Thursday, April 19, 2007

BLOG CANDY!!!!

Okay.... so like, three months ago, I didn't even know what the heck blog candy was! I thought it was just pretty cards that people shared. My two B friends.... that's Bev and Beate, have been telling that I NEED to give blog candy. You know Beate is DA BOMB of the candy and the whole thing just kind freaks me out because I'm always scared no one will want whatever it is I find to give as "candy". BUT.... as I was looking through my drawers and trying to find things that weren't sent to me by my loving friends who take pity on me being craft store deprived, (because that stuff is MINE and special and never to be given away.. or maybe even ever used because it's just "special".... that is my excuse for hoarding.. just go with it), I found a 7 Gypsies bracelet that I bought from Starlitstudios, some ribbon I got from (I think) Jo-Anns, some pearly brads from Oriental Trading Co., some jeweled brads from my trip to Target in WI, some sparkly PINK chipboard shapes also from my visit to WI (that was my first trip to Archivers!!), some scrapbook charms and page pebble stickers!! Whew.... Now, I KNOW you'll at least want the bracelet because it's WAY cool. All you need is a 5/8 inch circle punch and you can put designer paper, photos, whatever you want in the bracelet. I have two and I LOVE them.

Now, I am not knowledgeable about hits and points and clicks or whatever it is, but I know that WAY more people have come to visit than I ever thought would want to visit. I know that you all make my days with your nice comments and emails and it's time for me to say thank you!! So, how about even if you don't want the candy, you pretend. LOL. Deal? And, just know I appreciate each comment and email greatly. I feel like my daughter when she gets a bag of hand me downs from her cousins.... she goes around all day saying "I'm SO lucky". Well, I feel SO lucky to have so many great friends and stampers who visit, comment, or just come to peek in. THANK YOU!!!

Now.. for the question. I'm such a dork.... we are painting the house. Well, I should say, my husband is painting the house. I am THE worst at picking those colors from those little chips. We got the living room done, and believe it or not, I think I'm going to like it. But... I (as in pick the paint) need to do the family room. So.. here is the question. What is your favorite color of interior paint for your living room, family room and hallways? Just leave me a comment and you'll have a chance to win. HA! I know.. not even stamp related. Told ya I am a dork. :)

I'll do the random picker thing on Sunday night and announce the winner on Monday, April 23rd. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
~Cambria

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Cindy B said...

My favorite would be cottage cream with white trim.

Staci said...

Hey! I love new paint!! I am partial to red (deep not fire engine!) but I know that is not everyone's color!! Right now, it could change anytime :), my living room and halls are a kahki color. I really don't even know if that is spelled right. See I am a bigger dork than you are :)

Kimmie said...

I've always had lite colors around the house but I've made a change this year. I've got chocolate walls with deep beige (or lite chocolate) accent walls in the other main areas. Makes all the furniture & photos just pop!

Joan said...

I painted my interior something called candlewax -- a very pale white yellow shade. I love it! Warm but not yellowy, if you get my drift. However, we just had a bath painted "close to cocoa" -- not sure I like it but it is different!

Taylor Design said...

Mine are boring white right now since I am only renting but when I get my "Barbie dream house" I will probably choose a fun bright color that makes you smile like an orangey or green, a little brighter than sage but not quite a kiwi.

Jana Weaver said...

In our house we left in California, I had painted our living room a gorgeous shade of light Certainly Celery (about half the saturation of CC) and it was the best. So nice and calm and soothing. And, since we had high-gloss hardwood floors, it didn't reflect the light from them which helped keep down the glare. When we prepped the house to sell, we painted our dining room entry and hall way a taupe color which I also liked, but not as much as the green.

Good luck!! Love the candy so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :-)

-Jana

StampOwl said...

hmmm my dh has been busy the past few weeks painting the outside of our house, that is a tan color and blue. For inside, I think creamish walls are always safe, my lounge is cream, green & burgundy - a friend of mine suggested the colors some years back based on our furniture/accessories and I love it

PJBstamper said...

all of our walls are painted very light colors as in from the brochure with the "whites". Downstairs is mostly blue with some walls that are egg shell (you know - white but not quite). Upstairs - purple-pinky in the bedrooms; the office has the same blue as downstairs. The bathrooms are all the egg shell white-ish color. I was still recouperating from living in my parent's 70's browns and oranges when we picked the colors for our house.

My suggestion - send a picture of the furniture to that special group of friends that you have. I know one of them has a degree in design plus many of the others have good color sense.

Susie said...

I can't remember the brand name but the color is called Peony.

Judy said...

My Family room is painted in Mustard on three walls with a very tall focal wall in Peanut Butter! Colors are from JC Licht. Very warm and rustic looking!
Something lighter...
My Sister's home is with this gorgeous Ralph Lauren Faux Suede Paint in Celery.
TFS the Blog Candy!

chelemom said...

I am a deep color person with all white wood work. I have a deep cranberry red kitchn (with white trim), navy blue bathroom (with white trim), a bright yellow scrap room with..you guessed it white trim! Love the dark colors against white! LOVE your blog!!

Karen H said...

I love shades of green, and have been wanting to change my living room color to a shade like sage. GREAT blog candy thanks for sharing all your inspirational creations.

Cheryl said...

I love the colors in our living room. We have a chair rail and above the rail is a tanish color and below the rail is a maroon color. They look very rich together and calming. Also it is very easy to coordinate other colors with them. I use blue to set them off.
Congrats on a great blog.
Cheryl

Angela H. said...

My daughters and I did a wooly roller technique of 2 shades of tan. So pretty and hides imperfections in the walls & future finger smudges.

Chris said...

So, I am a bit daring when it comes to paint. In my previous houses (we still haven't had the chance to paint this living room yet, but plan to paint it a warm orange, orange on the brown side, not bright orange)I had an eggplant purple living room, the carpet was near white and all white trim, also had high ceilings and was open to the kitchen. In our last house it was red. I was so excited when we got the house b/c it was already red and from what I'm told red is not a fun color to paint b/c it can take lots and lots of coats.

But if you want to go light I would go either a warm, golden, yellowish tan or a khaki color.

Good luck, you'll have to post a picture once it's painted!

StampinShelly said...

I agree with the commenter that said to show your friends pictures of your furniture. If you want to try a color out, our Home Depot (and most other paint places I'm sure) sells a "try it out" size (kind of like the MM acryilic paints) that will cover a 2x2 spot on your wall. We did that with the outside of our house because that was a big commitment! Can't wait to hear what you decide. Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

I am really loving the chocolate browns...if you watch any decorating shows this seems to be the in colour...and for a dining room the dark colour would make for a very intimate setting...love your blog..thanks for sharing your gifts...
rebecca

Jamie said...

