What’s in a Color? Our Palette

We mulled over the colors for our house many times.  We referenced books, drove through neighborhoods of Rummer’s in Portland and Eichler’s in California.  We watched the light hit our house at various times of the day.  We had the photographs of two color iterations that we knew we didn’t want that had been previously on the house.  One of blue and one was black as seen here.

And now this is how the house looks with paint colors we selected. These colors seem to fit into the landscape in a much more harmonious way.


We found a helpful website that had some of original Eichler colors. And learned that we could find them at Benjamin Moore.  Luck would have it that our painter preferred this brand as well and they had a shop very close to our house.

We ended up selecting these colors with the Pumpkin Cream as our front and side bathroom door color, carrying it into the kitchen uppers.  We choice Horizon Grey for the exterior and atrium walls  that carry into the beginning of the living room. It has a soft green tinge that is very calming.  The beams and walls are different colors of white.  Accents are in various blacks and greys.  We are happy with the selections.

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The painting process of the cabinets uppers and closet doors was always fun to witness.

We really liked how our closet doors modeled after original Eicher bypass doors came out. Dale our finish carpenter is a gem!

custom bypass doors

Here are some photos as the colors are coming together.  One of the front entry inside the atrium.   We ended up putting in a 7 foot tall front door.  One of the bath door leaning in the atrium as it waits to be hung.  A view from the living room out the kitchen and the uppers painted in the pumpkin cream in our kitchen bar area.

The outisde was all primed (above), and the final exterior colors are shown below.





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