Comments (250)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We had three offers on the table the day we put our house on the market. A 1920’s Tudor with natural maple woodwork throughout, natural hardwood floors (maple and oak). The absolute worst color in that Home was Revere Pewter. Bleh. It looked so bad the realtor didn’t even include the pics of that room in the listing.

I had a small vestibule, and a small powder room. In the powder room we had WHITE woodwork (BM white dove) and white corian countertop, white Koehler toilet, white Koehler sink, and original 1920’s pinwheel design ?? black and white floor tile. I painted the walls BM Equestrian Gray and it looked FABULOUS.

In my vestibule, which was tiny, there was a lot of natural woodwork, the front door was natural wood, the closet door was wood framed mirrored, one painted wall, and another stained glass entry door to our foyer, and 1920’s tile with warm colors that coordinated with the woodwork. That area of the house had darker woodwork (a different wood) than the back half of the house, which was commonplace in 1920’s Homes, and I painted the wall space there the same BM equestrian gray. It looked different than the bathroom, but it still looked great with the natural woodwork and I personally love rich colors in smaller spaces. To me they add a pop of personality, and I think everyone should go bold in powder rooms anyway.

But Equestrian gray Works great especially if you can offset it with a lot of white. It’s a nice rich color with a slight green undertone that doesn’t go cold or charcoal-y in a small space.

Those are the only rooms I’ve used Gray in. In dreary Wisconsin winters I couldn’t imagine being surrounded by cold grays I need color in my life

My favorite color in the House was BM silken pine - we used it in our guest bedroom where we had natural maple woodwork and hardwood floors. It looked spectacular and fresh and airy.

And for those who want a nice white in a tradional home with natural woodwork- definitely try BM linen White. It’s nice and creamy and doesn’t look stark as a wall color.

BM linen white and white dove are great for traditional homes with natural woodwork There’s nothing worse than stark white painted woodwork in traditional homes I’ve walked out of homes like that when we were house hunting.

Pratt and Lambert has some beautiful paint colors as well.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have a library painted with Sherwin Williams urbane bronze. The wood work and ceiling and floors are Sherwin Williams Greek villa. After looking in that Room everyone says the same thing it's their favorite Room in my home. Amazing color combination

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

dfmcminn, we sure do want to see pics of that library.


Related Stories

Decluttering Downsizing Help: How to Edit Your Belongings
Learn what to take and what to toss if you're moving to a smaller home
Full Story
Living Rooms Visit a Living Room Designed for Art, Beauty and the Grandkids Too
Comfort, elegance and sturdy upholstery combine in a sophisticated Melbourne living room
Full Story
Feel-Good Home Simple Pleasures: The Joy of Fresh Sheets
Make your bed a place of comfort and relaxation with good-quality linens, ample pillows and other pleasing accoutrements
Full Story
Decorating Guides Cool Color Palettes: Enviable Green and Blue Spaces
Freshen up tired interiors with dewy to inky hues that harmonize even as they help each other stand out
Full Story
Houzz Tours My Houzz: Thrifted Chic With Art Deco Touches in Brussels
Online and flea market finds form a happy union with art deco pieces and DIY projects in this Belgian family's home
Full Story
Decorating Guides Room of the Day: Playing All the Angles in an Art Lover’s Living Room
Odd angles are no match for a Portland designer with an appreciation of art display and an eye for good flow
Full Story
Decluttering Decluttering Help: What to Do When Nothing ‘Sparks Joy’
If the Marie Kondo phrase doesn’t help you decide what to keep and what to discard, try asking these 4 questions
Full Story
Decorating Guides Budget Decorating: How to Decorate Smart and Slow
To make the most of your decorating dollar, forgo the disposable stuff, think vintage and free first and give yourself a splurge
Full Story