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Whole House Paint Color Scheme

Choosing a paint color for a room in your house can be difficult, deciding on a whole house paint color scheme is even harder! When our offer on our current house was accepted by the seller I immediately started looking at different paint color options for every single room. I'm pretty sure I changed my mind about a thousand times. My poor sister probably got paint color images texted to her every hour. I even had a note on my phone that had each room categorized with what I wanted to do with it, which of course has been edited daily. I seriously became obsessive. So if you are sitting there changing your mind and looking at a million different color swatches on your computer or phone not knowing which one would look the best in whichever room you are attempting to update next I am here to help!

My best piece of advice is to narrow down a few paint colors you keep going back to and search online for reviews of that color from other bloggers and/or interior designers. This helped me SO much. I would narrow down some colors and when I would read a review on it from say an interior designer who said things like "don't use this color if you have a lot of light because the pink undertone will stand out" or "don't use this color if you don't get any or minimal natural light"  and it helped me narrow down my options even further. Also, look to see what a common recommended paint color is by multiple bloggers and designers. Say you're looking for a light gray paint color. Search online or Pinterest for the "best light gray paint color" and see what is consistently recommended. The colors that produce the best results will more often than not be recommended the most. 

My next piece of advice is to get paint samples! I know some people go to the store and buy a TON of paint samples paying anywhere from $5-$10 per sample. That is absolutely insane to me and a complete waste of your money. Narrowing down your paint color options by doing what I recommended above will allow you to pick 1-3 colors and not spend an arm and a leg. Paint color swatches online rarely look like what you actually paint up on your wall so sampling will allow you to see how it looks in your house. Put the sample on the wall and look at it at different times of day and in different lighting. If you don't mind a random swatch of paint on your wall for an extended period of time then let it stay there for a few weeks and decide if you hate it or love it. If you love it then go get your gallon of paint and get painting! 

Below is an example of sampling the paint on your walls. Since I was deciding on a color for the main living areas; dining room, living room, foyer and hallway, I wanted to put it in a more central location. You can see two different paint colors on the wall, a very light color just below the darker color. In person the darker color has a lot more depth to it which goes to show you the camera and the computer can skew how the color actually appears. And don't mind the toys everywhere and take a look at that so beautiful (enter sarcasm) '70s carpet...real life ya'll! 

Below I am going to show you my whole house paint color scheme and explain which colors will be in each room. Oh and I can't wait to show you my favorite paint color that is in three rooms of my house. Okay, here we go!

Sherwin Williams Pure White: trim and doors (as seen in this post HERE)

Sherwin Williams Bracing Blue: our son's room

Sherwin Williams Escape Gray: kitchen, master bedroom and master bathroom

Sherwin Williams White Dogwood: our daughter's room

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray: kid's bathroom (as seen in this post HERE)

Sherwin Williams Analytical Gray: dining room, living room, foyer and hallway

So which one is my favorite paint color? SW Escape Gray! Hands down one of my favorite paint colors. If you want a color that changes with the light (in a good way) or you just can't make up your mind on one specific hue then I highly recommend this paint color. It's gray yet sage green yet blue. Honestly it's great and as you can see on the computer the paint swatch doesn't do it justice! 

Ready to tackle your next paint project? I can't wait to see what amazing paint colors you found. Comment below with your favorite paint color(s) so maybe you can help someone else find the perfect color for their home! 


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