Hey Cambria

I love tan colored walls,easy to add other colors too. Our walls are a color called kilm beige from the friendly sherwin williams. I wanted to go with the shade darker called latte but it was hard enough to convince DH to go with the color we did.

I had a friend who took in SU card stock to home depot (almost amethyst) for her guest bedroom. The paint color was exactly the same, it looked great. She then used the color wheel to match pillows and a comforter to the bed.

good luck in your quest!!

Anonymous said...

Sherman Williams Wild Bamboo with the trim in Paper Moon. They are both pale yellows from the same paint strip, the Paper Moon is almost white. I love it and recommend it all the time. Hope they still make it, we painted in 2000!
Best of luck and thanks for the candy!
frannyb

Kenna said...

I love khaki for a wall color. It gives your walls substance, but is still considered a neutral. Thanks for the great blog - I just found you recently!

love_hobbies said...

I hate painting too. It seems we do it often because we move a lot. We just got done painting a year ago. I love earth tones. Sage green is one of my favs. and I also like to mix two different brown tones on a roller. It gives your wall a leather like look. Very cool. Good luck let us know what you pick.

Peggy S said...

I love browns-- we have a very pretty tan color in our living roon and hallway/ with white trim on windows. You need to pick up the brochure for Behr White and Neutral collection --the colors are all soooo yummy! The website is awesome too- you can create a room and pick out colors and see how they look together!

Maybe pick a neutral tan color and you can use pillows, curtains, vases, etc to accent with color! I would do an ultra white trim.

Fun candy and good luck with color choices -- it's hard to choose!!

Anonymous said...

Don't let them shame you into giving blog candy! :) We read your blog for the sharing, not the candy. Next time they give you a hard time just stick out your tongue and tell them your readers don't have to be bribed! :)

Kim said...

That's some pretty cool candy if I do say so myself! We seem to really love faux finishes which of course are the most challenging to paint but the results are out of this world! In our dining room we have a granite finish...think very deep charcoal in a heavy sandpaper type finish with little flecks of gold sparkles. Very deep but very beautiful. In our living room we ahave a rich brown faux suede finish which is also very nice an din our family room we have a metallic finish, the color is kind of an adobe color with a shiny finish??? Maybe I am not explainig them well but they really are nice looking, I swear! So be BOLD! It's only paint...

Kim said...

That's some pretty cool candy if I do say so myself! We seem to really love faux finishes which of course are the most challenging to paint but the results are out of this world! In our dining room we have a granite finish...think very deep charcoal in a heavy sandpaper type finish with little flecks of gold sparkles. Very deep but very beautiful. In our living room we ahave a rich brown faux suede finish which is also very nice an din our family room we have a metallic finish, the color is kind of an adobe color with a shiny finish??? Maybe I am not explainig them well but they really are nice looking, I swear! So be BOLD! It's only paint...

Bethany Paull said...

That is AWESOME blog candy! I am also terrible at picking paint. About a year ago we moved into the house we had built (ie, blank canvas). For every room I wanted to paint, I took a picture that I would be hanging in that room and chose a color from it. I mean, literally took the picure to Sherwin Williams and sat down with all the paint chips for hours. My living room is a brown/green, kinda like True Thyme, with white trim.

Emily said...

I really like your blog candy - no pretending here! For interior walls I like a nice light neutral (like a light beige, cream, etc.) paired with a wonderfully bright accent wall - dark red, mustard yellow, something dramatic. Good luck!

Keri Jackson said...

My favorite color it taupe. Everything matches taupe :)
I want to paint my bedroom chocolate with an accent wall of sage.

jmniffer said...

My favorite paint color is in my walkout basement family room. It is Sky White. Definitely blue but it changes intensity with the amount of sun. My bedroom is similar to Marigold Morning; I love that room too! Very warm and cozy.

Heather said...

We have a cream base with a slight yellow tint throughout our whole house and it is a smashing combo with dark wood and floors. So I'm partial to a neutral with a yellowish tint!

Kristy said...

Just found your blog! Love it!

Tisha said...

Your blog is awesome - blog candy or not!!
As for the paint - why not look to your stamp room for inspiration!! What color do you find you reach for the most, or color family? Mine is the soft subtles, with chocolate accents - so I am planning on painting my kitchen Mellow Moss, only less saturated, but not as bright as celery! Pick your favorite, then monkey around with the saturation! Any good paint store should be able to custom mix it for you!! Good luck!

Sue Symens said...

I am working my way through my house with color. Porch is artichoke, dining and kitchen are mustard and living room is taupe. The red room is coming soon!!! Have a great weekend!!

Lois Michael said...

First off, I love your blog & the darling stuff you post! Now for the ?..it is a little pricey but boy it turns out nice. Ralph Lauren Suede, color- Desert Plateau. It has such a nice texture & being a nuetral color it goes with everything. Have fun painting!

kathy said...

I love hoeny mustard and pumpkin bar with some nice chairrail in between the colors in the living room and I like sage green in the hallways. I even like painting designs on the walls. I have pictures to prove it and a husband who grimaces when I come up with these notions. Thanks for offering blog candy and I love yyour blog

Regina D. said...

I love the smell of new paint! Every room in our home is a different color, but all blend together nicely. Our family room is a beautiful sunny yellow. We get compliments on it all the time. Have fun!

Alicia said...

My walls are getting painted this summer and they will be a creamy beige and a Pale green. not easter pale green but a thyme/sage kind. My living room is a dark terracotta with a tan accent wall.

Love your stuff! I stop by daily but do not always leave a comment. Trying to scrunch in time to view all you great bloggers!

ErinAAAA said...

Wow, Awesome blog candy. We recently painted our living room red. At first I thought it was a bit much, I was so used to boring white. Now I LOVE it, and so does everyone who comes over. I have a very large living room so it doesn't make it look small. Good luck picking a color!

Patricia said...

I guess I'm rather boring in my paint choice because I LOVE to accent with other colors. We have a lot of sage green as accents, so we painted our walls a Frazee paint called "something Kahaki"...I love it because it goes with so much, looks great with our white woodwork and makes rooms look larger. Good luck!!

Jennifer said...

I love sage green with white trim! So relaxing! : )

Your candy is awesome, like your cards.

And do you know why stampers are like fudge? Mostly sweet, with a few nuts. LOL! :)

Valerie said...

LOL you crack me up!

My paint faves change frequently but right now I'm into deep shades of red, burgundy and rust (with crisp white or cream trim), and sea blues.

