Medium Grey Paint Colors, Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas + Paying it Forward

We’re revisiting an historical 1875 restored and renovated farmhouse near my home in Northern Illinois within Medium Grey Paint Colors, Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas. If you admire neutral palettes beyond white and beige, this may float your modern farmhouse boat. (Wait…are modern farmhouse boats a thing? Cool beans.)

Chesterfield sofa in a neutral living room with a mix of vintage and modern. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come learn the medium grey paint colors used here! #greypaintcolor #interiordesign #livingroom #chesterfieldsofa
Medium Grey Paint Colors as well as Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas.

You’ll discover smart grey paint colors for walls and get a glimpse of how they pair with ebony floors as well as see architecturally lovely design details to inspire.

At the finish line, we’ll also chat about paying it forward, and by “it” I mean compassion, kindness, and mercy.

I can’t resist sharing the exterior!

1875 Industrial Modern Farmhouse Tour. White modern farmhouse exterior with cedar siding, board and batten, metal galvalume roof, and black trim accents. Come see more! Photo by Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfarmhouse #exterior #whitefarmhouse #boardandbatten #housedesign #farmhousearchitecture #hellolovelystudio

Medium Grey Paint Colors, Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas + Paying it Forward

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Grey Paint Colors from BM

The homeowners chose to paint the interior walls medium gray, and depending on the amount of natural light a room received, it was painted one of these two hues.

Exact color used: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray

Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore | Best All Round Neutral | On her companyâs Facebook page, Cheryl Eisen calls Stonington Gray (in flat finish) her staging secret and says that brokers and buyers alike constantly ask about it. She describes it as the perfect remedy for white walls, and says, âIt has a unique ability to compliment every color scheme.â
BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray…certainly a soothing neutral tranquil shade.

Exact color used: BENJAMIN MOORE Platinum Gray

Platinum Gray Benjamin Moore PM-7 "A classic mid-tone gray, this adaptable shade pairs especially well with warm yellows."
BENJAMIN MOORE Platinum Gray:..certainly an adaptable shade indeed to complement warm colors.

Another Medium Gray Paint Color to Sample

While this gray color was not used by the homeowners in their farmhouse, it is one you can easily sample with free shipping. Not a bad deal to spend 3 bucks with a click at Home Depot and also save a trip to the store!

BEHR ULTRA 8 oz. #N520-3 Flannel Gray Matte Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One Sample
BEHR Flannel Gray…certainly a lovely medium grey paint option indeed!
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Idea No. 1: Family Photos in the Stairway

It’s such a nostalgic gesture, and to modernize a very traditional home decor practice, consider calming the mood with black and white photos to unify the mix as well as reflect a modern design aesthetic.

Black painted stairs, grey walls, and white painted stair risers. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come score ideas for medium grey paint colors on Hello Lovely. #staircase #blackfloors #greypaintcolors
In case you require a few frames for photos too?

Idea No. 2: Naked Windows

This row of windows in an upstairs hall adds architectural interest, natural light, and beauty to enhance everyday living.

Gallery of windows in upstairs hall. Farmhouse interior design inspiration and medium grey paint color ideas for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details.
Medium Grey Paint Colors as well as Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas.

Idea No. 3: Black Painted or Stained Stairs

All of the black flooring in this modern farmhouse also contributes to its more contemporary style.

Staircase inspiration. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come score the medium grey paint colors used in this home on Hello Lovely. #staircase #blackfloors #paintcolors #industrialfarmhouse #interiordesign
Medium Grey Paint Colors as well as Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas.

Idea No. 4: Vintage or Deconstructed Furniture

So many pleasing room designs reflect a mix of old and new, and sometimes it is simply the suggestion of old which does the trick. Ever dragged home a vintage chair and removed upholstery for a similar look? I have always wanted to try that!

A deconstructed arm chair in a living room. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Score medium grey paint colors and ideas for decorating. #industrialfarmhouse #greypaint

Idea No. 5: Window in the Stairway

Oh my, light is a necessity for function and architecture!

View from second floor landing. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come score the names of medium grey paint colors used in this lovely home on Hello Lovely. #paintcolors #grey #interiordesign #blackfloors
Medium Grey Paint Colors as well as Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas.

Idea No. 6: Masculine Furniture

It is common in modern farmhouse living rooms to see white upholstered sofas with colorful pillows and feminine touches. This farmhouse living room’s masculine leather tufted Chesterfield sofa exudes traditional style and a rugged handsomeness to stand up to years of use.

