Home Tour #2 and Paint Colors {Utah Valley Parade of Homes}

Today I am continuing on with another home tour from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. This was House #6 on the home tour by Summit Homes and was 7,200 square feet.  I always love to see the latest trends in the home design world and it was fun to see similarities as we toured different houses. This particular home had A LOT of shades of blue and gray…
Exterior paint color


Exterior Paint Colors: Ash by Behr and White Dove by Benjamin Moore

master bedroom paint color

Master Bedroom Paint Color – Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore

Master bathroom paint color

Master Bath Paint Color: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore


Guest Bedroom: Rain Drop by Sherwin-Williams



Office paint color

Boys Bedroom and Office Paint Color: Evening Hush by Behr

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Kitchen Island and Butlers Pantry Cabinets: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Butlers pantries were in every house we saw and were basically kitchens behind the kitchen. Fully loaded with a sink, dishwasher, and tons of cabinet space.

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Laundry Room: Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore and Polo Blue (cabinets) by Benjamin Moore

Navy blue cabinets were very popular, especially in laundry rooms, and I loved this particular shade.  Natalie from Designer Home Interiors did the cabinets and the island, I loved the colors she decided to use. Stonington Gray was also the main color for the upstairs.



Downstairs Paint Color: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

(this is the same color used in the main areas of this adorable yellow house)

 What do you think? This was another large house (small compared to everything else) at 7,200 square feet and there were definitely more rooms, but today I just featured the rooms that had paint colors I thought you would enjoy. These houses tend to be a little overwhelming, even when looking at the pictures, but I hope you can get an idea of the overall color scheme.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Home Tour from Utah Valley Parade of Homes: Paint Color Sources

 Last week I was down in Utah visiting my family and while I was there, I was able to tour some of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. Can I just say WOW?! Some of the houses we went through were amazing. The biggest one we toured was 20,000 square feet, which was completely overwhelming, and they thought of every.single.detail. It was pretty incredible. This cute house was 9,000 square feet, which seemed small in comparison, crazy I’m saying that, but it was one of my favorite homes we toured and had some of the best paint colors. I went with my sisters and Mom, and you can see a more complete tour of this home, with a lot more pictures, over at Melissa’s blog here, here and here. It’s pretty incredible.

 I love the paint colors chosen for this house because the main areas were a pretty neutral with pops of color through the decorating and accessories, and the side rooms were painted fun colors to add a tasteful palette to the whole house color scheme. Are you ready? This is kind of long. Smile

Home tour: Exterior paint color

Exterior Paint Main: Corn Silk by Benjamin Moore

Exterior Paint Trim: Moonlight White by Benjamin Moore

 Home tour: Front door paint color

Front door: Moonlight White by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Entryway paint color

Home tour: Sitting area paint color

Home tour: Family room paint color

Home tour: Dining room paint color

Main Floor: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

 Home tour: Pink paint color for office

Home tour: Pink paint color for girls room

Little Girls’ Room and Her Office: Pink Swirl by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Paint color + homework room

Home tour: Homework room + green paint color

Homework room and office: Baize Green by Sherwin-Williams

One of my favorite rooms!

Home tour: Paint color for sitting room

This is the second floor, also painted Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore.

Home tour: Ombre girls room

Home tour: Girls bedroom paint color

Girls Bedroom: Wall color is Barely Teal by Benjamin Moore

Ombre: Peachy Keen, Springtime Peach, and Whispering Peach by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Yellow bathroom paint color

Girls bathroom: Butter by Benjamin Moore

I LOVED this yellow paint color…

Home tour: Boys bedroom with stripes (paint colors)

Boys room main color: Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

Stripes: Tangy Orange, Sweet Pea (green) and Ol’Blue Eyes by Benjamin Moore

Boys bathroom vanity color

Boys bathroom: Ice Mist by Benjamin Moore

I love the cabinet color too, but am waiting to hear back on the exact color. Any thoughts??

Home tour: Master bedroom paint color

Home tour: Master bedroom paint color

Master bedroom and bathroom paint color: Ocean Air by Benjamin Moore

Home tour: Downstairs paint color

Home tour: Downstairs bathroom

Home tour: Downstairs play area

Home tour: Downstairs art area + paint color

Downstairs paint color and doors: Ice Mist by Benjamin Moore

One more bedroom downstairs…

Home tour: Downstairs bedroom paint color

Painted Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore

I also loved this laundry room and the yellow cabinets. Yellow and navy blue cabinets were hot this year in laundry rooms and pantries. I am still waiting to hear back on the cabinet paint colors, but I think they might be the same color as the girls bathroom, or similar to them, a light buttery yellow.

Home tour: Laundry room with yellow cabinets

I thought this island was a fun pop of color, although it was much brighter in person than this picture shows.

Turquoise island

And these pantry cabinets are a light yellowish green, another great accent color.

If you are in Utah and want to see this home, the Parade is going through Saturday and this home is #27. So fun! I will be back again soon with more paint colors from other parade homes. Have a great day!

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My Favorites from National Painting Week

I loved seeing the transformations from other bloggers during National Painting Week. Here are a few of my favorite rooms and colors that were featured.

Drizzle by Sherwin-Williams

Four Generations One Room

desk and chair paint color

Wall color: Perfect Greige by Sherwin-Williams

Red chair: Fireweed by Sherwin-Williams

320 Sycamore

guest bedroom paint colors

Softened Green by Sherwin-Williams

Thrifty Decor Chick

family room paint colors

Dorian Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Back wall color: Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams

Home Stories A to Z

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Wall color: Wool Skein by Sherwin-Williams

Bed color: Naval by Sherwin-Williams

Thistlewood Farms

Love them all. Don’t forget paints and stains are 30% off through Memorial Day at Sherwin-Williams. Happy Monday!!

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Picture Frame Turned Into Chalkboard

I have really wanted a big chalkboard in our house to write quotes, notes, and fun things for the holidays. I found this the other day at a yard sale and loved how big and chunky the frame was, and loved the size of the actual picture.

chalkboard before

I used a can of Rust-oleum Chalkboard Spray paint on the canvas

chalkboard paint


gold spray paint

a can of this Rust-oleum gold pray paint, distressed the edges a bit with distressing ink…

chalkboard after

and now I have a chalkboard, just in time for my baby’s birthday. I’m still in shock she is going to be 1, it really doesn’t seem possible!

Have you seen these chalkboard signs online? I just googled “first birthday chalkboard signs” and a TON of different variations came up. I am going to try and recreate it for tomorrow, I think they are so cute.

Thanks for sticking with me this week as I have shared some of my projects from National Painting Week! Sherwin-Williams is offering 30% off this weekend if you have been inspired to do some painting of your own. Smile Have a great day!!

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