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Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home

This has been a post I have been thinking about for some time. I have received a few questions from readers about paint colors to update their homes before selling. And as some of you know we bought a fixer upper a couple of years ago, and although we enjoy living where we do, we came into this house knowing that it would not be our forever home. So when deciding paint colors, flooring, lights, etc. I have tried to pick out items and colors that other people would like as well.

So whether you are trying to flip a home, or you need to update your paint colors for resale, or you just want a good neutral color scheme…this post is for you.

paint colors to sell a home

This palette is a great place to start with paint colors that work well in the rooms listed above. It’s designed to stage a home to sell with it’s clean, neutral colors.


best neutral paint color

Have you seen this? Revere Pewter is definitely a safe, tried and true color by not only Christina but it is one of the most popular colors here at Favorite Paint Colors. I have yet to see it in a space where I don’t love it and is sure to attract potential buyers.

Color schemes for house sellers

Here is an interesting article on how to get more money from your home using certain paint colors…Business Insider. The graph above shows how certain colors can add value or decrease value from your home’s sale. Red dining rooms and yellow kitchens? Noo thank you.

Last but not least, here are 10 colors to paint your home to boost your resale value.

10 Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home

These 10 paint colors are all aesthetically pleasing to the eye and should work well in any room in your home.

paint colors for resale

Kilim Beige and Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams


paint colors to resell a home

Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams


paint colors to sell a home

Shaker Beige Benjamin Moore


best paint colors to sell a home

Natural Linen


paint to sell a home

Restoration Hardware Latte


paint colors to sell a home

Shale BM


best paint colors to sell your home

Coastal Fog


paint colors to sell your home

Castle Path by Behr


paint colors to add value to your home

Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore


Do you have a paint color that everyone just loves? Let us all know! Happy painting, selling and moving!

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Colors to paint your whole house

A Good Place to Start When Picking Out Paint

I am kicking off this Memorial Day weekend early! Do any of you have painting projects on your list? If so, I wanted to compile a few resources of places to start when picking out colors. I know it can be a little overwhelming.

First off, here are some popular colors to start with that will work for any room in your home. These are tried and true colors and used by many home bloggers and interior decorators.

Colors to paint your whole house

See more details from this post here.

Next up, I have categorized all paint by room and color that you can see on the side bar and below the pictures listed in this post. Are you needing exterior ideas? Click on the link below the picture and you will find dozens of different exterior paint colors. The same with bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, etc. Exterior Paint Colors

Exterior Paint Colors

bathroom paint colors

Bathroom Paint Colors

Bedroom paint colors

Bedroom Paint Colors

kitchen paint colors

Kitchen Paint Colors

laundry room paint colors

Laundry Room Paint Colors

Last but not least, there are some great sales this weekend on paint. Here are some of the major brands that are offering discounts. Remember, you can color match! If you love a Behr color but want it in Sherwin-Williams paint, they most likely will have it in their database.

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More details…

Behr Paint Sale

lowes paint sale

Lowe’s Paint Sale

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I hope it is filled with sunshine and watermelon – let the summer begin! So excited it is here!

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Farmhouse Paint Color Palettes

Good day! I love farmhouse paint colors right now and I’m sharing with you some palettes that might help if you are needing that perfect neutral color, or you want to make your home a little more like Joanna Gaines. 🙂

farmhouse paint color palette


farmhouse paint colors


farmhouse paint colors


 modern farmhouse whole house paint colors


Magnolia Home paint colors


Paint colors featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, complete with pictures of the actual color.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!

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Paint Colors of Instagram 05.12.17

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Island paint color: Mount Etna by Sherwin-Williams

Wall paint color: Eider White by Sherwin-Williams


sherwin williams paint colors

Door paint color: White Truffle by Sherwin-Williams

Wall paint color: Northstar by Sherwin-Williams

Trim paint color: Extra White by Sherwin-Williams


Benjamin Moore best selling blues


neutral nursery paint color

Pearly White by Sherwin-Williams


bedroom paint color

Ballroom Blue by Farrow and Ball


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 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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Top 10 Most Popular Paint Colors at FPC

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I’m sharing with you the top 10 most popular colors here at FPC. I have been doing this blog for over 6 years now and have compiled hundreds of rooms and paint colors, here are the ones with the most pageviews and pins. All are Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams. I thought you might enjoy seeing what they were. 🙂 Enjoy your day!

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Our New Front Door + Spring Exterior Door Colors

Hello friends! We enjoyed a wonderful break last week and I am so happy that it is officially spring.

Today I am sharing my front door with you. We have been working on updating the exterior of our home for a while now. We painted the whole exterior last fall, which I will show you soon, but one of my favorite new additions is our front door.

Here is a before picture with the old door and blue paint…

We looked a lot of places but ultimately ended up buying our door from Home Depot.

Here it is before I painted it.

And here it is after we painted it with a new spring wreath. The paint color is Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore and it’s one of my all-time favorite door colors. Everywhere I have seen it in person, it has looked amazing so when we were ready to paint I knew I loved it so much I didn’t even sample, I just bought the paint. I have been so pleased with the color, in every season so far, but this color is soo perfect for spring.

I love colorful front doors. There are so many possibilities to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start. I put together some colors that I adore for front doors, and was looking at myself, and have spring written all over them. So if you want an inexpensive, easy way to spruce up your exterior – pick a color and start painting. This door took me 2 hours to paint and cost less than $30.

Do you have a favorite front door color?

