Our home at “Tall Trees Lane” has just 3 1/2 weeks left and then we close and move in. I hate to say that out loud, in fear that something happens but it’s soooooo exciting! I stopped by the house yesterday and I got emotional. It’s starting to look like an actual home. I can’t wait to move in and share it all with you! But for now, I’m sharing the perfect interior paint color that I picked and sharing a house sneak peek with you. Oh, and please excuse the iPhone pictures but I didn’t bring my nice camera.
If you follow me on Instagram @SummerAdamsDesigns you may have seen the sneak peak I shared on my stories.
I thought the railing on the stairs would be finished already but it’s not. No big deal. However, the painting had been done and most of the trim so I got to see that. Can I just tell you…
I AM IN LOVE!!!!!
I tried many samples and put them on boards and looked at them at all different lights during different times of the day. I hoped I’d love it but you just never know until it’s done and you see it.
The interior paint color I chose:
Walls are Gray Owl at 50% and the trim is Ultra White, both by Benjamin Moore. Gray Owl is a pretty color but darker than I wanted. But at 50% it is PERFECT! I saw this picture below from another blogger and thought it was gorgeous.
I wanted to do white walls and white trim, everything white! Josh wasn’t too keen on the idea until I showed him lots of examples. Then he was on board. However, I wanted a white that had just a tinge of grey in it so that you can see a slight difference when next to the super duper white trim.
I originally wanted Paper White but it was too close to my trim. Gray Owl was pretty but too dark. But when I saw this pic by Cozy Cottage Cute…it was exactly what I wanted! It looks white when it’s wet and looks white grayish-white when it’s dry. But when you see where it meets the Ultra White trim, you can see that tinge of gray and it’s only a subtle difference. But looking at it when entering a room, you think the room is painted white.
And because I know y’all will ask….No, it doesn’t look slightly purple or green or blue. It’s the perfect interior paint! I tried it in sunny weather and on cloudy days, inside and outside and at different times of the day.
In our downstairs living area, the built-ins were dropped off and so was the fireplace mantel. I love it so much! I designed this with our cabinetry guy to have a French/Coastal look. It’s called a French mantel without an arch. I didn’t want any arches in the house. It will, however, have marble around the face of the fireplace. I want a very french/coastal/glam feel in this home.
The door will be stained in the entry and I’m waiting on the perfect chandelier. I looked for months and when I finally saw the one I chose, I knew it was “the one”. I can’t wait to show it to you!!!
I love the 2-story entry and the stair case will be gorgeous when it’s done. I’m so grateful for the windows, as we are in the Pacific Northwest and need all the natural light we can get during the grey overcast months.
Here’s a little preview of my flooring as well. I’m using this gorgeous bleached wood laminate by Pemberton in “Sand Maple” from Cascade Flooring here in Vancouver, Washington. And I upgraded our carpet to this beautiful light short shag carpet. I don’t remember the name of it but I’m sure you’d be able to find it on CarpetNurse. It is stain resistant and I love that it matches the laminate perfectly. I’ll update when I meet up with the flooring people next week and it goes in so make sure and check back. The top of the hand railing on the stairs will be stained wood to match the laminate flooring. The rest of the staircase will be white. Can’t wait to show you!
All the hardware has arrived and it’s perfect. I love it all. Lighting is showing up as well so stay tuned because I’ll be sharing sneak peeks on my Instagram stories!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so glad I could share the fun with you!
That is seriously the perfect gray!!! Which is suuuuper hard to find. Love!!
I agree, it’s hard to find! I seriously tested soooo many! I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
It’s like Christmas x 200!!!!! I love the color! !! How exciting!!!!!
I’m sooooo thrilled you love it!! Xoxo
karen ball says
Your new home is going to be as glamorous as you. What fun you are having!
You are the sweetest! Thank you so much Karen! Xoxoxo
Beautiful color choices Summer… and that laminate flooring is 😍😍
Thank you so much my friend! I love the flooring so much! I knew it was “the one” as soon as I saw it, same with this paint! And same with my husband Hahaha! I think he might have been the one to recommend this color to me? Was it you that used it in your master bath?
I love white white white everywhere!!! It is looking so good Summer! I’m so happy for you!
Kellie, thank you! Josh was nervous about it at first but he found love with all of the white. Plus, here in the PNW we have months of gray skies and rainy days. I really think this is going to help, along with all of the windows in this house. So glad you could stop by and tell me what you think! Thanks so much again!
Beautiful and soooo refreshing! Luv white and light neutral colors too.
I’m with you, Linda! Thank you so much! So glad you could stop by! Xoxo
Molly Kay Johns says
I’ve used Paper White as well and it’s great! Glad it looks perfect in your house! I’m super excited for you Summer! It’s all looking so gorge!! Can’t wait to see more!!
