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Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

by | Mar 21, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration, My Seattle House

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Selecting the Perfect Paint Color
Walls and Ceiling: Simply White Benjamin Moore // Dutch Door: Blue Note Benjamin Moore // (Cabinets were stock color called Snowcap from my cabinet company). Find my galley kitchen reveal post here.

So many have asked me about our paint colors in our home that I realized it was time that I put together our paint color resource page.

I sometimes confuse myself trying to remember all the paint brands, colors and shades of whites or grays or blues we’ve used in different rooms over the years (or even in this house, ha!).

Hopefully this post will help ensure I give out the correct paint colors and make it easier for you to find colors when you need them.

You can find my previous house paint colors << here!

Scroll down on this page to find the specific paint color for each room (or door) in my house (so far)!

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Walls: Swan White by Glidden // Door: Ozark Shadows by Benjamin Moore

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Swan White by Glidden

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Night Sky Grey by Glidden

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Brick fireplace and walls: Simply White by Benjamin Moore

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Simply White by Benjamin Moore

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Black Frosted Plum by Glidden

Selecting the Perfect Paint Color

Exterior brick: Reserved White by Sherwin-Williams
Dutch door: Blue Note by Benjamin Moore


  1. lisa

    this is great info.
    I have another question, you have a leather sofa, and I would like to know
    how it is having one with animals. I would dearly love to have one,
    and am hesitant because of my pets.
    Any helpful advise is appreciated.

  2. franki


  3. Andi

    Love this post!! We are in the process of choosing an exterior color for our home and are caught between a softer blue and a deeper blue. Can I ask your advice on using darker, deeper colors on an exterior? That’s the color that is making me excited and happy, but I’m nervous to go bold. Thanks!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I prefer deeper colors for an exterior (white is an exception I guess!). I think a color in a deeper tone makes a house look sophisticated! :) I’d go with what makes your heart happy!

  4. Joanna

    Before we moved into our current house, I read in an out-of-print decorating book, that for choosing paint colors, it helps if you find something in your home that you love and pull colors from that. A favorite blanket, a painting, etc. I had a sunflower border in my kitchen that I loved so much that I also put it in the kitchen here. So the paint colors here are yellow, green, and a neutral brown. They all go together beautifully. For the particular colors, I prayed. Seriously! lol.

  5. Michelle

    great advice. You make it sound so easy. Thank you for the 5 rules!

  6. Michelle

    Loved the post today, great info. Would you be able to tell me where the two large botanical prints near your Dutch door are from? Thx! I am enjoying your new book…..great coffee table book to browse through and pick up valuable tips!

  7. Via B Design

    The most important part “Colors in photos can be misleading and hues can change drastically in different settings, so always test color in your own space.” We agree big time. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Story Laine

    Could you tell me where I can find the doors? I am getting ready to replace my front and back door and want to go with dutch doors like these.

  9. Matt

    Hello, and what a beautiful home! What paint finish did you use on the front door? Thanks!!

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