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Joanna’s 5 Favorite Fixer Upper Paint Colors
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to pick out paint colors. I mean, I usually know the look that I want. But finding the right paint color to fit the ideas in my head is sometimes a maddening mess. Since starting my blog, I have really begun to visually dissect Joanna’s designs that we all know and love. And I’ve noticed that she has some favorite Fixer Upper paint colors that she uses over and over again. Which means, if they work for her – they more than likely will work for me too! (but I recommend to always, always, always get some samples to try out in your own space – as paint colors can look totally different depending on lighting and other undertones in the room.)
So here are the colors that Joanna tends to use the most:
1. Sherwin Williams – Alabaster
Joanna painted the main living areas of her own farmhouse Alabaster and she continually uses it in homes she designs on Fixer Upper as well. It’s a great color to use on walls and trim both. We are planning to paint the SHIPLAP WALLS at Mouse House Alabaster as well. I’ll post updates soon!
UPDATE: See the painted shiplap walls HERE.
2. Sherwin Williams – Silver Strand
This gorgeous muted gray/green is Joanna’s go to color for interior walls in many of the homes she’s filmed on Fixer Upper. It is a lovely neutral when paired with white trim and her signature hardwood floors.
3. Sherwin Williams – Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay is another lovely greenish blue color with a bit more intensity than Silver Strand. Joanna loves to use this color on built-ins that need a little more contrast and it makes for a fantastic color for bedrooms and baths as well.
4. Sherwin Williams – Repose Gray
Repose Gray is a softer feeling gray with taupe undertones. It doesn’t fall in the warm or cool categories, but somewhere in the middle. It’s a very nice all around gray – not too dark and not too light.
5. Sherwin Williams – Mindful Gray
And finally we have Mindful Gray. I like to think of it as Repose Gray’s deeper darker older sister 🙂 Looks beautiful with white wainscoting (or SHIPLAP!)
I hope this roundup of Joanna’s favorite Fixer Upper paint colors has been helpful! I really think you can’t go wrong with any of these. Just remember to get some samples up in your space before jumping in to start painting! I may or may not know this from experience, but husbands do not like you changing your mind after they’ve already painted half the room… ahem. 😉
and… Joanna has launched her very own paint line with Kilz – TODAY! Go check it out HERE. Unfortunately, it looks a little pricey at $46/gallon for satin (plus you have to pay for shipping.) I’m just hoping they’ll start to carry it in some local stores, otherwise I don’t think too many people are going to buy it – I mean, what if you don’t like the color and need to return it? That would be a major hassle. We’ll see I guess!
**check out what I just found on AMAZON! I am loving all their farmhousey decor lately, and they usually ship super fast too!
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