table lamp . mint chair . pineapple lamp . scoop chair . cloud pillow . cactus plush . beanbag chair wire basket . play table/bench . house shelf . gold heart bed canopy . love wall art . dinosaur string art
1. Behr Dolphin Fin
This color is such a great neutral. It goes with just about everything, and it contrasts well with bright white trim. Even though it's a nice light gray, I prefer it in spaces that get a lot of natural light. In darker spaces, I go a shade lighter with Behr Silver Drop, which you can see a little further down in the post. I think Behr may have taken this color out of their collection of paint chips, but they can still mix it for you.
You can see more of our former family room here.
2. Martha Stewart Magnetite
This color was actually a happy accident. I meant to get a more medium gray and somehow asked for this one by mistake. I didn't realize it until I started painting it on the wall, but I ended up absolutely loving it. It looks amazing in a space that has a lot of white to balance it out. It also looks great with wood tones, greenery, and pastels.
3. Behr Juniper Breeze
For this space we wanted a light neutral, but I didn't want to go with a traditional gray. We found this light blue-green-gray. I love that the color changes depending on the light and that it's still really neutral. It looks great with white and warm wood tones.
4. Behr Venus Teal
This is probably the most colorful that we've gone in a long time, but I love this color. It's rich without being too heavy and dark. It's colorful without being too saturated. It's just a really lovely, balanced color.
5. Behr Ultra Pure White
We use this color for all of our trim, but I love it on the walls as well. It's bright without being to cold. It looks great with pretty much everything.
You can see more photos of our new house here.
6. Behr Silver Drop
A slightly lighter version of Behr Dolphin Fin, which I mentioned earlier, this is a the perfect light gray. It looks great with everything, but especially coppers and warm wood tones.
You can see more photos of our kitchen reno here.
7. Behr Country Dairy
If you're looking for a great off-white/cream color, this is it. Light and airy, and a great neutral that pairs well with most anything.
You can see more photos of Violet's room here.
8. Behr Prelude
I was worried that this color might be too dark for this small space, so we added the beadboard to help balance things out. It ended up being such a cozy space. I love this color paired with whites, warm linens, and warm colors - yellow-golds, oranges, and reds.
You can see photos of Violet's nursery here.
9. Behr Smokey Slate
This color was the winner after we tested many, many colors for our lower cabinets. It would also look great on a piece of furniture like a bookcase, or even as a wall color. I love this color with jewel tones, whites, and warm wood tones.
So what about you? Have you found any paint colors that you love? I'd love to hear about them! We've still got a lot of rooms to paint! xo, Lauren
You can see more photos of our first house here, and our new house here.
(Just as an FYI, we tend to use a lot of Behr paint because we think it's a great product - this post is not sponsored by them in any way.)
(Paintbrush photo by my talented friend, Elizabeth.)
Now that we've moved, I'm surprisingly finding that I'm drawn to charcoal blacks, indigo blues, and brass. I'm not sure what it is about this house, but it somehow feels right. A few of these picks are a bit out of my league budget-wise, but they're definitely inspiring me at the moment:
1. Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair - I think the girls would just love this and it's the right mix of whimsy and sophistication.
2. Oversized Mirror - Another great buy - this mirror is huge!
3. Paisley Pillows - This one is super budget-friendly - two pretty pillows for $29.99?!
4. Buffalo Check - Would love to upholster a chair or bench in this fabric, but a pillow is certainly much more affordable option.
5. Libations Bar Cart - Okay, so this one is WAY out of my league, but so, so pretty!
6. Faceted Stone Lamp - I've always had a thing for soapstone (and this one is on sale right now!)
7. Medallion Rug - Love that this rug is a perfect combination of classic and contemporary (plus I bet the dark color would hold up well with kids and cats!)