Interior home paint — I feel like most people are on one end of the extreme spectrum…you either want to repaint your home every long holiday weekend you get or you don’t repaint a wall for years after first slathering the ‘in’ color on the walls. Me? I’m definitely the later. From the minute we stepped through the door when viewing the home we would later purchase I hated the paint. Four years later though and I’m still staring at the ugly yellow, off-white walls that fill my home both walls and ceiling in almost every room.
Painting a whole home is a daunting task and something I was scared to commit to. As Justin and I have been discovering our design style though we definitely are finding common ground when it comes to a color palette and I am so excited for the possibilities!
One of those things is a neutral zone. I love the gray walls that are so popular right now and can be duplicated throughout the home. It’s also timeless and I don’t think it will go out of style.
As I’ve been looking through paint colors I thought today I’d share with you three popular gray paint colors that you should use in the interior of your home that I am loving!
Up first we have this classic light Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. If you want a fresh and airy space this is a perfect shade of gray! I seriously love it!!
Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
source: Erin Spain
Looking for a little bit more of an earthy feel to your home? Check out this Wheat Bread by Behr Crystal used throughout her home over at The Weathered Fox.
P.S. She did such an amazing job with her kitchen makover! Isn’t it stunning?!
Wheat Bread by Behr
source: The Weathered Fox
My third favorite gray I am totally crushing on is this Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams. This one might be my absolute favorite out of these three! This medium gray can be mixed with pops of color and glam or be a sophisticated backdrop for a neutral living space. I love how versatile it is!
Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams
source: The Home I Create
source: Home Bunch
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These popular gray paints seriously have me getting the itch to paint and I couldn’t be more excited! I recently got a sneak peek at this ebook Inside the Paint Can: Beginner Tips and Tricks for Interior Painting by my friend Betsy Smith at Happily Ever After, Etc. and she is seriously a painting pro! I feel like I could tackle any painting project after reading her book!
Lucky for you, she just launched her ebook and it’s amazing!
Are you ready to tackle painting like a pro?
Besides redecorating our home, I’m also planning a kitchen makeover and have felt overwhelmed with the whole idea. Do I need to strip? Sand? Prime?…so many options. Betsy tells you the trick to checking if you need to strip cabinets and it was so simple! She seriously takes the guesswork out of painting.
As a Sherwin-Williams employee and DIY lover she definitely knows her stuff!
Ok maybe this is admitting I’m a super amateur when it comes to paint…but do you know what color primer to use under red paint? I sure as heck didn’t. Heck, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as tinted primer. Well, now I know.
If you’ve ever had the urge to paint something, stop what you’re doing and grab this book before you regret not having it.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How to start each project the right way so that you don’t have problems (like peeling) down the road.
- How to understand the different types of paint (sample paint, chalk paint, latex and oil) and decide which one is right for you.
- Tips and Tricks for Painting your space… just like a professional painter!
- The difference between each paint sheen & how to pick the perfect one for every space in your home.
- How to pick between all the different rollers & brushes… Why are there so many options?!
- How to find inspiration & pick the perfect paint color… so that you’re happy with your choice the first time.
- Plus, so much more!
Anyways, I could go on for days about all that I learned in Betsy’s book. So back to the paint…I already told you my favorite, but which one is your fav?