Day 107: Timeless Color!

by MJ Gourd


Day 107 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

You know how certain colors bring you back to a time in your life...Avacado is a definite 70's color.  I always associate dark green and brass  with the 1990's.  I want to share some colors that I think don't resonate with any time period.  You can use them on your walls, as an upholstery color or anywhere in your home that you like and feel confident you won't set your home in a Time Warp! 

This home, designed by Ramsay Gourd Architects, uses several shades of white to bring out the texture on the walls.

This home, designed by Ramsay Gourd Architects, uses several shades of white to bring out the texture on the walls.

The walls, ceiling and trim in this 1860's cottage on Martha's Vineyard is painted white.  It provides a nice backdrop to the bold furniture.  

The walls, ceiling and trim in this 1860's cottage on Martha's Vineyard is painted white.  It provides a nice backdrop to the bold furniture.

 

I worked with Dorset Custom Furniture on this project.  They milled and installed the walnut paneling and I chose Benjamin Moore's Rich Cream, eggshell finish for the walls.

I worked with Dorset Custom Furniture on this project.  They milled and installed the walnut paneling and I chose Benjamin Moore's Rich Cream, eggshell finish for the walls.

We chose Benjamin Moore Summer Shower for the walls in this new bath.  When paired with the white tiled shower and the white with black dot hex tile on the floor, it evokes bathrooms of days gone by.  Only this bathroom has all new plumbing! 

We chose Benjamin Moore Summer Shower for the walls in this new bath.  When paired with the white tiled shower and the white with black dot hex tile on the floor, it evokes bathrooms of days gone by.  Only this bathroom has all new plumbing! 

I had the good fortune of choosing the paint colors in this traditional cape, designed by Ramsay Gourd Architects.  I chose one of the Historic Colors from Ben Moore.  This is Hancock Gray and reads as an olive green.

I had the good fortune of choosing the paint colors in this traditional cape, designed by Ramsay Gourd Architects.  I chose one of the Historic Colors from Ben Moore.  This is Hancock Gray and reads as an olive green.

Farrow and Ball has incredible paint.  The color saturation is rich and deep, even in their neutrals.  In this room the walls are Slipper Satin  and the trim is a creamy Off White.

Farrow and Ball has incredible paint.  The color saturation is rich and deep, even in their neutrals.  In this room the walls are Slipper Satin  and the trim is a creamy Off White.

Here is another room painted with Farrow and Ball paint.  The wood floors are painted Down Pipe.  The wainscot and cabinets are painted Cornforth White.  And the walls are Purbeck Stone.

Here is another room painted with Farrow and Ball paint.  The wood floors are painted Down Pipe.  The wainscot and cabinets are painted Cornforth White.  And the walls are Purbeck Stone.