Paint Colors

Choosing paint can be such a challenge – there are so many options!  A lot of people have asked me what colors we painted certain rooms so I thought I’d share with you our whole first house color scheme and then our current house pallet so far…we still have a bathroom and a basement renovation that haven’t even began so I’ll add those colors to the chart once we’ve completed all the rooms.

Our first house:  One day I’ll blog about this house renovation but for now I’ll just quickly explain that our first home we stumbled across when my father-in-law was asked to help refinish the floors to get it on the market.  He told us about it and the rest is history.  The floors were refinished but in the same warm oak they originally began. When we started our remodel, we carried the warmer tones into our two bathroom vanities and renovated the kitchen using cabinets with a medium brown finish and granite that also picked up those warm tones (Saint Cecelia).  After looking at different paint swatches, I went with Martha Stewart paint. There was a lot of paint color options that were modern but warm which would compliment our house.  I think it’s easier to select complimentary shades when using one manufacturer.  Here’s our old color palette:


In our current house: Since we refinished the floors ourselves we decided to go with a darker stain this time around. I love the way the floors came out and their darker color means I could use a cool color palette.  We decided on a kitchen and main bathroom with white cabinetry and marble tops accented with chrome & polished nickle hardware.  For paint this time I saw a Benjamin Moore shade I loved (Smoke) and so following my “rule” of using coordinating shades from the same manufacturer, all of these paints we’ve used so far are from Benjamin Moore.  Here’s our current color pallet:


Paint is the quickest & cheapest way to transform a room so take a chance and pick a color you like, if it doesn’t turn out the way you hoped you can always repaint it.  Good luck!


7 thoughts on “Paint Colors

  1. Hate to be a bother, but I love this palette as the majority are colours I was already drawn to. Can you list the rooms and corresponding colours and maybe add some photos? I love your taste.

  2. Thanks for your help! Choosing a paint color can be a overwhelming process. What color of trim did you choose as well as ceiling color?

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