(Closed) How many different Paint colors are in your home?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 32
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

Ha! We have 17 different colors in ours. 4BR,2.5 bath, laundry, basement ,sunroom, LR, DR, kitchen, FR, foyer and Den.

  For continuity and since they are off the main hall, the LR is one solid color, and that same color is in the DR below the chair rail. 2 shades lighter is above. Kitchen and powder room are the same, but other than those areas, all other rooms are different.

Post # 33
4099 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

2.. Flat off white and Semi-Gloss off white… :- .. I WILL be painting soon, I am SO SICK of white! My work (a call center) has MORE color then my home!! GAH!!!

Post # 34
5658 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@BreezyBride24:  Thing is, paint comes in a MILLION colors and shades so with a little work it’s easy to find something that you like. Furniture, accessories, rugs etc don’t always come in a million colors. I guess it goes both ways though because it’s definitely nice to paint an empty room. It’s a bit easier to do neutrals but here’s an example. Our house has a really nice brown carpet, and some light cherry laminate and cabinets. We wanted a tan sofa so we could change things up whenever we wanted. No patterns, no leather, no white that stains with kids etc…. I REALLY wanted taupe walls and crisp clean white moulding and all that stuff… When we got the couch in and i started putting tan and taupe or basically any shade of brown paint on the wall, it looked like somoene took a dump in the family room. It was just brown, EVERYwhere. We ended up with a grayish green. It’s just interesting how things morph!

Post # 35
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

6 different colours:

-Foyer, laundry room living room, guest room and hallways – medium taupe

-Kitchen – darker taupe

-Master bedroom – medium taupe

-Master bathroom – icy blue

-Half-bath – avocado-ish green

-Nursery – Dark grey (Benjamin Moore Trout Gray)

Post # 36
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@BreezyBride24:  thanks! the thing that makes it all work together is the white gloss trim in every room

Post # 37
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have painted every room (minus closets) in our house over the past 3 years. DH and I both enjoy accent walls, so we do have various colors. Basically we picked two main shades of taupe for the room and overall we have 5 different accent colors (depending on what room). All 4 bathrooms have different colors, plus 2 of the bedrooms are painted in other shades.

I would have probably painted an entire color in some additional rooms but I wanted to stay somewhat neutral since we don’t plan to stay there forever. This way, if we have to repaint something, it’s just one wall in these rooms 🙂

Post # 38
1547 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We painted our whole home and have 12 colors! (4 bedrooms, 3 bath, 2 livingrooms, kitchen and dining room). The colors are differents grays, off white, orange, green and blue but all are muted and look like they come from the same family. The more colors you pick out the more money you’ll most likely end up spending, though I wouldn’t change any of our colors. Just remember to not cheap out on the piant, a quality paint makes a big difference! Also I swear by Frog tape, it produces the cleanest lines! And if your home is older, you’ll want a more matte finish paint to hide any little lumps and bumps on the walls 🙂

Post # 39
1547 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BreezyBride24:  Also, I found HGTV magazine fun to browse for paint ideas. They actually list the brand and colors used in their articles and pics.

Post # 40
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Well currently we have 4, but that’s because we are repainting the house. The original 2 colors are very light and boring, the 2 new colors are chocolate brown and a caramel color. 

Post # 41
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We have painted 8 rooms since we moved in: 

Entryway: dark chocolate brown

Living Room & second living room: pale gray

Kitchen: light sand

Guest bathroom: pale green (I remeber the color was called crocodile tears)

Dining Room: caramel (after adding chairs & drapes I want to change it)

Office: deep green

Master Bath: med shade of gray 

The rest of the house is just a shade of white, but we will have different colors in our guest bedroom and master bedroom. The sunroom will remain white, and our second living room will become a darker gray. 

Post # 43
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@BreezyBride24:  just a small recommendation on paint.  Benjamin Moore paints are the way to go.  They go on smooth, don’t run, don’t clot and look great on the walls.  No imperfections.  We cheaped out on the guest room and bath paint and went with Valspar, (from Lowes).  Huge mistake.  It looks terrible.  So many imperfections.  We’re probably going to repaint those two rooms.

Post # 44
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I consider our paint-scheme to be pretty boring and neutral, but now that I think of it we have about 7 different colors in our 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. I want to repaint pretty much all the rooms, lol!

kitchen/living room/entry way/hall way are all a boring beige/camel

master bedroom is a boring light green sponge patterned lol

2nd bedroom = white with a blue  design painted on it 

3rd bedroom = white

4th bedroom = blue

master bath = white

2nd bath = blue (actually a very pretty color, the only one I really like!) 

sauna room = gorgeous tiled walls with a light brown ceiling. 


I plan on repainting our house in shades of grays and blues, as well as leaving some rooms simple white.

Post # 46
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

We’re not finished with the painting, but so far we have slate gray (every color we are using is behr) in the master bedroom, witch hazel in the living/dining room and hallway, and sunkissed yellow in the kitchen. We still have both bathrooms, the guest bed and the office to go. The guest bath will be a mint green color, the master bath will be a darker blue, the guest bedroom will be koala bear, and the office will be a burnt orange color.

We wanted the kitchen/dining room and living room to tie together so we used yellow/green. The master bedroom has a lighter shade of blue and the bathroom is darker. The guest bedroom is a pale shade of greenish-tan, the bathroom is mint green…and the office is the oddball because it’s orange LOL.

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