Paint Swatches for Your Dwelling


Paint is a troublesome choice for many individuals. As we speak I’m sharing my paint shade palette together with images and hyperlinks to color initiatives in BOTH homes.We made the errors so that you don’t need to! Quickly I’ll be releasing a paint information which you can print and take with you to the ironmongery store that will help you select the suitable paint on your house initiatives. Benefit from the full tour of each houses right here.

Earlier Home Paint Colours

Interior Paint Swatches by SnazzyLittleThings

Inside shade palette:

Trendy Farmhouse ~ Soothing Undertones ~ Mild Towards Darkish

I name our earlier home “The Esquire” which was the identify of the ground plan, you’ll be able to take a home tour right here. We opted for daring distinction and cooler colours with serene undertones. We additionally realized so much about portray an open idea home. We experimented realized how the paint “behaves” in sure conditions.

front porch with black door with modern wreath

Black Door Paint (each homes)

Black entrance doorways are so basic that I selected the identical paint for each homes. Learn my submit about black entrance doorways and what paint I used right here. I additionally shared one other submit about my portray inside doorways black. The patrons of our earlier home cherished the look.

Exterior Black Door Paint

Inside Black Door Paint

two story foyer painted dark with wainscoting and black doors

Wall Paint Open Idea:

It is a customized paint shade – use this precise method: Lowe’s #0633 330-695-935 Tinter B 3/7/12 Valspar, Gallon Dimension, SR214, Moonlight Seashore, Signature, Inside Satin Base 4
101-2Y, 107-2Y10, 109-14, 113-7Y28

This shade has a really “Zen” feeling to it, and whereas it’s largely a taupe, I swear I keep in mind seeing blue undertones being added as they blended the paint. My authentic intention was to go for a lighter, non-dramatic shade. However one thing about this darker hue was very comforting, so I went for it! Relying on how the sunshine performs, the primary residing space all the time appears to look totally different. Most days it’s a taupe-grey. But when the solar is shining immediately within the lobby, it could possibly look hotter and extra brown on different days:

Tour the household room right here.

foyer entryway with wainscoting and dark walnut floors

DIY Wainscoting

Learn our tutorial for DIY wainscoting right here.

Wainscoting helped break up the darker aesthetic – and it’s the most well-liked challenge on the weblog! I provide a full tutorial explaining measure and set up this your self. Putting in wainscoting positively provides worth to your own home.

Tip! Oil primarily based paints or enamels yellow over time. For white finishes, I select paints which are water primarily based.

Stair railing makeover tips

Painted Stair Railings:

Learn the tutorial: “The best way to Paint Stair Railings

  • Primer: Kilz primer
  • Banister Shade: Fired Earth” by Valspar (Gloss)
  • White Spindles: Magnolia White trim paint
  • Topcoat: (Gloss)

Fired Earth isn’t a harsh black. It has sufficient brown undertones to melt the look. I purchased a high-gloss end for this challenge which glides proper on. The hand rails will want a high coat, you should definitely purchase a sheen that matches the remainder.

Tip! I save time and keep away from utilizing painters’ tape. Imaging taping off over tons of of railings? There’s a higher manner (see my trick for portray stair railings rapidly).

Industrial Farmhouse Laundry Room Makeover
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Holidays 2107 Stenciled Backsplash

Portray Open Grain Cupboards

If portray your open grain cupboards, you MUST fill the grooves with a grain filler. That is THE most essential step if you’d like an expert end. See the tutorial right here.

Portray Open Grain Cupboards White:

  • Mild Sanding adopted by Kilz Primer (White)
  • Grain Filler (adopted by gentle sanding)
  • DecoArt Satin Enamels (2-3 coats) no topcoat wanted

Backsplash: Fired Earth Excessive Gloss by Valspar. See the tutorial right here.

Examine ALL of our kitchen initiatives! Numerous classes realized!

two story family room light gray industrial style

Paint Colours on Household Room Function Wall

  • Gray Ghost by Olympic Paint + Stain
  • Pegasus by Olympic Paint + Stain

To interrupt up the monotony of the darkish partitions in our principal residing space, we added this function wall within the household room. We painted it Gray Ghost. I favored the way it regarded towards the adjoining partitions. We painted the trim in Pegasus which seems like a pure white when paired with Gray Ghost.

See the household room function wall challenge right here.

WInter Home Tour 2017 view of sunroom

Paint Colours in Sunroom

  • Sunroom Partitions:  Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal (see the submit)
  • DIY Wood Beams:  Darkish Walnut Stain by Varathane (see the submit)

I didn’t get our sunroom fairly proper the primary time round. It was painted a pale beige. I used to be all the time very delicate to the “vibe” towards the Moonlight Seashore. Whereas they didn’t conflict, they didn’t complement one another completely, both. I needed one thing a bit of extra daring and dramatic. And this new, bolder Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore positively provided the cooler undertones that I crave.  

