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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Favorite paint colors and Newbie party!

So, how do you choose the right colors for an open floor plan?
 It seems to be the biggest decision we make when we purchase our homes.

 We have a very open floor plan and this was a huge decision for us.
If you have read my blog for sometime, you know Mike and I bought our home without ever stepping foot in it before we actually closed. 
Well, the way we chose our paint colors was really on a whim too.  We both have similar taste in paint colors.  One day while browsing restoration hardware , we both noticed  the paint color pallet throughout  the store. We started going around grabbing swatches, came back to our South Florida home and called the builder to ask for a recommendation of a painter.  So over the phone, we told the painter the colors, sent him the swatches, and what kind of paint we wanted, and which color per rooms. So again, we never knew until we stepped foot what it would look like.
  We used Restoration hardware colors, Benjamin Moore paint, eggshell finish.

  In the Master bedroom and guest room downstairs.
Butter Cream
Butter cream
Silver Sage
Silver sage
 Both boys rooms are painted this color and then their Jack and Jill bath is painted the Butter cream which is in all the bathrooms in the house.
Blue Sage
Blue sage 
 This is the boys TV room. I took some pics with the flash on hoping to get a true color. I also did pics without the flash on which I normally do.  It is amazing how the color looks different both ways.  The swatches shown are really the truest in color.  
I often receive requests for our color pallet so I thought I would share with you a quick color tour. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Newbie party still going on 
and let's not forget Pet party on Wednesday, Lucy is so excited! and so are my boys!

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Blogger Colleen said...

You have some great choices but I often struggle with this too. We have an open floor plan and it's tough to get it to match without looking like a sore thumb.

May 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

How fun to take the paint color tour around your home Debbie! :-) You have made some fabulous!

May 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

They are great colors and it's nice to know you still love them! Hey I have that thing that you have above the couch in the boys TV room, I actually have 2 and was thinking of using them together as a headboard in the desert sure looks good behind your couch....can't wait for the pet party, I have a little surprise!!! Happy Monday!

May 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm still loving Sliver Sage.. one of my all time fav's and I love your bedroom color...


May 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You chose great colors Debbie and they work so well together! That's a hard thing to do with an open floor plan. Toby can't wait for Lucy's party, (who knowns, maybe it will be love at first sight)!! Martina

May 2, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Val said...

I love your colors. I have all warm tones in my house and lately I have been wanting to lighten it up. I love the Buttercream color. Happy Monday Sweetie.

May 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

I love the paint tour. It's always great to share what the paint colors are. Thanks for the info. Love the drapes in the first picture.

May 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

They are really beautiful colors! When I first moved into our house, my husband and I really wanted COLOR on the walls. I wish I had gone with more neutral shades like these, especially in the main living areas. I use the Pottery Barn paint palette now for all of our paint needs. I ended up picking a blue for the master bedroom but it's still a better choice than what I might have picked myself!

May 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your paint colors are wonderful and how brave to choose them without actually seeing the house. It turned out fantastic. Hugs, Marty

May 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that silver sage! And I love having different colors throughout a home! Enjoy your week, sweet Deb! ♥

May 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I have always loved the color pallette of your home..I have some very similar colors in mine, but the way you put them does make for great flow from room to room!

May 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Thanks for the color tour. Your colors are gorgeous in your home, and no wonder! I love Restoration Hardware, especially their new spring look! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the Newbie Party.

May 2, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are some nice choices. It is hard for me to pick a color for any room.
Have a great week.

May 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love all these're good at picking colors!
Thanks for showing these, I can never make up my mind!! ha

May 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow you are brave not having seen your house, you have a lovely home,, so much character and your unique style shines through in each room.I would love to go to the pet party but alas the pets in my life now walk as ghostss,, I do have a raven that visits quite often but we're on the outs right now,,

May 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the colors you chose. Especially the first one. I am trying to find a color I want for my bedroom right now. Hubby is not happy with the paint sample I painted all over the wall above our bed.

May 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

I have the same problem over here with the open floor plan. The colors that you have chosen, the sage and khaki colors are very pretty and classic.
Marianne :)

May 2, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh i love the colors!!! Great choice! You are doing good on the parties! No one linked to mine yet! LOL Oh well better do crafts instead! LOL
Love ya

May 2, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

I love your color pallet. The colors are all quite soothing and pleasing to the eye. You were very brave to do it sight unseen but you are a talented lady. Your home is lovely to look at but I see family happiness, joy and fun when I see you and the men in your family. Love Ya Girl, Ginger

May 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I placed your pet party button on my side bar. Thanks so much for your support! Sometime is it tough!
Love ya

May 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Helen's Decor said...

Debbie, I'm loving your master bedroom color. I'm searching for the perfect color. Yeah, right! I love too many...that's the problem with changing the rooms.
Thanks for setting this up for all of us to meet and enjoy. Helen of Helen's Decor

May 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great choices! I've been looking at paint samples this past week. So many wonderful choices. ~ Sarah

May 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Your colors all mesh together so beautifully it's hard to believe you orchestrated the whole thing over the phone. You never cease to amaze me!

May 2, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

these are all pretty.. cappuccino is my fav...


May 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Great colours Debbie!
My favourite is the first photo!!

May 2, 2011 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I know how expensive it is to get a whole house painted so choosing the right colors is so important! The colors you chose are really nice as they are very complementary and neutral enough to mix and match accent colors in furniture.

May 2, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the color palette you've used in your home! I love how well BM paint holds up, too. Thanks for sharing.

May 2, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great color choices, Debbie! Fun to see! xxoo Diana

May 2, 2011 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I love them all, but my favorite I think is the cappucino and the sage...gorgeous!!

May 2, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Those are all great color choices! I ALWAYS have a hard time choosing paint colors...that's why I appreciate it when bloggers and magazines share the paint colors with their photos! Thanks!

May 3, 2011 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Andie Jaye said...

finding the right color paint is like finding a good man. on the swatch it looks good, but once you take it home and open it up, it's the absolutely wrong color. :P to make retouches easier i used the same tan throughout most of our house. one room has it on the top half, another has it on 3 walls with an accent. we used to have different color rooms, but i loathe all those paint cans in my garage! oh! and thanks for the party! :)

May 3, 2011 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Love the Decor! said...

You were so brave but I love it all!!!

May 3, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

You did such a great job choosing colors for your home. I too, choose colors for my home before I even stepped foot in it. Choosing colors for open floor plans (my speciality) can be extremely challenging. You make it look so easy.

I need to link up to this post when I reference open floor plans again.

If I ever need a partner I'm calling you Debbie!

May 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

OMG!! Debbie, thank you so much for posting your paint colors. I've been trying to find the Butter color for my house and have never been able to get quite the right shade of yellow. These are perfect! Thanks again.

May 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Miss Charming said...

I have the exact same wood piece that you have hanging over the sofa. I painted my white and it is hanging vertically in my gameroom.

I enjoy your blog!

May 3, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

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