Dining Room paint color

Swiss Coffee

Dining Room paint color

Dining room paint color: Swiss Coffee by Behr

Thanks to Kimm at Reinvented for submitting her dining room makeover. White walls can be so pretty and I think she has done a beautiful job. White is also the hot new color for next year, more on that next week. Have a wonderful weekend!


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A Few of My Favorite Things

If you’re hopping over from No Biggie, welcome to Favorite Paint Colors! I am so excited to be a part of Favorite Things 2015 and have had so much fun seeing what everyone has shared so far.

Favorite Things 2015

I have always loved this round-up to find out the latest and greatest, get new ideas for Christmas, and to see what works for other bloggers and moms. So I am excited to share a few of MY favorite things with you, and I hope that you can find something that you might love too!

These are in no particular order, and contain some Amazon affiliate links.

1. Christmas music! I can’t tell you how excited I am for Christmas this year. I have two favorite Christmas CDs  that I couldn’t wait to start listening to:

*The Piano Guys – This album is amazing, I could listen to Silent Night and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel over and over. They are beautiful arrangements and the cello and piano are two of my favorite instruments.

The Piano Guys A Family Tradtion

Percy Faith – Music of Christmas. This has been a favorite in our family since my Mom was a little girl. It’s all instrumental and everything that Christmas is about is depicted in this music. I will listen to this every Christmas until the day I die… and probably after. :)

2. Bath and Body Works candles, because you can’t have pretty music playing without lighting a candle, right? I found this scent a couple of weeks ago and have fallen in love. My favorite scent used to be “Leaves”, which I still love, but “Welcome” is even better and smells just like the holidays to me. I have it in the wallflower, too, and every time I walk into my laundry room and kitchen where it’s at, I seriously take a deep breath and say to myself out loud how good it smells.  If you want to try this out, make sure you get the Welcome Autumn Spiced Wreath and not the Welcome Mahogany Balsam. They are two completely different scents.Welcome spiced wreath candle - Favorite Things 2015

3. Next up on my list is my clarisonic.

favorite things - clarisonic

I have had mine for about 3 years now and have not only loved how clean my face feels after using it, but I love the improvement I have seen in my skin. I take it everywhere I go, my clarisonic is something I would have a hard time living without. I use it every morning and night, and the few times that I haven’t, my face just doesn’t feel clean. It’s definitely one of my top favorite things.

4. While we are talking about skin, my favorite skin care line is M2. It’s available in a cleanser (that I use with my clarisonic), a refinisher, and moisturizer, and it’s by far the best cleansing system I have used.  Adult acne has always been an issue for me and I have tried a lot of different skin care products to try and clear it up. When I was pregnant with my third it got especially bad, which was super frustrating because I was already using a prescription acne medication that was really expensive and I didn’t think I had any other options but to just deal with it. My sister-in-law, who owns her own medical spa, introduced this line to me and I was hooked. My acne slowly started to clear up, and after using it for 2 years my breakouts are very minimal, and I stopped using my prescription medication, which has saved a lot of money. It has been a lifesaver for my skin!

M2 Exfoliating Cleanser – lasts me 6 months and I use it morning and night.

M2 Skin Refinish – also lasts me 6 months+ and I only use this at night.

m2 moisturizer

M2 Moisturizer – my only complaint I have about this is I run out of it too quick. I have to order it about every 2 months.

5. Another favorite skin care item is E.L.F. primer.

I started using foundation primer a couple of years ago and will never go back. Why? I use way less foundation with primer, it fills in my lines and pores and my foundation goes on much smoother. I first started using Smashbox primer, which I loved, but didn’t love the $40 price tag so I decided on a whim to try E.L.F’s version. To be completely honest, I couldn’t tell a difference. So for $6-$10 a bottle, this is my go-to foundation primer.

6. My favorite thing to wear? Open cardigans.

Open front cardigan - Favorite Things 2015

Love these in the winter because they layer well, are long enough to put on some leggins, and they are sooo comfy.

