soon!

 

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Ashley Fawkes-Sylver
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Ashley Fawkes-Sylver

Do you have any favorite floor paint colors? Benjamin Moore used to show a turquoise floor paint in their porch floor brochure and I don’t remember the color. Do you know if it is Covington Blue?

Dana Tucker
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Love your house. I feel honored to have seen it in person. Pinned every color to my Pinterest paint color boards. You are a magician 🙂

Kelly
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Kelly

Wow, Kristie! Your home looks amazing. I can truly appreciate how much went into getting these photos. Not only have you created a beautiful home, but your styling is impeccable. 🙂

(Oh- and I noticed we have the same metal magazine racks in our offices. Love those things!)

Brenda
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Brenda

Thank you so much for the tour. As I need to paint my kitchen and entryway, and I love your colors, I think I will follow in your footsteps and use those colors. Are the wooden floors new or old. I would really like to replace the carpet in my dining room and love your wood floor in yours. If new, what brand and type are they….thanks again, Brenda

Lee
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Thank you for doing this – it helps to have a visual example for room planning! In your office you have a great shelf/peg system – where did you find that? Is it one piece or a bunch of pieces? I need something like that in an area at church where I am in charge of some organizational aspects.

Donna Frasca
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Kristie! Thanks for showing us your home. Beautiful colors! What a great idea to show us inside the home of a Designer. You know everyone wants to see what colors we choose for our own homes. I want to do that to! That’ll be my next project 🙂

Karhy
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Karhy

Beautiful! There are too many things to list that I really love. Your home has a very happy feel. That’s such a lovely home for children to grow up in.

I do have one question regarding the faucet in the upstairs bathroom. I also have a wallpapered bathroom that I think an antique brass faucet would blend the best. Do you happen to remember who made your faucet?

Thank you for sharing.
Kathy

Paula
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Paula

Thanks for that lovely tour….your home looks very inviting and peaceful!

Eileen
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Eileen

I absolutely love it! Beyond just the general feel of the spaces, I think what I love the most is that your home is unique. So often, it seems like everything looks like it came from the same Pottery Barn catalogue.

Your office is just gorgeous, I love the sunny eating nook in the first photo, the light fixtures in your girls’ rooms are to-do-for, and the curtains in the main floor bath are so sassy and fun!

Thanks for the tour!

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
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Your home is gorgeous. Our last home was a 1935 cape cod in Nashville and now I really miss it! I know this post is about your paint colors, but the rooms are styled so wonderfully. Love the mismatched chairs and the gallery wall in your dining area. And your light fixtures are great. Thanks for sharing your home with us! ~ Angie

Kemerie Foss
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Kemerie Foss

What a warm and fun home! I am loving the ruffled curtains in the black and white bathroom! Do you have a source for those by any chance?

Thanks so much!

Julie Cottrell
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Thanks for the tour, Kristie. Your home is lovely, inviting and cozy. I love how everything flows. That shall be my word for the day. “Flow.” Very important! 😉 …and the photographer did such a great job, too!
xx, Julie

Nicole
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Nicole

Wow, Kristie! Thank you for showing us your home (and your colors)! I really love your style, which is mainly why I keep subscribing to your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

MK
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Love. Love! LOVE!!!!!

jeannie casey
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jeannie casey

kristie, thank you s for show off you wonderful home. i love that we see so much personality in it.
i love that you paint the ceilings.

jeannie casey

teresa tullio
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Wow! Kristie, you did an amazing job. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you paint and repurpose everything, it looks like easy and natural. I sure wish I had floors to paint. Your family is ver lucky indeed!

Kelly
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Just beautiful Kristie! Thanks for sharing. I too love your peg boards- great for hanging those fabric books. Great idea!! So lad you found a good photographer too! Very important.

Ellen @Color Calling
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Hi Kristie, You are right, in that readers want to know what colors are used. Many people love color but are afraid of making a mistake. While paint is not all that costly (certainly not compared to nice wallpaper), the labor sure is! A good design professional like yourself eliminates those expensive mistakes.

Patti
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Patti

Kristie, I love your home! (and I continue to pin…) I noticed the green glassware in your kitchen. Where could I find those? I am having a rough time finding green stemware and barware.

Susanne
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Susanne

Hi Kristie. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was a pleasure to tour your home, allowing us to get up close and personal. It’s as if we are so much better acquainted. It’s lovely and great to see an actual illustration of how you have incorporated the 3 color theory into your world. Oh, and I would have an extremely hard time leaving ever leaving your enclosed porch. Love it!

Jill
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Jill

Thanks for sharing your home. I am curious. Did you plan you color palette, and the use of the Prescott Green, (which I love!) around the tile in your bathroom? I love that you kept the original tile in the bathroom! Your home is very cozy, charming and beautiful.

Lisa
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Lisa

Kristi-What a beautiful tour. I love that you’ve used the same colors downstairs so that is visually flows, but that each room has it’s own identity. I would feel very calm if I were in your house.

Dianne Tant
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Dianne Tant

I LOVE all of your house Kristi

Veronica
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Veronica

Love your home… specially your office 🙂

Veronica
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Veronica

I think I should say… especially your office.
Also If you could tell me who made that awesome painting of the lady on your dinning room wall? Or what is the story behind it?
Thanks

Elaina Hall
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Elaina Hall

Our house burnt-down and I am just now picking a new paint palette for the re-build. I love all your posts! I see a lot of pale pinks in your home…could you recommend one that isn’t too girly? Also, if I paint the outside of a bookcase black, could I paint the inside in a pastel? I so appreciate your suggestions!

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