Paint Colors

Working with color is one of the real pleasures of owning a historic home. Stony Ford was built before there was electricity so I often sit and transform into a student of dawn and dusk, looking at how color scrapes across the plaster walls or plays off the antique wavy glass. While modern society has become afraid of dark color, I embrace it. It add a senses of richness and soul to an old home. 

The living room is the largest room in the house at 30 x 36 feet. The paint is a soft blue grey with white trim. 

  • Walls:Farrow & Ball Light Blue, Estate Emulsion
  • Inset moulding: painted the same color, high gloss
  • Ceiling: Farrow & Ball Wimborne White, Dead Flat
  • Trim: Farrow & Ball Wimborne White, Estate Eggshell

Living Room

First Floor

The dining room came with the trim on the walls. We peeled three layers of wall paper off before painting. 

  • Walls: Farrow & Ball Hague Blue, Estate Emulsion
  • Book cases: Farrow & Ball Hague Blue, Estate Eggshell
  • Ceiling: Farrow & Ball Wimborne White, Dead Flat
  • Trim: Farrow & Ball Wimborne White, Estate Eggshell

Dining Room

First Floor

One of the few rooms in the house we fully gutted, only keeping the sink from the previous design. The full reveal here.

  • Walls: Benjamin Moore, Anchor Grey, Eggshell
  • Wainscotting: Benjamin Moore, Anchor Grey, Matte
  • Ceiling: Benjamin Moore, Anchor Grey, Eggshell
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore, Anchor Grey, Satin

Powder Room

First Floor

Don't worry, it's a post about paint stripping and using a product called Peel Away. No pole involved. Yet. 

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Paint Brands:
Pros and Cons

Avant Revivalist Style

Stripping Down to Bare Wood

  • Walls: Farrow & Ball, Inchyra Blue, Modern Emulsion
  • Ceiling: Farrow & Ball, Vardo, Dead Flat
  • Base Trim: Farrow & Ball, Inchyra Blue, Estate Eggshell
  • Inset Trim: Farrow & Ball, Inchyra Blue, High Glass
  • Doors: Farrow & Ball, Wimborne White, High Gloss

Queen of May
Guest BedRoom

Second Floor

This is one of the original bathrooms from the 1900s. Here's links to the content for this space, Ceiling fan and vent cover and the After.

  • Walls: Benjamin Moore, Aura Bath & Spa, Duxbury Gray, Matte
  • Ceiling: Benjamin Moore, Capital White, Flat
  • Trim and Door: Farrow and Ball, Farrow & Ball, Wimborne White, High Gloss

Main Bathroom

second Floor

This room is a work in progress, however all the painting is complete.  

  • Walls and Ceiling: Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa, Burnt Sienna, Matte
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Aura, Burnt Sienna, Satin

  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Aura, Bracken Cream, Satin
  • Ceiling: Benjamin Moore Aura, Bracken Cream, Matte
  • Door: Benjamin Moore Aura Grand Entrance, Bracken Cream, High Gloss

Primary Bedroom

second Floor

The exterior we complete over time, it's a work in progress. Capitol White looks beautiful in the snow. We live in the North East and have a few months of the year with snow on the ground.

  • Clapboard: Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior, Capitol White, Flat
  • Accent color: Benjamin Moore 



We thinned this paint to give it a more rustic, lived in look.
We wrote a blog post on it here and here.

  • Valspar Duramax Exterior, Coastal Dusk