7. With my open cardigans I love my Hunter boots. My sister found an awesome deal last year so I bought some and have yet to regret it. They are great in mud, rain, and snow and can be worn anywhere from the farm to the mall.  When it’s really cold you can buy boot inserts that keep your toes nice and toasty. I have the Ruby color in gloss.

Ruby gloss Hunter boots - Favorite Things 2015

8. My favorite movie of 2015

I am really hoping that all of you have seen this, if you haven’t, you NEED to! This is seriously the best, most uplifting movie. It has a beautiful message, the music is gorgeous, the casting couldn’t have been more perfect, and it’s CLEAN. I could go on and on, but this is my absolute favorite movie of 2015, hands down.

8.Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

This is the only chap stick I will buy. LOVE IT!!

9. My favorite paint color I am crushing on right now -Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin-Williams. I posted an interior picture of it yesterday.

Gauntlet Gray

10. Last but not least?

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almonds - Favorite Things 2015

Need I say more? Chocolate, coconut and almonds are probably my 3 favorite things to eat… these are so bad. I could easily eat a whole 2 lb. bag within a few days. Next time you are at Costco look for them, or you can order them on Amazon. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Make sure you visit my sister, Melissa for more favorite things, she’s the best! And tomorrow she is doing a link up party if you want to share some of your favorites. Next up on the tour is Miss Mustard Seed. Enjoy!

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Festoon Aqua and Earl Gray {Exterior Paint Colors}

Autumn porch - Exterior paint colors

Front door paint color: Festoon Aqua by Sherwin-Williams

Siding: Earl Gray by Sherwin-Williams

New Every Morning

See more exterior paint colors

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And don’t forget to enter the CanvasPop giveaway! It runs through November 8th. Smile

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Living Room Progress + a Giveaway!

DIYing can be a painfully slow process at times and sometimes it’s easy to forget where you began. I love looking at before pictures of our house because it’s a good reminder of where we started and how far we have come. Today I wanted to share with you our living room progress. It’s not completely finished, we still have more projects to do, but it’s come a long way.

Here is the before:

living room before

living room before

And the AFTER!

living room afterliving room after

One of the biggest projects in this room was removing the popcorn ceiling. It has made a world of difference in updating our home and in brightening the room up. We painted the walls Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams and the fireplace and paneling behind it White Dove by Benjamin Moore. We also got new carpet and now it feels like a completely different room than it was a year ago.

The next project on our list is to add built-ins to each side of the fireplace. The bookshelves are temporary and will hopefully be gone within the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait until they are done!

To celebrate our progress so far, I am teaming up with CanvasPop to give one lucky winner a 16×20 framed photo paper print! I received mine last week and love how it looks in our living room. The best part? I took this picture with my phone at my brother-in-laws wedding and the resolution looks amazing even after being blown up. Each image is printed on premium fine arts paper which results in a crisp, high quality and detailed image print.  You also have the choice of matting your print with a 2.5” white mat and choosing a frame in white, black or espresso – over a $200 value!

Canvas Pop - Favorite Paint Colors

To win one of these beautiful prints, click on the image below and enter your email. It’s super easy and fast.


If you would like to order a canvas or print, CanvasPop is offering a 35% discount for Favorite Paint Colors readers using the code FAVPAINT35. Expires November 30, 2015. Think Christmas gifts? They ship to the US, Canada, and EU.

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!!

Disclosure: I received a 16×20 framed print from CanvasPop as compensation for this post. All views and opinions expressed are my own and no other compensation was provided.

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Favorite Paint Color Combinations

Wow, I can’t believe we are to the end of October. I have loved looking at different color combinations, and today I wanted to share a few favorites from around the web.

1. Do you get the BHG magazine in your mailbox? If so, you will see a color palette, similar to the ones below inside. I love these ideas for coordinating colors – for accent colors, accessories, and even your wardrobe.

u BHG color combinations


2. I love every single one of these colors. Enough said. If you are looking for a great whole house color scheme, and like these colors, this would be a great place to start.

whole house color scheme


3. A pretty exterior paint color combination.

Exterior color scheme


4. Another lovely whole house color scheme. Similar to the one above.

New House wall colors


5. Fabric is a great way to get ideas for paint colors. I used one of our pillows in our bedroom to find the paint color for our dresser. This is such a fun, bright and cheery palette.

