Red, white, and blue…paint color favorites!


I had a productive day yesterday…aparently in honor of the 4th of July! Finding the right paint colors for your projects can sometimes be half the battle. I have a few standby favorites that I’ve been using for a long time and a few others that I’m loving this summer!

My long-time favorite white for furniture and other small projects is “Oyster” by Valspar at Lowes.


For a nice powdery black, that looks great distressed or straight painted, try “Tricorn Black” by Sherwin Williams. (as seen above & below)


Looking for a great turqouis? My favorites are “Cooled Blue” by Sherwin Williams and “Sprinkler” at Lowes.img_7199


I love coral this summer and “Peppery” at Sherwin Williams is bold & bright.


Looking for a great grey? Try “Dovetail” by Sherwin Williams.


Or, if you want to go bold with gold, I love  “Scrambled Eggs” by Mythic


Going green? I love “Palmetto” by Martha Stewart.


If you’re thinking about painting a room or a piece of furniture but you’re not sure on the color, try something small first…a lamp, a picture frame, a mirror. Or, jump right in and take a chance, you can always repaint!

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  1. what type of paint do you use on furniture? Enamel or latex? Do you sand first? I’d love an actual tutorial on the steps involved in how you paint your furniture. With pics of your lovely self of course! 🙂

    • Hi Andy, I use latex, usually Sherwin Williams but sometimes Valspar or Mythic. And yes, I do sand with an orbital sander but the good thing about painting, unlike refinishing, is that you don’t have to strip it. A little rough sanding just ensures that your paint will stick. There are also ways around doing it at all, which I do when I have a really detailed piece that would be difficult to sand. A full tutorial will be coming soon!

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