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3 Neutral Farmhouse Country Paint Palettes: Benjamin Moore & Sherwin Williams

Posted on June 12, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

Beautiful Modern Farmhouse Paint Colour Palettes

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Whether you call it rustic, country or modern, there’s no doubt that today’s homeowners are LOVING ‘farmhouse-inspired’ style! Soft creams, feather-light grays and moody greenish blues, these paint colours were made for country living – even if you’re in the city!

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray farmhouse style dining room with decor Kylie M E-design

But before we get into the guts and glory of paint colours, let’s chat about what MOST of these rooms have in common…

  • Painted Wood. Painted wood is a BIG deal in the farmhouse/country world. Whether they’re minorly distressed or have the livin’ daylights beat out of them, painted wood furniture pieces are a GREAT way to infuse country style into your home.
  • Texture. Painted or stained woods are often highly textured. You’ll also see a lot of textures with linens and accessories. In the more MODERN farmhouse style, you’ll see a lot of smooth white oak.
  • Off-white. Whether it’s walls, trim work, cabinets or furniture, no country style home is complete without white or off-white SOMEwhere.
  • Dark metals. When it comes to door hardware, cabinet pulls and light fixtures, most farmhouse style homes use a black or dark, tarnished metal finish. Sure, you’ll see the odd bit of brass or pewter pop up, but generally speaking, it’s black, oil rubbed bronze and aged brass that you’ll see the most of.
  • Woven Woods. While it’s not shown in ALL of the photos below, most country-style décor involves some kind of woven wood (wicker or rattan). This can be in the form of baskets, chair seats, rugs, blinds or home décor.

Please note, that while not ALL of these photos show modern country-style rooms, I rely 100% on my E-design clients for their after photos and don’t source out – so I do the best I can with what I have! 

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

See the before and after photos HERE

Palette 1: Warm & Simple Modern Country Style Colours

Today’s farmhouse style often revolves around gray, so it’s nice to see a room with a warmer touch!

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige in a country farmhouse style guest bedroom with wood trim and neutral bed linens. Kylie M E-design and ONline Color consulting

Warm colours are also a consideration for north-facing rooms, to help balance out some of that gray light coming in the windows.

Modern country style paint palette with warm neutral colours. Cream and beige. Farmhouse. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, using Benjamin or Sherwin paint colors. Online paint colour expert

Approximations of SW Creamy/ BM Manchester Tan / BM Bennington Gray / SW Oyster Bay

Warm-toned paint colour ideas for your walls


Navajo White is a warm, soft cream. Not overly yellow, but still leaving beautiful warmth on the table (especially if it’s a cooler north-facing room). Gentle Cream has a bit more body and weight to it.

Black painted wine cabinets, kids art gallery wall. Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream. Kylie M Interiors

Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream


Manchester Tan has been kickin’ it for a LONG time – and for good reason! It’s a beautiful light tan paint colour. And while the odd time it can grab a wee wink o’ green, it generally stays pretty passive.

The Best Beige & Tan Paint Colours


For a bit more oomph (super technical term), Creamy adds a touch more depth, without committing to any set colour other than ‘cream’.

Sherwin Williams Creamy in a living room with stone fireplace, tv and large tv stand and art gallery

Read more: Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Creamy


Accessible Beige is a beautiful beige with a subtle gray undertone.

Best beige paint colour, Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige in living room with stone fireplace and brown leather furniture. KYlie M Virtual, e-design and online colour expert

Read more: Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige


Balanced Beige is the light/medium version of Accessible Beige.


Ballet White gets me EVERY time – I’ve yet to see a room I don’t love it in! With its soft cream, beige, greige blend, it’s a great muted warm option.

