House Update – Paint Colors!

Hey everyone!  I’m back with another house update and this one is super fun!  Paint color choices!  I had fun with this one because it is not permanent!  If you follow us on Instagram, you probably saw a little sneak peak of one of the rooms.  It’s always tough to pick paint colors and it would have been so helpful if I had room images of all of my paint choices.  So, in an effort to help all of you paint shoppers, I am sharing mine 🙂

I went to Lowe’s and picked out Valspar for all of our interior and exterior paints.  For the interior, I chose Valspar Signature with the paint and primer in one and it looks great!! (I chose satin so that I could wipe the walls clean – two teenage boys and a toddler can do some major wall damage 😉 ) For the exterior, I went with Valspar Duramax, also a paint and primer in one and chose eggshell for the sheen.

Valspar-Fairmont-Penthouse-StoneSo, all of the rooms in the house minus the bedrooms will be this yummy neutral – Fairmont Penthouse Stone.  It’s a perfect “greige” and it is so warm feeling without darkening a room.

Fairmont-Penthouse-StoneHere’s another shot of it in our entry.

Seine-ValsparNow one of my FAVORITE choices is Seine!  I liked it so much that it is in one of our boys rooms…

Valspar-Seineand our master.  The hubs liked it so much that he chose it for his study!  Since it is a darker color, I opted to paint the ceilings with Ivory Lace.  We also had all of our oil-based trim paint tinted to match Ivory Lace.

Valspar-Coastal-VillaWe also used it on the exterior to trim our roof line and around our windows.  The lighter color in this pic (on the staggered edge siding) is Coastal Villa.  It’s a great compliment to Seine.

Valspar-Rugged-SuedeFor our other boys bedroom, we chose Rugged Suede.  It ended up looking very similar to Seine once it was on the walls but it has more of a navy, smokey color.  A great color for a teenage boy!

Blue-Whisper-ValsparFor our daughters room, we chose Blue Whisper and I just LOVE it!

That’s all I have for now!  Things are moving super fast and I’ll have so much for to share with you soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Kelley Chapman- Chandler

    Beautiful! where do you find these colors?

  • Marne

    Does this color look great from all sides (I worry about north the most)?

  • Kayla Flores

    Ashley, I love how you did the walls and the ceilings. Do you think this will look as amazing on ceilings are not as high as your ceiling? I really love the look!!

  • Emily Kryder

    In the rooms where you used Fairmont Penthouse Stone on the walls did you use also use Ivory Lace as the color for the trim & ceiling? If not, what did you use?

  • Kendra Wochos

    What color is your trim? Love it!

  • Traci

    Hi! I ran across your colors on Pinterest and I LOVE them! Question – in the second picture you posted of the Seine color (the one of your master with all the windows), it looks more blue than the picture above. Is that accurate, or are my eyes deceiving me?

  • Mccorygal

    Do you think it makes a differance if you get it at sherwin williams? I live a ways from lowes so I had them color match to a swatch card of fairmount penthouse stone I’d picked awhile ago from lowes…it looks green and unfortunately I didn’t buy a sample 🙁 it matches the lowes swatch card though. My trim is wood do you think that could have anything to do it? Your walls don’t look green at all to me and I love them!

  • Katelyn

    I went to Lowe’s and purchased a sample of the Valspar Fairmont Penthouse Stone 6008-1c because of the photos you have posted. It looks like a BEAUTIFUL color. However, the sample swatch thingy looks yellowish/greenish. I’m gonna give the color a test run before commiting to it fully. Did you notice that on the swatch? I was worried that I chose the wrong Fairmont Penthouse. Thanks!

    • Hi Katelyn,
      I don’t remember the swatch but I do know I picked more of a greenish undertone, rather than red, because beige can tend to look pink if it has red in it. The color on the walls in my pictures are exact to real life and they weren’t altered at all. Lighting in a home can affect the way a color looks on a wall so definitely paint a spot to test first! Good luck 🙂

    • Zoe Jorgensen

      unless you are viewing from a colour corrected regularly calibrated computer monitor you cn never judge a colour you see online

  • Christy

    Is the rugged suede color the one in the boys room with the platform bet and the pottery barn quilt? I love that color!

    • It is Christy!!! It is such a great color 🙂

  • I would say that this is the first new house I’ve seen that has all the soul and energy of an old house. This is fabulous.

    • Awwww thank you so much!!! That is such a great compliment and something that I was going for in the design 🙂

  • Thank you Michelle! Good luck:)

  • clumsycrafter

    Tip: Don’t let your 4 year old choose her paint colors. Mine chose one by Valspar – Mermaid Song. It’s a super bright turquoise. I guess it kinda works in our favor since she doesn’t need a nightlight because the walls are glowing.

    • LOL! I was begged for a pink room and I just couldn’t do it! So, she is getting “Cinderella Blue” 😉

  • Stephanie-GatheredInTheKitchen

    Love the Fairmont Penthouse Stone!! We are getting ready to do some major paining in our house and I’m going to have to check this one out!! 🙂 Looks exactly like what we’ve been wanting!

  • Really nice, can’t wait to see the finished product after moving in. Congrats!

  • LuluSweets5

    I love the interior trim! What color is it? Ivory Lace? Did you use oil based paint for the interior trim? If so, why? Thank you!!

    • Thanks so much. We used oil-based on the trim and doors because it goes on very smooth and it holds up. Valspar does not make oil-based so we had it matched to Ivory Lace so that it would match the ceilings:)

  • Love the Fairmont! Thats a great neutral color choice, so exciting!!

  • We just painted these same colors 2 weeks ago. Hello I Live Here has started a trend! Looks great.

    • That’s a crazy coincidence:) I picked these colors out over the summer and I’m so happy to finally see them on the wall

  • Jackie Lyn

    I’ve been searching for the perfect grays for my house for the past year! I want a light “greige” and dark gray for our open living/dining/kitchen areas. Do the Seine and Fairmont Penthouse Stone pair well next to eachother? Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Hi Jackie!
      We painted our study Seine and our living room (next to the study) Fairmont Penthouse Stone and they compliment each other so well. I wouldn’t put them in the same room though. When the study doors are open and I can see a bit of the seine, they look great together! Hope this helps. I’ll share some pics of that area soon!

      • jackielyn

        Well, I finally painted after almost a year of contemplating colors! I couldn’t find the Penthouse Stone color but I did get samples of Seine and Rugged Suede (along with a few other colors). Seine looked too brown next to the other grays so I ended up going with the Rugged Suede color for an accent wall and it’s PERFECT! I paired it with Woodlawn Colonial gray as a base for the rest of my room. Thank you so much for inspiring me to finally get some paint on my walls!

        • jackielyn

          Here is a photo =)

  • Kelly Boettcher

    Such pretty colors!

  • I’ve been looking for the perfect “greige” for our house…I love this one! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Kellee Koga

    i love that grey!!!!

  • astrollthrulife

    Love the colors, they are fabulous. Hugs, marty