1. Beautiful home! I love how light and airy it is! Which of these would you think is best for a wall color in a home with wood trim? We also live in an area that’s cloudy a lot of the year and have a lot of trees surrounding our house. Thanks!

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Honestly, I love white with wood trim! It’s not on this list, but try Benjamin Moore White Dove. It’s a more complex white with creamy undertones. Just make sure to try samples in different rooms, since the color will look different depending on which cardinal direction the light is coming in from!

  2. Hi, thanks for all the great information. Just wondering if you have any experience with benjamin moore winds breath?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      I don’t, but a quick Google search shows me that it’s a very pretty color that looks similar to Edgecomb Gray! I’d get samples of both colors and see how they interact with the light in your space.

  3. I’ve found Glidden “In the Cloud” and “Silver Cloud” good neutral grey/beige Silver cloud in well lit/natural lighted rooms, and In the Cloud Accent walls combined with Glidden “Swiss Coffee” for the creamy beige/white for lower lit rooms. Girls room Accent wall with “Pleasing Pink” and the Swiss Coffee on the other walls. Switching from satin and eggshells is a good way to play with LRV, high traffic/kids rooms and bathrooms I use satin, eggshell is great for formal rooms like living rooms and dining rooms. My sons room is Silver Cloud with the Swiss Coffee on the wall opposite the window, to enhance the natural light looks more like creamy off white. Simply white makes a great trim color, that B.M. Edgecomb gray is a really nice color!!

  4. I love the interior colors! What would you recommend for a boys bedroom and guest bedroom?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi, Carrie! I don’t really give off-the-cuff color advice since lighting and the direction the room faces makes such a big impact. But the info in this post can give you a great jumping off point for colors that may also work for you.

  5. Nina
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home ideas! I’m thinking about going with edgecomb gray so happy to know it is neautral and not so gray! Have you ever used white dove-be for trim color? I tend to go with it and wondering what your thoughts vs simply white for trim .

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Kim — our new house has White Dove trim and I absolutely love it. It’s a great creamier white and looks beautiful in both low light and abundant natural light.

  6. Hi Nina! I love your design style and your neutral paint colors. You mentioned that you’ve lightened some of your paint colors. Does that drastically effect the undertones?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Kathy! Thanks so much. It doesn’t drastically change them, but it does shift them and should be considered by testing the lightened color!

  7. How exactly is a color lightened by 50%? If I were to ask for that, what does it entail, since you note that it isn’t tinting it with white.

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      When you go to the paint counter, ask for the color lightened by 50%. They will know what it means! It just means they’re putting less pigment into the existing base.

  8. Ann Ventola says:

    I’m painting my living and dining rooms balboa mist and wondering what color draperies to use. I have light gray leather furniture and charcoal side chairs with cream embroidery.

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Ann, I can’t really give off-the-cuff advice without knowing more about your space. I provide virtual decorating consults here!

  9. Do you have an update on Benjamin Moore Touch of Pink when It was lightened 50%?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      I don’t have an updated photo, but her room is now painted the Touch of Pink lightened by 50% — It’s much softer and I love it!

  10. Nicole Haines says:


    Thank you for sharing the master list to the perfect neutrals, sometimes it can get a little tricky to find the right one. What a beautiful home you have! Not paint related, but may I ask where did you get your bamboo shades from? I’m on the hunt for the right ones, and I love yours!

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi, Nicole! Thanks so much for the kind words. I have a few different combos of shades and curtains, and this post goes over them in detail! :)

  11. Hi Nina! This is one of my favorite homes I’ve seen! Love the colors, decor, everything. Where is the tree in the living room from?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Brittany, thanks so much! The faux olive tree was found here.

  12. Such a great post, thank you for sharing! I’m excited to use Edgecomb Gray for my next room project.

    I’ve been long searching for a kitchen island similar to yours but no luck. Did you have yours custom made?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Bianca, we made it! You can see the tutorial here!

  13. Hi! I love your home! We are painting our house to get ready to sell. We are painting the living room/dining room and kitchen Edgecomb gray. We have a lot of light and the Edgecomb gray almost looks white. We have high ceiling and I’m considering doing ceiling EG too. Have you seen this or done this before? We are doing the painting ourselves and this would be so much easier. Thoughts?

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Maria, Thank you for the kind words! And congratulations on your move. I don’t recommend painting the ceiling the Edgecomb Gray. I always recommend going a little lighter on the ceiling, in this case, I would go with a white.

  14. Hi! Can you please tell me where you bought the outdoor front lights? Love them!!

  15. Robin Curtis Staley says:

    What color did you use for the ceiling? I’m using edgecomb gray and simply white for my trim. just need to figure out the ceiling color?

    1. We recently painted the ceilings Simply White (eggshell). It looks great upstairs, but in our windowless basement the color is definitely more toward cream than white. I minded it at first but now I don’t- I just wanted to give you a heads up!

