Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens
How many different paint colors are in your home? We are in the process of purchasing our first home, and we want to repaint every room. It is a 3bd/3 ba, plus living/dining room and laundry room. I’m just wondering if I should pick 2 or 3 colors and get creative with those or is I should pick different colors for different rooms.
So if you repainted your home … how many colors did you use? And how many rooms did you paint?
Is buying 3-4 different paint colors TOO MUCH?
Post # 3
We have two colors in the house currently, beige and white. We’re repainting the bedroom a sage green and the living room a steely blue color when we have a few days of free time. I’d personally just pick a few colors and go from there instead of trying to paint every room a different color.
Post # 4
We just have grey walls with white trim in all the rooms. 2 bed/2 bath apartment. It just seems so small that it made sense to leave it, and just use different colour accessories and furniture.
Post # 5
When we bought our home last year it only had 2 different neutral colors: tan and taupe/grey. We’ve since added an accent red to one of our living room walls and will be painting our guestroom navy blue. So in total we will have 4 colors.
Post # 6
Ugh, just 1! I live in an apartment that doesn’t allow us to paint, so we’ve had the same start white walls for 2 years now… gross. When we viewed the apartment, all the walls were a warm tan color which livened it up, but when they repainted they went with the most boring color ever. I can’t stand white walls and can’t wait to move.
Post # 7
The living room and computer room/man cave are beige. The kitchen is beige and white and so is the bathroom. And our bedroom is maroon. But the beige in the man cave is darker than the other rooms.
Post # 8
6! Living areas are beige and a greenish gray.. Some bedrooms are those, others are a grayish blue. Babies room has a light blue wall. Bedroom in basement (12 year old boy) is black and red. We rent and it was all painted when we moved in. Except babies room and boys room.
Post # 9
Basically every room is a different color, some with accent walls. Probably 20 different colors?. Most of them are pretty muted and flow well together. I have a few really bold rooms but it is hard to find colors to paint the neighboring areas. But I love my dark purple dining room!
We repainted a few rooms, still working on the rest.
You can always re paint! Perhaps start with one room if you want to go bold, and see what follows.
Post # 10
Mines really boring. I have super high ceilings and lots of windows.So, the walls we have are off white.Exciting eh? Our two bathrooms are a tea colour…we have a lot of natural wood..
Post # 11
I used to work at a paint store. I would say it is fine to have many colors as long as the ones that will be seen together look good together. If you have several rooms they could all be different colors. I personally love it when you have 1 accent wall that has a color and the other 3 are painted something neutral but compliment the accent wall. When your walls aren’t all one color it gives the space dimension.
Post # 12
6! The house actually originally had horrible fake wood paneling all throughout it. The living room still has it (shudder). But in the rest of the house we knocked down the paneling and put up drywall. Our bedroom is a very dark blue, almost black. We chose that color because darker colors help FI sleep better during the day (he works third shift). My daughter wanted her bedroom painted yellow, so that’s what we did, but I think we’ll be repainting that soon because she’s begun telling me she hates her room 🙁
My craft room is a very soft lavender-gray color. I adore it. I’d paint the entire house in it if FI would let me.
The kitchen is a work-in-progress right now. We’ve put down primer on all the walls, including the two faux-brick walls. FI is in the process of painting the bricks. We’re going for a nice tan for the bricks with a slightly darker color in the grooves between them. I really like the effect it’s created. And we painted the windows a lovely bright white. I think eventually the other two walls will be painted with the same color that we’re using for between the bricks.
My dream house would be sage and cream and chocolate.
Post # 13
We have 2 colors downstairs. A beige and a darker shade of it. For the bedrooms we have different colors in all of the rooms, so 4 more colors.
Post # 14
ugh, like, poo brown, other brown, lighter brown, boringly light green, and the boringest of gray. Not even nice, warm shades of boring! (We just bought the house a few months ago, and haven’t bothered to re-paint yet, but certainly will soon!)
Post # 15
In our 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath we have 5 colors right now. The builders used a generic cream and a generic white throughout, our dining room is plum and our bedroom is latte. We painted our breakfast nook a steel gray, we have a very open floor plan downstairs and it matches the accent color in our couch. I’d like to add a color to the living room, all bathrooms and bedrooms and a clay/putty color in the hallways upstairs and down as well as a color for the bonus room. So we would end up with like 14 colors, phew that is going to take awhile!
Post # 16
When we bought our house every room was painted some shade of brown/beige so we knew we had to repaint every room, (I hate brown!). However we didn’t do the entire house at once. We lived in it to figure out what sort of colors we wanted in what room. Currently we have 7 different paint colors and our kitchen has still not been repainted, (can’t figure out a color yet). Our house is 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. These are the colors currently in our home:
palladian blue (living/family room)
winter’s gate (master bedroom)
stone harbor (all hallways, foyer, office and spare room)
hague blue (dining room)
indigo streamer (guest room)
urban nature (guest/hall bathroom)
lighthouse landing (master bathroom)