Hi there! I thought I’d start by explaining why we selected the colors we did during our home building process. If you’re building a home, this can be the most enjoyable part of the whole process. I do recommend taking your time in making selections, seeing other inventory homes, or houses that are in construction to see the colors in person. I also suggest taking pictures of every selection and being very specific in relaying any changes to the builder.
During the color selection meeting, the builder encourages you to drive around and see what kind of brick and trim colors you like before making a decision. After driving around, we noticed lighter brick showed dust more and most likely needed to be power washed more often. We decided to go with a dark color brick and trim.
We chose PPG’s Knight’s Armor for our exterior paint for the trim and the garage. For our brick, we also went with a darker tone called Flint Ranch mixed with white limestone.
For the interior, we wanted to brighten the space up. We love bright spaces with natural lighting and wanted to make sure the interior of the home gave us that vibe. We decided on PPG’s Elusion which is a soft and warm gray. Eventually, we’d like to paint other walls with accent colors throughout the home, but for now, we love it.
On the kitchen cabinets, the master bath, and half bath, we decided to go with white cabinetry throughout. We just felt it was a timeless color that could brighten the first floor even more. For the upstairs bath, we picked Sherwin Williams’, Gauntlet Gray. Knowing we eventually plan on having kids, we knew we wanted a darker color that could uphold sticky fingers and all.
The countertops we chose for the kitchen were quartz from India. They are a beautiful white with gray undertones, called Dreamy White, they really are dreamy! During the building process, we did some research to figure out if we wanted quartz vs granite in the kitchen. We decided to go with quartz as they’re more durable, and because they aren’t porous like granite, they’re easier to keep clean and bacteria-free. They also don’t require much maintenance, unlike granite countertops that are recommended to be sealed once a year. For the bathroom, we decided to go with granite from Spain called White Shore and opted to splurge in the kitchen rather than the bath.
For the flooring, we chose wood-like tile throughout the first floor and carpet upstairs. We chose a tile called Hatteras Cedar which was actually in the model home that we toured. We loved how easy it looked to clean and the color tone.
I hope to show more off the color through pictures via Instagram and this blog soon! In the meantime, if you’re currently building, maybe you can get inspired by some of our selections.