Paint Colors

I've been getting tons of e-mails and comments lately about which paint colors I use for my furniture and rooms. Here's a breakdown.

Probably the most popular project was this headboard:

I used "Norway Aqua" from Walmart with the minwax "provincial" stain over the top. The stain makes the blue more green (as it does with most blues or greens).

One more furniture piece, this armoire:

"contemplation" from Home Depot.

My daughters room:

"anonymous" from Home Depot on the top (gray color) and the color "swiss coffee" from Home Depot on the bottom.

My laundry room:

"Wexford Fog" from Home Depot for the cabinets and "Wheat Bread" for the walls.

My bathroom pallet wall:

I have no idea. It was seriously just a mixture of tons of colors I had until I got the ones I liked. I added whites to grays and blues to whites. It was madness really.

My old living room:

"Gobi Desert" from Home Depot.

My new great room:

"Wheat Bread" from Home Depot

My old boys room:

"swiss coffee" on the bead board on the bottom and "Gobi Desert" on top

My new boys room:

"Swiss Coffee" from Home Depot and "Dark Walnut" stain from Provincial for the stairs

My old bedroom:

"Gobi desert" and "Swiss coffee" for the stripes.

My new bedroom:

"Rhino" from Home Depot and "Swiss Coffee" for the white.

My old bathroom:

"contemplation" from Home Depot.

My old kitchen:

"Swiss coffee" and minwax's "Provincial" stain over the top.

My new kitchen:

"Wheat Bread" for the upper portion, "Swiss Coffee" for the bead board, "Wexford Fog" for the lower cabinets.

I obviously use a lot of the same colors in most of my rooms. I like to paint the walls mostly neutral so I can change the feel with accent colors and I don't have to repaint everything. Plus, I don't want my house to feel like a cheap Vegas hotel where every room has a different theme. That's why I like to stay in the same color palate through most of my house.

I buy all of my paint at Home Depot (excluding the aqua headboard) I would recommend getting the chip and having them color match it. I usually find the color that I like and have them color match it to the Glidden paint. It's cheaper than Behr and covers just as good. When I paint cabinets I buy Behr paint with primer in it to avoid peeling.

Let me know if you have any questions, I hope this helped!


  1. Can you post DIY info on the chevron picture frames of the kids?

  2. Can you tell me where your bedding is from in your new master bedroom. Thanks Diana

  3. Would love to know the paint colors that you used for the turquoise headboard made from an old door???

  4. I had to leave a comment and tell you how much I like your style. I too LOVE junk. Old globes, school lockers, tolix stools, barn lights...I could go on and on. I've been blogging about our own home reno too.

    Anyhoo, Love your style..(especially those kids beds)keep on keeping on


  5. Hi there. Wheat Bread in your kitchen. Is that a Behr color?