Paint Swatches for Your Dwelling


Paint is a tricky determination for many individuals. At present I’m sharing my paint coloration palette together with pictures and hyperlinks to color tasks in BOTH homes.We made the errors so that you don’t should! Quickly I’ll be releasing a paint information that you would be able to print and take with you to the ironmongery shop that will help you select the correct paint in your residence tasks. Benefit from the full tour of each properties right here.

Earlier Home Paint Colours

Interior Paint Swatches by SnazzyLittleThings

Inside coloration palette:

Fashionable Farmhouse ~ Soothing Undertones ~ Mild Towards Darkish

I name our earlier home “The Esquire” which was the title of the ground plan, you’ll be able to take a home tour right here. We opted for daring distinction and cooler colours with serene undertones. We additionally discovered quite a bit about portray an open idea home. We experimented discovered how the paint “behaves” in sure conditions.

front porch with black door with modern wreath

Black Door Paint (each homes)

Black entrance doorways are so traditional that I selected the identical paint for each homes. Learn my submit about black entrance doorways and what paint I used right here. I additionally shared one other submit about my portray inside doorways black. The patrons of our earlier home cherished the look.

Exterior Black Door Paint

Inside Black Door Paint

two story foyer painted dark with wainscoting and black doors

Wall Paint Open Idea:

This can be a customized paint coloration – use this actual components: Lowe’s #0633 330-695-935 Tinter B 3/7/12 Valspar, Gallon Measurement, SR214, Moonlight Seaside, Signature, Inside Satin Base 4
101-2Y, 107-2Y10, 109-14, 113-7Y28

This coloration has a really “Zen” feeling to it, and whereas it’s principally a taupe, I swear I bear in mind seeing blue undertones being added as they blended the paint. My unique intention was to go for a lighter, non-dramatic coloration. However one thing about this darker hue was very comforting, so I went for it! Relying on how the sunshine performs, the primary residing space all the time appears to look completely different. Most days it’s a taupe-grey. But when the solar is shining straight within the lobby, it could actually look hotter and extra brown on different days:

Tour the household room right here.

foyer entryway with wainscoting and dark walnut floors

DIY Wainscoting

Learn our tutorial for DIY wainscoting right here.

Wainscoting helped break up the darker aesthetic – and it’s the preferred mission on the weblog! I supply a full tutorial explaining how you can measure and set up this your self. Putting in wainscoting positively provides worth to your own home.

Tip! Oil based mostly paints or enamels yellow over time. For white finishes, I select paints which might be water based mostly.

Stair railing makeover tips

Painted Stair Railings:

Learn the tutorial: “Tips on how to Paint Stair Railings

  • Primer: Kilz primer
  • Banister Colour: Fired Earth” by Valspar (Gloss)
  • White Spindles: Magnolia White trim paint
  • Topcoat: (Gloss)

Fired Earth isn’t a harsh black. It has sufficient brown undertones to melt the look. I purchased a high-gloss end for this mission which glides proper on. The hand rails will want a high coat, you’ll want to purchase a sheen that matches the remainder.

Tip! I save time and keep away from utilizing painters’ tape. Imaging taping off over a whole lot of railings? There’s a higher means (see my trick for portray stair railings shortly).

Industrial Farmhouse Laundry Room Makeover
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Holidays 2107 Stenciled Backsplash

Portray Open Grain Cupboards

If portray your open grain cupboards, you MUST fill the grooves with a grain filler. That is THE most essential step if you need an expert end. See the tutorial right here.

Portray Open Grain Cupboards White:

  • Mild Sanding adopted by Kilz Primer (White)
  • Grain Filler (adopted by gentle sanding)
  • DecoArt Satin Enamels (2-3 coats) no topcoat wanted

Backsplash: Fired Earth Excessive Gloss by Valspar. See the tutorial right here.

Examine ALL of our kitchen tasks! A number of classes discovered!

two story family room light gray industrial style

Paint Colours on Household Room Function Wall

  • Gray Ghost by Olympic Paint + Stain
  • Pegasus by Olympic Paint + Stain

To interrupt up the monotony of the darkish partitions in our foremost residing space, we added this function wall within the household room. We painted it Gray Ghost. I favored the way it appeared towards the adjoining partitions. We painted the trim in Pegasus which appears like a pure white when paired with Gray Ghost.

See the household room function wall mission right here.

WInter Home Tour 2017 view of sunroom

Paint Colours in Sunroom

  • Sunroom Partitions:  Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal (see the submit)
  • DIY Wood Beams:  Darkish Walnut Stain by Varathane (see the submit)

I didn’t get our sunroom fairly proper the primary time round. It was painted a pale beige. I used to be all the time very delicate to the “vibe” towards the Moonlight Seaside. Whereas they didn’t conflict, they didn’t complement one another completely, both. I wished one thing just a little extra daring and dramatic. And this new, bolder Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore positively supplied the cooler undertones that I crave.  

