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The Best Modern Farmhouse Paint Colours – Benjamin Moore

Posted on January 3, 2019 by KylieMawdsley

 

The Top Fixer Upper Inspired, Modern Farmhouse Paint Colour Ideas

Whether you’re painting walls, furniture or cabinets, the modern farmhouse look is taking the country by storm and raising country style to a whole new level.

And when I say storm, I’m not kidding! The modern farmhouse style is dominated by stormy grays, greiges, purple, blues, and other colours with subtle, and not so subtle, gray undertones. Along with those stormy tones we’re seeing drops of pastel, vintage and lived-in colours with old-school charm.

Farmhouse country style decor, black console, buffet with artwork, Kylie M E-design, virtual and E-design colour consultant

What are modern farmhouse paint colours? Generally speaking, they’re colours that give the illusion they’ve been ‘lived in for a while’ and not the ‘kids fingerprints plastered up your stairwell’  kind of lived-in, but rather the slightly worn look that gives a sense of history to a room.

Benjamin Moore Suntan Yellow, eating nook in country style kitchen. Kylie M E-design and paint colour expert online

Modern farmhouse or country style paint colours can include the following:

  • The ‘washed and worn’ look
  • Colours with a bit of gray in them
  • Rich, dramatic earth-tones
  • Grays with very subtle undertones (purple and blue are the most common)
  • Slightly vintage-looking colours
  • Buttery, touchable paint colours with depth

And while the modern farmhouse look has a whole lot of other things going on (like texture, wood tones, etc…) for now, I’m going to focus on paint colour ideas for your walls – some real inspirations to get you in the country mood!

Open layout kitchen and dining room, farmhouse modern country style table. Greige and warm gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Fixer Upper Inspired Paint Colour Ideas

If you love hunky Chip Gaines Fixer Upper as much as I do, then these colours should hit MANY happy places…

Fixer Upper, Modern Farmhouse inspired paint colour ideas. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour expert and diy decorating blogger

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Benjamin Moore Army Green 2141-30

For a rich, grounded green look, look no further than Army Green. Whether it’s for a kitchen island or feature wall, Army Green will add just the right dose of colour, without overwhelming a space. I also love the darker, more neutral approach of Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Army Green, dark green. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Gray Mist 962

Gray Mist is a close cousin to the ever-popular Classic Gray. Gray Mist is a warm gray-greige with a soft, almost creamy backdrop hiding in it.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Gray Mist. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593

I love the softness of Adagio. It’s a great way to get a gray look, with soft blue undertones.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Adagio gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Mystic Gold HC 37

Warm colours are making a comeback, making Mystic Gold a great option for a rich, warm look. Even as an accent via accessories like baskets, and toss cushions, Mystic Gold is a great colour to take inspiration from.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Mystic Gold. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Black 2132-20

Black is black – ’nuff said.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Black. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Puritan Gray HC 164

For an ALMOST gray look with a soft blue backdrop (blue-green), Puritan Gray is a beautiful, calming colour for almost any room. It has more green in it than Adagio.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Duxbury Gray, gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Silver Gray 2131-60

With a wink more blue than the average gray paint colour, Silver Gray is a beautiful way to create a soft, cool backdrop for your room. It would be especially nice in a warm, south-facing room.

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Silver Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Silver Chain 1472

Silver Chain is an interesting gray as it can EASILY pick up any of the 3 gray undertones, without committing 100% to any of them!

Best modern farmhouse country paint colors. Benjamin Moore Silver Chain, gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Read more: The Best WHOLE HOME Gray and Greige Paint Colours

Benjamin Moore Nocturnal Gray 2135-30

I looove this colour with its rich blue-gray approach (and a wink of green as well). Nocturnal Gray would make for a gorgeous feature wall, vanity colour or even for an entire room!

Best modern farmhouse country paint colours. Benjamin Moore Nocturnal Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

The best gray or grey paint colors for your room. Benjamin or Sherwin. Edesign, online paint colour services Kylie M Interiors. diy home decorating ideas blogger.market

Soft and Pretty Modern Farmhouse Paint Colours

If you’re looking for pretty, you’ve come to the right place (insert my photo here…just joking). These paint colour ideas have just the right dose of colour to give your room a beautiful modern farmhouse vibe.

Pretty modern farmhouse paint colour ideas. Benjamin Moore. Kylie M INteriors Online paint colour consulting and Edesign expert

Approximate examples of paint colours

Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere 2138-60

Gray Cashmere is a light depth blend of blue-green-gray, usually favouring blue over the other two.