Thank you so much my friend! I have absolutely loved seeing your new house that y’all designed together! It’s breathtaking! 💗
Summer, your new home looks amazing! I’m so happy for you and your sweet family. 💞 And thank you so much for sharing this paint color! White is tricky and this looks like perfection! Looking forward to more posts!! 💖🙌🙌
Brooke, I’m thrilled that you love it! It is a hard process, trying to find the right paint color! It takes a lot of samples and time LOL! Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by! Xoxo
The paint color is the bomb, just perfect…. so hard to pick colors but you nailed it, Summer. And that flooring… can I get an Amen?… It’s perfecto darling! 👌🏼
Rebecca Neustel says
I love your choice for the laminate and think your house is going to be amazing! My b-i-l is putting new flooring in his home in Coeur d’Alene, ID, but he can’t decide what to put in. I’m going to tell him about Cascade, because they have a location in Spokane.
Hi Rebecca! Oh I’m so glad to hear that! Yes, make sure you do. I’m so glad you stopped by! xoxo
Jen Solly says
We just moved into a new house in Atlanta and it has beige walls everywhere. I’ve been debating what color to paint (BM Gray Owl, Paperwhite….) and after seeing your pictures I am going to go with Paperwhite! Gorgeous. It has the perfect amount of gray in it! Thank you for the inspiration!
Hi Jen! Ok, I just updated the post because it turns out…..my builder used the WRONG PAINT COLOR!!! I originally wanted the Gray Owl at 50% but was worried it might still not be white enough. I chose Paper White and made an addendum BUT he forgot and painted it Gray Owl at 50%!!!!! GASP!!!! So a month after I wrote this blog post, I am told that this is NOT Paper White, and that it is actually Gray Owl at 50% and I felt soooooo bad. Now….I’m glad he painted it the “wrong color” because I’m in LOOOOVE! So just make sure that if you love this, that you get the Gray Owl at 50% ha! Not Paper White! 😉 Just wanted to let you know! xoxoxo
Hi I just came across your blog for the first time while looking for laminate flooring pics on Pinterest, I’ve had a hard time finding anything I like but I LOVE the sand maple you’ve chosen for your house! Can’t wait to see pictures when it’s all done!
Ashley thank you soooo much! We are soooo excited! I knew what I wanted as soon as I saw it in the “pile of choices”. It was the one! xoxoxo
I love following you! This year we are redoing our bedroom and I love the color you have choose. I tried looking it up but it doesn’t show up on the website for Benjamin Moore . Do you have a number for that color? Thanks!
Hi Kimberly! Oh I’m so glad that you’re happy to be here! And I’m so glad you like that paint color! Yes it is 2137-60. Just make sure that they do it at 50% or it will be a little bit darker. I can’t tell you how happy I am with it! I did a lot of swatches and test them at different times of the day but you never really know until you are in the house. It’s never Blue or green or purple. I really think you’ll like it. My best friend also used it and she so thrilled with it (she lives down in California). Good luck redoing her bedroom… I’m sure it will be beautiful! And thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment! XOXO
Ruba Saah says
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your home! Thank you for sharing it with us all! – You have inspired me to go with Grey Owl and Ultra White. I have so many samples on my walls now, but I’m ultimately going with your same colors! Do you mind sharing the BM sheen you used in the bathroom walls and throughout, please? I’m debating on the Aura, but used it in my other bathroom and wasn’t thrilled with it =( My project is happening this weekend and I am very excited!! =))) Thank you again, for ALL your inspiration!!
Oh I’m so glad! I bet it will look great! We just used flat for the walls and satin for the trim. Lmk how it turns out! So fun! 😀
I love your selections. I have been searching for acrylic and brass drawer pulls for our master bath reno. How have yours held up? I ran across those on Amazon and I was nervous because they are such a great deal. I hope they will stand the test of time!
Hi Sarah! Great question! I’m so happy to report that they’ve done brilliantly! There is not a single scratch, nor is there a loss of luster or color. I’m so very pleased with them and couldn’t be more thrilled. I highly recommend getting them! xoxo
Wow Summer, you chose such a nice colour for the interior. It looks absolutely gorgeous.
Oh thank you sooo much! Glad you like it! Or year and a half later and I’m still thrilled with the colors I chose. Xoxo 😘
~ Carrie says
I came across your post when searching for what I call the perfect Girly home Office- and you nailed it!!! We recently bought a home in Battleground and I finally get my own office so I’m super excited to get going on it! I appreciate all the links and information- I hate it when I find the perfect paint color or perfect chair and can’t find the name or where it’s from. So thank you for letting us know. You have impeccable taste!!!
Oh you’re soooo welcome! Glad you’re here and thank you for your kind words! Congrats on your new place! In fact, you’re not far from me! xoxo