See the sunroom evolve through the years in these posts.

pale blue walls modern farmhouse

Workplace / Eating Room

Austrian Ice” Olympic Paint + Stain.

I discover grey-blues very soothing and an ideal complement to the darker, bolder colours in the remainder of the home. This was painted years in the past, and once more the unique paint coloration is not and I can’t discover the unique paint can. However this one could be very shut.

Tour the workplace / eating room right here.

industrial basement wall paint

Paint Colours in Basement

Scannable SKUs can be found in our full tour of the basement right here. I’m requested very often, however these are customized colours that we had blended.

little girls room lavender walls
Tween Girl ChalkBoard Wall

NEW Home Paint Colours

Whites ~ Woods ~ Grey-Inexperienced Undertones ~ French Impressed

We moved into the Picket Fence home in August 2018. This time we selected to go lighter and brighter at a time when Instagram designers appear to be embracing darkish partitions once more. (I all the time appear to be off-trend!) Lighter paint on the partitions paired with darker furnishings so as to add distinction and depth. Grey-green undertones appears to be the route we’re going.

70 dollar thrifted chandelier in dinette
Dark Moody Mantel Makeover by Snazzy Little Things
formal dining room with chandelier and thrifted table

Paint Colour in Eating Room

Kendall Charcoal” by Benjamin Moore

This coloration was determined after we completed our lobby trim improve and paint mission so we simply saved going and painted this room too.

Master Bedroom Wall Color Update

Paint Colours Grasp Bed room Function Wall

“Pond Stone” discovered at Ace {Hardware} by Magnolia. Learn the submit right here. This room is a piece in progress.

New Gray Paint in the Kitchen After

$95 Kitchen Rework with Paint

“Galveston Grey” – it is a particular request at Lowe’s. I had this blended in a tintable enamel made by Valspar.

This time we wished to decide on our personal paint colours for the cupboards. This fashionable makeover all occurred with a can of Valspar Cupboard Enamels paint. I had Lowe’s tint it utilizing the components for “Galveston Grey” by Benjamin Moore. The trick: Clear. Mild sanding. PRIME. Have water on-hand…plenty of skinny layers. No high coat wanted. Do it proper and also you’ll be the following particular person giving it overview.

See the kitchen transformation right here.

Guest Bedroom Reveal Up Close of Tray BHG Magazine-2

Paint Colours in Visitor Bed room

Wall Paint: “Kendall Charcoal” by Benjamin Moore

We completely remodeled this room for round $500 and created a full visitor suite in our basement utilizing present furnishings and some new purchases.

See the visitor suite transformation right here.

Patriotic Front Porch with Americana Buntings
black interior doors

Black Inside Doorways

“Iron Gate” by Heirloom Traditions

After studying the onerous means, that is my go-to black paint. On this picture Heirloom Traditions goes on clean and has a reasonably matte end with out the chalky really feel. And it’s straightforward to scrub with a microfiber fabric.

Paints & Sheens (Our Favorites):

  • Partitions: We usually select eggshell, or a washable matte latex paint for foremost residing areas. We keep away from any gloss sheen on partitions. The colour stays more true this fashion.
  • Toilet Partitions: A washable satin, gentle sheen however straightforward to scrub.
  • Stair Railings: Prime first. Adopted by 2 coats of our coloration selection in a shiny latex. Adopted by 2-3 coats of a polyurethane to stop chipping.
  • Trim: 2 coats of a vivid white in a latex, semi-gloss end. No topcoat.
  • White Cupboards: Clear, sand, prime. If a deep grain, we use a grain filler. Frivolously Sand. Adopted by 2 coats of a water based mostly enamel (water based mostly is usually non-yellowing). No high coat wanted for a tough drying enamel.
  • Cabinetry with Colour: Water based mostly enamel, because it’s a coloration it might be water based mostly or oil. Oil can yellow so it depend upon the hue.
  • Topcoat: Polyurethane is used on excessive visitors areas like railings. I keep away from high coats on cupboards and it’s not obligatory should you use enamel which dries onerous.

In case you’re nonetheless attempting to determine your model otherwise you coloration palette, learn my submit “7 Ideas: Tips on how to Discover Your Adorning Fashion”. Selecting coloration is an enormous determination. I’ve made some flawed turns up to now — typically a coloration appears nice in a single season, however not in one other. How a paint coloration appears in your house actually can rely not solely on the time of day, your bodily location and the time of 12 months, too!  

What are your favourite paint colours as of late? I’ll be sharing my printable paint information very quickly! Keep tuned!


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