The best blue green gray light paint colour. Modern farmhouse country style. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere

Benjamin Moore Stone Harbor 2111-50

Stone Harbor is a nice way to ground a palette with its warm gray base and purple undertone.

Best farmhouse country warm gray paint colour, Benjamin Moore Stone Harbor. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger

Read more: How to Choose the Best Paint Colour Using LRV – a MUST READ!

Benjamin Moore White Down OC-131

White Down is a soft, warm off-white with a creamy base. While there are warmer, richer cream colours, White Down is for those who prefer a more subtle backdrop.

Best farmhouse country yellow cream paint colour, Benjamin Moore White Down. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue HC-143

Wythe Blue is a light-medium depth blue-green with some gray to calm it down. Hands-down, one of my fave blue-green paint colours.

The best blue green gray blend paint colour, Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, modern farmhouse color ideas

Read more: The Best Blue Green Paint Colours

Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray HC-146

Wedgewood Gray is along similar lines to Wythe Blue, but the green is cut considerably back.

Best farmhouse country blue gray paint colour, Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

Revere Pewter is a light depth warm gray with an earthy green undertone hiding inside. Sometimes I like to lighten it by 25% just to lift it up a bit. If you prefer a softer approach, I’ve got tons of grays for you to check out here.

Best modern farmhouse country gray paint colour, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online advice blogger

Read more: Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Romantic rustic master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and Wickham Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, edecor and online paint colour expert blog

arge farmhouse wood sign, with quote. Benjamin Moore Steel Wool. Wood dining room table Pier 1. Kylie M E-design. Sign via Lavish Olive Studios

Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1-3 business days, depending on location
  • At $6.99, they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing for traditional paint sampling
  • If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room

Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE

Classic Country Paint Colour Ideas

If you’re into a more classic country look, but not the ‘white wall style’ of country, these next colours will show you a nice range of ideas to choose from.

Classic country style paint colour ideas for a farmhouse look. Benjamin Moore. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consultant and diy decor blogger

Approximate examples of paint colours

Benjamin Moore Brick Red 2084-10

Brick Red is a rich, saturated red with brown undertones so that it isn’t ‘punch in the face’ red. Perfect for accents.

Best farmhouse country rust, red paint colour, Benjamin Moore Brick Red. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan HC-44

Lenox Tan is a rich, warm cozy beige that will add a gorgeous warmth, especially to a north-facing room.

Best farmhouse country warm beige neutral paint colour, Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger

Read more: The Best Beige and Tan Paint Colours

Benjamin Moore Buttermilk CC-216

Buttermilk is a fresh cheerful yellow that isn’t TOO day-glo.

Best farmhouse country yellow cream paint colour, Benjamin Moore Buttermilk. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger (1)

Benjamin Moore Prescott Green HC-140

Prescott Green has a beautiful hint of sage, tucked in its green-gray base (with a wink of blue)

Best farmhouse country green paint colour, Benjamin Moore Prescott Green, sage. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger (1)

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147

Woodlawn Blue is one of my favourite blue-gray paint colours with its wee nod towards green.

Best farmhouse country gray blue paint colour, Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger

Benjamin Moore Guilford Green

Guilford Green is a gorgeous green for walls. It’s a great way to commit to green, without being overwhelmed by it.

Best farmhouse country green paint colour, Benjamin Moore Guilford Green. Kylie M Interiors, Edesign, online color consulting and advice blogger (1)

Read more: The 7 Best Green Paint Colours

Now, of course, there are other things to consider when picking your best paint colours like exposure, room size, interior finishings and personal tastes, but these ideas should get you off to a GREAT start!

Not sure what to choose?

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The best paint colors for your room. Benjamin and Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Home Decorating and diy ideas blogger.market

Chat soon,

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Originally written 2016, updated in 2019



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      Hi Rebecca! It actually isn’t my project but that’s a stain you’re looking at, rather than a paint colour – which makes it much trickier. It could easily be a blend of a gray stain with a more brown/purple base one.

  1. Hi, Kylie, in the Romantic Glam palette, what is the last color? It looks like there are six colors but only five identified. I love that last color. Thanks!

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      Hi Alison, of course the ONE i didn’t mention is the one you love – don’t you hate that! To get a colour along those lines, check BM Rockport Gray, BM River Reflections or BM Cape May Cobblestone, see if one of those feels good!

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