In this post: On Sutton Place Paint Colors. Inspiration for choosing paint colors including exterior paint colors. Ideas for blue and off-white.
Picking the perfect paint color is hard. Believe me, I’ve made my share of mistakes. I’ve repainted more than one room in our home because once I saw the color on the wall, it just wasn’t right. I’ve simplified the process by using the same off-white in all the main areas of our home. Let’s start with that.
On Sutton Place Paint Colors
I have this creamy white/ivory/off-white in almost every room in our house.
Walls and trim in living room.
Trim and wainscoting in dining room.
Trim in entry.
Trim and cabinets in kitchen.
Walls and trim in family room.
Upstairs hallway and trim
Both upstairs bathrooms
2 guest rooms
It’s a custom mix I had made years ago at Sherwin Williams when I was trying to match some existing paint on the living room cabinets. I’ve just stuck with it and still think it’s the perfect off-white. I know nothing about paint formulas, but I’ve included below the information from the top of my paint can. I think it will work with any paint brand, but I’m not promising anything.
If you don’t want to go the custom route, Alabaster or Snowbound from Sherwin Williams are both very close.
2020 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year
Now on to a little color. Navy paint colors are a challenge. I have tried over the years to find the perfect one. I didn’t have much success until I found Naval, again from Sherwin Williams. In my opinion, it is a classic and true navy blue. Click for much more on my blue front door.
Update: I was super excited when Sherwin Williams named my favorite navy blue as their 2020 color of the year. If you have wanted to use navy in your home, this is the color for you!
I also have Naval on some shelving in my kitchen. To make things simple, once I found Naval, I used the lighter blues that were found on the same color strip. For my kitchen walls I chose Windy Blue. It has just a hint of periwinkle. It’s very fresh and bright.
Linwood Sands is the color on the walls in the dining room above the board and batten. It’s part of the HGTV Home line by Sherwin Williams and is available at Lowe’s or any Sherwin Williams store.
Upward is the next lightest shade from Windy Blue and I chose this color for the entry walls. Honestly, I can’t tell much difference between the two. I probably should have gone down 2 shades on the color strip. Live and learn!
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On Sutton Place Exterior Paint Colors
I already discussed the front door color above.
I have had many questions over the years about our exterior paint colors, mainly the siding and shutters of our home. We recently had the whole house painted, and I was able to match the previous colors. All are Sherwin Williams in a satin finish. Here’s the breakdown:
Siding:Morning Fog Shutters:Grays Harbor Front Door: Naval Trim: Extra White
Mixing Whites and Ivories
Mixing whites and ivories is something I do all the time. My honest opinion is that if you like it, do it. I mix white accessories with the other neutrals in my decor. I have some bright white ironstone that looks beautiful on the same shelf with the ivory ironstone. I have some vintage quilts that are blue & white. At one time, when I was younger, I don’t think I would have mixed the white and ivory. Now I am much more relaxed and don’t worry about it. We all should decorate with things we love…so don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit.
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