Life on Cedar Lane Paint Guide

Happy Sunday everyone! Paint is by far my most asked about question regarding my home, so I decided it was finally time to update this post with some more recent photos. I hope you all find this helpful!

I totally agonized over selecting paint colors when building our home, I mean it’s hard enough picking for one room let alone a whole house! As we all know, paint can look different in two different spaces largely due to the amount of light that room may get. It will also look different with natural light compared to artificial light. And when working with the ever popular grey color scheme, paint can skew so many different ways…purple, blue, green…bring on the stress right?

I am so happy that almost all the colors I chose turned out to be perfect for us. The only room that was repainted was my son’s bedroom, which doesn’t get a ton of natural light and the shade of gray I picked was way too dark and blue. But one room out of a whole house isn’t too bad, right? All color listed below are by Benjamin Moore.  Hope you find this useful!!


Exterior – Smoke Embers AC-28 & Trim – Simply White OC-117


Main Floor and Second Floor – Classic Gray OC-23


Living Room Builtins – Simply White OC-117


Office – Simply White OC-117 & Builtins – Cheating Heart 1617


Sunroom – Simply White OC-117


Mudroom – Moonshine OC-56


Upstairs Loft – Classic Gray OC-23

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Loft Builtins – Simply White OC-117

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Daughter’s Room – Nosegay 1401


Daughter’s Room – Simply White OC-117


Girls’ Bath – Horizon OC-53


Boys’ Room – Harbor Gray AC-25


Boys’ Bath – Simply White OC-117


Master Bedroom – Classic Gray OC-23 (at 50%)


Master Bathroom – Paper White OC-55

Andrea Denes

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  1. Love your style—-do you remember the stain color you used for your beams in your living room?

  2. Is your master Classic Grey or Grey Owl? I think an older post said Grey Owl?

  3. It was originally grey owl, but it’s now Classic gray at 50% strength!

  4. Yes, they are the same color as my floors! Search my blog for floors and there is a post on it!