When re-painting the entire house or picking paint colors for a new construction, selecting a whole house paint scheme can be a daunting task. How do you know that they will all go together? How many colors are too many? Should I just use one paint color throughout the house? Since we started renovating houses seven years ago, I've had my own trial and errors with wall paint. You know what I mean - when that subtle light gray-blue paint sample magically turns into baby sky blue on the walls? Ugh. We've learned from our mistakes over the years, and below I've gathered together our tried and true paint colors that transition seamlessly from room to room. We love these wall paints and home buyers seem to love them too.
I love greige walls as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want a true gray. Not brownish, not greenish, not purplish. Just a beautiful, soft grey. It can actually be a little tricky to find a 100% pure gray paint color (even a few of the ones below have a hint of another tint to them which I will explain) but these are pretty darn close.
I am thinking that many of you found my little blog from my most popular post to date: Perfect Shades of Greige. Since paint colors seem to be such a hot topic (one I think a lot of people want to hear about), I wanted to write a post on my newest color obsession - navy!
As with all things with this house renovation, the paint colors have changed since I originally posted my ideas last spring. While still very much in the same color families, the final paint colors are more neutral and less pastel-y. How do I know for sure that they are final, you might wonder? Because we bought all of the paint. All 15 gallons of it. We are quite literally pot-committed. :)
I have been doing a lot of paint comparisons and collecting of paint color chips. You may remember this post on blue-greens. While I still love all of those colors, I am looking for some slightly more mellow shades in the same family. Below are my picks for the gray/blue/green paint colors.
While I love gold, I have never been bold enough to dedicate an entire room wall color to it. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of rooms that are painted in gold, but considering our largest home to date was 830 square feet (with 7' ceilings...), I never really had the luxury of going bold (or gold in this case). I always kept things light and airy to make the space feel larger. However, if I had a spacious farmhouse like lucky Marcia does, these would be my picks for a warm, gold paint color.