Melanie said...

For a Family Room I would go with something that would highlight pictures of your family. Although warm mochas are always popular I can tell you love bright colors so I'd say "Go For It!" Love your site can't start my day without taking a peak.

Donna B. said...

are you kidding?! That's awesome blog candy! Of course your blog is successful, you're awesome!!! I would see what the majority of colors are of your decor. If that doesnt' strike up a color - something neutral in any sage color or saffron color is always nice. I like those colors. One thing we did when trying to decide to paint our bedroom was take one item for the inspiration (focal point) it was a different shades of purple rug we got in Santa Fe (purple is my fave color) and we took it to the store with us to pick the colors. We did a lighter purple on top darker than pale plum & did a perfect plum on the bottom with a faux chair rail in white. It turned out real nice. Hope that helps - I think I just rambled on.

Melissa said...

My vote is for a taupey-caramel color. We had it at our last home and it was amazing how much more warm and inviting things felt once the painting was done. Or you can choose a piece of favorite card stock and go and have it color matched! :) Good luck!

Nancy said...

We painted our living room/dining room/upper hall/front entryway last summer and I am in love. The living room/dining room (one big room) is done in a colour called "dirt"... yup, it's dark brown! The rest of it is a yellowy brown colour. We call them chocolate and peanut butter.

The colours are so warm and cozy... absolutely love it!

Michelle said...

We did our walls a neutral brownish beige with one accent wall done in a faux suede rust color. Hey at least with neutral colors you can spice it up with other stuff. Awesome blog candy.

Toni said...

Boring, I know but I'd go with a taupe color. Goes with everything!

Melissa said...

We did our living room last year in a dark red (think Cranberry Crisp-ish) on two walls with khaki and "Wendy's frosty" as our brown accent walls. It was scary painting the dark red, but it's really dramatic and cozy, too.

And thanks for the chance at candy!! :)

Linda said...

I have a cottage house and I wanted to paint my living room a warm beige/gold. Husband said it would make the room look smaller. I went to store bought 4 small cans of paint, put all 4 colors as a sample on the wall. One was called sweet potato, *yes orange*. Anyway he walked in and saw them and said oh I like that one. It was the beige/gold color called Biscuit, looks the the top of a biscuit. He thinks it was his idea!

Kathy W said...

I like neutrals for hallways, but I love eggshell blue (just the slightest hint of blue) for a living room, dining room, etc. It brings out any blue that you put on the walls (we have a lot since it is my favorite color!) By the way, I first tuned into your blog because you're in Oregon (yeah!) but you're on my daily favorites for your fresh and fun ideas. I just love seeing your creativity and appreciate the work you do keeping up a blog so that you can share with us. Thank you!!!

Ida said...

The blog candy is GREAT! - We had eggshell paint on our living room walls for so long it wasn't even funny...then we painted last year and now it's a wonderful soft teal green with one wall being a darker shade. Very cool & calming. Have fun picking out your colors. Ida

Inky Paws said...

I love green! I think that Mellow Moss would look warm and invting and greens goes so well with so many other colors.

liz Utah said...

I love new paint too. I have seen a few dark brown walls, and it looks nice, but the painter just got done painting our house its called dried hydranga from ace hardware.. I love it!! Best wishes on painting

Dana Vitek said...

Hi Cambria,
I'm an interior designer, and I always tell clients that are nervous about picking paint colors to go look in their closet. The dominant color of clothing you wear is the one you're most comfortable with; ideal for a family room. As for trim, I'm a bit of a purist, and usually go with an off white. Don't forget to paint the ceiling a color other than white... it's the biggest mistake I see people make!

sunnie leslie said...

I also have a hard time picking colors for paint. I have rooms thst need painting and I just don't know what to pick. Good luck with your rooms.

Dawn T said...

Hello Cambria,

We are currently building a new home and have just finished the painting. I love Debbie travis' Coastal Walk i used it in the kitchen, our master bedroom, closet and bath. It is a nice calming color, and with the off white trim and baseboards it will look really nice. I am not a color person, so picking the paints was so hard! I am so happy with the results.
Dawn in Canada

Julie said...

believe it or not, I like more "neutral" colors ... like a warm beige or tan. Then you can add color with accessories and change the look without painting! Also -- these reflect light well.. making rooms seem brighter and bigger.

If you gotta have color, I like a light blue with a touch of purple in it... just to throw it toward the periwinkle side :)

Thanks for the chance at blog candy. Hope I win!

Allison said...

Cambria you are too funny...

Ours is a yellow with a green undertone. Sounds yucky but with all the darker woods (esp. since we have an open layout into the kitchen), it gives it a major pop!

Basement Stamper said...

We painted our hallways a light tan and then the wall of our fireplace is painted a dark maroon, an off set color to the tan. I like it a lot although the red was a PIA to paint!

Good luck with picking!

Heather said...

I like a light beige with a white trim on the crown molding, baseboards, and door frames.

Heather S.

stampylisa said...

My FAVE right now is Carolina Parakeet by Behr(home depot) It's a Green Galore kind of green that is in my laundry/hallway as I enter my house from the side/driveway door. It's so bright and cheery everytime I walk in!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh, I am a color person. My living room/dining room...which we call the art room...is a lovely shade of yellow. Lamplight by Behr. Our hallways and 2 story foyer is called Still Lake by Behr too. It's a lovely blueish color that sometimes has grey in it and somtimes a green, depending on the light. Which is always changing due to the season and time of day. I just love those 2 colors! But the yellow is so sunny. Very close to the master bedroom color: Early Sun by Behr. How do I know these names and brands. I have a sprial notebook where I staple color and fabric swatches to. It's very helpful! Good luck on your choices! Go for color! (Skip the drab blah nothingness of neutral.)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog! Thanks for all of the amazing inspiration!
The color of our walls is a mocha color with white along the crown molding and baseboards and I love it!
Jennie
mocjen on scs

scfranson said...

We used to be scared of color but suddenly we got into it and found that we like the family of browns and greens the most. Our family room is like a cup of hot cocoa in color. We just love it.
Claudia F.

Mary C. said...

Cami ~ I like to use neutrals on the wall so you can add more color in art work and furniture. I recently used a color called "sand castle" from Dunn Edwards. It is kind of like a softer version of SU!'s Sahara Sand card stock. Love it! ~ Mary

Cat said...

Cami - I've visited your blog from the start, but I've been your fan at SCS for a while now (no, I'm not a stalker!). Anyways, favorite inside color: lite sahara sand (coordinates with LOTS of other colors. Outside color (I know, you didn't ask): Vanilla (think butter pecan ice cream). Your candy is wonderful, and generous and I'd LOVE to get my hands on that ribbon. TFS

Kim said...