Color palette


For more paint color combinations see here.

Have a spooky Halloween weekend, enjoy an extra hour of sleep, and we will see you next month! Winking smile Thanks for stopping by!

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Coastal Paint Color Combination

Do you live by the coast, or want to feel like you do? Here is a color combination just for that, with some beautiful cool neutrals. Once again, great for interior or exterior painting. Enjoy! Smile

Coastal Paint Color Combo

Paint color combination for Elder White

#1 Elder White by Sherwin-Williams


Paint color combination for Fawn Brindle

#2 Fawn Brindle by Sherwin-Williams


Paint color combination for Coastal Plain

#3 Coastal Plain by Sherwin-Williams


Paint color combination for Comfort Gray

#4 Comfort Gray by Sherwin-Williams


See more paint color combinations here

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Earth Toned Paint Color Combination

Happy Friday my favorite readers! Smile Today’s paint color combination has 4 colors that flow beautifully together, compliment each other yet look great individually as well. The pictures below give you an idea of what each paint color looks like on the wall, but this earth-toned palette would also work great for the exterior of a home.

Earth toned paint color combo

#1 Cypress Green by Benjamin Moore

Cypress Green color combination

Cypress Green is a great mix of sage and olive green.

#2 Polar Frost by Benjamin Moore

Polar Frost color combination


#3 Evening Dove by Benjamin Moore

Evening Dove Benjamin Moore paint color combination

I love this navy/gray blue – it looks so pretty on these walls, but I also think it would make a great exterior paint color.


#4 French Press by Benjamin Moore

Earth toned paint color combination


Brown paint can be so beautiful, I don’t see much of it anymore but I think it adds rich color without being too overwhelming. You can pair it with so many different colors, too.

See more paint color combinations here.

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Naval Paint Color Combination

The absolute best navy paint color on the market, in my opinion, is Naval by Sherwin-Williams. It looks great on walls, cabinets, and furniture and can be used beautifully in every room of your home. It’s a perfect navy that this color combination is paired with three other colors that I also love and can be used all together, or separate for a whole house color scheme.

Naval Paint Color Combination

#1 Dishy Coral by Sherwin-Williams

Dishy Coral by Sherwin-Williams

Dishy Coral looks great on walls in a bedroom…


Dresser makeover in Dishy Coral

…or on a piece of furniture. I love the pop of color it adds to this room.


Color combination for Anew Gray

#2 Anew Gray by Sherwin-Williams


Color combination for Rainwashed

#3 Rainwashed by Sherwin-Williams


Rainwashed in a differed light…


Color combination for Naval

#4 Naval by Sherwin-Williams


Color combination for Naval


See more paint color combinations here.

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2016 Behr Paint Trends

Behr Paint Trends for 2016

Have you seen Behr’s 2016 Color Forecast? They recently released it and I’m loving all the color. They have bold options, pastels, neutrals, fun accent colors, relaxing tones, warm and cool – pretty much everything.

2016 Behr Paint Trends

I love this palette they put together. You could use it in so many ways and I think the colors are great compliments to each other.

Paint color combo for 2016 Behr Paint


Don’t you think this bathroom is adorable? You could get this similar look with the Behr 2016 color forecast by using Penthouse View, Coralette, and Modern Mint.

bathroom color combination


What are your favorites? I am definitely more of a neutral girl for the walls, but I love pops of color in furniture and accessories, and there are so many fun colors in this forecast to do this with.

I will be back tomorrow with more paint color combinations. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Another Paint Color Combination {for bathroom, guest bedroom, laundry room}


I am back with another paint combination that I think would look perfect in a bathroom, living room, laundry room or a fun guest bedroom. 1 and 3 would be fun accent colors, or you could use 3 as a bathroom color or accent wall, and 1 could be used in a dining room like the one below. You can see what these paint colors looks like in each room, which you could paint individual rooms, but I think they are more fun all together. Enjoy!

