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Tried and True Paint Colors

Tried and True Paint Colors

Even though painting is one of the easiest ways to transform a room, we all agree selecting paint colors can be a daunting task. Pick the wrong color and you are out a good chunk of change and you’ve probably wasted an entire day. I’ve been there many a time.

Although testing samples is a good idea, I tend to use colors recommended by friends — always good to know a tried and true color. So with that in mind, if you’re thinking of painting a room or even a piece of furniture, here are the paint colors we’ve featured on the blog so far. Have a favorite color? Send the name and a picture to diydelray[at]

Benjamin Moore Laguna Blue
I’ve fallen in deep paint love with laguna blue. Here it looks stunning with orange and white in this kitchen and dining room space. Read more

orange pendant lamps

Benjamin Moore Violet Stone
A fun and vibrant violet ties the colors of this shared girls’ room together well — it’s playful for the 3-year-old who lives here and grown up for the 7-year-old at the same time. Read more


Benjamin Moore Lapiz
Another bold blue makes the inside of this otherwise bland white corner cupboard sparkle.  Read more


Valspar Well Water
An old stool got a new look with this sunny blue color, which looks great next to the orange fabric seat (orange and blue strike again!). Read more

painted and upholstered ikea stool

Benjamin Moore Granite
Sara wasn’t scared of using a dark color in a small space. Paired with crisp white furniture, the gray walls make the room feel even bigger. Read more

boys room 5

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray
The hunt for a subtle gray is over with this classic hue. Wickham brightens a room and bows to the accent colors of orange and aqua. Read more

Polder sofa, Indian Charpoy table

Ace Hardware Apple Creek
Don’t let the word “apple” confuse you, this is a Caribbean-inspired sky blue color. It’s perfect for an exterior ceiling or interior space. Read more


Duron Hearts of Palm
As the name implies, this is a bright and cheerful green. With subtle hints of yellow, it complements the gray hues of stainless steel. Read more


Chalkboard Paint
Don’t forget about the almost endless possibilities for chalkboard paint — on walls, objects, even your refrigerator. Read more


“Rental White”
And even if you aren’t allowed to paint, you too can embrace this neutral color. You’ll be amazed how Katie and Zack accomplished this task. Read more


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