So I have been meaning to write this post for about 9 months now, (does that make this my baby??) I even promised a few of you it was coming! Well, TADA better late than never right? I get an email about once a week or so asking what the paint colors in our house are and I’m always happy to list them all off, but how about some easy one stop shopping?
I even made a fun graphic for you so you can pin it for easy reference. Here a few more details plus house shots so you can see the colors in action.
Family/Dining room – Benjamin Moore, Santorini Blue
I love how bright and cheery this color is and it really makes our dark floors and all my beloved white pop.
Master Bedroom/Bath – Benjamin Moore, Arctic Grey
I have to say in person this has a little more blue in it than it looks on the swatch, but I absolutely love this color. Hands down my favorite paint in our house.
Playroom – Benjamin Moore, Newburyport Blue
This Navy is perfect for the nautical vibe in our playroom. I didn’t mention the beige color on the back wall in this photo, Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore, because I recently painted it the Silver Side color (I’m getting there next!), but it is a nice neutral.
Halls/Laundry Room – Mythic, Silver Side (141-2)
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect greige, light grayish, but not too grayish, with a hint of beige, not too cool, not too warm, not too dark, not too light… clearly I have Goldilocks problems…
If that sounds confusing to you, you should have seen the look the guy at the paint store gave me when I was describing this elusive color! I finally found one I was happy with though, Silver Side and I LOVE it. It makes our whole house feel light and airy without feeling cold.
Big Boy Room – 8784D Blackthorn
I don’t know the brand on this color, it was a color match. If you hang out here often you know I like to wing it, I had the urge to paint little man’s room dark grey so I drove myself to the paint store and asked my poor paint guy for his paint decks. I just went with my gut and picked one, it was on an old deck but they matched it. When you google 8784D Blackthorn it still comes up, so hopefully your paint store can help you out.
Kids Bath – Benjamin Moore, You Are My Sunshine
How could I not pick a color with a name like that?
Planked Wall – Olympic, Silver Feather
This is another example where I just winged it, picking out white can be tricky but this one is a cooler toned one that works well with the blues and grays in my house.
Big Girl Room- B731-4 Touch of Green
Ok so this one was tricky. I picked out a paint swatch at Lowe’s which was called Blanket by Valspar and for once took it home with me instead of pulling the trigger. I decided it would work and brought it to my local paint store to save myself a trip in town, (yes we live in the middle of nowhere) so my paint guy color matched it…
BUT one of my readers emailed me saying she went to use this on the wall and it was little brighter than mine. Which prompted me to grab my swatch and hold it up to my girlie’s walls. Sure enough it was a bit brighter, so I guess the color match wasn’t exactly right on.
I decided to do some research and brought my leftover paint to the paint store. They ran the numbers on the can and told me it was actually a color match of Para Paints B731-4 Touch of Green, which was as close as they could get to the Blanket color! I’m so glad I cleared that up and I sincerely apologize to anyone who asked me about this paint color and I led them astray – I didn’t realize the color match could be so far off. Although the colors are still pretty close, Touch of Green just has a bit more of, you guessed it – green in it :)
Now that I have thoroughly confused you, here is my handy dandy color chart one more time…