It is about time I got around to sharing the paint colors in my home in one concise post. It has been on my to do list since the first day I slathered a wall with color. Over the past 4.5 years I have painted many walls. Our dining room has been four different colors, three of those colors were all painted in one year. It's a little crazy. But I have learned that it takes time and trial and error in finding the right tone for your home--something that was definitely worth buying an extra couple of paint cans for. I have, over the past year, settled into my light colored, almost white home. I prefer white paints with a brownish-grey undertone. I want the white to feel warm against the white curtains and furniture (whereas bluer undertones feel cold).
I still have a few blue walls remaining from my blue-grey phase but they have lasted the test of time and create a nice accent to my otherwise white walls. Every computer screen and photo is going to give a different perception of the paint colors, but I do my best to edit my photos true to real life color with good natural light.
My paint finish of choice is egg shell. Even in the kitchen and bathrooms, I prefer a less shiny finish. You have to pick the finish that works for your home but I personally rarely find myself cleaning our walls. Even with my nephew around, we have not needed a more wipe-able finish on our walls. Some of our walls are semi-gloss but if I was to do it again, I would go with egg shell.
Master Bedroom: (click here for post details)
-32 oz. Valspar Asiago (same as dining room color)
-32 oz. Olympic Willow Springs
-about 10 tablespoons of Martha Stewart Flagstone
Valspar Woodrow Wilson Putty
Dining Room: (click here for post details)
Valspar Asiago (6005-1A)--this is probably my favorite wall color. If I had to paint my entire house one color, this would be the one.
Dining Room Accent Wall: (originally a chalkboard wall--for details click here)
Glidden Seal Grey
Kitchen: (click her for post details)
Glidden Misty Moonstone--this has more of a blue undertone but in combination with the brown tile, gets balanced out enough for me.
Office: (click her for post details)
Devine Pique--closer to a pure white.
Guest Bathroom: (click here for details)
Behr Ultra Pure White
Master Bathroom: (click here for details)
Behr Ultra Harmonious
Living Room: (click here for details)
Glidden Pebble Grey
Glidden Quiet Rain
Glidden French Grey
Rest of the Room:
Glidden Quiet Rain