Benjamin Moore Ballet White, stucco and brick fireplace with oak or fir wood flooring. Gray Cashmere kitchen. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color advice blog and consulting

Some Pretty Accent Colours: BM Wythe Blue / BM Wedgewood Gray / SW Keystone Gray / SW Classic French Gray / BM Tawny Rose

Palette 2: Modern Country Style Paint Colours – Gray & Greige

Oh, you knew I couldn’t stay away from gray for long! Gray is a cool looking colour, so you’ll want to layer it with tones and texture to visually warm things up.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray via Kylie M Interiors E-design and Online Color consulting. Shown with dark wood trim and beams. Farmhouse dining room. Gingham and Grace blog

An Agreeable Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover

Kylie M Interiors Edesign. Open concept, Cambria Brittanica Warm countertop, greige walls, painted cabinets, modern farmhouse, white oak. DIY Decorating and design blog

A modern country style paint palette with neutrals, grey or greige. Farmhouse inspired. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, using Benjamin or Sherwin paint colors. Online paint color expert

Approximations of SW Repose Gray / SW Agreeable Gray / SW Cyberspace / SW Grizzle Gray

Neutral or gray paint colour ideas for your walls

This look keeps things pretty simple with a tone-on-tone, textured neutral palette. Minor accents might be found in the form of darker blue, green or caramel.


You won’t have to travel far to find a home painted in Repose Gray. This is a light depth warm gray. It favours a vague purple undertone, but can easily pick up a wink o’ green.

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray in family or living room, dark wood flooring, Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint consultant. Client before photo

Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray


A soft warm gray that is ALMOST greige, Agreeable Gray is just a wink more than a ‘warm gray’.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray farmhouse style dining room with decor Kylie M E-design

Read more: A Country Dining Colour Review – Agreeable Gray


With a bit more colour than today’s most popular gray paint colours, Revere Pewter is a beautiful colour with a subtle greige-green undertone that stops it from looking cold. Equally as gorgeous is Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray, which easily gives Revere Pewter a run for its money!

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in dining room with dark wood furniture and pendant lights. Best warm gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, client photo. Decorating blog

Read more: Colonnade Gray vs Revere Pewter


Silverplate is a light-medium depth stormy gray with a vague blue undertone. Kissin’ cousin to the ever-popular Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. Remember, every gray has undertones, so be sure to pick the one that best jibes with the finishes in your room as WELL as your exposure!

Some Pretty Accent Colours: SW Cyberspace / SW Grizzle Gray / SW Night Owl / BM Stratton Blue / BM Chelsea Gray / SW Stamped Concrete

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

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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

Palette #3: A Wee Splash of Colour in Modern Country Style

When I say splash, I mean in the shallow end of the pool! Nothing is dominant in this palette as the wall colour, wood tones and accent colours flow together in a soft and subtle way.

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue, best blue paint colour. Antique distressed dresser and decor. Kylie M INteriors E-decor and ONline Design, Colour expert

A modern country style paint palette with a bit more color, blue, green. Farmhouse inspired. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, using Benjamin or Sherwin paint colors. Online paint colour expert

Approximations of SW Gossamer Veil / SW Liveable Green / SW Rainwashed

Slightly more colourful paint colour ideas for your walls

This look has a gentle vibe to it. Nothing jarring or surprisingly out of place – just soft and country!


While Gossamer Veil isn’t overly colourful, it’s a BEAUTIFUL complement to the others. It’s a soft warm gray, almost greige with a slight preference for green undertones, but can easily flash into the other cool undertones.


As its name suggests, Liveable Green is a very liveable green! While the gray is a bit more passive in it, it’s not so green that it’s overpowering.

How natural light and light bulbs affect paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign. Sherwin Williams Liveable Green best green paint colour

Read more: The 7 Best Green Paint Colours 


Woodlawn Blue is a soft blue with a gray backdrop and a tiny wink of green to soften it up.

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue, one of the best blue paint colours. Antique metal bed in guest bedroom. Kylie M Interiors E-decor and Online Design and colour expert


Rainwashed is a well-balanced blend of blue and green with a subtle gray to calm it down.

Sea Salt is a gray/green that loves to pick up some blue as well!

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in a bathroom with white countertop, vanity, farmhouse bulbs, wood framed mirror. Kylie M E-design, online color consultant

All About Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

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Check out my affordable Online Consulting and Colour Services!

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

Chat soon,

Kylie M Interiors Edecor and Edesign


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Originally written in 2016, updated in 2020


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