Hey Cami,
My fav paint color for the living/dining area is a pale green kind of like Certaily Celery of amybe even something like Mellow Moss. They give a beautiful hint of color, but are fairly neutral whaen you want to add some other colors around the room. Blog cany looks super yummy. I love the bracelet and I am bummed I missed the whole meeting thing when you showed them to us. Oh well, the baby was pretty darned awesome too.

doverdi said...

I enjoy your blog with or without candy. I'm in the same situation as you and am currently renovating my upstairs. I even had to move my stamps & toys downstairs in the kitchen while the renovations are taking place. (I am so not having any luck being creative in the kitchen). Once the upstairs is done, I'll be doing the main floor. The colors I am going with for the livingroom is shades of rust, green and beige. I just love that color combo.

Judy S said...

I'm one that does not like all the walls in a room to be one color. I like to have at least one wall a color that picks up from my furnishings. I really like the color green ... something in the tone of Always Artichoke. I find green to be very calming and relaxing. Really enjoy your blog and am always blown away with your creativity!. The blog candy looks awesome!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

You're giving GREAT blog candy! :) As far as paint colors, I don't like white walls at all, so our house has color in each room. Our living room would remind you of pumpkin pie. . .the top part of the wall is a mustard color and the bottom (separated by a wooden chair rail)is a rust color. Our furniture is cream-colored leather and our wood floors are dark brown, like the chair rail. I always feel cozy in that room. Our hallway is much brighter though in a "So Saffron" like color and our dining room in a pale green (maybe Mellow Moss-like). I like all different colors so our rooms are all different. Don't know if that helped any! :)

jodene said...

I just painted my family room. Since we have three small kids we used a tecnique on the walls. I don't remember what it was called but you mixed two simular colors mixed with glaze(one on either side of your paint tray) then dip your roller in the tray same way each time and roll randomly on to your walls. This really hides flaws and marks my kids have made. We have a feature wall that is blue and used two shades of light grey on the other walls. It looks wonderful. Good luck to you!

Linzi said...

I love Sherwin Williams interesting aqua...it's soooo pretty and I love love love my living room.

jennifer said...

I have so much stuff that I have hoarded, I could open my own store! I love your blog and designs... When we moved into our house, we painted everything cream with white trim. I am finally adding colors... I am in love with Benjamin Moore line of Pottery Barn colors. I am hoping to paint my living room Wedgewood grey (more blue then grey). Good look with the painting.

tracy f said...

I'm into the neutral colors for interior (I know, so not exciting.) But hey, I'm sure any color you pick will be great! Love visiting your blog.. your work is awesome!

Angel said...

Cambria.... I didn't even know you had a blog until I found you today! Not that you know who I am, but I am an admirer from SCS. Anyway...my fav color is a khaki. It goes with everything. A moss green is pretty too. My hubby and I do a cool technique faux finish and everyone loves it. Not sure what it's called but he paints one color and then we choose either a couple of shades lighter or darker for the next coat (add a little glaze) and then he puts it on in an "x" motion while I go behind him with old t-shirts and dab some of the paint off. You will love this technique if you try it and it's hard to mess up. Sorry for the long post...LOL.

My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

Hey there,
We painted an accent wall in our living room in "Windsor Creme". It's soft and I love it!
Smiles,
NG.

Julie said...

Hi there, love the candy!! great choices! Paint, hmmm, my house is kind of boring, but I do like neutral colors that you can change things with easily - my parlor is a nice cafe au late color which is great - like a light creamy coffee!

Donna said...

I love following your blog and all your wonderful inspiration.

Right now my colors of choice are a warm deep gold accented with deep dark rusty red and touches of taupe. We have a runner going upstairs that has these colors and hints of sage and blue. I love this carpet and never mind lugging the vaccum up stairs to clean it!

Rhonda said...

I love chocolate or a dark beige. It looks so warm and cozy and elegant. My husband is boring though (only with wall colors:)! When we did our walls I had to talk him out of white (gee, how original) and rustle up a light beige.

Kristy said...

You are so cute! I can feel your energy and enthusiasm in your writing.

Hummmm, I'm no good at interior decorating, so don't know that acutal names of paint. But, call me old fashioned, I like plain old off-white. I like to accessorize with color -- lots of color -- but prefer light walls.

k.m. said...

I have your blog in my "favorites" and check in each day to see what is going on! Keep on blogging!!!
Right now, I am in the process of choosing colors to redo my living room.....I am leaning towards two shades of tan and plan to do either a suede or wooly techique.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

wow thanks to Allison I found your site! I have comment on your cards on SCS! you do amazing work! great first blog candy and yes the bracelette is too cute! I also need to paint our halls and living room! I have a blue room a green room and a red room! so its hard to find a colour to match the bedrooms! I want to go with a rich choco paint! it looks soo good! I hate yellow and white and want some rich warm colours :)

Lesa said...

Ya so you already have a bazillion color choices to choose from. I am leaning towards a burgandy, but just on one wall and the rest a creamy color. Hmmmmm.... maybe I should go buy some paint! ;)
Lesa

Tammy said...

i can believe you have a lot of readers, you make great stuff and you are so darn nice! won't be much help to you in this situation however, because i'm in the same boat! we moved 9 months ago and i've only gotten 1 room (the twins) painted - and i still need to put up curtains in there! but for my living room, i'm kinda leaning towards a light sagey green. good luck choosing! tammy b

Gina Wrona said...

Actually, I would recommend Basic Grey, it goes with just about everything.

lilstamperalex said...

I love buttercream yellow - it is very soothing and matches everything! I have it in the kitchen and in my bedroom and I love it!

Your Blog is awesome and I visit everyday! And your blog candy looks yummy - so I am glad I get the chance to win! Have a supah weekend! Alex

Tara said...

I love earth tones... my halls are taupe, my kitchen is green, and my living room is taupe with a brick accent wall.

Anonymous said...

I love, Love, LOVE your blog - read it every day. I've even copied several of your projects. You're AWESOME!! My formal living room is so saffron and my family room is somewhere between mellow moss and sage shadow and old olive. How could I ever tell you without SU! colors? - "oh greenish and yellowish" Thanks for all the time you invest in sharing your creative talent.
Britiney

Shannon said...

I would have to say something not too dark, it makes the room look smaller. My favorite color at the moment is in my neighbors house. It is a light gray with the slightest touch of blue. It actually very pretty and different.

