Paint Colors {Crafty Texas Girls}

My mom is getting ready to paint her home. When I went to see her this week, she had dozens of paint chips spread out on the counter. She is wanting a soft yellow, but you know how that goes. Lighting, furniture, even a person's eyes- all have an influence on the color you see.  Choosing the perfect shade can be difficult. 

Coincidentally, one of my favorite blogs- Nesting Place- just did a post explaining the best ways to choose a color.  She details an elimination process you can use to make paint decisions. So I sent my mom the link immediately, good timing Nester :) To help with the process of color selection, Nesting Place is also hosting a linky party so others can share their favorite paint colors. Even if you are not 'about to paint' - go have a look.... lots of pretty decor!

We actually repainted our home just one year ago. I had a lot of buttery yellows from the previous owner. But when we decided to redecorate, I wanted neutrals. Since we were having the entire house painted, we chose to have it done professionally. I even had a "Color Specialist" come out and help with the color selection. She charged me $100 and was worth every penny.

Here is what we chose.  All paint colors are Sherwin Williams.

"Alabaster"- SW7008 in gloss 

 "Macadamia"- SW 6142 in a flat finish on the walls

 "Softer Tan"- SW 6141 on ceiling

I like have a color on the ceiling, it is a shade lighter than the walls and really makes the crown molding 'pop'.

 "Van Dyke Brown"- SW 7041 in satin finish

 "Inkwell"- SW 6992 in gloss finish

 This was our big 'risk'- painting the bricks and choosing a black mantel. But the reward was sweet, it turned out beautiful.

 "Aristan Tan"- SW 7540 in flat finish on walls

 "Softer Tan"- SW 6141 on ceiling 

Note: I took this photo in the summer light, all other photos were taken in winter light. Changes the color a bit huh?
We have an open floor plan, but I think by painting the dining room a darker color than the living room- it made it seem more 'formal' and like separate space while still maintaining flow with the rest of the house.

 "Studio Taupe"- SW 7549 in flat finish on walls

 "Wool Skein"- SW 6148 flat finish on ceiling
A little darker in the master bedroom makes it feel cozier.

"Moderate White"- SW 6140 in flat finish

I adore this room! See here for the details, how my guest room was turned into my crafty space.

"Softer Tan"- SW 6141 in flat finish on walls

"Moderate White"- SW 6140 in flat finish on ceiling

See more of my house and the paint colors here on my house tour: Crafty Texas Girls House Tour.

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