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E-Design: A Paint Makeover with Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Posted on January 7, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

 

The Right Bones & The WRONG Paint Colour!

Sometimes a home comes into my inbox that has everything going for it – everything but the paint colour. And this home was DEFINITELY one of those.

I loved what I saw in the before photos; the cabinets, lighting and appliances all looked great, but the dirty dingy paint colour was weighing it down. So what did we do? We went white (and I’m not just referring to my fave wine).

2 storey entryway or foyer, white walls, Sherwin Williams Pure White, black front door, wood stairs, sliding barn door. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour, virtual diy decorating ideas

When it comes to white paint colours, it can be hard to find one that works every time in every home – because that magical paint colour just doesn’t exist! However, Sherwin Williams Pure White comes DAMN close and it certainly saved the day this time.

The Foyer, Staircase and Office

Before, the architecture was great, as was the light fixture, but things were lookin’ a weeeee bit murky…

Entryway before edesign (8)

AFTER, it’s like it was always meant to be (just like me n’ Tim – RIGHT TIM???)

2 storey entryway or foyer, white walls, Sherwin Williams Pure White, black front door, wood stairs, sliding barn door. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour, virtual diy decorating ideas (2)

BTW, ALL after photos are courtesy of Rich at Western Exposures Photography – awesome job.

Look at how the white walls POP against the black front door, stair railing and gorgeous sliding barn door going into the home office. White is one of the BEST ways to get strong features of a home to stand out…

2 storey entryway or foyer, white walls, Sherwin Williams Pure White, black front door, wood stairs, sliding barn door. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour, virtual diy decorating ideas

2 storey entryway or foyer, white walls, Sherwin Williams Pure White, black front door, wood stairs, sliding barn door. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour, virtual diy decorating ideas

Sherwin Williams Pure White in home office with leather chair. Best white paint color. Kylie M Interiors edesign, virtual or online paint color expert, diy decorating ideas and home staging

Pure White also created a seamless transition between trim, ceiling and wall. Not that this space NEEDED to look any bigger, but this application creates a larger, less cluttered look…

Staircase, white spindles, wood stairs, best white paint colour, Sherwin Williams Pure White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting

Now, moving along to the REAL showstopper of the home – the open living area.

The Open Concept Living Area

Before, the paint colour made the dark wood cabinets look dated and in need of some paint themselves (seriously, I will paint ANYTHING)…

Great room before edesign

But AFTER, I’m actually inspired to put dark wood cabinets in my own home! Not only do they ground the space, but they also create a gorgeous contrast with the soft white of the walls…

Open concept layout living, dining room and kitchen, wood tile look floor, cognac leather, Sherwin Pure White walls, dark wood cabinets. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Read more: The Best Paint Colours for Dark Wood Trim

And seriously, cognac/tobacco coloured leather is my long-time love, I’ll NEVER get tired of it. But I also said that about the perm I got two years ago (#wishIwasjoking)

Taking a look at the dining and kitchen areas – woooooof. If you know me well, you know I say that when I don’t like the looks of something, or when Doug (our dog) asks me a question.

Great room before edesign

After, LET THERE BE LIGHT! Sweet hallelujah…

Open layout dining room, kitchen dark wood cabinets, tile wood look floor. Sherwin Williams Pure White. Paint color consulting Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Open layout dining room, kitchen dark wood cabinets, tile wood look floor. Sherwin Williams Pure White. Paint color consulting Kylie M Interiors Edesign

I’d add some filler words, but I know you’re all here for the pretty pictures. JUST JOKING, I know you’re REALLY here for my charm and wit…riiiight? I’m pretty sure only my Mom would answer yes to that one.

Open concept layout living, dining room and kitchen, wood tile look floor, cognac leather, Sherwin Pure White walls, dark wood cabinets. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

On to the next zone, which had a gorgeous stone fireplace and built-ins, but was CRAVING a little KLC…

Great room before edesign

Seriously? Seriously…

Open layout dining room, kitchen dark wood cabinets, tile wood look floor. Sherwin Williams Pure White. Paint color consulting Kylie M Interiors Edesign

LOOK AT THOSE FREAKIN’ BUILT-INS! Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart was the PERFECT paint colour (see more ideas here) as it grounded the space, gave contrast to the stone fireplace and white walls AND brought some of the contrast of the kitchen into the living room. Painting the built-ins DARK was important for flow based on the dark stain of the kitchen cabinets.

Living room, stacked stone fireplace, tv, builtins painted Benjamin Cheating Heart, Pure White walls,cognac leather. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant (3)

Living room, stacked stone fireplace, tv, builtins painted Benjamin Cheating Heart, Pure White walls,cognac leather. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant

Great room before edesign

Open layout dining room, kitchen dark wood cabinets, tile wood look floor. Sherwin Williams Pure White. Paint color consulting Kylie M Interiors Edesign

BTW, stunning photography by Richard at Western Exposures photography, he totally captured the brightness and beauty of this family home.

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      Hi Julie, that’s actually ALLLLL Pure White in a south-facing room, which could account for that bit of extra warmth you’re seeing 🙂

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