I can’t believe we are getting close to painting our 1970’s Remodel! They are finishing up the mudding and taping, just in time for floors to be dropped off on Friday! They will start installing the wood floors next week. Then cabinets are after that. I had to get the paint colors picked for the cabinets and obviously walls. We created larger paint samples to help us decide on colors, thought I would share what we picked!
I am always saving photos on Pinterest and Instagram of paint I like in rooms. Or, if I am looking for a new color, I will google “best white paint” or search a designer I like for their favorite paint. Then, once I have some ideas I will go get a sample. Typically I can pick a color from a small sample but sometimes I want to see it bigger if I am doing a large area. There are several ways to get larger paint samples-
- Benjamin Moore sells pint size cans in any color. A pint cost about $9. I like that they can look up about any paint formula from other paint brands to make a sample. Their pint size paint is quality paint you can use on little projects. Bonus! I just called it in over the phone and picked it up soon after.
- Home Depot has paint samples (about 4 oz) for $5. In my experience you need to take in a sample if you want something color matched from other paint stores, sometimes they do have a formula.
- You obviously can paint right on your wall, but we wanted to be able to move the samples to different rooms. So we got Color Tester Sample Boards at our paint store. I like these because you can do two coats of paint and they react to paint like sheetrock. Or you can get patch pieces of Drywall for $5 at Home Depot to paint on.
- Another option is to order a 12″x12″ removable painted sample of most any paint color from Samplize for $6. A lot of you on Instagram told me about this.
All of our lovely paint selections! I will break them all down below and show the paint color in a room.
PS- our wood floors are European Oak from Opus in Acropolis.
Our Wall Paint and Cabinet Paint Selections-
Pure White Sherwin Williams
I use Pure White ALL the time. I use it for trim, doors and anything I want a nice bright white. It is truly my favorite “pure white” no yellow or gray coming through just white. We decided to do Pure White on all our walls, trim, ceilings and doors. Walls will be in a matte finish, our baseboards in a satin finish, and our ceilings in a flat finish.
A big reason we wanted a bright white and went with Pure White was we felt it matched the rock and brick walls we painted in Romabio Bianco White. We are planning on adding color in cabinets and decor!
Natural Cream Benjamin Moore
Decided on Natural Cream from Benjamin Moore for our kitchen cabinets! I looked at A LOT of colors for the cabinets. We might do our island in a black stain. I will share our kitchen plans soon, but we have a large wall of just tall cabinets for pantry storage and I think Natural Cream will look so great against the Pure White walls.
The larger samples are pieces of drywall. The back left sample peice is the Natural Cream, in front is our wood floor, and the back right is Pure White.
Light Blue Farrow and Ball
I am actually not a big fan of blue….but something about this Light Blue from Farrow and Ball for Lola’s built-in bookcase and window seat in her room makes me so excited!!! Lola has a velvet blush bed, so I thought the blue would be a fun way to break up the pink. And Lola is a big fan of water, so blue is perfect for her. The wall will be Pure White also.
Ella and Lola have bedrooms right by each other with a Jack and Jill bathroom. I like how both their cabinet colors really play off each other well, and are similar tones.
Setting Plaster Farrow and Ball
And for Ella’s room we are going to do Setting Plaster from Farrow and Ball for her window seat and bookcase around the window.
Leap of Faith Benjamin Moore
We have a room that used to be the previous owners laundry room and mud room. We moved our laundry to another area. So we are calling this room the pantry…even though not much food will be in here. It will have a sink, ice maker, mini fridge and cabinets….so is it the drink room? Butlers Pantry? Either way, the cabinets are going to be mustard!
Decided on Leap of Faith from Benjamin Moore, because obviously the name is so good. The walls will be Pure White and we will have the gorgeous black and white tile on the wall (tile details here).
Sulking Room Pink Farrow and Ball
One room I am most excited for is our home office. I have never had one before and can’t wait! I was trying to decide on a fun color to do on the built-in bookcases and came across Sulking Room from Farrow and Ball, and knew this was it!
That is basically all of the main colors. We do have some cabinets that will be white and some that will be a stain similar to our wood floors. I will share those as we select them!