107 McCall Street – Design and Paint Palette

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Design and Paint Palette

107 McCall Street was built in 1916 as a Folk Victorian, as seen through its prominent front bay window, but otherwise simple, linear feel.  It has been carefully updated to modern appeal while preserving and building on the original character of the home by adding a period appropriate steep bronze metal roof, and linear three over one windows. The fresh and detailed color palette highlights the trim features prominent in Period homes and it provides a preview of the interior colors and custom features.

The interior style is updated to a Vintage Urban Farmhouse.  The paint colors for the house are a modern blend of designer Benjamin Moore colors. They were all chosen carefully for the space with light and reflectivity kept in mind. They flow to create an open floor plan that is calming but not ordinary.  Most were chosen from the Historic Collection, making them period appropriate to this 100yr home.

The color scheme downstairs relies on Gray Owl for the base. This is a versatile backdrop for the mid-tone gray and white kitchen color scheme, and lets the midnight oak floors, oversized wood windows, and heart pine reclaimed wood wall and kitchen shelves be the stars of the living area. A beaded chandelier and other reproduction vintage iron and glass globe light fixtures continue the look and highlight the 10ft ceilings, and 7 ft doors.  White subway tile in the kitchen set on a herringbone lends a different approach to the common subway pattern, while not being overpowering.

The house’s scheme is balanced with Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Simply White, used on ceilings and all trim work. Dragon’s Breath on the doors lends a dramatic accent color that is a refreshing change from white.

In the half bath, Hale Navy is set against the crispness of Simply White used on the shiplap.  This look, including the custom made reclaimed wood console vanity with an oversized Kohler porcelain sink, Henkley brass and bronze light fixture, and vintage bronze cross faucet, pair together to create a cozy vintage farmhouse look.

Paladium Blue is used in the back foyer/laundry room as a happy alternative to the gray tones throughout in the home.

The Owner’s suite continues the use of Gray Owl, as it again highlights the custom made heart pine double barn doors. It flows to Coventry Gray in the bathroom which is a perfect compliment to the pale gray Italian floor tile,  large white subway  tile, Carrara marble arabesque accent in the shower,  saturated gray of the vanities and Cararra marble vanity tops. Chrome lighting and faucets are appropriately used to play off the period appeal. The iron farmhouse light fixture used in the bedroom echoes the shape of the arabesque tile in the bathroom to further tie the spaces together.

Upstairs utilizes the calmness of Gray Owl in the back bedroom and hallway. Palladium Blue is used in the shared bath, along with gray penny tile, white subway tile, and vintage look lighting and faucets.  Palladium Blue brings energy to the front bedroom while the reading nook’s Simply White puts the focus on the downtown view from the casement window.  Bedroom lighting is white drum shades, leaving the focus on the airiness of the 9 ft ceilings.

Benjamin Moore Interior Paint Colors

Simply White          OC-117

Dragon’s Breath       1547

Gray Owl                  OC-52

Paladium Blue         HC-144

Hale Navy               HC-154

Coventry Gray         HC-169

Benjamin Moore Exterior Colors

Ozark Shadow      AC-26

Galveston Gray    AC-27

Paladium Blue    HC-144

Iced Marble         1578

Ashwood Moss   1484

Frostine               AF-5

Bear Creek           1470



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