All of the Paints We Used in The McGee Home
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All of the Paints We Used in The McGee Home

Sharing the shades, the sheens, and even the color percentages used in The McGee Home!

Out of all the questions we have gotten since the reveal of our home, "What paint color is that?" is probably the most regularly asked.

Although you can find the paint colors in The McGee Home in our photo tours, we thought it would be fun to do a roundup of every paint color we used for quick reference.

In this post, we're sharing the shades, the sheens, and even the color percentages, used in each room!

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First, here are a few FAQS:

What do you mean by color percentage?

We painted most of the interior walls in The McGee Home in the color "Swiss Coffee," by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength, meaning that it's just slightly less saturated than it is at the full percentage.

When we put the samples on the walls, we loved it but felt that it needed to be just a pinch lighter, but not a full shade down. We went to the paint store and had them mix the shade at 75% strength, and it was a perfect balance! Lesson learned: Don't be afraid to think out of the box with your paints!

What sheens do you use?

When it comes to finishes, we prefer to switch it up on our walls, trim, and ceilings. In The McGee home, we painted our walls in a matte finish, our baseboards in a satin finish, and our ceilings in a flat finish throughout.

Did you paint your windows or did they come white?

We painted our windows the same color as the walls, "Swiss Coffee," by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength.

How did you decide on paint colors?

There are endless paint colors to choose from, and although we always have our favorites in our back pocket, it can still be so difficult to narrow them down! Like many finishes in design, we always order swatches and try out different options before we make a final decision.

In The McGee Home, we tested multiple swatches in each area and observed them throughout the day to see how they adjusted with the natural light, and we highly recommend doing this!

The Exterior

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BRICK, SIDING, & TRIM: Romabio Masonry flat paint in "White Dove” by Benjamin Moore

DOOR: Black Magic by Sherwin Williams / Sheen: Satin

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MUDROOM: Shade: Black Magic by Sherwin Williams / Sheen: Satin

The Entryway

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WALLS: Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength /Sheen: Matte

The Office

 
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WALLS & SHELVES: GreenBlack By Sherwin Williams / Sheen: Satin

The Great Room

 
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WALLS & CEILING: Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength

Wall sheen: Matte/Ceiling sheen: Flat/Baseboard sheen: Satin

 

The Dining Room

 
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Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength

Wall sheen: Matte/Ceiling sheen: Flat/Baseboard sheen: Satin

 

The Kitchen

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WALLS: Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength

CABINETS: Shade: “Creamy White” by Benjamin Moore/Sheen: Matte

 

The Mudroom

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WALLS: Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength

Wall sheen: Matte/Ceiling sheen: Flat/Baseboard sheen: Satin

CABINETS & LOCKERS: Midnight by Benjamin Moore

The Master Bedroom

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Wall shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength/Wall sheen: Matte

Ceiling shade: Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore/Ceiling sheen: Flat

The Laundry Room

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Wall shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength/Wall sheen: Matte

Cabinet shade: Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore/Cabinet sheen: Satin

IVY’S ROOM

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Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength

Wall sheen: Matte/Ceiling sheen: Flat

Baseboard sheen: Satin

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VANITY: Shade: Intrigue by Benjamin Moore/Sheen: Satin

Wren’s Room

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WALLS: Shade: Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore/Sheen: Matte

 

THE GUEST BATHROOM

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WALLS: Shade: Pigeon by Farrow & Ball/Sheen: Matte

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  1. This is the most helpful post, and thank you for always sharing your colors and sources! Can you tell me what the sheen is on the Greenblack ceiling in Syed’s office? Is it satin like the walls….or flat?

    Thank you!

    Kelly

  2. This is very helpful! Did you use BM Aura paint throughout, or did you use their ceiling paint for ceilings, etc?
    Also…this is a bit random, but trying to convince my husband to paint our exterior brick…do you know if your exterior can be power-washed, or would that remove/damage the paint job? Thank you again for all that you share!

    1. Check out Romabio paint website. That’s the brand of paint the McGees used on their brick. I’ve read about it on Pinterest as well- they say it’s like “painting brick with brick”. Allows brick to breathe. 20 year warranty. Have to check which paint store in your area sells it.

  3. Thank you! In the webisode for the kitchen and laundry it is mentioned that the cabinets are Swiss Coffee at 75%. This post mentions Creamy White. Do you know which information is accurate?

  4. Were you able to get a sample of the Swiss Coffee at 75% to compare to regular Swiss Coffee? My paint store always makes a stink about doing percentages and insist that I won’t be able to see the difference if the original color is light. Thanks.

  5. This is awesome! Can you tell us the stain color and wood species of your kitchen island? I ask because we’re adding a basement bar and I’m thinking about doing a black stain on Alder… hoping it looks like yours ?

  6. Thank you so much for this roundup–incredibly helpful! Question about the cabinets because I love the beige coloring. Would you still do the built-in cabinets in "creamy-white" and paint the walls "Swiss Coffee" ?

    Curious what that combo together would look like.

    Thanks!

  7. Great post! Also an interior designer and have always used paint in percentages…especially for ceilings when I wanted a color but the standards were either too light or dark. ?

  8. I was enjoying your email THEN The subscribe to Good things came up and I can’t get it off so I can read your post. I will not be checking out your post next time. I can’t tell if there are any typing mistakes the ad is still covering my sreeen!

  9. I don’t have Benjamin Moore paints in my area. Do you have a Sherwin Williams
    paint that compare to the Swiss Coffee 75% BM?

  10. This home is gorgeous! For your Swiss Coffee rooms, did the Swiss Coffee Satin create a step off from the Swiss Coffee on the walls? Or would you recommend another color for the trim for a step off?

  11. Thank you for sharing the colors and finishes. In the interior video you mentioned that the matt finish on the walls is cleanable. Is this a special paint of Benjamin Moore’s ?

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