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

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 62
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a 4 br/3 bath house, and we have five paint colors. It was all “builder beige” when we moved in (although it’s a nice warm more tan-ish beige, so I don’t hate it), and since then we’ve painted my craft room a neutral gray, the laundry room a sunny yellow, the powder room a sage green, and the master bedroom a taupe-ish greige.

Our kitchen, family room, dining, breakfast nook, formal living room, and upstairs game room are all pretty open and connected (the family room has two-story ceilings so you can see through the banister to the upstairs), so we can’t really paint one without painting them all, so I think they’ll stay creamish-tan-colored. I do want to add a grayish-blue to our master bath though, and maybe paint one or both of the remaining bedrooms. We’ll see! 

Post # 63
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

5 – house is really open concept, 3bd 2ba. It was so much fun picking out colors and accents to define the spaces. I think 3-4 colors is a minimum – I didn’t feel comfortable doing more than the 5 because our house is sooo open that there would be a lot of clashing and business with too many colors.

Benjamin Moore paint colors:

Main spaces are Pismo Dunes and Cottonball, with Hale Navy and Appalachian Brown accents. 

Kitchen is Pismo Dunes, Appalachian Brown accent. 

Laundry and master bath are Waterfall.

Master bed is Pismo Dunes, Appalachian Brown accent.

Bedrooms are Pismo Dunes.

Office/den is Pismo Dunes.

2nd bath is Cottonball. 4″ white baseboards in Cottonball everywhere, and all moulding, trim, etc in Cottonball too.

Kind of fun to list 🙂 I want to paint the girls’ rooms with fun accents, but can’t commit yet! 

Post # 64
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Mr TTR’s house was built in 1980.  Him and I have been together 7 years.  Up until now I’ve been reluctant to say much about the decor.  But now that we are married, there are a list of renovations that will be undertaken in the next year…

The house is a modest 2 story… with 9 rooms (Foyer – Kitchen – Dining Room – Living Room – Powder Room – Mud Room – Main Bath – Master Bedroom – and 2 other Bedrooms) and a Central Hall over 2 floors.  There is also a partially finished Basement divided up into 3 spaces.

Of the 14 living areas, we infact currently have 12 different colours / effects going on.  Only our Central Hall and one Bedroom are a very plain / neutral white.  Everything else has some element of colour / texture happening.

To be honest, for the most part it isn’t that bad… Mr TTR having done some updating on his own shortly before I arrived on the scene… but I certainly would like to give some parts of the home a facelift now that I consider it mine as well (we’ve decided that the Kitchen, Bathrooms and Mudroom / Laundry Room are a high priority for us to modernize, with new fixtures, etc)

For the most part, the current colour scheme is pretty muted…. (earth colours, greens, blues, etc) … nothing too crazy (Thank Goodness).  So it really is just a matter of making some minor tweeks here and there.

Lol, and give it my stamp of approval (aka a girls touch / my personal style a bit)
… as it is too much a Man Cave / Bachelor Pad / Guy’s Abode currently.


Post # 65
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Technically right now we have 10 soon to be 8 once I paint the two remaining rooms to match some others.

Our living spaces are warm tones, our bedrooms/baths are cool tones which was planned so it flows nicely. 3 of our rooms have accent walls hence all of the colors in a 4br/2bath house.


Post # 66
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ok Im with you about repaiting every room.  When we purchased our house.  EVERY room was something different and bright.  I like things to be more cohesive and neutral so we are slowly repainting everything. 


Living room, stairwell, hall was bright yellow!  We painted the living room “natural grey” and will carry the color up the stairs and hall later in the year.

Dining room- two different shades of teal.  Not repainted. There’s a chairrail in the middle and they dont really match.  I’m going to carry the grey from the living room into the dining room but unsure of the second color 

kitchen- orange.  Not repainted.  I hate it. But I want to decide what Im doing with the dining room before picking kitchen colors.  Chances are if I choose a 2nd living room color, I will put it in the kitchen.

Bathroom-cerulean.  Not repainted.  I dont hate it.

Master:  Chocolate Brown.  Repainted a soft blue, very relaxing shade. Cant recall the name.

Bedroom 2:  Royal blue and white w/sports border.  Repainted “mushroom bisque”.  Im in love with this color!

Bedroom 3: Sage and white w/border (old nursery)  Not repainted.  Will probably do an offwhite, its quite small.

Potentially 7 colors to come when the house is totally done being painted.  This exludes the basement as that whole space needs an overhaul as it is green w/ beigey walls and wainscotting. 

Paint the house how you like it.  Show your personality!  I highly recommend behr premium paint and primer in one from home depot.  I used one coat of primer in the obnoxiously bright rooms and only needed one coat of behr, plus little touchups here and there as it dried.



Post # 67
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Right now just one.  We moved in recently and anything more than one was extra.  Thankfully it is my favorite neutral of all time.

Last house had three:

1) My favorite neutral (living, dining, hall, bedrooms, and bath)

2) Previous owner’s gold (kitchen, half bath)

3) My green (master bath)

Until we move into the house we plan on staying in until we die, I will probably keep the walls neutral or variations of neutrals and bring in the color through accents and art.  I don’t like every room in the house being a different color, I think it looks too mismatched.

Post # 68
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We just bought our house. There are currently…hold on lemme count…


about 8 or 9 different paint colors along with 2 different obnoxious wallpapers lol.


The wallpapers are COMING DOWN, and a lot of repainting will be happening. I don’t mind all the different colors, I just prefer not to have a yellow living/dining room…or a bright purple nursery.



kitchen – sand color

family room – olive green

half bath – wallpaper

dining/living room – yellow

stairway/hallway upstairs – neutral offwhite

upstairs office – sand (same as kitchen I think)

“nursery” – 2 shades of bright purple

hall full bath – neutral offwhite (same as hallway)

Master – spring green

Master bath – lighter spring green

Basement – I think the same sand as upstairs

Basement full bath – wallpaper (different from other wallpaper)

Basement bedroom & storage rooms – same sand as upstairs I think


Post # 69
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have 4 in our house right now. We will probably paint the guest bath something else soon as we didn’t paint it anything when we moved in.

Post # 70
9124 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Right now, just four.  Most walls are freshly painted a soft white, the living room has 2 accent walls that are a deepish gray, half the kitchen is a beautiful midnight blue (with white cabinets that really pop), and one tall wall that supports the main beam in the living room is a deep orange.


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