I remember as a kid growing up always asking my mom who her favorite was. Silly, I know. Now that I am a mom I realize that my mother truthfully had way better things to do than to answer my ridiculous questions- especially when you consider the fact that I was one of SEVEN children. I don’t think she was joking when she said I was the one that gave her all her gray hair.
But then it really got me to thinking about something I get asked about all the time: Paint color.
What if someone put me on the spot and said “Choose your favorite paint color?”
I can feel my head begin to spin. How could I possibly pick just one over all the others? There are so many variables and literally endless colors to choose from. It would be a serious, nearly impossible challenge to pick just one. So, in honor of my mom, I have chosen not one, but seven. These are truly some of my go to colors and ones I have recommended and used over and over, some even in my own home.
WHITE DOVE OC-17
White Dove is, in a sea of white, quite possibly
the perfect white. Not too warm, not too cold
making it the perfect color for interior trim and
kitchen cabinets. Where I’ve used it:
VAN DEUSEN BLUE HC-156
If you are looking for a deep, almost true navy
blue that has depth and richness, Van Deusen
Blue is a great choice. It’s a classic color that
never disappoints. Where I’ve used it:
Front doors. A dining room with white
wainscot. My master bedroom.
HAWTHORNE YELLOW HC-4
Yellow is notoriously one of the most difficult
colors to get right. Hawthorne Yellow is bright,
cheery and fun. Its golden tones keeps it from
feeling jarring like some yellows that pull green.
Where I’ve used it: My sister’s home exterior.
Front doors. Headboards.
GRAY OWL OC-52
If you are looking for a versatile, neutral gray,
look no further than Gray Owl. It’s warm
undertones makes it cheery rather than dreary,
especially in poor lighting situations.
Where I’ve used it: Master bedroom walls.
Living room walls.
GUILFORD GREEN HC-116
Guilford Green to me is that feeling you get on a
crisp spring morning. It is bright and refreshing,
yet neutral enough to work with other colors.
Where I’ve used it: Kitchen walls with
white cabinets. Accent chest. Front doors.
BLACK PANTHER 2125-10
I find when choosing a black it is very much like
choosing a white. I fell in love with Black Panther
because it is a subtle black with some warm
undertones and it plays well off cool
coasted shades.Where I’ve used it:
Interior doors with glass hardware.
Front doors. Furniture.
BEACH GLASS 1564
Beach Glass is now my favorite color to use for
that Cape Cod coastal feel. It’s the perfect ratio
of gray, blue and green. It is not only soft and
soothing but also looks great in all lights.
Where I’ve used it: A master bedroom.
My daughter’s bath walls.
Lucky for me, my daughter Taylor is an only child so I never really had to deal with the dilemma of choosing a favorite one. Trying to choose my favorite paint colors was hard enough!
Let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite color that you’ve been using faithfully for years? One that you would choose over and over?