Terri E. said...

I like golden tan from Benjamin Moore. It is a nice color. I would also love SU's ruby red as a color or pumkin pie. I guess I am a warm color person lol.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mary Campbell said...

My husband finally let me paint the family room. I painted it a sand color and I just love it with all my oak woodwork. He loves it too and said he wished he had helped me do it a lot sooner. My sons just got married and both their wives painted their living rooms a yellow color, their kitchens are diff. shades of green. They both are fresh colors. Good luck choosing, it is so hard to make a choice.

Jackie W. said...

My color is called "Interactive Cream" by Sherwin Williams. Where do they get those names? It's a darkish kind of cream which looks great with the white trim. Good luck!!

Amy said...

Oh!!! I'm painting my living room right now too!! Its a color very similar to So Saffron. Its awesome! we have white trim and a brown couch with dark brown end tables/furniture so its a yellow with a touch of brown to it! :)

Good Luck! LOVE your blog, read it every time I'm online, you give me such inspiration!! Thanks!!

kansmom said...

Our living/family room is chocolate with white trim and black wood furniture. It has been since 2003 after we had a house fire and I still LOVE it! our hallways are white cause they are the only thing I couldn't decide on for color. I like the white I think so it stays light and no one trips, ok so I don't trip over anything that may be in the hallway. lol !

KIMBERLY said...

MY SISTER-IN-LAW PAINTED THERE LIVING ROOM LIKE AN OLIVE GREEN IT'S ACTUALLY REALLY NICE WITH THEIR FURNITURE.

Andrea said...

Right now I have an olivey green with cream trim. Sounds kind of nasty on paper, but it is very warm and inviting. We have a fair amount of wood which offsets the green nicely. I have had beige before and although it is very easy to coordinate it is pretty bland. If you aren't quite ready to go all the way (ie: red room) try painting one wall differently.

Cindy Keery said...

I like Cafe Au Lait for the family room. It's nice and warm.

Your blog candy looks fantastic!! Thank you for being so generous!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE Sugar Cookie from Behr paint ... its a soft soft shade of yellow

AJ Angert said...

All the colors on our first floor are rich colors (think Earth Elements) but upstairs is a whole different story. We have two little girls and it looks like the Easter Bunny threw up up there -- pinks, purples and yellows.

Leesa Berry said...

My favorite color is sage green. It is a beautiful with cream trim and almost anything you put with it. I also like beautiful warm brown shades. I love Sherwin williams colors and paint very washable and excellent quality paint. Good luck Cambria on your painting and would love to see a photo when it is finished! Thanks for such great blog candy too! Love to visit your site daily, your love of stamping and friends makes my day!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

We just built a house two years ago and it was the most fun ever!! I loved picking all our colours and trim and cupboards etc!! We chose a colour by Benjamin Moore called French Toast for our living area and hallways and everyone comments about how much they love it. It is warm and yummy!! Good luck with yours!!

Dawn F. said...

well I think you should paint it cool caribean and close to cocoa trim but that's just me

Anonymous said...

Tangier Island is the best! With a creamy color trim, or white.
Have fun picking and painting!
Kellie

Anonymous said...

I love browns. My last 2 families rooms have been done in taupy colors. Very neutral to go along with my marroon/black/silver accents.

Mrsbrown2k1 aka Tam in Texas

stampngokaren said...

I think you should paint them green, like the envelopes you found at Target!! LOL!!

Seriously, I am partial to neutrals. I want to be able to change out the accessories in a room without having to redo the paint. I feel like I have more freedom this way. HTH

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great blog & always great ideas! As for the colors, I would say it depends on your trim & your furniture! Our house is neutrally done on the walls, a light brown, to go with the carpet and oak trim and furniture. I do like that anything goes with it and I could totally change the look by changing the accents and not having to paint!

Stephanie/CaliGal said...

In our previous home we put in wonderful wood floors and went with neutral colors - for interior walls I like a nice light neutral (like a light beige, cream, etc.) paired with a wonderfully bright accent wall - ours was an incredible mustard yellow in the "formal" living room and then a more muted similar shade in the family room - loved it and hated to leave it - but the buyers had a real problem with me taking the walls and the floor LOL.

Good luck!

Jackie said...

Painting is a lot of fun, except for the smell of course. I think I would have to say that the family room should be a shade of blue with the hallway in a tan. So many colors to choose from the choices are so hard to make!

Adelina said...

My favorite color for interior paint is green! In varying shades of course. Most of my house is shades of green - it looks good if I do say so myself.

Anonymous said...

Sherwin Williams everclean paint in satin or flat. My fav coloris irish cream. This paint is worth every penny, covers like a dream and wipes clean effortlessly with spray cleaner. its neutral enough to go with all types of furniture! I prefer light and bright, but if its just a little to dark-- have them mix it at 80%.

good luck! jill031070 (SCS)

Mellie said...

I love my LR/DR/Kitch-hall. The Kitch-hall are a creamy carmel color with some mustard mixed in to darken it a bit. The DR is bravo burgandy and the LR base is the same as the Kitch-hall but it has a bravo burgandy and choc chip swirly wash on it. It is so warm cozy and friendly I can't imagine having anything else ever!!!

starbuckseal said...

Medium shades of brown look great with most furniture & makes a room warm and inviting. Trendy ;)

Cool blog candy BTW! :) Thanks for posting about the bday card record attempt for that little boy-me, my mom & daughter will all contribute! :) And, I just applied for the SU panel thingy too. Thanks for the tip & awesome blog!
Terri

Shelley ~ photocropper said...

Well I have not ever painted a wall in my house...so I may not be the best one to pick but I love warm colors....I was at a home yesterday for a bunko game and her walls were a beautiful warm creamy green color....lets see maybe it was a bright moss color anyway it was nice but I am would probably go with a tan/kahki color so it would go with everything!

shari walker said...

We just moved into our dream home and the whole house we did in a snip of tannin with swiss mouse trim all paint by kelly moore paints. the paint is a tan and the trim a white white, the contrast is beautiful and makes the whole house POP..

karixma said...

Ok, I'm an SU! dork, so I'll be using SU! colors. I love my barely banana bathroom. The soft yellow is so cheery & always wakes me up! I want to paint our living room a soft green - something between mellow moss & certainly celery.

On a personal note, how are ya' doin'?

Melissa said...

I love sleepy blue from sherwin williams. Your blog is the bomb!

Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan) said...

Picking a color can be sooo challenging. I did it a new way this last time. I bought "sample" cans from my local paint store. I painted a small portion near my furniture to see how everything flowed. I ended up going with a dark peachy color for the accent wall and a light latte coffee color for the main walls. My peachy color can be seen in my SCS gallery in my stamping space pics.

