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Get the Scoop: Favorite Paint Colors {Part Two}

Looking for new paint colors for your space? Get these most-loved paint color picks from some of the top design and DIY bloggers in this popular series update.

Did you love the favorite paint color picks from yesterday? KariAnne, Emily and Shannon definitely know how to pull a scheme together!

Today, you’re going to want to have your pencil and paper ready to go again. Jennifer, Lucy and Jamie are stopping by for part two of this series to share their current favorites, and their inspiration pics are going to leave you feeling inspired, I’m sure!

Most-loved Paint Colors

Jennifer From City Farmhouse - Favorite Paint Colors - Valspar Natural, Valspar Rope, Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray

City Farmhouse

Hi there, my name is Jen, I write a blog called City Farmhouse!

I am so thrilled to be taking part in this Favorite Paint Color Series!

I have many favorite colors that I have yet to try but these are a few that I have actually used in my home & love…

Valspar Natural is a very soft neutral that works well in my Family Room with every color under the sun. My décor changes constantly {sounds familiar} and I like having flexibility to change things without feeling stuck.

DIY Abstract Art Over Fireplace with Valspar Natural Wall Color

Valspar Rope I used in my Boys Bathroom and it is a favorite blue-gray for sure. You know when you find that color you love so much you want to use it again and again? Well that is this color, it is so soft and works with any color palette.

Preppy Coastal Bathroom with Valspar Rope Walls and Coral and Navy Decor

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray has become my favorite go to for furniture lately, I used it in my Summer Porch. It is pretty and soft and is that perfect tone that pops enough to make it stand out but yet is still neutral.

Outdoor Coffee Table Painted in Wickam Gray by Benjamin Moore

Thank you so much for including me in this amazing series!

Jamie From So Much Better With Age - Favorite Paint Colors - BM French Canvas, Behr Country Beige, BM Horizon

So Much Better With Age

Hi lovely readers! I’m Jamie and I blog over at So Much Better With Age. I’m all about French & Vintage inspired home decor. I love a good DIY project, crafting, organizing, baking and throwing parties!

Okay, I LOVE NEUTRALS. There. I said it. Nothing gets me more excited than whites and neutrals. It’s the perfect canvas for any home decor.

I really, really love the color we chose for our basement/playroom/man cave. It’s called French Canvas by Benjamin Moore. I would paint my whole house in this color. It’s the perfect ‘greige’ (mix of beige and grey) that I’ve ever found.

(and my photo below doesn’t do it justice!)

Benjamin Moore French Canvas OC-41
Basement Walls Painted in French Canvas by Benjamin Moore

Our whole main floor is painted in Country Beige by Behr. We’ve had it for nearly five years now and I haven’t tired of it one bit. It’s the perfect neutral color that goes great with beiges and greys.

Behr Country Beige Paint Color
Living Room Painted in Behr Country Beige
Behr Country Beige Walls in Living Room

And my last (but certainly not least) favorite color is my new dining room paint color, Horizon by Benjamin Moore. I tried about a dozen different paint samples on the wall to achieve this look. I’m so happy it paid off in the end. I would choose this one all over again in a heartbeat. It’s the perfect grey, in my opinion.

Just make sure it’s Horizon OC-53 as there is another Horizon color on Benjamin Moore’s website.

Benjamin Moore Horizon Paint Color OC-53
Dining Room Walls Painted in Horizon by Benjamin Moore

Thanks so much, Shauna, for having me be a part of this great paint color collaboration!

Lucy From Craftberry Bush - Favorite Paint Colors - Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray, Shaker Beige, Dry Sage

Craftberry Bush

As an artist I love color. I love seeing it around me, in my art and my wardrobe. But when it comes to decorating my home, I tend to stick to neutrals and grays.

I just love the cleanliness and softness of pale walls and white furniture.

I have compiled a list of paint colors in the main living areas of our home.

You will find that the colors are similar throughout .

Family Room Paint Colors - Craftberry Bush - Benjamin Moore Cloud White and Stonington Gray

Our family room is probably my favourite room in our home. It’s where our fireplace is and I have a lot of fun decorating it season after season. There is not a lot of color going on in this room so the fireplace takes centre stage every time.

The walls – Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray HC-170

Trim and fireplace – Benjamin Moore Cloud White 967

Living Room Paint Colors - Behr Starless Night and Benjamin Moore Cloud White, Shaker Beige

We have an open plan house and there is one particular wall that feels like it goes on for miles. We will be adding some moulding and repainting it, but in the mean time, we built a large sideboard to fill the space. I also decided to display my straw hat collection to add texture and interest. I love the accents of navy blue along this wall.

The walls – Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45

The Trim and sideboard – Cloud White 967

The accents – Starless night PPU114-20

Dining Room Paint Colors - Craftberry Bush - Benjamin Moore Key Largo Green, Cloud White and Dry Sage

The dining room is visible from our living room so the colors needed to coordinate. I find that Dry Sage works well, however, this wall will also be painted in the near future.

The Walls – Benjamin Moore Dry Sage 2142-40

Hutch and Trim – Benjamin Moore Cloud White

The Accents – Benjamin Moore Key Largo Green 620 

Bedroom Paint Colors - Benjamin Moore Cloud White and Silver Gray

We recently painted our walls with this beautiful stencil by Royal Designs.

The walls – Benjamin Moore Silver Gray 2131-60

Trim and stencil – Cloud White by Benjamin Moore

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I hope to see you again soon! Lucy

That’s it for today! For more tips, check out my paint selection process or head to the paint colors gallery for more lovely picks!

Have any favorite paint colors of your own? I’d love to add some to my list!

Happy painting!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Shauna,
    There seems to be a trend….to neutrals…especially grey.  :)  Everything looks fresh and clean.  


  2. Love this! We’re looking for colours for our west-facing, poorly-lit living room. I think at least one of these will wake up the room!

  3. We will be putting our house up for sale I am looking for a very neutral color to paint walls that buyers will like and make the space feel big. I so do not want a beige color.  What I is one of your favorite whites? Thanks

    1. Teri, It depends heavily on the lighting in your space. I tend to like soft whites like BM white dove OC-17 or chantilly lace OC-65. Or try a greige color like BM revere pewter HC-172.

  4. I’m weird – I find it easy to choose bright, colourful paint, but I get totally stuck on the neutrals. There are some gorgeous choices here! Bookmarking for future reference!

  5. Interesting to see that Cloud White is still the perpetual favourite for trim. It’s the only thing I use!!

  6. Wow Shauna! What a great round up of talented bloggers and their wonderful paint choices. Problem is, I like all of them!! Thanks and I think I have one of these colours picked out for a room that needs (wants) to be painted.

  7. Did you lighten the French Canvas in your basement? It looks very light and fresh even with artificial light. I was thinking of trying it at 75% – what do you think of lightening paint colors?

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