Jun 25, 2019 Custom Home Design

Modern Muted Paint Colors for Your Custom Home

The new neutrals are showing up on walls across the country. Gone are the blah beiges of the past. Today’s muted paint colors are fresh and classic and can be the perfect paint color choice for your new Wayne home.

Our homes are not one size fits all, and paint should be no different. That’s why there are different finishes and tones that we can provide to make your home truly custom in every sense.

Which Color to Choose?

White, beige and gray are all popular muted paint colors, but within those colors, there are hundreds of shades available. So, where do you begin? Decide the vibe you are going for in each room. Are you looking for light and airy? We are seeing a lot of homes with all white walls throughout, which is a way to deliver a fresh look that creates a sense of spaciousness. However, be careful which shade of white you choose. A little warmth can make expansive white walls more inviting than a true white. Be careful with gray tones that have violet undertones – once on the wall, they can look purple instead of gray. Beiges can appear muddy and dated if they have too much orange or brown in them…temper that with some green or gray tones. Wayne Homes’ painters will always contact our customers before or close to the drywall stage to confirm color choices and locations, so there are no surprises.

Paint and Pricing

Remember, your home doesn’t have to be painted all the same color. While we offer one color choice for walls, and one color choice for trim as an included feature, additional colors can be added. A note about darker shades: these cost more because sometimes different primer or extra coats of primer are needed, and extra coats of paint can be required.

All the Trimmings

Don’t forget about trim color. Even if you choose a similar color for the trim as the wall, a difference in finish will give it a subtle “pop”. Walls are typically painted with a flat paint, and trim is semi-gloss, so there will naturally be a variation between the two. A few colors that homeowners love for trim instead of white is Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams or even gray for something different. These are unexpected and a modern twist on your classic white trim.

Get Inspired

Check out our photo galleries, or better yet – visit a Model Center and see one of our homes in person. According to our Design Studio coordinator, many of our customers see a paint color at one of our model homes and select that as the paint color for their custom home. We can pull up any color you’ve found and match it to a color on our paint deck, so you can have exactly what you want…that’s our goal!

Are you ready to get started designing your custom home? Contact us to schedule an appointment at a Model Center…and bring your paint swatches!

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer 50 fully customizable floor plans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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