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!



  1. Charles Beaverson on April 11, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Wow-what wonderful color coordination. I must show these to my wife. I’ve learned over the years that ladies are natural color coordinators. Early in our marriage, I tried to throw some weight and pick colors for our house. Boy did that turn out disastrous. I totally regretted the finished job (I’m sure she did too). You just can’t beat the ladies when it comes to matching colors.

  2. Kelley Chapman- Chandler on May 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Beautiful! where do you find these colors?

  3. Marne on April 22, 2015 at 7:21 am

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

  4. Kayla Flores on February 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

    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!!

  5. Emily Kryder on January 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    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?

  6. Kendra Wochos on December 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    What color is your trim? Love it!

  7. Traci on October 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    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?

  8. Mccorygal on August 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    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!

  9. Katelyn on August 7, 2014 at 12:52 am

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 7, 2014 at 6:30 am

      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 on September 18, 2014 at 4:04 am

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

  10. Christy on April 13, 2014 at 7:20 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on April 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

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

  11. Fox and Finch on April 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    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.

    • Shanty2Chic on April 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

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

  12. Shanty2Chic on January 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Thank you Michelle! Good luck:)

  13. clumsycrafter on January 17, 2014 at 12:56 am

    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.

    • Shanty2Chic on January 17, 2014 at 7:36 am

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

  14. Stephanie-GatheredInTheKitchen on January 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on January 17, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Thank you Stephanie! I LOVE it so much:)

  15. Mimi Zackery on January 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on January 17, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Thank you Mimi! I can’t either;)

  16. Michelle on January 16, 2014 at 8:48 am

    GREAT Colors! I’m contemplating a similar blue as your daughters room for my master bedroom right now. Our downstairs colors are similar to yours as well, but a Sherwin Williams line. Looking good!

  17. LuluSweets5 on January 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    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!!

    • Shanty2Chic on January 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

      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:)

  18. Charity Thomas on January 15, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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

  19. Linda Crandall on January 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on January 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      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

  20. Jackie Lyn on January 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on January 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      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 on January 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

        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 on January 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

          Here is a photo =)

  21. Kelly Boettcher on January 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Such pretty colors!

  22. Sarah @ 702 Park Project on January 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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

  23. Kellee Koga on January 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    i love that grey!!!!

  24. astrollthrulife on January 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Love the colors, they are fabulous. Hugs, marty

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