cornflake dreams.: our south carolina color scheme.

5.21.2015

our south carolina color scheme.

We found our house after just a few months of house hunting. While there's a lot to love -- like the location and family-friendly neighborhood, the interior needs some work. I knew before we bought the house that everything needed to be repainted -- and thankfully H agreed. Our contractors got started working on the house within hours after we closed, but we finally made all of our paint choices last night. Nothing like waiting to the last minute right?!

We never bothered to paint our condo when we were living in Chicago because it had a nice neutral color palate. So it was exciting to decorate our new home and really make it our own. I knew I wanted a color scheme full of grays and blues, but I didn't realize just how many different shades are out there. I got overwhelmed pretty quick. 

Pinterest to the rescue again! I went through all of my old home decor posts and picked out some favorites. I also received lots of great suggestions on Instagram (thank you!!) and talked to friends who recently decorated their home. Ali from Long Distance Loving was a HUGE help -- check out her gray paint post!

Here's our gray and blue South Carolina color scheme -- I can't wait to see how the colors look in our home:

Here's the breakdown: 
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter  living room, kitchen, hallways (This is a really popular paint color and I tried not to love it. But then I saw this before/after photo and I was convinced it's the perfect color for our place.)
Sherwin Williams - Zurich White — media room and upstairs guest room 
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray — Violet's nursery, dining room, master bathroom
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt — upstairs bathroom  
Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue  master bedroom (I am SO excited about this bold navy color!)
Benjamin Moore Nantucket Fog  downstairs powder room

-xo-
Jillian

23 comments:

  1. That's very close to the navy we have in our master and I LOVE it! Enjoy!

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  2. OBSESSED with that navy!! I love a bold color on the walls. Congrats on the new place!!!

    Annie Reeves

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  3. I'm obsessed with the color scheme you're going for - very calming! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Love these colors! I'm all about gray lately.

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  5. Such fabulous picks! I am loving everything navy lately and trying to incorporate it more into our home! The sea salt color is also perfect for a bathroom!

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  6. This theme is amazingly soothing and beautiful!

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  7. Love it!! I'm so impressed you picked out all of these colors already, I can't decide for like half of our house! haha Can't wait to see the navy in your place!! I wanted to do navy somewhere but I'm afraid to commit!

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  8. These are beautiful, I love the way you have some neutrals and bolder colors, but all very calming and understated!

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  9. I loooove the colour you picked for the master! I have always had really light happy colours in my master and I envy those who are bold enough to go with a darker shade! Can't wait to see what it looks like!

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  10. Love this color palette, so pretty! We painted our dining room with Revere Pewter, and I couldn't be happier with the color :)

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  11. Beautiful color scheme!!! I can't wait to see pictures!

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  12. Oooh I love it, very pretty colors!

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  13. Yes!!! Love it! Cannot wait to see the navy in the master. And sea salt is one of my faves!!! Such a great color! xxxx

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  14. Love all of the colors, especially the gray for the nursery. We are having our place painted as we speak with neutral colors, all Benjamin Moore. :-)

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  15. Love all of these colors! I have navy in my powder room and absolutely love it! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  16. Love all of the colors you picked, especially the navy for your master bedroom!

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  17. Such great picks! We're obsessed with Revere Pewter - hope you love it, too!

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  18. Absolutely obsessed with your color scheme! So pretty!!!

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  19. We're leaning towards Revere Pewter in our kitchen, living room and hallway too. It's a great color in open spaces.

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  20. Love this palette! Neutral but still interesting. My mom is obsessed with Revere Pewter, so I bet it'll end up in my new house too as she usually picks out all my paint colors :)

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  21. great picks! We have Stonington Gray in our master and both baths upstairs, revere pewter in the family room and revere pewter at 50% strength in the kitchen, and sea spray was in Ashlynn's nursery. You know I'm a fan!!

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  22. Love the colors. Look so simple and clean. Definitely will use some of those colors for the next renovation.

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  23. This is a beautiful color palette! I can't wait to see it all come together! Xo, Stephanie

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