Paint color combo


Paint color combination for Passion Plum by BM

#1 Passion Plum by Benjamin Moore



Stonington Gray color combination

#2 Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore



Color combination for Jalapeno Pepper by BM

#3 Jalapeno Pepper by Benjamin Moore


Color combination for Swiss Coffee by BM

#4 Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore


For more paint color combinations, see here.

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Exterior Paint Color Combinations {What Color to Paint the Outside of My Home}

I received a question from a reader in California who is trying to figure out paint colors for the exterior of her home. On the bottom she has wood and on the top, or middle, she has stucco. She wrote me and is wanting a coastal vibe, with classic colors that won’t be too bold. She has primed the whole house, and has shutters to add to the big window in front and also a front door to paint.

What Color to Paint the Outside of My Home

I came up with 3 options that I think will look good.

Exterior color combo - classic gray

The first is a classic-toned gray, white trim and a blue door to add a pop of color and more of a coastal vibe that she was looking for.

#1 Skyline Steel by Sherwin-Williams for the stucco

#2 Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams for the trim

#3 Waterscape by Sherwin-Williams for the front door

#4 Dovetail by Sherwin-Williams for the wood and shutters

Exterior Color Combo #2

The second color combination has more taupe, and brown tones, that is classic and neutral.

#1 Softer Tan (all Sherwin-Williams) for the stucco

#2 Creamy for the trim

#3 Prairie Grass for the door and shutters

#4 Foothills for the wood areas

Exterior Color Combo #3

This last color combination has some more color, green and blue tones, to add more color, yet won’t be too bold.

#1 Rare Gray (all Sherwin-Williams again) for the stucco

#2 Casa Blanco for the trim

#3 Pewter Green for the wood areas and shutters

I didn’t leave an option for the doors, but I think a charcoal black door, like Urbane Bronze would look great, or you could paint the door the same color as the wood area. (Pewter Green)

Of course these colors are going to look different on every home. I would suggest that if there is a color scheme you like, buy the paint samples, paint a little portion on your home, and tweak them around until you love them. What I mean by “tweak”, you can lighten or darken, or go to the next shade over on the fan deck that will give you a similar color, but have slightly different undertones.

Also if you want to use these colors for your home but don’t want to do a two-tone home, then just pick one of the colors for the wood or stucco, and use the other one for the eves and shutters.

Exterior paint can be tricky, but with these tips and colors, it will make the picking out process a little less time consuming and overwhelming.

For more exterior paint colors, see here.

Have a wonderful weekend!!




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Farrow and Ball Paint Combination

I love looking at Farrow and Ball paint colors. Their neutral palette is amazing and I don’t think you could go wrong with any of their colors. Did you know that you can order a free colour book from them? I know their paint is more expensive and not everywhere sells it, we have a local paint store here that carries Farrow and Ball, but if you want a gorgeous color and you love it, the extra money might be worth it. My sister did a post on a great paint resource that can help you “match” the Farrow and Ball colors to other paint companies, that’s also a great option. Enjoy!!

Farrow and Ball Paint Combo


Bone paint color combo

#1 – Bone by Farrow and Ball



Elephant's Breath paint color combo

#2- Elephant’s Breath by Farrow and Ball




Lamp Room Gray

#3 Lamp Room Gray by Farrow and Ball



Downpipe paint color combo

4. Downpipe by Farrow and Ball


For more paint color combos, see here. Have a wonderful day!!

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Autumn Paint Color Combo

We enjoyed a beautiful weekend up by Glacier Park, and I was so inspired by all of the fall colors, I decided to put them together in a paint color combination. If you are looking for a warm paint palette for your home, this might be your answer. I love the golden tones and rich colors.

Autumn paint color combination

Hopsack paint color combination

#1 Hopsack by Sherwin-Williams


Crisp Linen paint color combination

#2 Crisp Linen by Sherwin-Williams


Bold Brick by Sherwin-Williams

#3 Bold Brick by Sherwin-Williams

Paint color combination for Anjou Pear

#4 Anjou Pear by Sherwin-Williams


For more paint color combinations, see here. Have a wonderful day!

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