Bridget’s Paint Colors

I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the paint colors in my house. DIY Playbook rule #87: you ask, we spill. So here ya have it….

Choosing the paint colors for our house was no easy task. With a paint deck that had about 4.4 million colors in it, I was completely overwhelmed and got sucked into a trap of overthinking the whole thing. My advice: Keep it in perspective. It’s just paint. Pick a few colors that you love, colors that flow in your home, and run with it! You can always re-paint if you absolutely hate the colors.

Another piece of advice: get a few sample colors from your local hardware store (about $2-$3 each) and paint them on the wall before you decide on THE color. It’s important to see the color on the wall in your space. Everyone’s lighting is a little different and this can make a huge difference in the appearance of the color. Make sure to sneak a peek at your sample colors at all different times of the day too. The color may look different at different times of the day/night. Who knew?

Once you finally identify the color that you makes you swoon each time you pass ‘er by… ding, ding, ding, you have found a winner! Choose that color and run with it… well, after you pay for it of course.

Here’s what the colors look like “in real life”…
Benjamin Moore Pewter Grey
Pewter Grey
Edgecomb Grey
Edgecomb Grey Benjamin Moore
Edgecomb Grey bedroom
Monnshine Benjamin Moore
Moonshine Paint
If you want to see even more pictures of these paint colors, check out my house tour here