“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!
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!
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.
We painted our windows the same color as the walls, “Swiss Coffee,” by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength.
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!
BRICK, SIDING, & TRIM: Romabio Masonry flat paint in “White Dove” by Benjamin Moore
DOOR: Black Magic by Sherwin Williams / Sheen: Satin
MUDROOM: Shade: Black Magic by Sherwin Williams / Sheen: Satin
WALLS & SHELVES: GreenBlack By Sherwin Williams / Sheen: Satin
WALLS & CEILING: Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength
Wall sheen: Matte/Ceiling sheen: Flat/Baseboard sheen: Satin
Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength
WALLS: Shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength
CABINETS: Shade: “Creamy White” by Benjamin Moore/Sheen: Matte
CABINETS & LOCKERS: Midnight by Benjamin Moore
Wall shade: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength/Wall sheen: Matte
Ceiling shade: Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore/Ceiling sheen: Flat
Cabinet shade: Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore/Cabinet sheen: Satin
Wall sheen: Matte/Ceiling sheen: Flat
Baseboard sheen: Satin
VANITY: Shade: Intrigue by Benjamin Moore/Sheen: Satin
WALLS: Shade: Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore/Sheen: Matte
WALLS: Shade: Pigeon by Farrow & Ball/Sheen: Matte
Thank you for this round up! So helpful to have it all in one place! Xo
For cabinets do you use oil based paint or waterborne alkyd?Thanks!
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?
She mentioned it- Satin. Such a gorgeous color.
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!
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.
Hi Kristy… question about Romabio: above it says you painted the brick/trim/siding in Romabio Masonry flat paint in “White Dove” by Benjamin Moore. Does that mean that you mixed Romabio brand paint with Benjamin Moore’s White Dove paint? Or does it mean you painted the brick in Romabio and everything else in White Dove? Thanks!
Thank you so much. So very helpful. Off to Benjamin Moore I go.
Can you give the source of your exterior mud room light? I didn’t see it on your website.
Thank you so much! Helpful reference.
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?
Thank you for sharing! This is so helpful. Pinning now! ?
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.
Thanks for the post, l always wondered which all paints you use for the walls and furniture. Everything looks so beautiful and balanced. Thanks for Sharing.
Maybe I missed it, but are the interior doors/trim also Swiss Coffee at 75%?
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 ?
Yes, would love to know the wood stain and wood species please?
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.
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. ?
Your home is absolutely beautiful! I am curious about the wallpaper in the vanity shot- is that regular or peel and stick? I really love it!
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!
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?
Try SW Alabaster
I’m a bit late here but if you don’t have a Benjamin Moore, you could request swatches from their website, then take to Sherwin Williams and have them match it. I did that with a BM color called Plaster of Paris. It was also less expensive as SW has frequent sales so if you time it properly you can save a lot.
I like the paint used in front doors. Looks great.
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?
Stunning! Are the interior doors/trim also Swiss Coffee at 75%?
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 ?
All of the above is true.
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