Happy Friday! I am so excited to share with you all our 5 favorite paint and stain colors! These are the colors you’ll see throughout our home, which is why they’re on our favorites list. 😉
I also put together a fun little quick-reference guide for you in regards to which paint sheen to buy when you’re getting paint for your home (did you even know you’re supposed to buy a shinier paint for rooms with more moisture??) so be sure to click here or the link below to get your copy! If you’re already an email subscriber, you can find this guide in your email from this morning. 🙂
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1. Aged Beige (by Behr)
Aged Beige is my favorite mix between grey and beige (aka “greige”) and looks fabulous in any setting. We painted the majority of our last house in this color and have it throughout our entire main living space at our current home. My favorite part about this color is its ability to add depth without feeling heavy. It’s the perfect, soft touch of color.
2. Bayberry Frost (by Behr)
Bayberry Frost is the color we chose for the shiplap in our guest bathroom. Every time I post a picture of that bathroom on Instagram I get tons of questions about the wall color, and I’ll be the first to admit it’s fabulous! It’s the perfect farmhouse color and would also be beautiful in a bedroom or kitchen.
3. Natural Linen (by Glidden)
I first saw this color in a nursery on Pinterest and have since painted both my son’s and my room in it. It’s got more of a brown undertone than the Aged Beige and looks great with greens. Also, you can still buy this color in the Behr paint, you just have to ask for a color match.
4. Iron Ore (by Sherwin-Williams)
I’ve seen other designers use this color a lot, so we gave it a shot in our master bathroom makeover last October. We used it on the door and window, and I LOVE IT. It’s definitely not black, more of a very dark, charcoal grey. It gives the illusion of black without being harsh. And now I’m a huge fan of black windows and doors with white trim!
5. Early American (by Minwax)
This is our go-to stain color throughout our home. We’ve used in on just about every wood item you’ll find – our mantel, hutch, guest bathroom vanity top and shelves, master bathroom shelves, and more. I like that it is a warm colored stain with a slightly grey undertone. Goes great with just about all neutral colors, which is perfect for the farmhouse style.
There they are, our 5 favorite paints and stain! As far as the type of paint we get, we typically buy the Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint from Home Depot and have been super happy with it. Don’t forget to click below for my Paint Sheen Quick-Reference Guide! It’ll be a huge help when deciding what sheen to buy when you’re getting ready to paint.
I would love to see if you decide to use any of these colors in your home! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag #joyfulderivatives in your social media posts so I can see how my favorites are inspiring you to make your house into a home you love! 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!