Chesterfield sofa in a neutral living room with a mix of vintage and modern. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come learn the medium grey paint colors used here! #greypaintcolor #interiordesign #livingroom #chesterfieldsofa

Idea No. 7: Historically Significant Colors

The light green custom pistachio paint color chosen for some of the kitchen and pantry cabinets is one which may have been found in an old Vermont farmhouse from another century.

Custom green base cabinets in a charming farmhouse kitchen with medium grey paint colors. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs.  #interiordesign #indusrialfarmhouse #kitchen #paintcolor
Medium Grey Paint Colors as well as Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas.
Pistachio green base cabinets in a farmhouse kitchen pantry. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come get the medium grey paint colors! #paintcolors #greypaint #interiordesign #modernfarmhouse

Idea No. 8: Bold Color Pops

In an otherwise neutral space, a colorful stained glass window in the mud room serves as a work of art and a happy focal point.

Mud room with stainless steel and an industrial sink with sprayer. Farmhouse interior design inspiration for fans of industrial, modern, and traditional farmhouse house designs. This 1875 historical farmhouse in Barrington, Illinois was renovated to a high standard with superior craftsmanship and bespoke design details. Come get the medium grey paint colors used here. #greypaint #mudroom #interiordesign #paintcolors
Gray Interior Paint Color Ideas as well as Farmhouse Architecture Design Inspiration.

Idea No. 9: Schoolhouse Style Lighting

For schoolhouse style lighting ideas, see THESE OPTIONS.

School house lights in a modern farmhouse gallery style hall with medium grey paint colors. #interiordesign #greypaint #paintcolors #blackfloors #industrialfarmhouse

Idea No. 10: Gallery Architecture

This home’s renovation features a dramatically long hallway. Upon entering the front door, one can see straight through to the backyard.

Reflective black flooring in a hallway with schoolhouse lights and medium grey paint colors. Come score the exact colors used on Hello Lovely. #interiordesign #greypaint #paintcolors #blackfloors #industrialfarmhouse
Gray Interior Paint Color Ideas as well as Farmhouse Architecture Design Inspiration.

For more lantern style lighting and inspiration, see THESE OPTIONS.

Black flooring, medium grey paint colors, and magnificent architecture in a second floor landing of an industrial farmhouse. #interiordesign #paintcolors #industrialfarmhouse #blackfloors

Idea No. 11: Traditional Exterior Details

The authenticity of real painted cedar siding (as opposed to a cement board or vinyl lookalike) exudes a high-end, built to last, aged appearance which is sure to age beautifully.

White cedar siding on a beautiful 1875 modern farmhouse in Northern Illinois. #farmhousearchitecture #modernfarmhouse #exterior
Gray Interior Paint Color Ideas as well as Farmhouse Architecture Design Inspiration.

Idea No. 12: Beefy Trim

A lot of modern farmhouse architecture these days opts for minimal trim, but this house celebrates hefty custom woodwork.

Black floors, medium grey paint colors, and white trim in a renovated modern farmhouse with industrial interiors. #interiordesign #blackfloors #industrialfarmhouse #greypaint

Idea No. 13: Tranquil Palette

The homeowners used two different grays from Benjamin Moore for the first floor. In rooms where there is less natural light or no natural light, it is often preferable to use a lighter shade.

Mud room in a modern farmhouse with Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray walls, stainless steel, and a stained glass window. #benjaminmoorestoningtongray #paintcolors #interiordesign #mudroom
Gray Interior Paint Color Ideas as well as Farmhouse Architecture Design Inspiration.
Grey walls in a stairwell with black stairs. Score the exact medium grey paint colors used in this lovely industrial farmhouse. #interiordesign #industrialfarmhouse #greypaint #paintcolors #blackfloors

Idea No. 14: Transoms

I love the architecture and added light these transoms over the doors leading to the deck add.

Architectural details are grand in a restored 1875 farmhouse kitchen and family room. Score the exact medium grey paint colors on Hello Lovely. #interiordesign #industrialfarmhouse #benjaminmoorestoningtongray #farmhousearchitecture #blackfloors
Gray Interior Paint Color Ideas as well as Farmhouse Architecture Design Inspiration.
White modern farmhouse exterior with cedar siding, board and batten, metal galvalume roof, and black trim accents. Come see more! Photo by Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfarmhouse #exterior #whitefarmhouse #boardandbatten #housedesign #farmhousearchitecture #hellolovelystudio
I love any caged exterior wall light, and here’s a nifty exterior option. 
Evergreen Bucket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Dried Hydrangea Wreath
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Black Taper Candlesticks
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Farmhouse Dining Table
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
Louis Ghost Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
Grainstripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Farmers Market Wreath
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Marble Column Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Brisa Dreamquest Sofa
Modern Brass Globe Pendant
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Resource Guide: Modern Farmhouse Decor & Furniture

