Thursday, July 14, 2011

Paint Colors

I often get asked about the paint colors in my house, especially in the nursery and the living/dining room, so I thought I would share a few.
In the nursery I used Martha Stewart  "Flagstone" from Home Depot.


I recently had someone ask about my bedroom. I used Glidden "China Rain," but it was a couple years ago when I painted so I'm not sure if they still have that color available.


The living room was a color I found while I was still in school in a really old Benjamin Moore swatch book that was in our sample library. I think the date on it was from sometime in the 80's. Anyway, the paint swatch only had a number on the back so I never new the name. I had Columbia match it. Well, just a couple weeks ago I stumbled upon the swatch and guess what! I just googled the number, and Benjamin Moore still carries the paint color!! It's called Antique Pewter. Just to warn you, it has a lot more green in it than it looks here in the picture. The color changes a lot with light. During the day with more natural light it looks more gray, but at night with my interior lights on it looks more green.


My kitchen paint color is Ralph Lauren - Old Violin, but I had it matched in Behr paint.


There you have it! And thanks for the questions. I love that people are stumbling upon my blog.

21 comments:

Courtney Price said...

Good info! I think I'll use it :)

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

Amber, I found your blog through Kristin's and I am loving your house. Do you remember me from design school? I was a year ahead..anyways, I would love to do a feature of your home on my design blog {danielleoakeyinteriors.blogspot.com}, email me and we can chat! danielle.oakey@gmail.com

Kat @ The Midwest Momma said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from Danielle's and the first question that I had was "What are those paint colors?!" and TA-DA, the first page I pull up is this one :) I love your colors. Gorgeous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i found your blog through danielle's and LOVE your home- love the clean lines and cool colors... your master bedroom is amazing!

KellyH said...

I love your house! It's all so beautiful! Seriously. And your kitchen is so stinkin' cute. You did a great job workin' with what you had!

StubbsFamily said...

Thanks, I was just coming over here to look for the grey paint color.

Misty said...

i just found your blog! i love it! i am painting my kitchen this week & love the colors in your home :)

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Amber, your home is beautiful! I love the paint colors you have chosen. I would love to add a few of your room images to the paint and room galleries on my site and do a feature blog post on your home. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested! Do you know the paint color in your craft room? Thanks!

The Starr Family said...

I was Google-ing stripe curtains and your sweet blog popped up! Loved those curtains, but then I got HOOKED on your paint colors! Seriously, crisp photos seal the deal with blogs, and the photos of your living room are beautiful. This gal might play copycat, as I'm painting our dining/sitting room this week... loving that Antique Pewter!

Happy to be a new follower!!

Rachel S. said...

Where did your floor come from?

Amber Horch said...

Our floors are original to the house. We refinished them in Minwax-Dark Walnut stain.

kelliemorgan said...

Wowsas! I have been looking for a color for my kitchen/family room for a while. Perfect. Thanks for sharing. Absolutely love your blog. Great pics!

Erin said...

We are considering Flagstone for our main living areas in the house. How does the undertone look? Finding a good grey has been a nightmare!! Our first pick was way too much blue. Thanks!

Amber Horch said...

It has more warm, yellowish, undertones. It doesn't look blue at all in my room. I really like it!

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Christie Lewter said...

I love your baby nursery. Can you tell me where you got the crib sheet? I love it.

Amber Horch said...

The crib sheet I purchased from Target. It is from the Dwell Studio Tulip bedding collection but they don't sell it anymore. I have seen some on ebay though. You might try there.

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