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Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

Best Gray Paint Color Guide for 2017 | Photos of Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

Gray paint colors are very flexible and neutral - and can easily be paired with shades of greige and beige. Here is one of our favorite shades of gray, in two different homes.


Best Gray Paint Colors wtih Beige and Griege: "SW 7029 Agreeable Gray"

See photos from these Raleigh custom homes with the same gray paint color - Agreeable Gray from Sherwin Williams, paired with SW 7036 Accessible Beige and SW 7031 Mega Greige.

Gray Painted Master Baths:

The master bath and closet are painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray.

Lighting and decor choices can make a big difference on the hues reflected in a paint color.

Compare these two master baths. The first pair of photos has the (warm tone) lights turned on. The second bath has no light on, but lots of natural light coming through the textured square windows.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Both baths use SW 7029 Agreeable Gray. The gray wood look tile and mini mosaic slate tile blend beautifully with the light gray walls.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

The gray wood look tile and mini mosaic slate tile blend beautifully with the light gray walls. The master bedroom for this home - a version of the Coquery Cottage - is painted in SW 7036 Accessible Beige. See how well gray and beige paint colors blend in adjacent rooms:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Gray Painted Great Rooms:

Gray paints are so flexible - and can be paired with a wide variety of accent paint colors, features, and finishes. This gray great room uses SW 7031 Mega Greige on the fireplace box and SW 7029 Agreeable Gray on the rest of the walls:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Gray Painted Kitchens:

This kitchen is also painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

Want more gray paint color ideas? What are the names of the most popular gray paint colors?  Here are a few of the popular gray paint colors we've used in Raleigh custom homes:

SW 7548 Portico, SW 7015 Repose Gray, SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray, SW 6205 Comfort Gray, SW 7672 Knitting Needles,

SW 7032 Warm Stone, SW 7030 Anew Gray,

Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain, and SW 7667 Zircon


More of the Best Paint Colors for 2017 - Raleigh Custom Home Builder Top Picks:

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit http://stantonhomes.com/ to learn more about building an custom home in North Carolina - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:12 AM

Best Gray Paint Color Guide for 2017 | Photos of Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles Gray

Gray paint colors are popular choices for entire homes, and as accent colors in select rooms. Similar to beige tones, gray acts as a neutral - yet sophisticated - backdrop to any room.  Here is one of our favorite shades.


Best Gray Paint Colors: "SW 7672 Knitting Needles"

See photos from these Raleigh custom homes with the same gray paint color - Knitting Needles 7672 from Sherwin Williams.

Gray Painted Kitchens:

This kitchen is painted in two grays: SW 7672 Knitting Needles and SW 7673 Pewter Cast. The light white oak hardwood flooring gives this kitchen space the ability to use dark and light gray paint colors.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

This island kitchen also uses light and dark gray paint colors, with an emphasis on SW Knitting Needles gray: 

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Gray Painted Great Rooms:

Gray paints are so flexible - and can be paired with a wide variety of accent paint colors, features, and finishes. This gray great room paint blends perfectly with the red brick fireplace wall and the light blue island:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Gray paint is also very classic, and works perfectly with white and black finishes (such as this white wainscoting and black slate fireplace surround): 

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Gray Painted Master Baths:

This master bath - from a version of the Worthington II - is also painted in 7672 Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams. The white wainscoting, white and gray tile, and white trim give the bath a classic, spa feel.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Here, the Knitting Needles gray paint blends perfectly with a beige and slate tile pattern in the open no-door shower:

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

Want more gray paint color ideas? What are the names of the most popular gray paint colors?  Here are a few of the popular gray paint colors we've used in Raleigh custom homes:

SW 7548 Portico, SW 7015 Repose Gray, SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray, SW 6205 Comfort Gray, SW 7029 Agreeable Gray,

SW 7032 Warm Stone, SW 7030 Anew Gray,

Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain, and SW 7667 Zircon


More of the Best Paint Colors for 2017 - Raleigh Custom Home Builder Top Picks:

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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How to Choose a Blue or Gray Exterior Color

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 14:04 PM

Best Blue and Gray Paint and Siding Colors for a House Exterior:

Blue and Gray exterior colors range from subtle shades that create a cohesive balance beside brick and stone to bold hues designed to stand out against wooded backdrops.

Get the names of popular blue and gray paint and siding colors, below.



How to Choose the Right Paint Color for an Exterior:

The exterior of your home is large, visible, and relatively permanent - so the pressure is on when picking the right color for your siding, trim, and accent areas (brick, stone, shakes, and other types of siding).  

Some of the best blue paint colors we've come across include: 

1. SW 0048 Bunglehouse Blue

This blue and gray painted exterior uses a high-contrast white trim paint (Dover White by Sherwin Williams) on the craftsman columns, windows, and decorative gables.

Blue Exterior Paint Colors | SW Bunglehouse Blue

Siding: SW 0048 Bunglehouse Blue

Shake accents: SW 0024 Curio Gray

Trim: SW 6385 Dover White

2. SW 7660 Earl Gray

Gray paint pairs well with bright colors, such as yellows, oranges, and purples, which is why the copper metallic roof accents compliment the gray siding on this Raleigh new home exterior.

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Fiber Cement Textured Plank Siding: SW 7660 Earl Gray

Board and Batt Siding Accents: SW 7660 Earl Gray

3. Benjamin Moore Duxbury Gray HC 136

Three types of siding give rich texture to this gray exterior: hardie plank siding, shake siding, and stone. The board and batten shutters give a traditional feel to the hand-crafted theme on this craftsman exterior style.

 Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: Benjamin Moore HC 136 Duxbury Gray

Shake Siding Accents: Benjamin Moore HC 164 Puritan Gray

Trim: Benjamin Moore AF 670 Navajo White

4. SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

This smart gray color choice is paired with natural ledgestone and 1x6 window wraps (instead of traditional shutters) for a contemporary countryside look.  (See photos of a master bathroom painted in SW Intellectual Gray, here.)

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Fiber Cement Siding: SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

Trim: SW 7006 Extra White

5. Blue Vinyl Siding Colors: "Everest"

White bands break up the blue siding along this exterior. A darker blue, Midnight Blue, gives a high contrast to the shutters and front door.

 

Blue Exterior Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: Everest Woodgrain Vinyl

6. Gray Vinyl Siding Colors: "Scottish Thistle"

This Colonial exterior uses a classic color combination of white trim, black shutters, and gray siding.

Gray Exterior Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: Scottish Thistle Vinyl

7. Restoration Hardware "Slate" 

This exterior balances craftsman and contemporary elements, with large white columns, stone base, and arched windows.

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: Restoration Hardware Slate

8. SW 6165 Connected Gray

The Beaufort floor plan is a popular layout for Raleigh new homes, with a downstairs master bedroom, first floor guest suite, vaulted great room, and peninsula kitchen.

The gray, black, and brick exterior give a durable feel to a traditional home.

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: SW 6165 Connected Gray

Trim: SW 7566 Westhighland White


Help Choosing a Gray or Blue Paint Color:

9 Gray Paint Colors - Tips for How to Choose a Gray Paint

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms


More About Building a New Home in Raleigh:

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior and exterior design expert throughout the selection process.



 

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9 Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Gray Paint Colors for the Bath

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 15:01 PM

Guide to Gray Paint Color Choices:

See examples of the 9 top requested gray bathroom paint colors - with exact names and descriptions. These Raleigh custom homes are painted in a range of modern and contemporary gray paint colors.

Here are some examples of custom homes with gray master bathrooms (see more below):



9 Best Gray Paint Shades for a Bathroom:

These shades of gray - manufactured by Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore - are top requests within Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes.

Gray Paint Color #1: "SW 7548 Portico"

Gray paint colors are popular choices for entire homes, and as accent colors in select rooms. Similar to beige tones, gray acts as a neutral - yet sophisticated - backdrop to any room.

Bathrooms are often counted on as spaces of peace and quite, making a soft gray a natural choice for the soothing surroundings.

9 Gray Paint Colors for the Bath | Best Grey Paint Colors 2017

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Statesman - is painted in SW 7548 Portico by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #2: "SW 7015 Repose Gray"

Lighter gray paint colors can look even more silver in person. These gray paint colors appear more luminous in well-lit spaces.

Pairing gray paint with espresso cabinets can give the master bathroom sharp contrast to liven the space. With a paint color like "repose gray," you can consider adding a splash of color with a set of towels or toiletries.

This home uses two other gray paint colors: "SW 7032 Warm Stone" and "SW 7030 Anew Gray."

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7015 Repose Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Serengeti - is painted in SW 7015 Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #3: Benjamin Moore "HC-105 Rockport Gray"

Crystal light fixtures, cabinet knobs, and other accents will reflect the soft gray paint. Pairing crystal with gray paint is a classic choice, even for contemporary homes.

This master bathroom uses dark wood framed mirrors and dark cabinets to off-set the soft gray walls and mixed granite counter tops.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Rockport Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Chapel Ridge - is painted in HC-105 Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Gray Paint Color #4: "SW 7672 Knitting Needles"

Combinations of gray and white tile are popular choices for gray painted bathrooms. This master bathroom uses a white brick tile pattern in the open concept shower and oversized gray tiles along the floor (extending underneath the freestanding tub).

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7672 Knitting Needles

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Worthington II - is painted in SW 7672 Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #5: "SW 7045 Intellectual Gray"

Love reading books in the tub? This "intellectual gray" bathroom offers space to spread out in the soaking tub (with penty of storage along the tub deck).

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Woodlake - is painted in SW 7045 Intellectual Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #6: "SW 7667 Zircon"

This gray paint reflects hues of purple, especially when the crystal light fixtures are on. Best accent colors for this gray paint can range from bright yellow and orange to soft lavender.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7667 Zircon

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Worthington - is painted in SW 7667 Zircon by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #7: Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain

Larger bathrooms tend to call for lighter paint colors - to highlight, rather than hide the size of the space. This version of the Avonstone Manor is a great example of how to pick a soft gray paint for a large bathroom.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Avonstone Manor - is painted in 2111-60 Barren Plain by Benjamin Moore.

Gray Paint Color #8: Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray

The gray walls in this master bathroom pull out the most subtle highlights in the open tile shower. The faux wood floor tile hints at natural brown hues, to draw in the cabinetry.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7029 Agreeable Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Coquery Cottage - is painted in SW 7029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Gray Paint Color #9: Sherwin Williams 6205 Comfort Gray

This Raleigh custom home is painted in soft hues of gray and green. The gray paint makes an easy transition to the white vaulted ceiling.

Best Grey Paint Colors 2017 | SW 6205 Comfort Gray

This master bathroom - photo from a version of the Chalet Vert - is painted in SW 6205 Comfort Gray by Sherwin Williams.



More Popular Master Bathroom Paint Colors

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.

 


 

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