I get asked from time to time about the paint colors in our home (there aren’t many wall colors yet, but I’m hoping to change that with our basement project and eventually add some accent walls around the house). But to cover what we’ve used so far, here’s a quick list:
Front Door: “Heritage Red” by Benjamin Moore
One of the colors I get asked about most is our red front door (you remember, the one that started out martian green - yikes – and then we poked fun at with our neighbor Christmas cards?) Well, it all worked out for the best and we love the final color.
Office – His: “Storm” by Valspar
Page’s office walls are a few shades darker than the grey in the rest of the house. The color is appropriate for the thunderstorm-obsessed dude. (And funny story – the runner up color was called “Man Cave” – I think either would have been appropriate!)
Office – Hers: “Deep Space” by Valspar
My office (which I deemed “Manolo Blahnik blue”) has some accents painted with a coat of this deep blue hue in a semi-gloss for extra sheen.
Kitchen stools: “Chickadee” by Valspar
Using my beloved LeCreuset as a color guide, I went a shade lighter for our kitchen stools, and tried to find a middle ground between our yellow rugs and the stand mixer as well (all of which are in the same yellow family, but different intensities). Knowing the color would get quite a bit of real estate on the two stools and would still be plenty bright, I’m so glad I went “up a notch” on the paint strip for this project.
Wall color throughout the house: “Mindful Gray” by Sherwin Williams
I include this photo to show how much more intense this color gets at night with the lights on, whereas during the day in natural light, it is incredibly subtle and soft. We agonized over fifty shades of grey (no pun intended!) before we finally selected this one, wanting a warmer grey that wouldn’t look too blue in darker lighting. Compared to blacker grey chips, this one almost seemed borderline taupe (something we did NOT want) but in the end it truly does register grey against the white trim. I would choose this color again every time. Love it.
So there you have it – the colors (so far) in our house. Hoping to add some fun new ones to the mix in the coming months…kelly green, a crisp navy…stay tuned!