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MODERN FARMHOUSE Paint Colours

If you are looking for an effortless blend of contemporary design and comfy, country living, the modern farmhouse style offers endless inspiration.

Whitewashed shiplap, galvanized steel, natural and reclaimed wood, vintage—these elements and more, set in a clean, uncluttered space—are hallmarks of the modern farmhouse style.

Like many interior design styles, the backdrop for the modern farmhouse includes neutral, off-white and white, gray, and greige paint colours, with pops of colour woven in. Here, our colour experts share their favorite modern farmhouse colours and colour combinations to help you get started.

The Benjamin Moore Modern Farmhouse Colour Palette

Use these paint colours as building blocks for creating a modern farmhouse vibe.


A black farmhouse in a field features white windows, surrounded by mountains and red flowers on a sunny day.

Deep Paint Colour for a Bold Farmhouse Exterior

Take inspiration from this striking modern farmhouse in Black Satin 2131-10 with white trim in Brilliant White OC-150 for classic contrast. Other intense colours we love for exterior siding for a modern farmhouse feeling include Polo Blue 2062-10, Iron Mountain 2134-30, and Kendall Charcoal HC‑166. Look for off-white colours that share the same undertone of these deep hues for trim, ceiling or interior doors: Learn more about white undertones.
Entryway with white shiplap walls and green trim, featuring wall lighting and cubbyholes with boots.

Mixing Up Colour

White- or neutral-painted walls spiked with deeper colours on trim or doors fall beautifully into the farmhouse tradition, while offering a fresh, graphic take. Try intriguing colour combinations as seen here with cool gray Slate CW-700 on a door and mossy Nicolson Green CW-500 on the interior door frame.
Dining room features a wooden table and white chairs, rustic armoire, wooden counters, and three wooden beams along the ceiling.

A Clean and Comfortable Dining Room

A timeless hue and former Colour of the Year, Simply White OC-117 provides the perfect white paint colour for this modern farmhouse-inspired dining room.

“With its hint of warmth, Simply White works beautifully with rich wood tones,” says Nivara Xaykao, Colour & Design expert. “Try using different sheens to add subtle dimension to an all-white room.”
White room with blue counters and wooden top, a large white sink adorned with soap and cutting board, and walls with décor.

Heart of the Home: The Kitchen

Contrasting colours on upper and lower cabinets gives a fresh new look to any kitchen.

In this modern farmhouse galley, the trim, doors and ceiling are all painted in Distant Gray OC-68, a crisp white with blue undertones that pairs effortlessly with strong blue colours like Kensington Blue CC-780.
A well-lit bathroom with alcove bath and shower, white wainscoting, beige-painted walls, and wooden seating.

A Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

Crisp white wainscoting is a hallmark of the modern farmhouse look.

Here, Hardwood Putty CW-5 on broad paneling pairs well with soft Bassett Hall Green CW-480 walls. On the bathroom vanity, Slate CW-700 offers a charming touch of warm gray paint colour for contrast. Plants, an antique stool and oak floors bring the countryside in.

Other greens we love for a modern farmhouse bathroom include Spa AF-435, Hancock Green HC-117, and Fernwood Green 2145-40.
A white spindle chair sits in a gray-walled hallway featuring a red barndoor that leads to a bathroom with a striped rug.

Modern Farmhouse Add-In: The Barn Door

Add a sleek barn door to your home for an instant farmhouse feel. Tomato Tango CSP‑1145, a cheery red from the Aura® Colour Stories® collection, is a fun accent colour that adds a spark of energy.

White and off-white paint are essential to the modern farmhouse style, seen here with Stoneware CSP-245 on the bathroom walls and trim. On the near wall, a deep gray Wool Peacoat CSP-25 creates a nice counterbalance to the bright red door. And slate-gray bathroom flooring contrasts beautifully with adjacent knotty pine, a modern farmhouse mainstay.
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Gray-painted doors provide a warm welcome into this white-painted seating area with a white couch and modern furniture.

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