My Favorite Paint Colors
What’s better than Revere Pewter?
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Revere Pewter. It has taken Pinterest by storm and everyone began painting over their Manchester Tan walls with the latest paint color by Benjamin Moore. However, I happen to love the paint color Halo by Benjamin Moore slightly more than I love Revere Pewter. It has green-brown undertones as opposed to red-brown undertones like revere pewter. I literally cringe when paint colors go even remotely pink or "fleshy" in certain lights and since it has almost no red (which means no pink) it stays warm and neutral with no weird tints in any light. Halo is my go to wall color. I absolutely love it in any room.
Another popular trim color is White Dove. I thinks its a great color-it's very neutral and stays neutral in all lighting. However, it is actually a little dark to go with off white and very light walls. I suggest Snowfall White in semi-gloss (not high gloss) for trim. It looks great with my favorite paint color, Halo as well as the other colors in my top 8 (see below). Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore is warm without being yellow and is clean without being stark. It is my go to trim color!
If you aren’t scared of off white walls (and you shouldn’t be!) I suggest Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore-it's the perfect white. Start with a bedroom or bathroom if you are a little apprehensive about off white walls. I always keep bedrooms and bathrooms the lightest rooms in the house. However, it's perfectly fine to paint every room in the house off-white. My entire house is painted Swiss Coffee with Snowfall White trim and it looks fabulous (if I do say so myself). Don't feel like you have to get super creative when it comes to picking paint colors. Remember, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being boring when choosing a wall color. And why make it harder than it has to be? If you found a color you love, paint every room in the house that shade if you like! You never want people to come in and say, “OH! I Love your wall color!”. You want people to love the entire room, the design, and the feel of your space. Your wall color is a big part of it but it should be the stage crew, behind the scenes not the main character.
My go to paint colors for walls are Swiss Coffee and Halo by Benjamin Moore. My favorite trim color is Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore. Other colors that look great in every light are hazy skies, old prairie, november rain, floral white, french canvas, overcast, and grand teton white.