Paint & Trim

4.06.2014


The first round of paint and trim is complete!  Our new home will come painted entirely in Dover White by Sherwin Williams- I'm not sure the color of the white trim.  Dover White is, in my opinion, a much better all-over color to start out with than the beiges of our former rentals, and not so "white, white" that it will be completely unbearable.  Of course, we plan to add our own paint choices to each room as we build a plan for our decor.

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Living Room in Sherwin Williams Dover White

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Loft

The capped wall at the loft is the only "non-standard" request we asked for and were granted from the builder.  Typically, with hardwood stairs like we will have, the loft is entirely done in balusters as shown on the right side of the stairs above (not yet stained).  In order to keep noise down and to enhance furniture placement for the loft, we were able to change one side of the balusters to the capped wall that is offered when you choose carpeted stairs.  We're really happy we were granted this request!



This lovely window is actually in one of the front guestrooms.  We thought it would be in the loft by the way the elevation looks from the outside, but we were wrong.  This guest room will arguably be the most charming extra room in the house!  The window will be trimmed in white as well.

My neighbor chose her permanent paint colors in advance of their move and had a paint crew come in and paint the whole home before she and her fiance even moved in!  It's awesome that she won't have to worry about moving furniture around or doing "one room at a time" in terms of paint.  Me on the other hand, I have a bunch of jumbled Pinterest boards I still need to sort through to choose the final inspirations for each room.

How long did it take you to paint the rooms in your home to your liking?  Do you know exactly what you want, or will you have to take some time to choose?


6 comments :

  1. Completely agree that while I can't wait to paint after a year, the off whitish color is better than stark white. And you totally put a question on my list for the PM, what are the colors exactly in case we need touch ups! So thanks much! I'm going for a base of grey throughout the house and go room by room too....the next few years are going to be so much fun!

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    1. Grey is a great neutral to work with!

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  2. Great choice on your nonstandard capped wall ... it looks great!

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    1. Thank you! We're really happy with how it turned out.

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  3. During our final walkthrough, Ryan gave us a coupon for the paint store for whatever brand they used during the build. The store gave us a free touch-up kit with proper wall and trim paint in it. I assume they do that for all Ryan homes. As far as our own colors, we waited a year, and are still finishing up the painting almost another year later. Everything done except bathrooms and closets. Fell in love with SW Sensible Hue, so there is a lot of that going up in various rooms, with SW Aloof Gray in all the open areas. Hope grays stay "in" for a long time, because I don't relish painting those 2-story walls again!

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    1. That's great! Hopefully we get a touch-up kit as well. I have a pinned save on Pinterest that shows SW Sensible Hue in the kitchen. Great choice!

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