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Paint Colors of Instagram 05.18.18

Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy these beautiful spaces and colors from around Instagram.

Exterior paint color: Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams


Naval by Sherwin-Williams


Valspar Paint Colors


Ocean Pearl by Behr


Exterior paint colors: Yorktowne Green and White Dove by Benjamin Moore


See more paint colors of Instagram here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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2018 Paint Color Trends

Happy 2018! I hope you all had a great holiday season and that you are ready for to embark into 2018 with new goals and adventures. I truly love January to think of the possibilities of the upcoming year with hope and excitement for changes that I want to make in my life, especially when it comes to my home. Probably like you, I have a list of improvements that need to be made, or projects that I would like done that even if they don’t happen in the time frame planned, it’s fun to envision and dream.

This 2018 color forecast will hopefully inspire you, whether you want to paint a piece of furniture, change a room, or maybe you are building a new home and need a whole house color palette. It’s great to think of the possibilities and January is a great time to start.

I love Oceanside as it is shown. I think it would look great on a piece of furniture, it would be such a fun door color, or would look great in a laundry room with white cabinets. See more 2018 inspiration from Sherwin-Williams.

In the Moment by Behr is a softer blue that could work well in any room, but I especially love it for a girls bedroom, bathroom, or master bedroom.

I also love these neutrals from Behr. This would make a great whole house color palette with Soft Focus and Quiet Time as your main colors and the rest as accents. See more color inspiration for 2018 at paints also has some beautiful colors that they are forecasting for this upcoming year. Black Flame can add contrast to any room-I especially love it some of the pictures shown below.

ppg 2018 color of the year

Doesn’t it make the windows and door pop in this photo? It looks amazing with the white walls.


ppg 2018 paint color black flame

I also love it as a kitchen island color. I’m not sure I would paint the walls and the island Black Flame, but if you did a more neutral color on the walls like PPG Synchronicity and then the island Black Flame, I think that look so pretty.


Last but not least, Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is bold and read to make a big statement. I feel like it has been a while since red has been in the picture. I remember back in the early 2000’s when red was all the rage, maybe it’s making it’s comeback?

2018 Benjamin Moore color of the year

If you’re not into red, I love the other colors that Benjamin Moore introduced in their palette this year. I wouldn’t mind trying them all. You could put together a coastal paint scheme with Carolina Gull, Coastal Path, and Dreamy Cloud or a modern Farmhouse paint scheme with Silver Marlin or Moonshine, Stone and Black Beauty.

It’s an exciting time of year and I hope that yours if full of good health, love, adventure and trying new things – even if it’s just paint colors. Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate you and am grateful for my readers. Happy 2018!

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Top 10 Paint Color Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Here’s to 2017 and the wonderful year it has been. Here’s a recap on the top 10 posts of the year.

  1. Paint Colors of Instagram

Top 10 Paint Color Posts of 2017

Paint Colors of Instagram has been one of my favorite series that I started this year. I generally post every Friday my favorite paint colors from Instagram. I love this farmhouse paint color by @home.sweet.farmhouse. The wall color is Agreeable Gray by and the door paint color is Wrought Iron, both by Sherwin-Williams.

2. 2017 Paint Color Trends

Top 10 Paint Color Posts from 2017

3. Farmhouse Paint Color PalettesTop 10 Paint Color Posts of 2017

4. More Paint Colors to go with Wood (Red Pine- question from a reader)

more paint colors to go with wood

more paint colors to go with wood


5. Best Paint Colors to Sell Your Home

Top 10 Paint Color Posts 2017

6. Jubilee by Sherwin-Williams

farmhouse paint color

This post was a reader’s favorite, and you can see why. With the neutral paint color, farmhouse decor and beautiful wood floors – it’s perfect inspiration for those looking to incorporate that modern farmhouse style into their home.


7. Popular Colors to Paint Your Whole House

Top 10 Paint Color Posts from 2017

8. Favorite Cream Paint Colors

Top 10 Paint Color Posts from 2017

9. A Good Place to Start When Picking Out Paint

Top 10 Paint Color Posts from 2017

After blogging about paint for almost 7 years, and having hundreds of colors on my site, it can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what you are looking for. This is a great place to start – I have all of my colors organized by room, brand and color. In this post I featured the room categories. This picture is obviously is from the bathroom section and the vanity is painted a gorgeous Black Blue similar to Farrow and Ball, from a mobile home makeover seen here.

10. Popular Pottery Barn Paint Colors

Top 10 Paint Color Posts from 2017

It’s been such a great year. Thank you for sticking with me and for the inspiration I have received from you. I am really excited about this next year, I have some big changes coming to my site that I can’t wait to share with you. Have a Happy New Year’s!


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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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sherwin-williams 2017 color forecast

2017 Paint Color Trends

Happy 2017 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are inspired to make this new year the best one yet. I am adjusting to having 4 kids and getting back to reality. We’ve had a little bit of a honeymoon phase at our house with the kids out of school and my husband being able to take off work – today is our first “real” day back. So far so good!

Here are a few popular paint brands and their color forecasts for this year. You’ll notice a trend – definitely cooler colors and a lot of purples and blues. If you’ve been following my blog for long, you know I love blues but I have never been a fan of purple undertones, or purple in general for that matter, but maybe this will be the year that I embrace it.

sherwin-williams 2017 color forecast

I would love to try Alchemy on a cute piece of furniture and maybe Marea Baja for our laundry room that needs to be done? Mature Grape could make a bold statement in a bedroom paired with gold accents.

Benjamin Moore 2017 paint color trends

Benjamin Moore has some beautiful colors – Jenny from Evolution of Style painted a small powder room in Gentleman’s Gray which I loved.

Glidden 2017 paint color of the year

Glidden’s palette is probably my favorite – more my style. See more colors at

2017 PPG Paint TrendsFynes Designs

This color palette from PPG has color from all over the spectrum, sure to please someone from any interest and style.

2017 Behr paint color trends

2017 Valspar paint color trends

Behr and Valspar also have categorized their colors into different styles, check them out at and for more inspiration.

I haven’t always loved January, but it’s become one of my favorite months. I love the possibilities a New Year brings, planning, making goals, and dreaming big. We definitely have house projects on our list of things to do and I have loved looking at the different color forecasts for 2017 for new ideas. I will keep you posted on what we decide to do, I hope that you can find some inspiration for your home projects of 2017 as well. Happy 2017!

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Our Early Christmas Present

We received the best Christmas present last Friday and this little boy has consumed all of my energy and time and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I will be back in the New Year with more paint inspiration and consultations. I hope you enjoy the next few days with family and friends and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for following me and visiting Favorite Paint Colors, I truly appreciate it.

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