My Home – Paint Colors

I have been getting emails from readers asking about the paint colors in my home, so I thought I would devote this post to just that.  (I’m planning on adding them as a page too).  I know a “whole house tour” is also in order, and I’m working on it.  First I need to let go of my idea that things need to be “done” before I share them.  But then, when is any room truly done, right?

Here we go…

Master Bedroom – This was the first room in our home that I tackled, and is probably my favorite.  The color is Mineral Deposit, by Sherwin Williams.  Just the perfect blue-gray shade that is oh-so-soothing.  I swear, I feel more relaxed just stepping into this room.

My daughter’s bedroom is another one that was repainted before we moved in.  We went with a soft pink called “Priscilla” by Sherwin Williams.  Love that name for a paint color.  It looks just like you think it would.

My office has also had a facelift (still a work in progress).  I chose “Muslin” by Sherwin Williams.  This color could become a staple in my paint arsenal – a great neutral that is light, yet not at all cold.

There are still a multitude of colors in my home that are not my own doing.  Some are better than others. 😉

Much of my home is painted in this color – “Burlap” by Sherwin Williams (although the paint that was used is Porter Paints).  It’s in my family room, kitchen, main floor hallways and on my gallery wall in the basement.  I think the ceiling here in the great room was painted with the same Burlap color, cutting it by 25%.  (I say that because the paint cans in my basement are labeled as “Burlap 25%”).  Makes sense, right?

The laundry room is painted in “Blonde” by Sherwin Williams.

There are more colors and rooms that I have not yet photographed and shared.  Some because I really don’t like the colors, nor do I feel like anyone else will either.  One of the paint colors in our basement is named “Cardboard” for crying out loud.  Speaks for itself, right?  Blech.

Friends don’t let friends paint their rooms “Cardboard”.

Some rooms are covered in my nemesis – wallpaper

Others, I have repainted, but still need to photograph.  Again, I need to move beyond the idea that they need to be finished to be “blogworthy”. 

Please tell me I’m not the only one who suffers from this affliction.


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    March 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Your home is gorgeous! Love all your paint choices!

    Warm Wishes,

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    March 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I love the color of your bedroom, as you know.
    I have been looking for a blue-gray for my bedroom and bathroom. It has gotten to be a P.I.T.A

    Come on over and visit.
    I think there is a post of my patchwork of samples I did in my bathroom.


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    March 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for this! I am a huge fan of your colors especially that bedroom one. I'm with you on the cardboard one! what's with that?

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    March 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I love your home…and your paint colors! I was just complaining to my husband that our bedroom is so neglected. We always put ourselves last. I LOVE the color in your master bedroom! It's perfect! I'm going to show my husband!

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    Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    March 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I just love your home. The master color really is beautiful. And still wishing I could just stare at your living room ceiling all day! My paint color post goes up tomorrow {great minds!}.

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    March 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I love the colors in your home. That little bathroom probably looks SO much bigger now that the wild wallpaper is down!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Kristy Carberry
    March 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Your home is beautiful! I love all of the paint colors. I have the black mirror on your gallery wall in my half bath. It's a great mirror!

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    March 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I'm with Courtney, that ceiling is amazing. Love all the colors! I think you're going to have to show us this "cardboard" room now .

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    March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Wow-what a blog-you are inspiring me with each room-your gallery wall with the board and batten is a beauty-you have a really good eye-I'm your newest follower so stop on over to say hi!!

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    March 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    of course, via Kristin, I chanced upon your blog and say what, I LOVE YOUR HOME AND YOUR BLOG. I couldn't resist the headboard tutorial. Definitely coming back for more inspirations.


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    March 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Love your color choices!

    I used to think I should hide my rooms…but it makes me feel better when others show their less-than-blogworthy rooms…so I'm going for it…but I'm pretty sure it's mainly friends and family that read my blog…and they already know the truth. 🙂

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    April 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Have to laugh!
    My basement theatre room is painted "Cardboard", too, HA!
    My hubby prefers to call it Cafe' au Lait, it sounds better. No one has ever replied, "No way- it looks like cardboard!"
    I love the color in your bedroom! Yum.
    May have to grab that sample at the SW. (The little 16 oz. samples) and see if I like it in our room. I am tired of our green 🙂
    Your home is so cozy and elegant–thank you for the tour and paint colors list!
    P.S. No, I suffer from having to have it perfect to post, too…but I usually don't let perfection stop me- I show my messes, too!
    I am "as is".

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    Valerie Casady
    March 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Aww, I love your daughter’s bedroom! It’s so adorable! Not only it’s feminine, pink and white make such an endearing combination. 🙂

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    Meredith Stalone
    March 15, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Ahhhh!! It makes my eyes big O.O adorable and awesome rooms. Perfect combination! I love the color!

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    Gladys Lopez
    December 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Aww… I love your daughter’s room! The atmosphere looks so soft and innocent! All in all, your house is a wonderful sight. It is one of the most beautiful home interiors I’ve ever seen!


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