Friends are always asking me what paints colors I use…
I think because my home is so light and others don’t normally paint their main rooms a soft light blue they are always fascinated. Once I thought about it I realized I only use 4 paints throughout my entire home.
My home has such an open floor plan where most rooms are visible from all points. It’s because of this and my love for a consistent, continuous feel that I limited my choices.
It’s obvious when looking at my house that I’m a BIG fan of all shades of blue.
When I was deciding what paint colors to choose I knew that I needed something that reflected what makes me the happiest…
the colors of the sky and oceans.
I love anything that is ‘light and bright’ and gives an airy feeling to a space.
So many of my accents are bright and colorful so I knew what was needed was a more calming backdrop that complimented rather than fought them.
They refer to the texture as ‘subtle velvet’ which is exactly how it feels. It’s not flat but not eggshell shiny either.
The paint is amazing and cleans extremely well which is good to know if you have kids or a high traffic home.
One thing to note is that although Restoration Hardware paints are priced a little more expensively than some,
if you wait for their sales you can get it for a far more reasonable price.
No reason to break the bank ever! :)
I love this color as it’s a very soft blue yet brightens depending on the light of the day. It looks great against whites, creams and bright citrus greens which I tend to use often.
It ‘s a gray/green/blue color which lends itself to a tranquil spa-like feel.
I love it and every day when I walk into my bedroom I’m immediately relaxed.
In my Main Entry, Study and Hallways I used Kelly Moore’s Frost.
I knew that I wanted something that was ‘almost’ white but now quite.
I also knew that I didn’t want an ash or gray undertone and because this color has a creamy base it fit the bill perfectly and looks beautiful with all my colors.
When deciding what paint colors to choose for your own home or space your decision may be a little easier to make if you keep these 3 things in mind ~
what makes you happiest, what kind of lighting your home gets and what type of floor plan you have.
Always remember that paint is something which you can easily change.
Never settle for a color you aren’t thrilled about…
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve repainted a wall simply because I wasn’t happy with my first color choice.
Believe me when I say I’ve done this more than a few times! (my poor hubby! lol)
That being said, keep in mind to never underestimate the power of paint…
paint color is the key to making your home your own.
Hugs and Happy Painting!