This is a blog post that I’ve wanted and needed to write for a looong time. One of the most frequent questions I get asked on a daily basis is about the paint colors in my home. Let’s get right into it.
Let’s start with the front door…
Probably my most favorite color in the house is the apple green hue that welcomes me home every time and gives a great backdrop to my many seasonal wreaths.
Come on in…
My foyer space is one of the most recent spaces in my home to get a remodel. I use to have a beige hue on the walls, but decided to go in a more greige direction (find my favorite greige hues by clicking here)
In the revamped foyer space, I chose a light mix of gray + beige for the base and a deep mix of chocolate + gray for the contrast stripe.
Off of the foyer is the recently remodeled powder room. What a spectacular space it is. Even if I don’t need to “use the bathroom”, it’s a space that I love looking at. It’s dynamic and bold.
The paint color in this space is a deep blue with a purple undertone. I chose the color to match the background hue of the wallpaper.
To the right of the foyer is my home office. Another room that I chose to use a blue hue (can you tell I love blue), but it’s a completely different tone. This blue is straight blue with very little undertone. If you remember from this post, it took me a while to find the perfect blue, but after much searching I think I found it.
As we continue through the house, the foyer and office lead to the large open space of the kitchen and dining room. Since it’s one open space and the ‘hub’ that all the rooms lead off of, I chose a fairly light and neutral yellow hue.
This same color continues into the kitchen space. The kitchen cabinets were originally oak when we moved in, but 2 years ago I painted them a deep taupe hue, which resulted in a beautiful contrast to the lighter wall color.
Off of the kitchen and dining room is the family room. This space has higher ceilings, so I chose slightly darker hues with a burnt orange color as the fireplace accent wall.
And that’s it for the first floor.
As we head up the stairs, the hallway is a neutral – Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan – as you head into each bedroom.
First up, the master…
The master bedroom space got a great refresh the beginning of this year and I love the update. The bed wall always had a contrasting, darker hue, but it needed to be even darker. Now the light fabric on the bed really stands out! Come on in and take a look.
The darker color is only on the bed wall, whereas the other walls are a lighter griege.
Benjamin Moore Berkshire Beige (lighter hue)
Benjamin Moore Brownstone (darker hue)
The color for the master bathroom is somewhat similar to the bedroom walls. I was really wanting a soothing, calming palette for this space, and these colors were the perfect choice (especially since the bathroom walls were SO BRIGHT before).
As you head into the kids rooms, the walls get a bit more vibrant and interesting. My daughters room has a vibrant honeysuckle accent wall where the bed sits and a more neutral hue on the other walls.
My son’s room is actually in transition right now with a makeover that I’ve been doing for the past few months. So many of you have loved + commented on the stripes, so I will share details on the ‘before’ and the current.
His room before was definitely equal part fun and playful with a muted blue/gray hue as the main wall color and colorful stripes on the bed wall.
Accent stripes: Behr Distance (dark blue)
Behr Red Red Wine (deep red)
white (plain ole’ white)
His wall color now is much lighter and looks great paired with an accent wall of fun wallpaper.
Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies (light gray)
Graham and Brown Frames Wallpaper
Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue (on door – same color as in home office)
Last space to share is the kids bathroom. Another room with a vibrant hue. This time the color is a soft yellow/green mix. Accents of green and turquoise were then layered in for the stenciled shower curtain and the vanity.
And there you have it.
One House. 19 different colors. A balanced combination of neutrals and bolds. All hues that work together.
If you want to see more of my home and all the DIY projects that have gone into making our fabulous space, come crash my pad.
I plan to forever update this post as new colors are painted on the walls of my home. If you know me, I’ve always got a paint brush in hand. You truly never know when on a whim, I’ll be up to something.
Creating a Color Palette for Your Home
I hope you have been inspired by the colors that I’ve incorporated into my home. With an open concept floor plan, many homeowners are intimidated by using color or don’t know where to start or how to combine multiple colors to achieve a cohesive look. Start by creating a color palette to build each space around. Choose colors that you love and then add more eye-popping hues around them that will give the home depth. Bolder colors can be used as layers and accents (ie: front door, main feature wall, accent wall). Choosing a neutral / lighter color for the ‘hub’ and/or the one space that the others lead off of is a great place to create a color palette that works together. Lastly, choose one color that will be used in small doses in each room. It will be the common thread that unifies all the space. In my home that color is orange. In the living room it’s used as an accent wall, in the kitchen on the plates, and in the office in picture frames and pillow.
Of all the colors in my home, what’s your favorite? In your home, do you prefer neutral, colors, or a combo of both?