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My Favorite Green Paint Colors

I don’t know about you, but I have been in love with green lately. It’s amazing how much you notice it when it has been absent from your life for the past 6 months! Spring has finally come to Montana and I am in love with all of the vibrant colors that come with this season, one of my favorites for sure. I’ve always loved this post from Richella at Imparting Grace on the color green, especially how she says it’s God’s favorite color. I think of that, especially this time of year, when everything starts coming back to life. It’s definitely one of my favorites too.

So in honor of Spring, I put together a few of my favorite green paint colors to share with you today. Whether you are wanting to paint your bathroom, kitchen, or master bedroom – green can add color without being too overwhelming and can also add some calmness and serenity to your space.

Favorite Green Paint Colors

1. Dried Parsley by Benjamin Moore

2. Guilford Green by Benjamin Moore

3. Rejuvenate by Behr

4. Oolong Tea by Martha Stewart

5. Grasslands by Martha Stewart

6. Salisbury Green by Benjamin Moore

7. Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams

8. Topiary Tint by Behr

9. Restful by Behr

10. Kittery Point Green by Benjamin Moore

Also, have you been following the paint colors featured at Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week? Tuesday’s feature was “Go For Green” and two of my favorite bloggers revealed their newly painted rooms. Love both of them.

Green paint colors - ceiling

Secret Garden by Sherwin-Williams

Vintage Revivals

Composed by Sherwin-Williams - bathroom paint color

Composed by Sherwin-Williams

Four Generations One Roof

What do you think of the color green? Are you loving it as much as I am? Hopefully your weekend is full of sunshine and lots of green surroundings. Happy Spring!!

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nursery paint color

Favorite Paint Color of the Month {Winter in Paris}

Happy last day of January! I can’t believe we are already one month through the year, crazy stuff! We are finally getting snow in Montana and I love it. I figure if it’s going to be winter, we might as well have snow to go with it. Better now than in April I suppose.
So when I was looking at the paint color forecast for 2014, I loved Valspar’s “Zenergy” palette, especially Winter in Paris. You know how colors just jump out to you on the screen and you think, LOVE that! Well that’s exactly what I thought when I saw “Winter in Paris”.
zenergy - 2014 paint color trends

Then I came across this beautiful living room makeover from The Blissful Bee and fell in love once again. The whole transformation is amazing, but I especially love the colors. I love how this paint color has a tint of gray, a little turquoise and is not too “baby” blue. Winter in Paris by Valspar - living room paint color

Winter in Paris by Valspar - living room paint color
Winter in Paris by Valspar
I’ve decided to name it my favorite paint color of the month. Now I realize this is the last day of January, but I have a ton of favorites and will feature a new one sometime next month, and then the next month and so on. Plus, the name is just fitting for this time of year.

bathroom paint color
nursery paint color
Has anyone tried this? Does it look as good in person as it does in the pictures? I would love to know! Have a wonderful weekend my favorite readers!
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Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}

The Most Popular Paint Color Submission at FPC

Happy Tuesday my fellow paint lovers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I received a submission from Lorell of her newly painted living room and family room and wanted to share it with you today because the color she submitted has become the most popular paint color here at FPC, and it looks beautiful in her home. What is it you ask? I’m sure you have heard the name, it’s practically a celebrity in the paint color world…. REVERE PEWTER by Benjamin Moore.
Here is what Lorel had to say about it in her e-mail:
“As my main all-over house color, I chose BM’s Revere Pewter.  When searching for the best greige for my house, I purchased about 8 different samples of what seemed to be peoples favorites.  I get a ton of natural sunlight in my home, and most of them ended up looking almost purple on my walls.  I picked Revere Pewter because it has no red undertone.  It has more of a slight green undertone, which looks like a nice light and warm grey/beige with the natural light.
I painted my family room in regular Revere Pewter, and my living room with Revere Pewter at 150% (50% more pigment than the original, to darken it a little).”
Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}
Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}

The family room painted in it’s regular strength.

Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}

The living room painted at 150%. Thanks for sharing, such a beautiful color! Definitely one of my favorite colors, it’s on my top 10 warm grays, and for more Revere Pewter inspiration check out these past posts. Have a great day!
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Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}

The Most Popular Paint Color Submission at FPC

Happy Tuesday my fellow paint lovers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I received a submission from Lorell of her newly painted living room and family room and wanted to share it with you today because the color she submitted has become the most popular paint color here at FPC, and it looks beautiful in her home. What is it you ask? I’m sure you have heard the name, it’s practically a celebrity in the paint color world…. REVERE PEWTER by Benjamin Moore.
Here is what Lorel had to say about it in her e-mail:
“As my main all-over house color, I chose BM’s Revere Pewter.  When searching for the best greige for my house, I purchased about 8 different samples of what seemed to be peoples favorites.  I get a ton of natural sunlight in my home, and most of them ended up looking almost purple on my walls.  I picked Revere Pewter because it has no red undertone.  It has more of a slight green undertone, which looks like a nice light and warm grey/beige with the natural light.
I painted my family room in regular Revere Pewter, and my living room with Revere Pewter at 150% (50% more pigment than the original, to darken it a little).”
Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}
Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}

The family room painted in it’s regular strength.

Revere Pewter {most popular paint color at FPC}

The living room painted at 150%. Thanks for sharing, such a beautiful color! Definitely one of my favorite colors, it’s on my top 10 warm grays, and for more Revere Pewter inspiration check out these past posts. Have a great day!
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Top Ten Turquoise Paint Colors

My Top Ten "Turquoise" Paint Colors

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am sharing with you my favorite blue/green, or “turquoise” paint colors. I was looking through my paint decks trying to help a friend who was looking for the perfect turquoise the other day and realized there are so many I love. So I wanted to share them with you today. These blues are super popular right now and look great as accents, in bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, cabinets, book cases – you name it! If you check out the blue section on the left hand side, you can see that there are a TON of them. 210 blues to be exact, our most popular color here at FPC. So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed and are wanting to paint something the perfect blue/green – then here are my top 10 picks. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Ours is going to be filled with football and Thanksgiving preparations. Can’t wait! What about you, any fun plans this weekend? See you back here next week.
Top Ten Turquoise Paint Colors
My Top 10 Turquoise Paint Colors
1. Gossamer Sky by Valspar
2. Hazel by Sherwin Williams
3. Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams
4. Catalina Blue by Benjamin Moore
5. Artesian Well by Martha Stewart
6. Marina Isle by Behr
7. Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
8. Aqua Smoke by Behr
9. Tropical Surf by Glidden
10. River Mist by Martha Stewart
Here are mine – do you have a favorite turquoise you love?
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Top 10 Favorite Warm Gray Paint Colors

Top 10 Favorite Warm Gray Paint Colors

Happy Friday my friends! I hope you have all had a wonderful week. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted color combinations, our summer schedule has been a little crazy, but today I wanted to post my favorite warm grays. So if you are looking for that perfect gray that is not too beigey, yet not too cool, here are my top 10.
Top 10 Favorite Warm Gray Paint Colors
(Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams, Meditation by Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore, Sandy Hook Gray by BM, Shale by BM, Coastal Fog by BM, Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams, Mourning Dove by Martha Stewart, Wood Smoke by Glidden, Gull by Martha Stewart)
Can you tell I love Benjamin Moore grays?
Do you have a favorite warm gray that you have used in your home and absolutely love? I would love to hear about it. Have a great weekend!
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Follow-up to Jenna’s House {paint color suggestions}

Thank you so much for all of your comments and suggestions on Jenna’s home. I think any one of the colors mentioned would look great and would say to anyone in a similar predicament to look at the comments here. There are lots of great suggestions for anyone trying to find a great neutral paint color, particularly one that goes with wood trim or cabinets. I also did a post awhile back with other suggestions on picking out paint colors that go with wood.
This home is great because it’s pretty much a blank slate. So, if this were my home? These are some options that I would look at. Looking at paint decks and trying to match it with pictures can be a lot different than actually trying out samples on the walls. These are just suggestions to look at. 🙂

I would start out with the kitchen since it has the most wood. I would get a few neutral paint colors that I love and put them on the wall and see what works the best. Here are some samples I would probably try.
Kilim Beige by SW   Buckwheat Flour   Putnam Ivory BM
Wheeling Neutral
by BM
Relaxed Khaki SW Powell Buff by BM

Pavilion Beige SW

Latte – Restoration Hardware

Blonde by SW
Jenna mentioned that she has been looking at Tobacco Road at 50%, which has been a pretty popular color, especially with wood cabinets.  I think it’s a great choice. TR 100% is on the top, 50% in the middle and 25% on the bottom.


