1. Benjamin Moore’s “Straffordshire Blue” (OR-416)
I love this rich, deep navy in our son’s bedroom. It’s been up for years and I’m not even a little bit sick of it, which really says something.
2. Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter.” (HC-172)
It really is just as wonderful as you’ve heard. We now have it in our master bedroom, top-floor bathroom and part of our open-concept living room/kitchen/hall.
3. CIL’s “Bali Hai Teal” (56GG 64/258)
This used to be the colour of our daughter’s bedroom and I loved it. It was fresh, fun and looked good with so many different colours.
4. CIL/Dulux’s “Bear Run” (10BG 47-112)
Every time I post a kitchen/dining room/living room photo on Instagram, I get asked a couple of times about this paint colour. It’s a beautiful light blue that pairs perfectly with white and grey.
It actually was named Dulux’s 2017 Colour of the Year and we used it waaaaay back in like 2012, so I’m pretty smug about that.
5. PPG’s “Antique Slate” (PPG13-29)
Our ChrisLovesJulia-inspired basement bathroom uses this deep blueish-green on the lower half of the walls (with untinted white on top) and I love it. It’s dark but really muted so it’s not too bright.
6. PPG’s “Pinot Noir” (PPG13-18)
This is the current colour of our daughter’s bedroom. It’s a dreamy soft grey-purple. Oh, and the bed is also painted with PPG (“Rice Chips”), which is what I used for the chair-rail. The beadboard is untinted white.
7. SICO’s “Autumn Brown” (semi-transparent exterior wood stain)
I repaint this darn deck every summer (or does it just feel like that?!) and yes, I have used the blog in the past to Google what shade we use. Now it’s ingrained in my brain: Autumn Brown, Autumn Brown, Autumn Brown. But it really is a nice colour.
8. SICO’s “Egg Yolk” (6093-54)
This is only used on the interior of a few doors in my DIY studio, so it’s not visible on the outside of the house, BUT I would totally use it for a front door colour. I LOVE IT.
It’s not easy picking a yellow paint colour that isn’t too pale or too sickly-greenish, but this yellow is bold, sunny and perfectly warm — not too light, too orange or too green.
9. SICO’s “Naples Bay” (6149-42)
One of the most recent shades to hit our home, it’s the bright turquoise lightening up my basement DIY studio — on the floor and on the oil tank. I wouldn’t pick it for walls (or even doors, likely) but it works so well in this fun space.
10. SICO’s “Red Cherry” (6053-75)
Funny story about this one. I was convinced I wanted to repaint my pale-pink home office something brighter, and I thought I was buying a really deep, hot pink shade. That’s what it looked like on the paint chip!
When Darling Husband got it up on the walls, I was dismayed to see it was just … red. Not hot pink. But considering it was the second time he’d painted that room for me, I shut up and didn’t say anything.
I like the red a lot, especially with the black and white accessories I’ve added. But … it’s not hot pink. 😉
What do you think of my top paint shades? What’s your personal fave? Let me know in the comments or over on Facebook!