The most important thing to consider if you want to paint your walls or trim and try to get the fixer upper Farmhouse decorating style is to think “Cool”!
The main “color” that I love to use is a pale bluish grey that has hints of green. Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay is the color and Sea Salt is one of the most popular fixer upper colors there is, along with Silver Strand.
With all of these greyish bluish greens you can’t tell what color it exactly is, especially at night or on cloudy days versus sunny days.
My favorite color is Sherwin Williams Watery.
Some of my favorite grey colors are Benjamin Moore colors. I especially love “Revere Pewter”.
Getting the Fixer Upper Farmhouse look is easy if you think grey, white and pale blue. Add in some wood furnishings that have a natural stain or stripped wood look. Here are some of the pictures of my newly redecorated showroom.
Here is photos of my kitchen that I am finally getting up. I wanted to update it but I could not paint the cabinets (my husband refused). The wall color is “Wedgewood Grey” the trim is “Gull” (was from Home Depot). The trim has a little bit of grey in it so it is a little cooler than the warmer white that I have used elsewhere called “Navajo White” by Benjamin Moore. Anyway I think it helped to update the look. Blue goes with brown doesn’t it?
So if you want to start to get this “feel” in your newly painted room, start with one of these recommended colors.
(Remember to test your paint on the wall – the color can look different than pictures on the internet). But try Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue for these shutters.