I would then move on to the dining area and great room. Here, depending on what color I picked in the kitchen, I would go a shade or two darker to give it some more contrast and to add more color to such an open, natural lit room. The wall with the clock on it would be a great breaking point for the dining area.
For this living area, I would probably paint it a different color than the kitchen and great room. Here are some options I woud look at.

Lenox Tan BM

Wickham Gray BM
 Edgecomb Gray BM

Restrained Gold SW

Ramie by SW
Comfort Gray SW
For the bathroom I think a green/gray color would look nice. Here are some of my favorites, some have a little more blue to them which I like as well.

Svelte Sage by SW

Salisbury Green by BM


Aganthus Green by BM

Sycamore Green by Restoration Hardware
That is where I would start. I know colors can look one way on the computer or paint chip and totally different on the walls, so the key is sampling. I hope Jenna can find the perfect color she loves. Thank you so much for all of your input and suggestions.  You guys are awesome! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Follow-up to Jenna’s House {paint color suggestions}

Thank you so much for all of your comments and suggestions on Jenna’s home. I think any one of the colors mentioned would look great and would say to anyone in a similar predicament to look at the comments here. There are lots of great suggestions for anyone trying to find a great neutral paint color, particularly one that goes with wood trim or cabinets. I also did a post awhile back with other suggestions on picking out paint colors that go with wood.
This home is great because it’s pretty much a blank slate. So, if this were my home? These are some options that I would look at. Looking at paint decks and trying to match it with pictures can be a lot different than actually trying out samples on the walls. These are just suggestions to look at. 🙂

I would start out with the kitchen since it has the most wood. I would get a few neutral paint colors that I love and put them on the wall and see what works the best. Here are some samples I would probably try.
Kilim Beige by SW   Buckwheat Flour   Putnam Ivory BM
Wheeling Neutral
            by BM
Relaxed Khaki SW Powell Buff by BM

Pavilion Beige SW

Latte – Restoration Hardware

Blonde by SW
Jenna mentioned that she has been looking at Tobacco Road at 50%, which has been a pretty popular color, especially with wood cabinets.  I think it’s a great choice. TR 100% is on the top, 50% in the middle and 25% on the bottom.


I would then move on to the dining area and great room. Here, depending on what color I picked in the kitchen, I would go a shade or two darker to give it some more contrast and to add more color to such an open, natural lit room. The wall with the clock on it would be a great breaking point for the dining area.
 
For this living area, I would probably paint it a different color than the kitchen and great room. Here are some options I woud look at.

Lenox Tan BM

Wickham Gray BM
 Edgecomb Gray BM

Restrained Gold SW

Ramie by SW
Comfort Gray SW
For the bathroom I think a green/gray color would look nice. Here are some of my favorites, some have a little more blue to them which I like as well.
 

Svelte Sage by SW

Salisbury Green by BM


Aganthus Green by BM

Sycamore Green by Restoration Hardware
That is where I would start. I know colors can look one way on the computer or paint chip and totally different on the walls, so the key is sampling. I hope Jenna can find the perfect color she loves. Thank you so much for all of your input and suggestions.  You guys are awesome! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Paint Colors that go with WOOD {trim and cabinets} + My Favorite Neutral Paint Colors