Good luck!

P.S. Great blog candy!

StamperSharon said...

Hey Cami -- don't enter me in the drawing but I just wanted to let you know how much I love your schtuff and your blog! I always check it when you post anything new.

I'm pretty boring when it comes to house interiors and prefer a neutral backdrop to let the furnishing shine thru. If I weren't renting right now, either, I'd do a taupy (kinda dark beige) wall with cream trim. Most of the new houses these days are that color (at least here in Texas)!

Have a great weekend -- can't wait to meet you in person next weekend . . . yay!

Laura said...

As far as a non-masculine, non-feminine color that works well with most color furniture, I've always loved the Rust Orange/Terracotta color. It looks with dark and light wood so whatever trim you have works with it. It also goes great with many different colored couches/furniture/throw pillows, dark brown, red, off-white, celery, mustard, taupe... (I could go on and on.

Chris Hauck said...

I love the color of my family room right now. Honestly I can't remember the name of it but it's something like Harvest Gold. It's a beautiful shade of golden yellow. It's cheerful and warm all at the same time. Love it!
Chris

SB said...

I like plain old while or cream and then I jazz it up from there. As a photographer, I am rather minimalist and like my photos to speak, rather than be overwhelmed by color.

Just my 2 cents.

tisha said...

I love our living room - it has 3 creamy caramel walls and one garden green accent wall. Good luck picking what works best for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cambria! I like a warm colour for the family room so it's cozy and inviting as we spend so much time there. Mine is painted in a 'wheat' (yellowish) colour with a wash over that in a slightly darker shade of the same colour (that was a lot of work I tell ya but so worth it!)Good luck and remember it's only paint, if you don't like it you can paint over it!
Ruth A.

Barbara said...

Mellow Moss, green is a nice cozy color and goes with so many other colors

chris said...

Hi! My living room color is called (believe it or not) popcorn! It isn't white. More like an egg shell off white color. We really like it!

Selina M. said...

Hey! I just pickd up paint for my Living room . I went bold & warm called Louisianna hot sauce( Benjamin Moore) it's a deep reddish brown, trim is cream .(very vanilla)

Cassi said...

How about white...I know boring. Right now that is what our living room color is because I haven't painted it yet. I was thinking of bring the green from the kitchen and doing the wall where the fireplace is, it's a light green called Outlands Spring Kiss. Our hallway is a light gray color.

regina said...

Hi! I, too, am painting his spring. I am [ainting everything the color of dirt! No time to clean, stamp too much!! LOL! No, seriously, I am painting my dining room this spring. I am painting shades of tan, cream trim and burgandy accents. Good luck to you, well to your husband...LOL!
Thank You!
regina

Cathy I. said...

well, we are actually getting ready to paint the outside of ours! We're keeping it the same color though so that is easy! As far as my favorite color room in my house it has to be my family room - it is a shade (maybe just a tad darker) of certainly celery!!! No, I didn't pick the color based on an SU! color...that was before I started stamping...it just happens to be that color!!!!
Thanks for asking...thanks for the candy offer - keep up the good work on the blog - have fun!!
Cathy (stamper-c on SCS)

April said...

Something called "Swiss Coffee"

Edna said...

My living room is done in a Sear's paint called linen....it is between light kakai and cream....goes with everything...I like to change curtain colors to darker in winter which makes the room feel warmer and then in spring I add a light blue drape....
The neatest trick I learned about painting a room when you are not good at visualization is to get the large poster board sheets in white and paint them with the color or colors you are considering...move the board around the room every couple days for a week ...see what the color looks like in bright sun or evening lamplight and everything inbetween...you can also move the poster board behind funiture or close to cabinetry to see what the items you own will look like with the color.....

Melodie K said...

My favorite is the norm, a beautiful oatmeal! i should get out of my shell more often!

Kristin Orth said...

My favorite color I ever used was a light periwinkle color in my bedroom. So soothing. I don't remember the color, but it was a Martha Stewart brand.

Barb said...

Our living room is a buttery ivory. It's a great neutral, yet still warm in the evening. Plus I can easily change my furniture and not have to paint too often.. as if my hubby would ever buy new furniture! teehee!

Jean S. said...

I also felt color challenged when it came to my house. After a fire, started by a plugged in, but turned off embossing gun, I had to choose new colors. Sage green for the kitchen, buttercream for the livingroom, kahki for an extra bedroom, deep lavender for the bath. I love it. I've been living with it for 3 years now and have not yet gotten tired of it. Looking at the clothes you wear or the colors you like to stamp with may help. I don't wear lavender or buttercream yellow, but I do wear the colors that the rooms were accessorised in. I got sage green paint chips from every brand of paint I could find and then I chose the one I liked the best. It was the richest color. It really helped to have all the chips.

Amy Kennedy said...

I just went to a deep brown. Love it! I can get you the exact color if you would like. it really changes in the light/dark.

Brenda Trent said...

I painted my living room with a Martha Stewart maroon color, then sponged a light tan over it. Really cool effect and easy to do... It tones down the maroon to a more neutral color. Everyone that's been to my house has commented on it *fortunately all nice things* and my neighbor even wanted to pay me to paint hers the same colors/technique. I tend to stick with browns and tans for the rest of the house.

wendy said...

Neutral is always "safe". I love my taupe walls in my hallway.

Corinna said...

My goodness, woman! So many comments..

My favourite colour would be hazelnut cream with a white trim. :)

Anne Marie said...

My Mom made my husband and I do a homework assignment when we were picking our paint colors and I found it very helpful. You need to right down how you want to feel in the room. 5 adjectives to describe how you want to feel when you are in the room. We did and I love mine...we ended up with Toasted Grain!

ronee said...

I am a paint type of girl! I love to tape it up..then paint..and then pull the tape and see my finish project..anyway..I have a few questions about your family room..is it small? Airy??? Open?? flows from one room to the next?? Well without even seeing it..i would go with a a cocoaish.. I love it..it's easy to match..or even something around the moss color family..maybe not so dark..but that hue..I dunno..I love it!!! it makes the rest of the room seem warm and fuzzy..somewhere you want to sit and have time with! anyway..i hope random selector likes me!
xoxo
ronee

Rox said...

Hi! Most of our interior walls are painted Sherwin Williams "Croquet Tan."

I love the Blog Candy!! I never win anything, but I'm hoping that this will be my lucky break!!

I'm new at stamping and new at blogging, so keep your fingers crossed for the rookie!!

