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Our Home’s Paint Colors – A Neutral Home Color Palette

In this Post:  We get asked all the time what paint colors we use in our house. Here’s our home’s paint colors, that together make up a neutral whole home color palette. 

Y’all have been asking us for ages for a neutral whole home color palette and we aim to please. So, here is our very own home’s color palette filled with lots of lovely, layered neutral paint colors.

(Side note: when I said y’all to my nephew the other day, he asked if I was Texas. Literally “are you texas”. Bless his heart! I said, “no sweetie, I just say a couple of words southern.” )

our home paint colors - neutral color palette

Our Neutral Home Color Palette

You’ll notice that several of the colors are from Sherwin Williams. This just happened because I like their paint and I actually ordered and picked up about 80% of our home’s paint on the same day shortly after we moved in almost two years ago! 


farmhouse style entryway with church pew style bench, numbered wire baskets underneath, etc

Doors – Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258
Walls – Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014
Trim – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Dining Room

dining room from entry HML

Walls – Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014
Trim – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Living Room

farmhouse grey fireplace and two chairs

Walls – Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014
Trim – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005
Fireplace Mantel – Sherwin Williams Peppercorn SW 7674


white shiplap kitchen | butcher block counters | black island

Range Hood Cover – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005
Walls – Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014
Island – Fusion Mineral Paint Coal Black

Main Floor Bath/Powder Room

black powder room horse canvas

Walls – Sherwin Williams Sealskin SW 7675
Trim & Doors – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Laundry Room

farmhouse laundry room makeover

Walls – Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014
Trim – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Daughter’s Room

pink grey blush girl's room

Walls – Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice SW 7647
Trim & Door – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Son’s Bedroom

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Walls – Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray SW 7023
Trim & Door – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005

Master Bedroom


Dean and Shannon's bedroom reveal

Walls – Sherwin Williams Analytical Gray SW 7051
Trim & Door – existing when we moved in (sort of a cream color)

Basement Family Room

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Walls – Behr Peppery MQ2-62
Trim & Door – Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005


curb appeal 2018 progress

Doors – Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258
Painted Trim & Pillar – Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige SW 6073 (chosen to match existing garage door and metal window trim)

Do you have a neutral home color palette that you love?

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  1. Ashley Hoober says

    I absolutely love love love neutral colour schemes but cant seem to find a way to make it exciting! youve done it, I finally found a post where the neutral colours are inviting rather than boring 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing

    • San Diego says

      Love these combos. I live in San Diego where my walls are not smooth, but have an orange peel type texture on all of my walls. Any advice with this type of wall texture regarding colors and paint type?

    • Shannon Acheson says

      Hi there, I don’t think the texture makes a difference in the color you choose. Aside from it maybe giving more dimension even to the color. As for paint type, that’s a bit trickier. My recommendation would be to talk with your local paint retailer and ask them what would work best in your space. I always chat about room and lifestyle specifics with ours before I buy paint.

  2. ivory says

    My, I love your paint color choices you selected. Thanks for sharing. they look fab, and I plan to use some of these colors.

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