My Home Paint Colors

Painting an entire house can be stressful! When we first moved into our home about three and a half years ago I was a little overwhelmed walking into the paint store. I knew I wanted to keep my paint colors light and bright and on the cooler side. I also knew we were going to be changing all of our trim work to white.

Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.

So I bring bring to you a list and description of all the paint colors in my home:

Reticence

The paint for our living room, dining room, and hallways takes up the majority of our home. I had found an image on Pinterest that had this beautiful paint color and I was determined to find that exact paint color. After lots of samples, I chose Reticence from Sherwin Williams. Like all paint colors, Reticence looks different in different lighting. In natural lighting, it looks closer to a gray or a very light taupe. At night, it gives off a full taupe color. It’s a lovely color and keeps my home looking bright and airy.

Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.
Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.
Temperate Taupe

The kitchen was a space I really struggled with choosing a paint color. Our kitchen has the most natural light in our house so I wasn’t afraid to go too dark in the space. I wanted to switch up the color in the space a little bit but still wanted it to be neutral and pretty. Temperate Taupe from Sherwin Williams is what I chose in the end. Ultimately, I added a board and batten wall (See DIY post here) to the informal dining room space off of the kitchen so you don’t really see much of the Temperate Taupe anymore, but it does look great against the white cabinets and white accent wall.

Zircon

Our bathrooms are definitely the smaller spaces in our home so I knew I wanted a very light color in these spaces to keep everything feeling not so tiny. I chose Zircon from Sherwin Williams:

Knitting Needles

Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams is a bit darker than Zircon. This color definitely has a cool tone to it and is a fairly light color. I love how calming and versatile it is so I put it in our Master Bedroom!

Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.
Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.
Polished Concrete

For our guest room I wanted to go a little out of my comfort zone and choose a darker color. I landed on this beautiful color called Polished Concrete. It almost has a slight purple tone to is depending on the lighting and is a perfect accent to our white trim work.

Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.

Most every paint store can color match any color so if you like getting your paint in another brand, bring the Sherwin Williams swatch in and BOOM they can match the color exactly.

After painting so much in our home I definitely had the opportunity to figure out my favorite painting supplies. These items below are highly recommended by me if you plan to do any painting in the future:

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Favorite painting supplies to paint your entire home.

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HAPPY PAINTING 🙂

Get an idea of how to create a neutral paint color scheme in your home using grays and taupes.  Sherwin Williams color list included; Reticence, temperate taupe, zircon, knitting needles, polished concrete.

4 thoughts on “My Home Paint Colors”

  1. Hie, I read your blog, It is mind-blowing and the pictures are just awesome, I like to decor the house even in 5 years, i used to change my house paints because of some newness and market trend. Thanks for the idea sharing!

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I’m an Interior designer, decorator and blogger.  I help overwhelmed homeowners and DIYers bring timeless design and function into their home so they can love their space and the life they are building within it!  Thank you for visiting 🙂

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