Sharing my tried and true interior house paint colors today. Whether you are looking for neutral paint colors or something bold, I've got some great color options for you.
I don't always get paint colors right. Ok, I almost NEVER get paint colors right. BUT, when I do get house paint colors right, I love how it looks. Paint, in my opinion, is hard to pick out. How a whole room looks painted a color is different than what a small swatch looks like. In general, I find picking out house paint colors to be hard.
The few colors that I've loved have lasted in my home for quite some time. When you get a color right for a room, there's just something magical about it. I wanted to help you take out the guesswork of finding the perfect black or white and just give you my favorite colors!
Interior House Paint Colors
I'll round-up images of my home with exactly what I painted what in each room and then, at the end, I'll share a few more posts that I've put together on painting and paint colors that you'll find valuable.
Cracked Pepper - Behr Paint
We love Cracked Pepper by Behr so much that we've used it all over our house! The front doors, the kitchen, the entry doors, the upstairs bathroom nook, etc.! It's such a great blue/black color. I recently did a massive breakdown of Cracked Pepper with all the rooms and spaces that I've used it (front doors, garage, interior doors, sunroom, kitchen, etc). You'll definitely want to check that post out to see how it changes with different lighting.
Fig Tree - Behr
I added a few drops of black to Fig Tree by Behr to create my living room color. I loved the original color but wanted it a tad darker.
Here's the formula if you are in love with Fig Tree as well!
Ultra White - Valspar
Ultra White by Valspar in eggshell is another favorite. We used it in our main bedroom a few years ago. We also used it in our upstairs bathroom nook, closet, kitchen, eat-in kitchen and entryway. Seriously, it's a good one.
I also always use Ultra White on our trim in a semi-gloss. It's a nice and bright white without any major undertones. We painted the built-in china cabinet Ultra White as well.
TIP: Even though, Ultra White is by Valspar, if I'm painting wood, I have it color-matched at Benjamin Moore. The Benjamin Moore Advance line is so good and I just won't paint wood in any other brand.
Grey Huskie - Benjamin Moore
We have Grey Huskie by Benjamin Moore in our hallway as well as one of our bathrooms. It was one of the first colors that we used in the house.
Tricorn Black - Sherwin Williams
I've always loved Tricorn Black but had never used it until I decided that our bedroom needed a moody update. I have to say that I'm smitten with the dark bedroom walls! I get asked often if Tricorn Black is a true black and I'd say, "yes!" I think it's a great neutral black without any strong undertones.
Conifer Green - Behr
A few years ago, I wanted to do a ¾th's painted wall in our guest bedroom with green paint. I found the perfect mid-tone green in Conifer Green by Behr. I recently thought I was over the color, but then I made the DIY rug art and styled the room and, what do you know... I'm smitten again!
Light Blue - Farrow and Ball
We recently painted Greyson's room a gray blue color called Light Blue by Farrow and Ball. It's lovely and changes depending on the sunlight streaming through his windows. We even used it to create an ombre wall as an accent wall in his room which was a new project for us, but fun!
Simply White - Benjamin Moore
Simply White by Benjamin Moore is such a good paint color for spaces that get low light. It's a slightly warmer white which plays well with overhead lighting. We used it throughout out basement and really love how it turned out.
So, if you are wondering...
What Color Should I Paint My Room or My House?
- Cracked Pepper by Behr
- Fig Tree by Behr (with a few extra shots of black)
- Ultra White by Valspar in Eggshell
- Ultra White by Valspar in Semi-Glass (for trim and doors)
- Grey Huskie by Benjamin Moore
- Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
- Conifer Green by Behr
- Light Blue by Farrow and Ball
- Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Here's another thing, I color match my paint pretty frequently. You might ask...
What Is Color Matched Paint?
Basically, you can take any paint color of any brand and have it matched. I always have my local paint store color-match whatever my color is in Benjamin Moore Advance; especially when I'm painting wood! In my opinion, it's the best paint on the market for wood. So, anytime you have seen me paint wood (trim, casings, cabinets, etc.) I've used Benjamin Moore Advance line (not sponsored, just love).
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