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Ullman Tin Man's Heart Galvanized
Tin Man’s Galvanized Heart…in case you need the perfect rustic accent and touch of grey.
Denice 26" Desk Lamp
Black Industrial Desk Lamp…in case you need a modern clean-lined task lamp.
Valerie Solid Wood Dining Table
Farmhouse Table…in case you are seeking an inexpensive readymade piece.
Industrial farmhouse style 1-Light Armed Sconce
Industrial Style Sconce…in case you’re shopping for an inexpensive industrial touch.
Round minimal modern farmhouse Wall Mirror
Modern Farmhouse Style Wall Mirror…in case you love minimal design.
Orval Rustic Leaner Full Length Mirror
Rustic Leaner Mirror…in case you need an oversized reflective element.
Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool. Industrial Farmhouse Style on Hello Lovely!
Farmhouse Style Bar Stool…in case you require a rugged industrial detail at the counter.
Industrial Black 1-Light Bowl Pendant. Industrial farmhouse style on Hello Loveyl!
Industrial Farmhouse Style Bowl Pendant…in case you admire dome style simple lighting.
34" Vintage Style Painted Wood Wall Clock
Oversized Vintage Style Painted Wall Clock…in case you admire these art pieces that keep time.
1" x 1" Porcelain Mosaic Hex Tile in White
1″ Porcelain Mosaic Tile in White…in case you love a timeless, classic style tile.
Vintage style Hexagon 10.25" x 12" Porcelain Unglazed Mosaic Tile in Antique Black
Vintage Style Unglazed Mosaic Tile – Antique Black…in case you love an edgy industrial tile that is still traditional.
Farmhouse style sink. Ceramic 34" Console Bathroom Sink with Overflow
34″ Console Bathroom Sink…in case you’re after an inexpensive vintage look for the bath or powder room.
Wood Accent Mirror #modernfarmhouse #farmhousemirror
Aged Wood Wall Mirror…in case you’re hunting for just the right mirror for a bedroom, entry, or bath.
30" x 18" Thick Wall Fireclay Single Bowl Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
30″ Fireclay Farmhouse Sink…in case you love these nostalgic designs.
God comes disguised as your own life - inspirational quote from Paula D'Arcy. #inspirational #quote #spiritual #christianity #faith #encouragement

Thoughts on Paying It Forward

This morning, I am moved to pay it forward. I read a moving sort of ‘everyday story’ on a blog that softened my heart. With so much division, fear, and despair in modern culture and broadcast on the news and social media, we need nudges and beauty to open our hearts. We also need REMINDERS how humans are wonderful and how kindnesses truly HEAL THE WORLD.

Do not think for a moment little acts of love and peace from you in your everyday life do not impact the world. They change the very atmosphere of our planet, they change you, and they change others too. I could write for hours on how I think the mechanics may work from a metaphysical perspective as a mystical contemplative, but I’ll spare you!

Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about smiling from Dolly Parton. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #dollyparton

Kindness, Compassion & Connection

Here’s what Marilyn reported this morning, and if you’re also touched, visit her, let her know, and let your heart lead you to someone in need:

A few days ago my husband and I went out to lunch after a Dr visit…The neighborhood is comprised of older seniors and some down on their luck. Many have been out of work for a long time due to the area losing main businesses. This restaurant allows Veterans and neighborhood regulars to eat all they want for a much lower price. And some are allowed to pay as they can. The relationship between the owner and the neighborhood is one you don’t see anymore...

Inspirational quote to encourage and uplift on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #wonder #inspiration #goodness #encouragement

Noticing the Neighbor

As we got out of the car and started toward the door we saw an elderly gentleman walking slowly toward us.

As we made our way closer to the cashier we noticed he would have liked to choose more items but refrained…Jim told the cashier to put the man’s meal on our bill. And then he told her to pack up a large to-go package for him with a variety of all types of dishes as well as some pies.

When the man, Bob, got closer to pay he realized what we had done and started to cry softly. He asked if we minded him joining us.

Over the next 45 minutes we found he had lost his wife a few months ago. They had no close relatives to help. He was still paying Dr bills but so far was able to keep his home. He couldn’t give up the house they lived in for over 60 years. We offered to drive him home but he refused. And with that, he took his package of food and left. I haven’t been able to forget the man and his story…I challenge you all to Pay it Forward this week.”

Inspirational quote to encourage and uplift on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #wonder #inspiration #goodness #encouragement

Marilyn, thank you for sharing this story, for being such a lovely instrument of mercy and peace, and for inspiring us to do likewise.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
Evergreen Bucket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Faux Bois Candleholders
Grainstripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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