Hello and welcome to another Project Design with Annie and Cindy. Today it’s all about paint! I’m giving you my tried and true neutral interior paint shades and finishes. Some of my favorite experts are joining us so be sure to follow their links at the end of this post.
Neutral White Paint Shades
Let’s face it. A good fresh paint job can make your home feel like new! I always recommend testing the paint in different areas of the room and viewing it at different times of the day.
A favorite combo of mine is Benjamin Moore White Dove on walls with Super White on the woodwork.
Deeper Neutral Paint Shades
I like Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath and Vapor Trails for when you want a white with a hint of green.
If you want a blue cast that doesn’t read Baby Blue, I recommend testing Benjamin Moore Sterling and Donald Kaufman 57.
Honorable Mention for Painting Stained Cabinets
If you have ugly stained wood cabinets, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter can be your friend. There is a contrast here in our rental kitchen with Corian white countertops so that they don’t look dingy. Also, I’ve found that this color works well with many granite countertops when you can’t afford or don’t want to change them.
Basically, the shinier the finish, the more durable….
*Here’s an exception to the rules above. We are using BM Aura Interior paint on a beautiful home renovation right now. This paint is not cheap but Benjamin Moore claims it is washable in any sheen so it can be used in any room. It also has a self primer and is fade and color rub-off resistant.
And that’s it…my tried and true neutral interior paint shades and finishes! Have you used any of these?
The Decor Experts’ Paint Advice
I can’t wait to check out what these ladies recommend…