Picking out paint colors tend to be one of the harder things in life. Not "hard" as in picking out a name for your unborn child, that they will live with for the rest of their life, or anything thing like that. Let me rephrase, because picking out paint colors is a little less permanent-- "hard" as in "Picking out paint colors tend to be one of the harder decisions when building or renovating a home." You go to the paint store grabbing about 100 different shades of gray, go home and tape them all up on your wall, and still can't decide if you like Amazing Gray or Repose Gray.... We have all been there... Trust me.
This is especially true when you see a picture of the perfect little farmhouse with the best paint scheme, but no information or reference to the specific colors they used. I know I'm not the only one who has spent hours trying to color match a picture they found on Pinterest. You know that little paint scanner color detector thing paint stores have?? Yea, we all need one of those. Often times the paint color is neglected and goes unnamed here on the web. You can find the source for the sofa, the table, and even the lamps- but what about the paint!?
As a blogger I am so guilty of this. I post room tours, renovation projects..... without giving you guys the name of the paint color in the room. I always tell my design clients paint is the #1 cheapest renovation you can do that gives the biggest impact. And "what color is your paint" is one of the top questions I receive when I post a picture of any room in my house. So I have decided to give you all my paint colors here in a nice little post.
So here are all the paint colors I used in my little builder basic turned farmhouse.
Colors may vary due to lighting, paint brand, finish, etc. I use all Sherwin Williams paint in an eggshell finish on my walls. I have had followers/friends ask me for a paint color and I give them the SW- SKU and they take it to Lowes or Home Depot and have it color matched, and it looks nothing like the color on my walls. Just a little FIY there. Color matching doesn't always turn out the best.
As you can see from the color swatches, paint colors looks very different when they are used in different environments. Before deciding on a color I always recommend painting some test swatches in the room. Observe them in different lighting, watch how they change throughout the day as the natural light comes a goes.
For all of you that have messaged me asking about the paint colors in my home I hope this post helps you out a little. And thank you so much for stopping by today and reading my blog. Also as always if you have any questions about anything just let me know!