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Painting Your Way to a
Modern Farmhouse Style


The modern farmhouse style combines the cherished rustic charm of a farmhouse with sleek elements of mid-century modern aesthetics, resulting in a warm and contemporary design. While the upcycled decor and sturdy furnishings are integral to farmhouse style, selecting the perfect neutral color palette through paint schemes is equally crucial for achieving a cozy yet modern atmosphere.

The Timeless Allure of Farmhouse Style

The modern farmhouse style combines the cherished rustic charm of a farmhouse with sleek elements of mid-century modern aesthetics, resulting in a warm and contemporary design. While the upcycled decor and sturdy furnishings are integral to farmhouse style, selecting the perfect neutral color palette through paint schemes is equally crucial for achieving a cozy yet modern atmosphere.

In today’s world dominated by social media and high-tech homes, the modern farmhouse look has gained immense popularity. People long for simpler times when screen-time didn’t consume their days. They yearn for an aspirational lifestyle depicted on Instagram and Pinterest, allowing them to curl up in front of a fireplace with a cup of tea or gather around a rustic farmhouse table for breakfast. While the farmhouse lifestyle may be a dream for many, achieving the farmhouse design is completely attainable through a professional interior painting project.


The classic farmhouse style has not only remained a timeless interior design aesthetic but has also made its way into the event hosting scene. Barn venues, chalkboard signs, mason jar centerpieces, and reclaimed windowpane seating charts at weddings all pay homage to the beloved rustic farmhouse charm prominent in interior design.

living room painted perfectly designed home by Wade Paint Co

Over the years, the farmhouse look has evolved and stayed on-trend, with various descriptors such as rustic, classic, shabby chic, traditional, and vintage. However, the current darling of the interior design world is the mid-century modern look.

Embracing the Modern Farmhouse Style

Mid-century modern design is characterized by clean lines, coziness, and a modern aesthetic that blends well with almost any other interior design style, including farmhouse style. The fusion of these two styles has given rise to a fresh take on the modern farmhouse aesthetic.

The modern farmhouse style can be incorporated into any room of your home, combining the clean lines of contemporary design and industrial textures with the warm touches of country living. This style gained even more popularity thanks to numerous home remodeling shows featuring modern farmhouse renovations that captivated viewers.


To achieve the modern farmhouse style, your painting color palette should consist of cool or warm neutral colors such as beige, silver, cream, and gray. These colors harmonize well with a variety of textures. While farmhouse design often involves embracing DIY upcycling projects, entrusting the painting work to professionals allows you to focus on the finishing touches

At Wade Paint Co, our team can provide a color consultation to help you select the ideal farmhouse interior colors and deliver the results you need for a seamless transformation to a simpler time and place.

Bringing Modern Farmhouse Design to Every Room

Cozy, Modern Farmhouse
Painted Master Bedroom

The modern farmhouse style lends itself wonderfully to transforming a bedroom into a rustic retreat with its warm, relaxed, and cozy vibes. Key elements of a rustic and modern farmhouse bedroom include an upholstered headboard, sliding barn doors, crisp white linen bedspreads, and dramatic chandelier lighting. For those going all out, adding a toasty fireplace can further enhance the ambiance.


Infuse some industrial pieces for visual interest, such as an iron canopy bed frame and chic bedside sconces. Modern farmhouse style thrives on the combination of sleek modern textures with natural and reclaimed materials.

When it comes to selecting paint colors for your modern farmhouse bedroom, neutrals are the way to go. According to Elliott Hall owner of Wade Paint Co, ” Opting for gray-toned colors is a great choice to bring out a modern version of the classic farmhouse feel. The colors and design should really throw you back and give you a real lived-in feel.”


Here are some of the basic Sherwin Williams Colors (1) to consider for your modern farmhouse:

  • High Reflective White – SW 7757
  • Stardew – SW 9138
  • Sea Salt – SW 6204
  • Alabaster – SW 7008
  • Dorian Gray – SW 7017


A Down-Home Country Painted Kitchen

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, making it a perfect space to embrace modern farmhouse design. It effortlessly combines the modern aesthetic of appliances with natural and reclaimed materials.

A large distressed wooden table, kitchen island, or exposed ceiling beams can serve as focal points in the room. Farmhouse kitchens offer the opportunity to showcase heirloom hutches and incorporate plenty of antique accessories to infuse rustic personality into the space.

modern farmhouse white brick open concept shelving painted by Wade Paint Co

In farmhouse kitchens, various cabinetry styles work well. Glass fronts and open shelving concepts are popular choices as they allow you to display your most beautiful items, enhancing the country theme. Items such as cookbooks, canisters, baskets, pottery, tea towels, pitchers, and a tea kettle can add to the overall farmhouse aesthetic.


When it comes to choosing paint colors for rustic kitchen cabinets, gray is a popular choice. It provides a warm feel and allows for the incorporation of shades of blue or green without detracting from the rustic features of the space. Sherwin-Williams’ Granite Peak (SW 6250) or Grays Harbor (SW 6236) are excellent options for cabinet paint colors.


At Wade Paint Co we offer light carpentry services as well. Our skilled team can remove hardware and cabinet doors, and once the painting job is completed, they will reinstall the door hardware and rehang the doors to ensure a seamless finish. In fact, having a painting team come to do a lot of the etail work is one of the recommended ways to get the modern farmhouse feel on a budget by Washington Post. (2)


By following these tips and with the expertise of Wade Paint Co., you can successfully bring the modern farmhouse style into every room of your home through professional interior painting projects. Transform your home into a warm, inviting space that seamlessly bridges your family to a more classic time.

Taking on a project like this can be daunting, especially if you are in one of the older homes spread across Tradd St or Mount Pleasant with lots of old wallpaper in the way. To begin the transformation of your old space into a modern farmhouse, the removal of that wallpaper may be instrumental in starting your home’s transformation. To begin a painting project at your home or learn more about our interior painting services, give us a call, and we’ll be right out to talk with you through the transformation.

(1) https://blog.sherwin-williams.com/color/color-guidance/farmhouse-color-basics/
(2) https://www.washingtonpost.com/home/2022/10/06/modern-farmhouse-budget/


Wade Paint Co.

Wade Paint Co. proudly offers interior painting and exterior painting services to the following communities: West Ashley, Daniel Island, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palm’s, Sullivan’s Island, and North Charleston.

Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to choosing colors that can make a small room look bigger, light and neutral shades are your best bet. Light colors have the ability to reflect more light, creating an illusion of spaciousness and airiness.


It’s important to note that while light colors generally make a room appear larger, it’s also essential to consider the overall lighting conditions in the room. Natural light and artificial lighting can affect how colors are perceived. It’s a good idea to test paint samples on the walls and observe them under different lighting conditions before making a final decision.

Yes, light gray can be an excellent choice for making a room look bigger. Its ability to reflect light, neutral versatility, serene ambiance, and enhancement of architectural features can contribute to a visually expansive and inviting space. When used strategically in combination with other design elements, light gray can help create the illusion of a larger room.