|Sherwin Williams Alabaster 7008|
After playing around with my Samplize paint samples, these are the colors I have decided on for the exterior of my home. Sherwin Williams Alabaster on the stucco, Sherwin Williams Extra White on the trim, and Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper for the ceilings in the entrance and lanai.
I love Alabaster, but was originally concerned that it might be too stark in the bright Florida sun. BUT,
1. I am using a flat paint with no sheen that reads darker.
2. Stucco with its textured finish reads darker.
3. Three sides of the house have filtered sun because of my huge palm trees and live oaks.
These factors should keep the color from washing out.
And with my terra cotta colored barrel tile roof, palm trees, live oaks, topiaries, blue and white Chinese porcelain, urns, and classic architecture, I realized that I really want a clean and bright white that will give me a timeless and elegant Palm Beach look. My home will be very distinctive in my neighborhood as 95% of the homes are those muddy Tuscan shades. This will be a show stopper.
Alabaster has enough gray and beige in it to keep it from being stark, and the Extra White trim will help bring out the creaminess in Alabaster but without yellow undertones. My home is now white, but with yellow undertones that look very dated.
|Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006|
Glass Slipper is a lovely ethereal soft blue that I had in my NOVA house and loved. I like the gentleness of it for my haint blue ceilings.
|Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper 1632|
Here is a gorgeous home with Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
|Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles|
I want timeless and elegant, and I think these colors will nail it. I am quite excited about this project. My painters have become friends of mine and we have worked together on several projects and homes, so this should be very stress free.
I'll keep my front entrance just as I have it now with a pair of blue and white Chinese fishbowls with Eugenia triple ball topiaries and a pair of blue and white Chinese garden stools.
I found these blue and white Chinese planters and wanted to share them - the larger size would be wonderful as a pair at the front entrance filled with boxwood, or topiaries, or palms. They even have drainage holes! Great price!
|Blue and White Chinese Camellia Planters|
I have a pair of garden stools flanking my front door and love this look - check out the price on this one.
|Dragon Breath's Blue and White Chinese Garden Stool|
I am thinking of adding this bench to my covered entryway. It would also be fabulous in a foyer or porch.
|Perry Rattan Woven Bench in Cream|
This one below is more than 5 times the price -
|Riviera Backless Bench|