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Paints that marry country charm to contemporary cool

Your soothing oasis deserves a colour that harmoniously blends the quintessential earthiness of the country with modern sensibilities. Whether it is for full walls or only accents, the right colour sets the tone of the entire décor. Take a look at what experts recommend for your modern farmhouse.

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Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore | In part grey, in part beige, Revere Pewter is the perfect greige. It eliminates the cool blue undertones of grey and the yellow ones of beige – and what remains behind is the warm pleasantness of both the colours. Use it for the hallway, kitchen, dining room or transitional spaces (if you have an open floor plan). It looks mesmerizing with wood and lots of natural light.

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Raging Bull by Behr | It looks like terracotta or the colour of those traditional earthen planters. We won’t ask you to cover all the walls in Raging Bull unless you desire a super barn-like feel in a particular area – it’s best used in accents and look spectacular against shades of white or greige.

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Greenwich Village by Behr | Greenwich Village has the knack of going deliciously well with linen – and the fact that it does, makes it the perfect colour for a farmhouse bedroom. It’s light, modern and sophisticated – and makes a statement without being in-your-face.

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Old Leather Book by Glidden | Use this for a dramatic accent wall. Old Leather Brown’s mid-tones are complemented really well by white furnishings. Reserve this for the entrance of your farmhouse, or any other space that gets plenty of natural light.

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Guilford Green by Benjamin Moore | Offers a melodious contrast to the darkness and depth of wood. So if you want the richness and intensity of wood along with a light and airy element, Guilford Green is your colour. It becomes the perfectly quiet backdrop for intricate architectural features and décor tending towards maximalism, and also stands strong by itself in a minimalist space. Further adding to its goodness is the fact that it reflects natural light beautifully thereby making any space look more open.

What are your favourite tones for farmhouse interiors: deeply rustic ones or those that strike a balance between old and new, like the ones we mention? And if one were to incline towards the latter, what kind of décor do you reckon would go best in a modern farmhouse?

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