Kathleen said...

I have a deep khaki (from Lowe's called Ponytail) in my entryway and hallways. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE an old color from Sherwin Williams that I have in my kitchen. It's called Thatched Straw. It's YUMMY! I'm thinking of painting my family room that same color! Thanks for the candy offer---maybe I'll get lucky!

Amy said...

Do you have young kids? If you don't want to keep cleaning up the walls after them, you could always try chalkboard paint :-).

Nancy said...

When I moved in this house almost 5 years ago, everything was ivory...left all the woodwork ivory, painted living & dining rooms something called Copper-ridge which is a terra cotta shade, did the hall and one wall of dining room (french doors opening into the sunroom) the next shade lighter - get lots of compliments. Kitchen opening off the dining room is wallpaper in an ivory tone with terra cotta tone lines in it that create a plaid, & pear border above the cupboards. I love it. Was a little leary of the darker tones, but I have 3 large windows in the living room & lots of light coming in here on the coast.

Mindy Edwards said...

My living room is Close to Cocoa, I couldn't help myself. I took a piece of scrap paper in and color matched as close as I could, and everytime I see my walls I just feel cozy! Congrats on all the hits! I love visiting here and Beate. Y'all are great inspiration got newbie demos like myself!

HeyHeyPaula said...

I like a warm caramel color with beige, deep red and sage green accessories. It's so warm and inviting.Thanks for offering the great blog candy.

Suzanne said...
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Suzanne said...

I love to use a rich warm beige color. I feel that with the accesories that you can get your pop of color. Besides an accesory is much easier to change than having to repaint!

Cafe Ink said...

Hello, I'm going through the same dilemma. So far I like a color called latte. With a ymmy name like latte how can you resist.

Anonymous said...

We used a great color in our living room - Benjamin Williams Shaker Beige. It is very warm and inviting. I'm considering painting the family room that color as well.

Renae

Lisa S said...

My Favourite room colour is Rafia. It is like a yellowy-brown.
I am thinking about painting our bathroom Margarita. (lime green)

Libby aka stampinlibby said...

I just discovered your blog recently (I'm new to this whole blogging world!!) but I love it and certainly have it bookmarked! As for paint - I have some nice, bright colors in our house. Our livingroom is a cheery clover green color. Good luck - paint colors are a tough decision, bc it's a lot of work to paint those walls, you don't want to have to redo it!

stampin_melissa said...

We used Sherwin Williams, Grasslands (I'm pretty sure) for our main floor. I like that it isn't bold (in your face) kind of color. It would fit well in the Earth Elements color group. It is nice and soothing and seems to go with so many different colors. :D

Anonymous said...

I suggest a light moss green. We have it in our bedroom and love it. It's very soothing. Janine R.

Otter said...

It wasn't paint in a living room, but I had a customer that just painted her bathroom a very light shade of Cool Caribbean. It is sooooooo pretty!!!!

Jane said...

So I had a professional come in and do a faux Tuscan style and you will never guess what my fav. color turned out to be SUMMER SUN!! Yup. It looks so great in the daylight and at night it just looks so yummy and warm and just relaxing. Picking colors can be hard but remember it is only paint and you can paint over it :)
Jane

Jackie said...

Ours isn't painted this color because we inherited some really hideous green carpet when we bought this house, but when we do get new BEIGE carpet our living room will be what I call "Olive Garden yellow". It is sort of a Tuscan yellow - very warm and cozy.

Bettina said...

I love painted wall. I tend to go with earth tones - very warm and cozy. My family room is acorn squash - a rosey tan color. The hallways leading to the family room are champagne so it makes the room welcoming to hang out in it. Good luck with your color selections.

Joella said...

My favorite interior living room color is a mellow moss color. Then the hallways as a nice medium beige. Enough color to give depth, but not too much!

CaraDee said...

We just painted our living room area a matte seafoam color. We have dark red curtains and armoire, and they just pop against it! Great color!

Suzanne said...

My favorite color is called "dusty trail" - it is a very neutral, natural color. Medium browny/beige - makes a room feel very cozy. Thanks for sharing on your Blog!

Kristine said...

We just painted our family room a dark taupe colour. I like it, it's cozy and you can accent with a variety of colours.

Kristina said...

I am getting ready to paint my living room a light shade of Clay. Like the clay pots you get for your plants, but it is a nice, earthy light shade.

tyrymom29 said...

WE are actually thinking of painting our living room with a color called ARIZONA ITs a REdish color it is soooooooooo nice I Love it !!!!

lorrietori said...

Gee wiz!!! look at all these comments, Cambria!! whew! happy reading, huh?! anyway, my living room is a bright yellow, I think the name of it is "jonquill". It is very cheerful. Thanks for the chance at your great candy! Lorrie

April Hall said...

What I like are lots of neutrals and pastels. Its pretty vague i know!

Merveilleuse said...

I like bold colours. Terra Cotta for our living room, cream in our family room and halls, blue and brown in our bed room.

Sue said...

Hey..I just this week finished a 3 month renovation of the kitchen, bathroom and entrance...so i right there with you. Picking that colour is nerve wracking (is that how you spell that? LOL). Before we were in the yellow/tuscany colours. Loved them but it was time for a change. I went with Ralph Lauren soft gray with white ceilings & kitchen cupboards and black slate floors. Love it Love it Love it!!! However..a word of warning...black floors show EVERY piece of dust and stuff...so even though I love them I would not put them down again ... I think.
So I am "Going Gray" with "Basic Black" lol. It makes for a beautiful neutral backdrop for accent colours.

Lynda said...

Earth tones (like Creamy Caramel) are always easy to decorate around. Using any shade of turquoise, red, tangerine etc.
Lynda

Erica B. said...

I painted my living room last year. We went with an accent wall because of a long shared wall with the kitchen. I used a paint that is close to True Thyme. It turns out to be great with white, black, wood tones and my new burgundy sectional. Good Luck! If you're like me you've been obsessing for a while!

Alora Sweetser said...

Hey Cami! I'm a *wild girl* (when it comes to decorating) so I have one of our living room walls a deep cranberry color offset by a nice neutral color called Vista Tan (from Vista Paint, not sure if they have that in Or) on the remaining walls.

A cool resource you could check out is behr.com You can play with color in the "explore color" section. It's kinda fun and has a lot of good ideas. Good luck!!

Jan Scholl said...

I love shades of orange for some rooms but I have my entire house neutral right now-because I want to sell it in a few months. My front door is red tho.

Michelle said...

I'm a big fan of warm, buttery yellow, maybe with a striking red accent wall somewhere. Oh, it makes me want to paint!

marcie said...

