I’ve been asked several times what paint colors are on my walls in my dining and living rooms and other than to tell readers that they are old Benjamin Moore colors, I’ve never been able to answer that question….until today!!  While doing a major cleaning overhaul in our office, I came across the original {sad and wrinkled} paint swatch I had used to select the colors 12 years ago {I knew I was saving it for a reason!} .  Then, when I received a comment on my Home Tour from Debbie yesterday, I decided it was time to share this info on the blog.

Please keep in mind that paint colors look different from one room to another, so how it appears in my home might now be how it appears in yours and my home might look different than the swatch colors depending on lighting, sheen, etc.  It’s always best to test a small sample on your wall and look at it throughout the day so you can see how it changes with the light.  For more information about picking a paint color, you can read {this post}.


Dining Room & Family Room

By far, this is the room I am most often asked about.  My paint swatch is so old that it was before Benjamin Moore starting giving their paints names and only gave them numbers.  My swatch says #218, but I called the store and was told that this is now called Beach Haven {#218}.  In my previous home, I used this color as-is, but in my current home, I’ve had it made 25% lighter.  The image below shows colors that Benjamin Moore has listed as complementary.  I really like Brewster Gray!

Tidbits&Twine Dining Room Wall Paint Color


Living Room

My living room is also painted in Beach Haven except the fireplace wall, which is two shades darker {#220} in a color now called Yellow Bisque {#220} also from Benjamin Moore.  The paint for this wall was also made 25% lighter.




My kitchen doesn’t actually have a lot of painted walls, with the exception of the wall nearest our kitchen table where the vintage herb nesting crates reside.  I wanted a neutral color that would coordinate with my backsplash, which is travertine subway tiles.  I ultimately went with the painter’s recommendation of Kelly Moore’s Wise Owl because I was in a hurry BUT the paint takes on a slight pinkish hue in my kitchen so I’ve never *loved* it.  Refreshing the paint in the kitchen is on my To Do list.  :)

Tidbits&Twine Kitchen Wall Pain ColorTidbits&Twine Kitchen Wall Paint Color


Guest Bedroom

When I made over my guest bedroom not long ago {post here}, I decided to keep a very classic and neutral color palette.  I came across Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert SW6107 and fell in love!  This is still one of my all-time favorite tan colors.

Tidbits&Twine Guest Bedroom Wall Paint Color


Master Bedroom

I wanted tan in my master bedroom as well that would allow my new fireplace mantel and trim to really pop.  I selected Restoration Hardware’s Latte, which is a part of their Flax paint collection.  While I used Restoration Hardware’s color, I ended up having it color matched and made at Sherwin Williams.  It’s not as dark as my guest bedroom paint but is still dark enough that the white trim and built-ins stand out.

Tidbits&Twine Master Bedroom Wall Paint Color


Girl’s Room

When I found out I was having a little girl, I just couldn’t help myself – I had to paint her room pink!  I thought that I would quickly tire of a bubble gum pink and so decided on Benjamin Moore’s Soft Cranberry, which is a bit softer and a bit more sophisticated.  I also love that it works well with a lot of other colors which {hopefully} will give me some options for when she gets a bit older and wants to change her bedding.

Tidbits&Twine Little Girls Wall Paint Color



Did I miss any?  If you have any questions about paint colors that I’ve used that aren’t listed here, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!
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  1. Pam Dudley says:

    What is the paint color on the guest room furniture called and by what brand? Thanks

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Pam,

      It’s Wrought Iron from Maison Belle!

      :) Kim

  2. Kim,
    Thanks for this. Paint colors are so challenging for me. Even when I’ve purchased a 3′ square piece of dry wall to use as a sample for a room I’ve made a few mistakes. At least it’s easy to fix. There are some colors I will be checking out on your list. Your rooms are lovely.

  3. Kim~ Thank,you so much for sharing your color palette!
    Beautiful !

  4. I love your colors . . . Our Great Room is a shade above your guest room color. It’s Kilim Beige.

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