Whole House Color Scheme

Today I am sharing with you some pictures I received from my reader, Christine, that just sold her home in Texas. She mentioned in her e-mail how many complements she received on her paint colors and wanted to share. I’m so glad she did!

Also, here are some great ideas if you are looking for a whole house color scheme, all very complimentary to each other, but different enough to add variety to each room. And even though there are only 3 posted, you could carry one of these colors throughout the whole home. Shaker Beige and Revere Pewter are both awesome neutrals. (see more about Revere Pewter here – the most popular paint color on the blog, for a good reason!)

Kitchen paint color - Whole House Color SchemeKitchen wall color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Kitchen cabinet color: Mayonnaise by Benjamin Moore

Trim color: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Whole House Color Scheme - master bedroomMaster Bedroom: Amherst Gray by Benjamin Moore

Trim: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Whole House Color Scheme - hall bathHall bath: Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore

Trim: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Thank you, Christine, for sharing your beautiful home with us. Do you have a paint color in your home that receives a lot of compliments? Or a whole house color scheme that you love? Please share, it’s so helpful to get ideas of paint colors that have “worked” for real people. Thanks so much and have a great Tuesday!!

 

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Paint Colors featured on HGTV show “Fixer Upper”

Do you love the show “Fixer Upper” on HGTV? Johanna and Chip are the greatest. I love the way they interact with each other, Chip’s random comments, their sense of humor and their style. Their home makeovers are unbelievable, and I am always in love with her paint colors. Today I wanted to feature a few of my favorite colors they have used on their show. They have so many great ideas!

Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Intellectual Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Antique White by Sherwin-Williams

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Uncertain Gray by Sherwin-Williams with Pure White trim

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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Argos by Sherwin-Williams

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Amazing Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Mindful Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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Paint colors on HGTV Fixer Upper

Painted Brick: Dover White by Sherwin-Williams

Shutters: Anonymous by Sherwin-Williams

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Do you have a favorite? You can also see more paint colors Johanna has used in her makeovers on her Pinterest page. Enjoy, and have a great day!

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Our Staircase Makeover: Before and After

Okay guys, I am doing my first major reveal from our home. It’s been a long and slow process getting to this point, and we still have a lot more work to do but it is definitely coming along and it’s so nice to be living here and making it our very own. From the pictures that I posted here, you can see the whole house was pretty dated, but the stairs were a huge eyesore. They are the first things you see when you come in the front door and they were not pretty, at all. So they were on our top priority list of things that needed to be replaced. Here are a few of the before pictures.

staircase makeover

staircase before

The rails were two boards attached to some posts, with a big planter box at the top of the stairs.

staircase makeoverStaircase makeover

This picture is pretty blurry, but here is the planter box. Ugg.

To begin, we knocked out all of the railings and tore out the posts and planter box.

staircase makeover

We hired a friend to come over and help us out with the installation, and picked out our new hand rails, newel posts and balusters.

For our hand rails and newel posts, we ordered them from L.J. Smith Stair Systems.

We decided to go with this newel post in hemlock:

Newel post for stairs

found here

This handrail …

Handrail for stairs

found here

And we ordered these balusters from Lowe’s.

Balusters for stairs

found here

The posts and handrails were all natural wood when we got them and needed to be stained. Our contractor had some Minwax samples on hand, so I painted them on a board to get a better idea of what they looked like.

Minwax stain choices

Cherry by Minwax

#1 Cherry

Hickory Gel Stain by Minwax

#2 Hickory in Gel Stain

Espresso by Minwax

#3 Espresso

Special Walnut by Minwax

#4 Special Walnut

I like darker stain, plus we bought hickory hardwood for the kitchen dining room, which I love, so we decided to go with #3.

Hickory Gel Stain by Minwax

We were swamped with getting things ready for our carpet to get put in, so we hired it out, and I was beyond thrilled with the results. Here are the afters:

Staircase makeover: Before and After

Staircase makeover: Before and After

Staircase makeover: Before and After

Staircase makeover: Before and After

And a little peek into our upstairs toy explosion…

One more look at the before and after…

Staircase makeover: Favorite Paint Colors

We also had new carpet installed and painted the walls Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams, more details about that here. It feels 100 times better and I love being able to put a big fat check mark next to this project on our to do-list, that is slowly shrinking. There will be a lot more before and after’s from this house, it’s fun to look at where we came from. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Caliente by Benjamin Moore - Favorite Red Paint Colors

My Favorite Red Paint Colors

Red is THE color this time of year, and although it might not be the most popular paint trend right now, it can add beauty, warmth, energy and personality to any room. The tricky part is getting it right. Here are a few of my favorites that are GOOD reds – not too orange or pink, and that will brighten up any space.

1. Caliente by Benjamin Moore: I have seen this color in a few different spaces and have loved it every time. I love how it pops against white trim.

Caliente by Benjamin Moore - Favorite Red Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore

2. Crabby Apple by Sherwin-Williams: The perfect rustic, old-fashioned red. Perfect for a front door or on a shed or barn, as seen below.

Crabby Apple - Favorite Red Paint Colors

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3. Heirloom Red by Valspar: A great red for a piece of furniture or a door in your home. Love the pop of color it adds to this room. (The coordinating color on the wall is Oyster Bay by Sherwin-Williams.)

Heirloom Red by Valspar - Favorite Red Paint Colors

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4. Red by Benjamin Moore – The name says it all. True. Red.

Red by Benjamin Moore - Favorite Red Paint Colors

5. Heartthrob by Sherwin-Williams: Wouldn’t this make a great paint color for your Valentine’s Day décor?

Sherwin-Williams

 And another great source for no-fail reds from Real Simple

And more red paint colors found here on the blog. Enjoy your weekend!

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