I think a soft buttery yellow would be beautiful. Then again, all my walls are either painted white or cream, so ...

Mary Jo Price-Williams said...

Wow, I can see these posts are not going to help you choose, lol. We all have such different taste. I for one love rich dark colors on my walls. Although it is a pain in the you know what when you want to change color! I love the chocolates and dark shades of blue and green. I remember the first time I said "that is it! No more white or cream walls! " My husband almost died when he came home to a dark green bathroom wall with even darker ceiling. It looks beautiful with lighter purples and blues. I think you should find curtains or a border you really like the colors of and then go from there. Even if you don't use the border on the wall just look at them for colors. Just an idea. How fun to be painting your home!

Nicole Ireland said...

We are building a new house and this is our delema too.
I am alway attracted to earth tones. I feel they are welcoming and calming.
I suggest colors like S.U. colors:
Kraft(card stock), Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss
Those paint chips are soo small.. Try using S.U. card stock swatches. You have 48+ awesome color choices right there that you can place together, or use your color coach. You can use your 12 x 12 swatches. Just don't do white!!
Have fun

twinks said...

any neutrals for me

you blog is the candy for many of us!

Stephanie said...

I love to paint and my husband hates to paint. We have a colonial and it had blue siding when we bought it. Well, I decided to paint it Tan. Yes, I said I. It took me a while with a paint brush but got done. Back to your question... I would do a nice burnt golden orange color. Not too dark. I love the Mediterranian color palette.

Alex said...

At the moment I have Natural Wicker on my walls with chocolate accents ie cushions and picture frames etc but I really want to get a soft aqua colour cause it is soooooo soothing and calming

Anonymous said...

Our rental place is institutialize white...ugh!
I love warm colors earth element tones...warm and soothing.
slonar@ns.sympatico.ca

Cheryl K said...

Hi -

How wonderful. I took struggle picking out paint. My DD helped pick out our dining room paint last spring and took rose red paper to the store and they matched it. Now she wants to do ballet blue in the living room and I think certain celery in the kitchen. She loves cardstock too. Good luck with your choices. Your blogs is great, your stamping inspirational. Thank you.

Julie W. said...

My dh doesn't like colorful walls, so our living room walls are ivory-colored. I was able to paint my kids rooms purple and green respectfully and my laundry room is pumpkin orange - LOVE IT!! Once my stamp room is done the walls will be somewhere in blue family of colors.

Denise said...

Great blog! My favorite paint color is actually in my MIL's family room in Florida (I can't wait to use it myself in my den) called Anjou Pear by Sherwin WIlliams. It's a warm golden color and goes great with rich bright accent colors.

Patty said...

Ours is Chestertown Buff from Benjamin Moore. Very cool yellowy tan color. I have green and maroon accents, so it goes well. I hope you find one you like!

Janet said...

I like a nice soft subtle look that is a happy color... Sage Shadow or Bluch Blosson type color. What color is your furniture? Take one color from your main piece of furniture and add a complimentry color like you would your toss pillows. Good luck in whatever you decide.. :)

Rubber Hugs.. Janet

Janet said...

I like a nice soft subtle look that is a happy color... Sage Shadow or Bluch Blosson type color. What color is your furniture? Take one color from your main piece of furniture and add a complimentry color like you would your toss pillows. Good luck in whatever you decide.. :)

Rubber Hugs.. Janet

Lisa B said...

I love color! My living room is a cappuchino color and I love it. But we just re-did our kitchen and the color we painted is called "Morning Fog". What a great color. It is in the grey family but pulls kind of blue, too. Not too dark. This is by far my favorite color in my house!!

Jackie said...

You can't go wrong with colors from the Ralph Lauren collection. I have kahki color in my living room accented in eggplant, that follows into the kitchen. Family room downstairs is done in coco with red accents. Go with a color that accents your funiture and you will be safe.

Keeping my fingers crossed- great candy! Yummy

Lisa Henek said...

My favorite interior color is what we chose to do our whole new finished basement in, it is a Porter Paint color-Dried Thyme! It is an soft shade of green (a lighter version of Mellow Moss in SU terms) Good luck! It is scary to pick paint colors-what if you don't like it? always comes to my mind and it's not like a card you can just pitch if you aren't happy with it, alot of time and energy goes into painting :)

Anonymous said...

My living room and halls are a beautiful tannish/khaki color called "Harvest brown" made by Behr paints. I buy it from Home Depot. Behr is the BEST paint in my opinion. Good luck w/ your color choise... and GREAT blog, btw!
Meredith

Cris Z. said...

Picking paint is always a major problem with me too. It takes me forever. Originally I painted our all our walls different off-white, with stenciling. Now that it's time to repaint, it's all about color. (I'm watching too much "Sell This House" on cable!)
I started with the bedrooms ours is Ralph Lauren's "Prince" and in the other bedroom it's Behr's "Soft Terracotta" Now I too have to make a decision about the other rooms! Good luck, and remember, it's just paint! If you don't like it, you can redo it!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. I have been a lurker for awhile. My favorite paint (in theory, because we live in military housing)color would be Martha Stewart's light cocoa with white trim.

Love, Heather P.

Desiree said...

I love mustard with burgundy...Although nothing in my house is like that but I stayed in a place that was those colours and it was beautiful. We have mostly mocha/taupes in our house... I like those too..
Great candy and you have a great blog...
Desiree

Cheryl said...

My Dh and I bought a house last year and painted all the walls to get rid of the builders white. Our living room/dining area & halls were painted three different "values" of beige/sand. We started with a medium and went darker from there. We love the way it looks.

Good luck!

Susan said...

The color I picked for myself and love is Sand because you can place so many colors around it...it is calm, but sophisticated enough to adapt to any type of decor!

Kelly H. said...

Sherwin Williams brand is the best. I used "Gull" for the walls and "Pure White" for the trim in my family room, guest bedrooms, and hall. "Gull" is Martha Stewart product. She has paint chips with 5 coordinating colors. Gotta love that!

Julie Phillips said...

Bisque

Hugs
Julie

Anonymous said...

I love everything Cambria!! YOU rock!
I LOVE RED & Black with white trim! BUT my hubby likes white so we do one wall in each room.
so far I have one moca coffee wall.
Cindy

StampingontheLakefront said...

Well since I rent it an off white - but in the past I have painted my kitchen red - probably not the best since that encourages eating LOL and I had a lavender bedroom growing up and I love the color sage so I would paint my family room and hallways sage with white trim - I think it wodu really pop -

elizabeth

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