Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paint Colors

Woah. The e-mails. I get a lot of questions about the colors used throughout my house, and if I were smarter, I would have typed up this post a long time ago.

It wasn’t until this weekend when I was trying to find out the color of someone’s living room that I understood. It took me forever to find it, and I quickly realized that maybe you go through the same thing here. There are some colors that I don’t know. Grr. I know. Sorry.

Let’s begin. The dining room.


The top half is Favorite Tan by Sherwin Williams. I love it because regardless of the light, it’s a beautiful color. The bottom half is a gloss white by Benjamin Moore (no mix).


The mudroom cabinets are Benjamin Moore’s Wind’s Breath.


I’ve been asked quite often about the finish. I’m all about DIY, but I had these professionally painted. It’s definitely better than my little sponge roller could have done!


The #1 inquiry? My daughter’s room. It’s Benjamin Moore’s Iced Green. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s definitely a blue. A perfect blue.



If you remember (and I’m sure it’s all you think about), this is the room that sent me to the hospital a while back. Bad memories, but good color. It’s Benjamin Moore’s Soft Chamois. She’s gonna get a little trimwork makeover in the next few months, by the way.


So far, my “go to” color has been Grant Beige. Again, it’s Benjamin Moore. I’ve used this color in my family room, mudroom, and garage. Yup…garage. You can read more about that here. IMG_5345_thumb[11]

The fireplace wall is just a shade darker than Grant Beige. It’s called Berkshire Beige. I wanted something a tinge deeper to really show off the chunky fireplace. It’s just enough that you don’t really notice the difference, but it makes me happy.


This picture shows a closer angle of the color, but the one above shows the subtle difference between it and the Grant Beige.


If I didn’t give you a room color it’s simply ‘cause I don’t know it. We have since disposed of the paint from when we built this house, and I’ve torn apart our files looking for swatches or names written down. No luck. So sorry!


This post will be part of a FAQ page that I’m working on. As a matter of fact, I’m diligently working on making my blog more “reader friendly” in general. I hope this helps!


Hoosier at Heart said...

Thank you! It drives me crazy when I see the perfect paint color on HGTV or in a magazine and have no idea what the color is. This is so helpful!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You have an envy worthy mudroom!!! I couldn't even pay attention to the paint colors after seeing it...enjoy!

CW said...

Love the painting over the fireplace. Where did you get it?

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for posting your colors! There are soooo many paint choices in this world - I love recommendations about what worked for others. You have a beautiful home by the way. Your garage is inspiring me to spruce up mine a bit!

Chrissie said...

What a beautiful home you have. I love all of your rooms. Thanks for sharing those color choices!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

I love the blue in your daughters room, and blues can be tricky. And I'm totally jealous about the cabinets in your mudroom -- I don't have a mudroom and am currently trying to figure out a way to "find" some space in my house for one.

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your paint colors. I love your daughter's room. I tried your color in my daughter's room which I just repainted two weeks ago,but ended up going with whispering spring...very close to your color. Different lighting I guess. Love your home and your blog.

Mindy said...

I love your paint, and I love your house! When can I move in? :)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I am so glad that you posted pics of your mudroom and garage again. We are closing on our house at the end of the month and I want to do similar things in our areas. Now I can show my husband what I want instead of trying to explain it from memory. Thank you so much!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

oooh, I loove your mudroom!!

KJ said...

How'd you know I was about to email and ask about your family room and dining room paint colors??? THANKS!!!

Melissa said...

I can see why you get so many inqueries about your daughter's room color. It really is lovely!

I'm also trying to make my blog more reader friendly. It's difficult to do it after the fact. So much to go through!

Aimee said...

Perfect timing on this post. We're deciding on paint colors for our living room and I love yours!

April @ said...

I love the colors you chose. I also know what I'm going to do with my garage door now. Currently it's an old white with dirty fingerprints color. As soon as I get a minute though it's going to be black with brilliant white trim because that is absolutely gorgeous. Just the thing a hard working garage needs.
Thanks for making these colors available.

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

i dig the favorite tan. i have a new house and good color options are always on my mind! thanks for the post :)

Pauline said...

Ok, so I love your black door. Do you know what color you used for that? And how did you do the numbers? Any suggetions would be awesome. Our front door is actually black but after looking at yours...mine REALLY needs a new paint job. I want to keep it black. And I love how you did the numbers. Would you mind helping me out? You can email me at:
Pauline at Tinkertoys dot net

Thanks for your help:)

Becky said...

Thanks, I Love Beige! It is great to see a house that doesn't have white walls everywhere.

Momto4boys said...

Hi! Love all your colors :) I agree that it's nice to see some color and not just white walls! I have to ask, how long is your curtain rod? I have a 12' wall of french doors and cannot find a nice rod wide enough. Also, are those Ikea curtains (or did you already do a post about that?). Thanks!!

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