I remember before we put an offer in on our house the Mr. said to me "I have a feeling if we end up moving here you are going to paint the house white." Does he know me well or what? My dream of living in a white house has come true! Our house was by no means ugly before we painted it, but I have always wanted a white house. Also every single house on our street is red brick so I wanted to to be a little different. For a designer you would think I could be a little more creative than white everywhere, but for some reason white is so soothing to me. I ended up painting the house Benjamin Moore Cloud Cover, the same color as every room inside the house. I did test a few other colors but I felt Cloud Cover was the best. It is a white that doesn't appear too yellow or too gray, and it is just a dark enough contrast for my crisp white trim work to pop. I originally was going to go for a slightly darker shutter and door color, but I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore Seattle Mist. I love the new look of our house, and am patiently waiting for my cherry laurel bushes out front to grow. I told the Mr. he was allowed to make all the decisions outside since he literally had no say inside. He has a long list of landscaping plans he wants to accomplish over the next few years, but even without the perfect landscaping I love the way our house has transformed since we moved in.
new lantern from Shades of Light