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Parade of Homes Paint Color Scheme and Tour

Welcome back for more tours from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes! This is home #40 on the tour and is gorgeous. It had a lot of room for entertaining (9,400 square feet) and was contemporary but very tastefully done. It also had a great color scheme, lots of fun colors in the bedrooms and cabinets, with one main color throughout.

UV Parade of Homes #40

These pictures capture only a portion of the house, but give you an idea of their style and colors used throughout. The main color used throughout the whole home was Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams. Enjoy!


UV Parade kitchen

Kitchen island paint color: Online by Sherwin-Williams

office paint color

Wall paint color: Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Desk paint color: Network Gray by Sherwin-Williams

girls bedroom paint color

bedroom paint - green


bathroom paint color

Kids bedroom and bathroom paint color: Hearts of Palm by Sherwin-Williams

master bedroom - wall paper on accent wall


UV parade master bedroom

master bath

Master bedroom and bathroom paint color: Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams

guest bedroom accent wall

Guest bedroom paint color: Cyberspace (accent wall) and Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams


playroom accent wall

Kids playroom: Coral Reef by Sherwin-Williams

mudroom cabinets


Mudroom cabinets: Network Gray by Sherwin-Williams

bathroom vanityBathroom vanity: Online by Sherwin-Williams

Parade of Homes Paint Color Scheme

To see more houses from the Parade of Homes, see here. Have a wonderful 4th of July! I will be back next week with more home tours and color schemes.

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More Paint Colors from the UV Parade of Homes (my favorite home!)

Today I am posting more pictures and paint colors from the UV Parade of Homes. This one was my very favorite home we went through for lots of reasons. I loved that it wasn’t way over the top – it was decorated very tastefully, not too cluttered, it wasn’t huge like some of the other houses we walked through, only  a mere 6,000 square feet, ha!  I loved the dark wood combined with the white cabinets and trim throughout the home, the paint colors were pretty similar, but they didn’t feel too overpowering or monotonous. I loved going through the pictures again and remembering how much I loved it.

As I mentioned in my last post, I went with my sister and Mom, this was their favorite home too! You can see 320 Sycamore at the bottom each picture, my sister posted her tour here with lots of awesome details and I am providing the paint colors, so thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this home as much as we did.

brick exterior

The main color that was used throughout a majority of the home was Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams at 50%. It looked beautiful with the dark wood, and the white trim. Everything felt very open, light and airy.

entryway paint color

sitting room paint color

family room paint color

kitchen paint color - dark cabinets

I LOVED the kitchen cabinets! They were gorgeous.

dining room paint color

laundry room paint color

Laundry room paint color: Silver Crest by Sherwin-Williams

periwinkle paint color

Bathroom paint color: November Skies by Benjamin Moore

guest bedroom paint color

guest bathroom paint color  guest bathroom paint color

Guest bedroom and bathroom: Silver Crest by Sherwin-Williams

serene master bedroom paint color

master bedroom paint color

master bathroom paint color

Master bedroom and bathroom: Silver Crest by Sherwin-Williams

downstairs main paint color

downstairs main paint color

downstairs main paint color

Downstairs main paint color: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin-Williams

theatre room paint colors

Theatre room: Silver Strand at 50%

Roycroft Pewter (wainscoting and trim) by Sherwin-Williams

playroom paint color

blue bathroom - paint color

Playroom and bathroom: Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

boys room paint color

Guest bedroom: Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

girls room paint color

guest bedroom paint color

Guest Bedroom: Gossamer Veil by Sherwin-Williams

black and white bathroom paint color

Guest bathroom: Site White by Sherwin-Williams

guest bedroom paint color

Guest Bedroom: Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams

blue paint color scheme

To see past homes and paint colors from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, see here.

I will be posting more homes and paint colors next week. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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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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