  16. Hi Nina,
    Just came across your neutral paint color options and LOVE everything you’ve done and your selections. We just purchased a NE style home here in CA (both originally from NE… RI & CT) and it’s a complete remodel. We are going with some of your color options for the walls, Edgecomb Gray and Simply White for trim. What is your flooring color? Is it wood? I love the traditional look without all the reds, yellows and oranges for flooring.

    1. Hi, Kelly! It’s hickory hardwood. You can see the details in this post!

  17. Love this reno!! Just to clarify… if you repaint your cabinets, you are going to pick simply white, the same as the trim? I am building right now and struggling to pick two colours for cabinets and trim. Would love if they were the same!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I love Simply White as a cabinet color.

  18. Did you lighten the Edgecomb Gray paint for you living room? How do you know how much to lighten a paint color? I am strongly considering EG for our entire fist floor. We have a famr house with lots of rustic wood and thought it would be a great clean color after reading your post.

    1. Hi! No, we didn’t lighten it in the family room- the room is very bright during some parts of the day. I usually lighten by 50%- but it would definitely depend on the color. Edgecomb Gray appears to be a light creamy beige when lightened by 50% (our dining room is an example of this).

      1. This was also my question! Did you lighten it in the foyer. Your foyer has been my inspiration picture for a year!

        1. No, Edgecomb Gray is not lightened in the foyer!

  19. I love your neutral palette! I also love the exterior colors. My shutters are currently dark green vinyl and I’d like to paint them dark grey/black. I was wondering if your’s are wood or vinyl and how easy they were to paint? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Ashley! Thanks for the kind words. The shutters are vinyl. We didn’t paint them ourselves, we chose to hire out the exterior painting. However, I noticed that they laid out the shutters and used a paint sprayer.

  20. Nina your house is so gorgeous! So I’m researching paint colors (strongly considering Edgecomb Gray) and while browsing on Pinterest, I came across this post of yours! Love it! So helpful and it all looks sooo pretty! You’ve done a beautiful job!

    Wish me luck – painting tomorrow! And I’m deciding between all white walls or Edgecomb Gray!


    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words, Sheila! I hope it went well!! :)

  21. Lovely home and beautiful design. Would you mind telling me where your white curtains are from in the living room?

  22. I love this! I am wanting to paint my trim and doors Sinply White. I’m still deciding if I want to go with Edgecomb Grey on my walls. I have one question- what color are your ceilings? I’m not sure if I should paint them Simply White in a different sheen or a totally different color than my trim!

    1. The ceilings are just plain white (untinted) Benjamin Moore ceiling paint! We just finished painting our basement ceiling Simply White eggshell- and it’s much creamier on a ceiling than trim. What’s done is done for the basement, but I won’t be tinting my ceiling paint that color again.

  23. Where did you get the white sheet looking curtains And the wooden curtain pull down? The one by the off white chair. Thank you !

    1. Hi, Yolanda!

      All of the details for our curtains are available here! :)

  24. I’m slowly trying to do some updates in our old farmhouse that was last remodeled in the 70’s which tells you what I’m dealing with. The bathroom is first on my list. I’m having issues with light fixtures to give the old farmhouse feel. I loved the fixture you put in your powder room. Can you tell me where you got it? Suggestions for matching vanity lights?

    1. Hi Deb,

      Here is the light fixture! They normally include other lights from the collection on the product page that would coordinate well. :)

  25. Stacy Hamrick says:

    Your home is beautiful! Your colors are all the colors I love! I do have a question about the edgecomb gray color you used. You state earlier in the post that you’ve lightened it up 50% for the dining room. Did you do that when using the same color elsewhere in your home?

    Again- gorgeous home! Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Hi, Stacy! So far the only room we’ve lightened the paint color for was the dining room. Thank you for the kind words!

  26. Where did you get the mirror in the picture with the Pottery Barn Grand Armchair? A friend of mine has the same one, I believe, which was made by the same manufacturer who makes Restoration Hardware furniture…only, it’s long-gone.

    1. It was from Restoration Hardware, Missy!

  27. What color and brand tiles did you use in your mudroom and powder room? Looks great!

  28. HI there-
    Gorgeous home. Could you share what the exterior trim color is?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Jennifer! It’s Benjamin Moore’s Simply White!

  29. Thanks for advice, I’ll look into Gray Owl as well! Your post reminded me that I could also ask them to lighten the paint as well. Looks like I know how I’m spending my Saturday this weekend with all these possibilities!

  30. Hey great post, thanks for sharing! I was wondering if you were familiar with an even lighter gray from Benjamin Moore? I’m looking for a white with the lightest touch of gray. It looks like Paper White might fit the bill, but I was wondering if you had any experience with it or any other light gray options? Thanks again!

    1. Hi, Stephen! Gray Owl is the lightest gray I have used personally, and I have seen it lightened with really nice results. But from what a quick google search just showed me of Paperwhite, that looks perfect!

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