I’m not saying I want my house to feel like a museum–I’m just saying I wouldn’t mind having every paint color from The Met in my house. I’m specifically thinking of their European Gallery, which was re-painted a few years ago with Farrow & Ball paint colors. I thought it would be fun to guess which paint colors were used in The Met, using my Farrow & Ball paint deck in hand. Again, these are my best guesses! And I’d definitely swatch anything in your home before committing to a color.
This was the photo (above) that began my deep dive. I came across this image above in Lauren Caron’s stories before we painted our living room and I knew it was the perfect inspiration for our home. The trim looked like Pigeon by Farrow & Ball and that gave me the push to paint our living room in the tone. No regrets, and now I can’t unsee using that blue in the bonus room and definitely bringing a deep red into another room (maybe the dining room?!). Seeing them together, makes me feel good about the whole-home color scheme I’ve been mindful of.
Here’s a few more colorful spaces in the Met that are sporting the most inspiring paint colors (and my best guess as to what they are!)
This is giving me Polly Modern Cottage vibes.
I’m not over the red we painted in our last music room and I can’t wait to bring it back! And this taupe reminds me of the taupe cabinets in our kitchen. A perfect pair if you ask me.
The paint colors in this image above are actually more than a guess. They’re confirmed by Farrow & Ball! If you can remember, Downpipe is what we painted the guest room in our Modern Cottage.
Isn’t the inspiration just lovely?! I’m feeling very inspired by this deep-dive, so much so that the official bonus room paint color is going to be Stiffkey Blue–a true deep blue that feels traditional but fresh!
Here’s all the paint colors together for reference. Honestly, if you’re looking for a starting point in choosing a whole-home color scheme, this is a great place to start.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Yesterday was the launch of our new Polly rug collection with Loloi! The support has been overwhelming and we’re so excited to finally share this labor of love with you all. The collection was inspired from a need in the market–something to mix and match with vintage rugs, or vintage-inspired rugs like our first collections […]
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