Are you currently struggling to find the perfect paint color? Are you wondering what that paint sample actually looks like in a home? Do you trust the judgment DIY bloggers? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you are in luck!
Today some of the blogosphere’s greatest are here to share with you their very favorite paint color from their homes! The sample is on the left. The paint color in the blogger’s home is on the right. Some of the bloggers also share why the color they chose is their favorite. Enjoy!
(Click on the photos below to be taken to some fantastic blogs!)
Retro Ranch Reno- Gabbi’s favorite is Behr Gentle Rain. “This is the color I used to paint our living/dining room area. I also carried it down the hallway since it's such an open space. For me, grays can be tricky because they often have undertones that make the read as too purple or blue or green or tan. In our space, this color reads as a true gray...a perfect neutral.”
Hazardous Design- Carrie’s favorite paint color is Glimmer by Behr. “It’s not too blue, not too gray, not too green.”
Maybe Matilda- Rachel’s favorite is Behr Palm Breeze. “It’s kind of a quiet, springy green.”
Wills Casa- Amber’s color of choice is Behr Sculptor Clay. “Why I love it: It's a gray that's light and bright, and it works with virtually any color palette. (It's neutral without being beige or tan.)”
The Flipping Couple: Cindy’s very favorite paint color is Behr Witch Hazel. “It makes me happy on a daily basis. How's that for a personal endorsement?”
Primitive and Proper- Cassie loves Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore. “It's a nice warm white. It's the perfect white for our house. Cloud Cover leaves it feeling cozy and warm and light without being creamy.”
View Along the Way- Kelly’s favorite paint color is Benjamin Moore Deep Caviar. “It has amazing color-changing properties, and everyone who looks at it sees something different. It looks dark brown to me, but some people swear it's a dark purple; others say it's navy blue, and others see a charcoal black. Everyone is adamant about what they see and it creates some interesting debates at the dinner table.”
Life on Mars- Maury loves the shade in her living room which is Benjamin Moore Paladian Blue. “It's the perfect soft blue and makes a room feel bright and calming.”
Finding Silver Linings- Mindy’s favorite paint color is Benjamin Moore's Rich Cream. “It's a great neutral that works well with our darker wood trim. It's my favorite because the color changes beautifully throughout the day. It's a frothy white early in the day and changes to a golden cream in the evening. It makes a room glow as if it were candlelit.”
His and Hers: Erin’s favorite color is the one in her living room-Benjamin Moore Sea Foam.
Buffalo Roam- Amy’s favorite is Dutch Boy Crushed Seed which she used in her master bath.
NewlyWoodwards- Kim’s a fan of Martha Stewart Seal. “It’s a perfect, moody and chalky grey. And it seems to have some brown undertones, which makes it less cold in our home. We have this in our dining room with white wainscoting and it's my favorite color in the house (which is saying a lot because I truly love every color in my house). It would also blend well with just about any accent color.”
Nuestra Vida Dulce- Joi’s favorite color is Mercer by the now discontinued Ralph Lauren paint line at Home Depot. (She thinks Home Depot still has the old paint deck on hand and can mix it for you in another paint brand) “It is a dark moody gray-brown in my kitchen. I love it because it makes my white kitchen cabinets "pop."”
Two Twenty One- Chelsea’s favorite is Sherwin Williams Mint Condition. “As part of my ongoing kitchen makeover (that's been at a standstill for months), I painted our kitchen Mint Condition by Sherwin Williams this past August. It's a great shade of mint, and I think it'll look great with our, hopefully, soon-to-be painted white cabinetry.”
Let's Just Build a House- Trina loves Sherwin Williams Restrained Gold. “We have it throughout the living room kitchen hallways etc. I know it isn't the chic grey everyone in blogland loves but it fits perfect into our house!”
Decor and the Dog- I made myself pick my favorite. It only seemed fair. It was pretty tough. I love all of our paint colors but Smoky Blue is the winner in my book. I had always wanted a blue dining room. I got it. And I still love it. Which says a lot coming from me!
I would like to thank all of the ladies that we were willing to share their homes with the readers of Decor and the Dog. I hope you all found some color inspiration today. If not, I at least hope you found a new blog or two to read. Because who doesn’t need more blogs to read?
Check back tomorrow for a super fun announcement and maybe a life update from Decor and the Dog. I haven’t been as personal lately and I kind of miss it. Look out!
What’s your favorite paint color? Are you brand loyal? Looks like blogland has a lot of Behr and Benjamin Moore fans. Me, I stick with the ol’ Sherwin Williams. I’m a fairly loyal gal. (I like the word gal.)