Paint Colours in my Home

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I wanted to break down all of the different colours in my home, plus a little further down you’ll find my favourite paint sheens and when I use them. I hope this is helpful plus you can save the 2 graphics so you have them at a later date!

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Paint Colours

White Dove by Benjamin Moore

 

Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore

 

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

Walls/Shiplap in the Kitchen

 

October Mist by Benjamin Moore

 

Sea Pearl (walls) and Pale Oak (cabinet) by Benjamin Moore

 

Paint Sheens

This is just a general guide of paint sheens and when I use them! I often pick the same colour for the walls and trim, but change the sheen so it gives them a bit of a different look!

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Denise
    April 22, 2022 /

    Hi
    Love your colors.
    We are going to redo our kitchen. I like the color of your cabinets.
    I don’t want to use gloss as it shows imperfections so can I use satin on kitchen cabinets? Or is semi gloss better
    Thank you 😊

  2. Emma Courtney
    Author
    April 22, 2022 /

    Hey Denise, my cabinets are closest to a Pearl finish, a satin would work as well! Hope this helps.
    Emma

  3. Sandra Trotter
    May 24, 2022 /

    So inspirational.

  4. Andrea
    July 6, 2022 /

    Hello!

    Your kitchen is gorgeous and such an inspiration. What sheens did you use on the kitchen walls and wainscoting?

  5. Emma Courtney
    Author
    July 7, 2022 /

    Thank you so much Andrea. The kitchen walls are eggshell and the bathroom wainscoting is pearl finish, but I could have used semi-gloss as well.

  6. Basw
    July 15, 2022 /

    Perfect

  7. Dikova
    July 15, 2022 /

    Thank you this is helpful. Do you happen to know what Sherwin Williams dupe might be? Thanks

  8. Emma Courtney
    Author
    July 18, 2022 /

    For what colour?

  9. Celeste
    September 1, 2022 /

    What are your thoughts on doing two different whites for trim and walls? White dove walls and simply white trim?

  10. Emma Courtney
    Author
    September 19, 2022 /

    I think that would look nice, it’s a more traditional look and creates more of a contrast between the two so they stand out more.

  11. Sylvie Ozell
    November 4, 2022 /

    So inspirational ! I love what your doing ! I plan to repaint my living and dining room. I will use White Dove for the walls and the trims. What about the ceiling ??? I have a Victorian new house with a lot of trims. Want to make it more farm house.
    Your thoughts for the Color of the ceiling ?
    Thank you so much !

  12. Emma Courtney
    Author
    November 4, 2022 /

    Sylvie, Thank you so much! My living room and dining room are white dove everything. When you switch the sheen it makes them appear a little different but match perfectly. If you did white dove: walls eggshell, ceiling flat, trim semi-gloss it would be a nice mix.
    Emma x

  13. Christina
    November 17, 2022 /

    Hi Emma, I will be emulating a lot of your paint colours.
    What colour have you done the interior doors?
    For example the doors to your bedrooms and bathrooms?

  14. Emma Courtney
    Author
    November 18, 2022 /

    I believe they are all White Dove by Benjamin Moore! I haven’t repainted any but I think that is what the previous owners used!

  15. Jeannie Barreiro
    December 30, 2022 /

    Can you help with the comparable Sherman Williams paint colors for your kitchen cabinets and walls and also your bedroom?

  16. Emma Courtney
    Author
    January 3, 2023 /

    No, unfortunately, I don’t have anything comparable. Paint colours are very hard to replicate/match and get the same outcome. You might be able to find similar, but not exact. Sorry!

  17. Clayton
    January 8, 2023 /

    Hi Emma! Thanks for sharing! Your house is beautiful! I too am painting my cabinets in natural cream and after going down a rabbit hole researching the paint color I came across your post! I’m trying decide which paint to use from Benjamin Moore. Did you use advance? What sheen did you use? I’m concerned about it potentially yellowing and leaning towards Aura but would love and appreciate any feedback you might have.

    Thanks again!

  18. Jenn Wrynn
    January 23, 2023 /

    HI Emma, I’m considering painting my kitchen cabinets natural cream as well. It is north facing and I’m a little worried it might feel too dark or yellow. Thoughts?

  19. Emma Courtney
    Author
    January 24, 2023 /

    Hi Jenn, I think it depends on how many windows you have. I don’t think it will look yellow, the undertones are more grey… though if you don’t have many windows, it might appear darker than you’d like. My recommendation is to get a sample can and paint it on a larger surface to hold up in your kitchen. The little chips always look a little darker than they are when they are spread out on a larger surface.

  20. Emma Courtney
    Author
    January 24, 2023 /

    Hi Clayton, That’s so exciting! I had my cabinet fronts custom-made and painted so I am not sure what they used since it was done professionally! If you are planning to paint them yourself I definitely recommend a good primer like BIN Zinsser so you don’t have any chipping!

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