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Popular Paint Colors to Paint Your Whole House

Popular Colors to Paint Your Whole House

Are you purchasing a home, or looking to build? Paint colors can be overwhelming but if you focus on painting your house one neutral color and adding color through decor and furniture, it might make the picking out process a little easier.

Here are some popular neutral colors that would work well for any room in your home.

Popular Paint Colors to Paint Your Whole House

Edgecomb Gray bedroom paint color

Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore. This is a great greige. We actually just painted our bathroom this color and I love it. I haven’t seen any weird undertones and it goes with anything.


Mindful Gray exterior paint color

Mindful Gray looks great on the outside or inside. This exterior is classy, clean and looks amazing.


colors to paint your whole house

Mindful Gray is also used in this bathroom and would look great throughout the whole home.


paint colors to paint your whole house

Revere Pewter has got to be one of the most popular paint colors around. It is a perfect greige and doesn’t have any crazy undertones. I have loved it in ever home I have seen it in. If you need a no-fail neutral, you can’t go wrong with Revere Pewter.


colors to paint your whole house

Here is Revere Pewter in a larger living space.


colors to paint your whole house

Sea Salt is another popular neutral color that has blue and green in it. I love it paired with bright white, or darker wood.

Sand & Sisal

colors to paint your whole house

Agreeable Gray is another very popular color for your whole home. It is very similar to Revere Pewter, but has more gray.


colors to paint your whole house

 A huge trend right now is to paint your whole interior white. White Dove is a perfect color, it’s warmer so it doesn’t seem so stark and if you are looking for more of a farm house look, this is a great way to start.

Dear Lillie

I hope this helps if you are looking for one continuous color to go in your home. You really can’t go wrong with any of these colors. Thanks for stopping by and happy painting!

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Popular Pottery Barn Paint Colors

Who loves looking at Pottery Barn catalogs for inspiration? I know I do, and I love looking at the paint colors that are chosen for each space.  It’s fun to see how they put the rooms together and how the paint coordinates with the rest of the decor. The spring/summer 2017 palette has some great colors, and today I put together some of the most used and most popular ones to help you get started if you are looking for that perfect color.

I have seen all of these colors in person and multiple times from pictures and they have not disappointed. There is a reason why Pottery Barn has chosen them. They are beautiful and look great in so many rooms and spaces. You can see how they have used the colors in their Pottery Barn catalogs. I have also put together a few inspiration pictures from beautiful homes around the web.  Enjoy!

navy paint color

Naval by Sherwin-Williams


beige paint color

Bungalow Beige by Sherwin-Williams

Home Bunch

bedroom paint color

Halcyon Green by Sherwin-Williams


living room paint color

Functional Gray by Sherwin-Williams


exterior paint colors

I love this model showing Inkwell by Sherwin-Williams and Luxurious Red for the shutters and the door. Red is a great accent color and would also look really good in a room with crisp white trim or molding.


Happy Painting! 🙂

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Reader’s Question + More Paint Colors To Go With Wood (Red Pine)

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is about paint that coordinates with wood. I had a reader contact me the other day, wondering what to do about her kitchen cabinets and wall so that the colors would work well with her red pine trim and doors.

The woodwork in her home is beautiful, I love the big fat trim around the windows, the hardwood floors and the red pine doors. As you can see the ceiling is also planked wood, but she is planning on covering that up with drywall and then painting it white to lighten up the kitchen. She is also getting new custom cabinets, and a new quartz countertop.

Her question was what color to do the cabinets and the walls to coordinate with the red pine she has in her home. Her contractor suggested she go with blonde maple cabinets, and she wanted Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart to go on her walls.

I put together a palette so that she could see what that might look like with the wood, and also added a few other greiges that I think would go great with Red Pine.

greige paint colors to go with wood trim and cabinets

From top to bottom the paint colors are Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams, Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart, Pismo Dunes by Benjamin Moore, and Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I love all of these colors because they are warmer greiges, which you want you have a warmer wood such as red pine.

Debbie has been going back and forth between blonde maple cabinets and painted. I told her that either one would work, it just depended on the décor style she was looking for. Mixing woods can be very beautiful, but to me the wood in her kitchen would really pop if she went with painted cabinets. I found some inspiration pictures with woodwork and I love the beauty of the wood itself when the rest of the room is a neutral color.

kitchen with wood trim


kitchen with wood trim


white kitchen cabinets with oak trim


kitchen with oak trim


 kitchen with wood trim


My go-to color for white cabinets is White Dove by Benjamin Moore. It’s got a touch of cream to warm up the color and it doesn’t have any weird undertones. Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams is an identical match to White Dove if you prefer Sherwin-Williams.

white dove benjamin moore


With wood, I love beiges, creams, greens, and blues.

paint colors to go with warm wood

 Here are some of my favorites from each category I listed above that would look great with warm, wood trim.

Starting at the top: Ivoire by Sherwin-Williams – a light cream with a touch of yellow.

Network Gray by Sherwin-Williams, a great blue-gray that is a good contrast with wood trim. Here is an example of blue with wood.

blue paint with wood trim


The middle color is Huntington Beige by Benjamin Moore. A great neutral with a hint of brown.

Crisp Khaki by Benjamin Moore– a great tan that would work well with any type of wood trim.

The last color is Svelte Sage by Sherwin-Williams. I love green with wood, as I’ve mentioned before it’s natures best combination. Here is an example of a sagey green with wood.

I hope this helps when trying to decide the best paint color to go with your wood trim. I also hope to follow up with you and show you the transformation of Debbie’s kitchen and let you know what she decides. For more posts I have done on paint colors to go with wood trim and cabinets, see here. Have a great day!

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