Thank you for stopping by Favorite Paint Colors! For more paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets, see here. Have a great day!
One of my most frequently asked questions deals with paint colors that coordinate well with wood trim and cabinets. Today, that is what we are going to talk about! Most of the pictures that are submitted and posted on this site have painted white trim or cabinets, which I think looks clean, crisp and makes the paint pop – I love white, but not everyone has white cabinets or trim, or even wants them, or maybe you do want them but you have a stubborn husband or landlord.  So if you have any type of wood in your home and are trying to  pick out a paint color this post is for you!
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I know there are a lot of different opinions and tastes on what goes with wood and what doesn’t, but when picking out paint colors – I would leave wood in it’s natural element. Think earth tones and neutrals. Think about lighting too; Hinkley Lighting has some great options. Also, I would try and avoid bright colors, especially yellows. The two will clash and there won’t be a harmonious feel. If you have darker wood, I would definitely choose a lighter color, something that will provide contrast and showcase the trim – because that can be art in itself. For lighter woods, go a little darker, once again to provide contrast. If you have Honey Oak, or “orange” oak in your home, and really any type of wood, you will have to determine if you want your cabinets or trim to stand out and “pop”, or if you want your paint color to blend with the oak. If you want it to stand out, picking a cool paint color will give the paint and the oak a distinct contrast. Go with the purple, blue or green family. Warmer paint colors, from the red, orange and gold family, will create a welcoming feel and will give your room more of a glow. If you go with neutral colors, which I would most definitely recommend, you have the ability to not only create a harmonious feel between the paint and the wood, but you can add color elsewhere when you decorate. Neutral colors are meant to compliment just about anything, so you won’t have to worry about other colors in your home clashing with the paint. So below I have listed some of my favorite neutrals. Colors that I believe will compliment the wood in your home.  These are meant to provide a starting point for you. Not every color will look good on your walls. Every home has different lighting, home décor and colors in general so what may look good on my walls might look terrible on yours. Just make sure to sample – that will give you the best idea of how the paint will truly look. Another tip – most every paint brand (Benjamin Moore, Martha Stewart, Sherwin Williams, etc.) has a nuetral section that you can find in their fan decks or at the actual store, with a variety of colors to choose from. That would be another great place to start if you want more choices than the ones listed below. Here are my favorite nuetrals – many have been featured here at FPC and are colors that I would use if I were to paint my home today. This is where I would start.

Hush by Benjamin Moore China Doll by Sherwin Williams Ancient Marble by SW

Gray Owl by BM
Consentino Chardonnay by BM Upward by SW
Universal Khaki by SW Blonde by SW Revere Pewter by BM
Oat Straw by Behr Ocean Pearl by Behr Rice Grain by SW
Fossil by SW Nutshell by Martha Stewart Pebble by Martha Stewart
Cityscape by Martha Stewart Kilim Beige by SW Softened Green by SW
I have also included more photos of inspiration, to give you an idea of what certain colors may look like against wood.
Latte by Sherwin-Williams

White Raisin by Sherwin Williams
*not sure of the exact paint color name, but added it for inspiration. love the gray here with the wood trim. for more info click on the link below.* Design Sponge

Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore. Another one of my favorite neutrals. See more here.
Tobacco Road by Duron
Tobacco Road again– see more here

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Cliff Rock by Behr
From my cute sis-in-law’s house.

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Cliff Rock again in the kitchen.

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Spring Fawn by ColorPlace

Bing Cherry by Porter Paint. I showed this because of the light wood floors.

Betsy Ross House Moss by Valspar (National Trust Historic paint collection). Once again, I love this color with the wood floors.

Grasslands by SW – Garden Web

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Tate Olive by Benjamin Moore
*I scanned this from the “Pacific Northwest” pamphlet from Benjamin Moore.

paint with wood

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
*I scanned this one too, taken from the “timeless neutrals” pamphlet from BM.  You can barely notice wood trim on the bottom, but I loved it with the table and chairs too.

Neutral with Oak
I would love to see the paint colors you have chosen to go with the wood in your home. If you have a paint color that you love, please send me your pictures and I will try to add them to this post. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to comment or e-mail me at favoritepaintcolors@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Painting!
*See more paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets HERE
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Paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets

Paint Colors that go with WOOD {trim and cabinets} + My Favorite Neutral Paint Colors

One of my most frequently asked questions deals with paint colors that coordinate well with wood trim and cabinets. Today, that is what we are going to talk about! Most of the pictures that are submitted and posted on this site have painted white trim or cabinets, which I think looks clean, crisp and makes the paint pop – I love white, but not everyone has white cabinets or trim, or even wants them, or maybe you do want them but you have a stubborn husband or landlord.  So if you have any type of wood in your home and are trying to  pick out a paint color to go with it, this post is for you!

Paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets
I know there are a lot of different opinions and tastes on what goes with wood and what doesn’t, but when picking out paint colors – I would leave wood in it’s natural element. Think earth tones and neutrals. That’s what God put wood with in nature and I would leave it that way in your home. I would try and avoid bright colors, especially yellows. The two will clash and there won’t be a harmonious feel.

If you have darker wood, I would definitely choose a lighter color, something that will provide contrast and showcase the trim – because that can be art in itself.

For lighter woods, go a little darker, once again to provide contrast.

If you have Honey Oak, or “orange” oak in your home, and really any type of wood, you will have to determine if you want your cabinets or trim to stand out and “pop”, or if you want your paint color to blend with the oak. If you want it to stand out, picking a cool paint color will give the paint and the oak a distinct contrast. Go with the purple, blue or green family.

Warmer paint colors, from the red, orange and gold family, will create a welcoming feel and will give your room more of a glow.

If you go with neutral colors, which I would most definitely recommend, you have the ability to not only create a harmonious feel between the paint and the wood, but you can add color elsewhere when you decorate. Neutral colors are meant to compliment just about anything, so you won’t have to worry about other colors in your home clashing with the paint.

So below I have listed some of my favorite neutrals. Colors that I believe will compliment the wood in your home.  These are meant to provide a starting point for you. Not every color will look good on your walls. Every home has different lighting, home décor and colors in general so what may look good on my walls might look terrible on yours. Just make sure to sample – that will give you the best idea of how the paint will truly look.

Another tip – most every paint brand (Benjamin Moore, Martha Stewart, Sherwin Williams, etc.) has a neutral section that you can find in their fan decks or at the actual store, with a variety of colors to choose from. That would be another great place to start if you want more choices than the ones listed below.

Here are my favorite nuetrals – many have been featured here at FPC and are colors that I would use if I were to paint my home today. This is where I would start.


Hush by Benjamin Moore

China Doll by Sherwin Williams

Ancient Marble by SW
                Gray Owl by BM
Consentino Chardonnay by BM

Upward by SW

Universal Khaki by SW

Blonde by SW

Revere Pewter by BM

Oat Straw by Behr
Ocean Pearl by Behr
Rice Grain by SW

Fossil by SW

Nutshell by Martha Stewart

Pebble by Martha Stewart

Cityscape by Martha Stewart

Kilim Beige by SW

Softened Green by SW
I have also included more photos of inspiration, to give you an idea of what certain colors may look like against wood.
Paint that goes with wood
Latte by Sherwin-Williams

Favorite Paint Colors - paint with wood

White Raisin by Sherwin Williams
Paint that goes with wood
*not sure of the exact paint color name, but added it for inspiration. love the gray here with the wood trim. for more info click on the link below.*
Design Sponge

Neutral paint that goes with wood

Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore. Another one of my favorite neutrals. See more here.
Paint color that goes with wood cabinets
Tobacco Road by Duron
Tobacco Road again– see more here

Paint color that goes with wood trim

Cliff Rock by Behr
From my cute sis-in-law’s house.

Paint with wood trim and cabinets

Cliff Rock again in the kitchen.

Paint color with wood cabinets

Spring Fawn by ColorPlace

Paint with light wood floor

Bing Cherry by Porter Paint. I showed this because of the light wood floors.

Paint with wood floor

Betsy Ross House Moss by Valspar (National Trust Historic paint collection). Once again, I love this color with the wood floors.

Paint with wood trim and cabinets

Paint with wood wainscoting and cabinets

Grasslands by SW – Garden Web

Green paint with wood cabinets

Tate Olive by Benjamin Moore
*I scanned this from the “Pacific Northwest” pamphlet from Benjamin Moore.

paint with wood

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
*I scanned this one too, taken from the “timeless neutrals” pamphlet from BM.  You can barely notice wood trim on the bottom, but I loved it with the table and chairs too.

Paint with wood

Neutral with Oak
I would love to see the paint colors you have chosen to go with the wood in your home. If you have a paint color that you love, please send me your pictures and I will try to add them to this post. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to comment or e-mail me at favoritepaintcolors@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Painting!
*For more paint colors that go with wood trim, see here. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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