In this week’s Design Ramblings, Kriste and I answered another e-mail from one of our fans, Laura. She asked how to select the perfect paint color, specifically a creamy white. Here’s what we had to say on that subject…
A few of you suggested showing our bloopers at the end of each video, so we did that in this one. It is fun to share those candid moments and I feel like you can get a better sense of our personalities.
So, I looked up the price of Super Paint after the video and realized I was way off! It’s about $50/gallon now when it’s not on sale. I was quoted the price from about 10 years ago, I think. Sorry about that! Anyway, I still think quality paint is really worth it. I usually buy the $80/gallon stuff, because I’ve become a bit of a snob about paint in recent years!
Since we’re talking about paint colors, I thought I would share the paint colors I use in my house.
The living and dining room are joined by an archway, so those are both painted in Pearly White by Sherwin Williams. It just might be my new favorite white. It has a gray hint to it and feels very clean and fresh without feeling sterile, as some cool whites can.
These rooms used to be painted in Aria Ivory, the Sherwin Williams color I mention in the video. You can see how different two whites can look! Aria Ivory is to the right of the arch and Pearly White is to the left.
The home office, halls, stairwell and 1/2 bath are all painted in Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. If you’re thinking of using this color, just be warned that under sunlight, it looks gray and under electric lights, it looks more blue.
My family room and kitchen are in Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore.
The master bedroom and bath are Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
The guest room is Marscarpone by Sherwin Williams…
…and the boys’ room is Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore.
All of my trim and ceilings are painted in an out-of-the-can bright white.
I hope our ramblings and me sharing my paint colors might help you narrow down your options when it comes to selecting paint for your walls!
One last thing, since we didn’t start adding our bloopers to the end of the episode until this week, I thought I would share our cuts from last week when I had the giggles.