See the sunroom evolve over time in these posts.

pale blue walls modern farmhouse

Workplace / Eating Room

Austrian Ice” Olympic Paint + Stain.

I discover grey-blues very soothing and an ideal complement to the darker, bolder colours in the remainder of the home. This was painted years in the past, and once more the unique paint shade is now not and I can’t discover the unique paint can. However this one could be very shut.

Tour the workplace / eating room right here.

industrial basement wall paint

Paint Colours in Basement

Scannable SKUs can be found in our full tour of the basement right here. I’m requested very often, however these are customized colours that we had blended.

little girls room lavender walls
Tween Girl ChalkBoard Wall

NEW Home Paint Colours

Whites ~ Woods ~ Grey-Inexperienced Undertones ~ French Impressed

We moved into the Picket Fence home in August 2018. This time we selected to go lighter and brighter at a time when Instagram designers appear to be embracing darkish partitions once more. (I all the time appear to be off-trend!) Lighter paint on the partitions paired with darker furnishings so as to add distinction and depth. Grey-green undertones appears to be the course we’re going.

70 dollar thrifted chandelier in dinette
Dark Moody Mantel Makeover by Snazzy Little Things
formal dining room with chandelier and thrifted table

Paint Shade in Eating Room

Kendall Charcoal” by Benjamin Moore

This shade was determined after we completed our lobby trim improve and paint challenge so we simply stored going and painted this room too.

Master Bedroom Wall Color Update

Paint Colours Grasp Bed room Function Wall

“Pond Stone” discovered at Ace {Hardware} by Magnolia. Learn the submit right here. This room is a piece in progress.

New Gray Paint in the Kitchen After

$95 Kitchen Rework with Paint

“Galveston Grey” – this can be a particular request at Lowe’s. I had this blended in a tintable enamel made by Valspar.

This time we needed to decide on our personal paint colours for the cupboards. This common makeover all occurred with a can of Valspar Cupboard Enamels paint. I had Lowe’s tint it utilizing the method for “Galveston Grey” by Benjamin Moore. The trick: Clear. Mild sanding. PRIME. Have water on-hand…numerous skinny layers. No high coat wanted. Do it proper and also you’ll be the following individual giving it an excellent evaluate.

See the kitchen transformation right here.

Guest Bedroom Reveal Up Close of Tray BHG Magazine-2

Paint Colours in Visitor Bed room

Wall Paint: “Kendall Charcoal” by Benjamin Moore

We completely reworked this room for round $500 and created a full visitor suite in our basement utilizing present furnishings and some new purchases.

See the visitor suite transformation right here.

Patriotic Front Porch with Americana Buntings
black interior doors

Black Inside Doorways

“Iron Gate” by Heirloom Traditions

After studying the laborious manner, that is my go-to black paint. On this picture Heirloom Traditions goes on easy and has a fairly matte end with out the chalky really feel. And it’s straightforward to wash with a microfiber fabric.

Paints & Sheens (Our Favorites):

  • Partitions: We sometimes select eggshell, or a washable matte latex paint for principal residing areas. We keep away from any gloss sheen on partitions. The colour stays more true this manner.
  • Rest room Partitions: A washable satin, gentle sheen however straightforward to wash.
  • Stair Railings: Prime first. Adopted by 2 coats of our shade selection in a shiny latex. Adopted by 2-3 coats of a polyurethane to forestall chipping.
  • Trim: 2 coats of a brilliant white in a latex, semi-gloss end. No topcoat.
  • White Cupboards: Clear, sand, prime. If a deep grain, we use a grain filler. Evenly Sand. Adopted by 2 coats of a water primarily based enamel (water primarily based is often non-yellowing). No high coat wanted for a tough drying enamel.
  • Cabinetry with Shade: Water primarily based enamel, because it’s a shade it might be water primarily based or oil. Oil can yellow so it depend upon the hue.
  • Topcoat: Polyurethane is used on excessive visitors areas like railings. I keep away from high coats on cupboards and it’s not needed for those who use enamel which dries laborious.

If you happen to’re nonetheless making an attempt to determine your type otherwise you shade palette, learn my submit “7 Suggestions: The best way to Discover Your Adorning Model”. Selecting shade is an enormous choice. I’ve made some fallacious turns up to now — generally a shade seems nice in a single season, however not in one other. How a paint shade seems in your house actually can rely not solely on the time of day, your bodily location and the time of 12 months, too!  

What are your favourite paint colours lately? I’ll be sharing my printable paint information very quickly! Keep tuned!


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