Design:

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

There is no denying that Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn townhouse is a design epic. Undoubtedly one of the most grammed and pinned interiors on the internet, this home is the culmination of three years spent manifesting, educating, renovating, and seeking to create her masterpiece. But it certainly didn’t start out this way. The late 1800s Greek Revival had been stripped of much of its original detail when Calderone got her hands on it however the visual storyteller could see its potential and over time, she slowly reinserted the ornate traditional architecture with a modern sensibility (and her nonconformist stamp, too).

Much like the beautiful lining on a coat jacket, the hidden details of a room are what I love most about design. When you dissect each room of Calderone’s Brooklyn townhouse, there are concealed layers that aren’t always immediately obvious to the untrained eye—but they all amalgamate to create the masterpiece you see before you. A huge part of the design process was collaborating with the plaster aficionados at Kamp Studios to bring back the old-world sculptural detailing and wall paneling into the space. But perhaps the most transformative consideration for each room was the paint. In the same way she obsessively searched and deliberated over every piece of décor for the townhouse, Calderone was just as committed to finding the right shade of white.

In fact, we’re fairly certain that “what is the color white on your walls?” is one of the most requested DM’s on her Instagram. But, here’s the thing—the white that Calderone has will most certainly not work in every space. As Calderone writes in her latest LivingEtc Column: “Whites are soooo sensitive. You can choose the perfect white paint in the shop, only to find it’s a different color on your wall at home thanks to the constant reflecting and refracting of the light and colors in the space around it. White will absorb everything and anything in its path.”

Calderone’s advice when choosing the best paint color? Look at a range of colors from Farrow and Ball or Benjamin Moore, buy a few samples, get out your paint roller, and give it a test on a few walls that get sunlight from varied directions, checking it at various times through the day—morning, noon, and night. I would also suggest photographing the wall too. Then you can really figure out which one works best for your space because more often than not, the one you love on paper won’t be the one that works in your home. 

So, with that in mind, read on to discover every paint color in Calderone’s Brooklyn townhouse to help you on your own paint journey. Good luck and have fun!

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Entryway

Front Door Exterior: Farrow & Ball Off Black in Exterior Eggshell

Front Door Interior & Interior Windows: Farrow & Ball Off Black in Estate Eggshell

Vestibule Walls: Farrow & Ball Off Black in Estate Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Sarah Elliott.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

STAIRS

Stairs and Railing: Farrow & Ball Off Black in Floor Paint

 

 

Photo by Sarah Elliott.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

LIVING ROOM 

All Doors, Baseboard, Trim and Millwork: Farrow & Ball Wevet in Estate Eggshell

All Walls and Parlor Floor: Farrow & Ball Wevet in Estate Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Nicole Franzen.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

DINING ROOM

All Doors, Baseboard, Trim and Millwork: Farrow & Ball Wevet in Estate Eggshell

All Walls and Parlor Floor: Farrow & Ball Wevet in Estate Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Nicole Franzen.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

KITCHEN

Kitchen Walls: Custom Plaster by Kamp Studios

Kitchen Cabinetry & Island: Farrow & Ball Railings in Estate Eggshell

 

 

Photo by Sarah Elliott.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

MASTER BEDROOM

Upper Wall & Ceiling: Farrow & Ball Ammonite in Estate Emulsion
Lower Wainscotting: Farrow & Ball Wevet in Estate Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Nicole Franzen.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Master Bathroom

Hand Troweled Travertine Plaster by Kamp Studios

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Parlor Bathroom

Portola Paints Burrow Roman Clay, applied by Kamp Studios

 

 

Photo by Nicole Franzen.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Home Office

Walls: Farrow & Ball Great White in Estate Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Nicole Franzen.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Family Den 

Walls & Ceiling: Portola Paints In the Navy 

Millwork: Benjamin Moore Mysterious

Portola Paints Roman Clay, applied by Kamp Studios

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Jivan’s Bedroom

Walls: Farrow & Ball Blackened in Modern Emulsion

Victor’s Studio

Walls: Farrow & Ball Blackened in Estate Emulsion

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Laundry

Walls & Ceiling: Farrow & Ball Down Pipe in Modern Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Sarah Elliott.

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Walls, Parlor Floor & All Hallways

Farrow & Ball Wevet in Estate Emulsion

Every Single Paint Color in Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn Home

Ceilings

Throughout home: Farrow & Ball All White in Dead Flat

Bathroom: Farrow & Ball All White Modern Emulsion

 

 

Photo by Nicole Franzen.

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