Post # 1
Looking for some inspiration on paint colors. I really love that gray/taupe/beige that seems to be popular, but I can’t find a color name for it. I use a great beige neutral called “Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige” that I used in my dining room that makes it look 10x bigger. I thought maybe we could share our favorite colors to inspire others.
Post # 3
Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in rentals for so long, but I really like neutral walls. I don’t see what all the fuss is with people painting accent walls all over the place. I’d rather add color with draperies, pillows and other accessories.
Post # 4
We are big fans of blue and green, so every wall is either blue, green or tan (what the hosue was when we moved in). Neither of us are fans of white or neutral walls, but our bathrooms and hallways are tan.
The top color is our basement/entertainment room
The next is our kitchen
Then our living room, and the next color is one shade darker and our dining room. The living and dining room share a large wall, so that wall is the lighter color, and the darker is the other 3 dining room walls.
THe next is the office, and its actually brighter than that, but I got it color matched to behr paint and I don’t know what the name of it was, or what brand.
The last is our bedroom
Post # 5
The only neutral room in our house is the now baby’s room so we don’t have to repaint it when we leave…lol.
Our living room is Federal Blue
Dinig room is Sage Green
Boys room is Scarlett with a Bellagio finish
Kitchen was sky blue and we left it that way
Our room is Light blue sponged with a Sapphire blue
My son’s room is light grey with red/black accent
@MrsSl82be: Windjammer is the color of my living room that I had with my ex…lol.
Post # 6
@StormyRose: ha, small world!! Its crazy when we tell people our house is made up of 3 basic colors, but all the rooms look so different because none of the tones are the same. I really wanted to do yellow in our kitchen, but hubs talked me out of it and we went for the green instead, and I’m so glad we did. The yellow wouldn’t have looked good at all with the kitchen cabinets
Post # 7
@MrsSl82be: I loved the kitchen I had with my ex. It was all neutral colors….butter yellow walls with peanut butter and gold cabinets. This place I jsut left it the way it was since we like blue…lol.
Post # 8
@StormyRose: That does sound nice! I am not country, but I always loved cornflower blue and yellow in a kitchen. Maybe next time!
Post # 9
@MrsSl82be: LOL… I had a sunflower theme in there. I couldn;t find a freaking sunflower thing to save my life but that was what I wanted. Now sunflowers are everywhere….go figure…lol.
I like bold colors I guess because I can’t stand looking at blah walls. In my first place I did the living room and dining room in an offwhite and in the living room I sponged a gold glaze on it so it gave it something.
Post # 10
I love Sage green… one of my living areas is sage green with natural wood trim. love it
Another favorite is blue/grey which took forever to find, but I settle on Behr Skyline Steel. It doesnt look blue at all on the sample, but I think thats the trick with blue grey, if it looks blue at all on the chip, its going to be VERY blue once its all over the wall.
The rest of the house is still a very neutral light yellow/white
Post # 11
We just finally painted an apartment for the first time. Accent walls are Behr Interlude (dark plum/aubergine), other walls are Behr Concrete and the kitchen is a sunshine yellow. We have tons of exposed brick in our apartment and these colors go well.
Post # 12
I really like soft greens, soft blue/gray, and tans. They give a little bit of interest over a white/cream without being in-your-face color.
Although I do love my parent’s bright red kitchen too …
Post # 13
@pinkshoes:Do you have a pic of the room with the skyline steel color? It sounds beautiful!
Post # 14
Just ignore the half built bed.. haha
Post # 15
I went with bold colors for my family room and dining room.
For my family room, I wanted something green because we have lots of windows and I wanted to pull in the green from outside. I didn’t want to go dark, I wanted something really light and airy. It photographs darker than it really is.
In my dining room, I went with a color that matched the mosaic glass tiles I chose for my kitchen backsplash. I really love how both colors work together.
Post # 16
Our downstairs is all white, which I don’t really like. I’ve always liked to have *some* sort of color on the wall, even a beige! But everthing is so open downstairs that I’d have to paint the whole thing, which is not something I want to do, lol.
Upstairs we have a game room, that we painted the far wall, this pretty medium colored blue… I forget the name. Then we have black shelves and b/w pictures on the walls. It looks super contemporary. It’s my favorite styled room in the house. And we never use it! Lol. Oh well.It’s probably why I like it so much because it’s always clean!
Our 2nd bedroom/office/future babies room is a darker sage green. We have a window that has a deep sill (kind of like a window seat) that we painted the inside walls there the next shade darker than the walls. I’ll probably want to paint it something else when we get pregnant though.
Then our bedroom is Porpoise Grey (Behr paint). I wanted something neutral, so whatever bedding we picked would go with it, but didn’t want to do beige. It looks really good and goes great with the white/spring green bedding we picked out.