When it comes to painting your home the very first step is picking the perfect paint color! Of course, picking the perfect color can be quite the ordeal… and it all starts with what color you’re going with!
We went over my favorite fail safe gray color already but y’all asked about WHITE! Which means it’s time to whip out the old color chart and take a look.
Of course, there are a bunch of whites to pick from: cool, warm, slightly yellow, slightly red… all whites tend to lend themselves somewhere after all.
When it comes to whites my absolute favorite is SW 7008 Alabaster. It has just a touch of gold to it (literally a touch) so that it’s not stark white but still reads as crisp and clean. The gold warms it up a touch while still working with cool colors.
Ready to take a peek? Here are my favorite Alabaster rooms! Just click on each photo to see the original source (and all the pretty pictures that go along with it!).
Another fun fact? Joanna Gaines has used Alabaster so much it’s one of her favorite colors! She painted the main living areas of her own farmhouse Alabaster and she continually uses it in homes she designs on Fixer Upper as well. Which is kind of killer.
Just look at those alabaster shiplap walls from Jojo’s work on the Harper House. Love it!
Looking for a little color help? I’ve put together a quick, easy and FREE Printable of my Top 10 Neutral Paint Colors and their coordinating colors. So that you can pick a color with ease. It’s at the bottom of this post so don’t forget to hit download before you go… easy peezy lemon squeezy!
Still not sold on Alabaster? Just look at how clean and bright it looks on the outside of this pretty home! I especially love how it pairs with the soft gray shutters and sea foam door.
This is basically what I want my house to look like when it grows up. I mean just look at the before and after photos to see what a difference a coat of white paint can make.
Looking for a little more information? Check out my ebook Inside the Paint Can to find all of my tips and tricks for painting your own home. Picking the perfect color, getting started with the right tools and painting each wall from top to bottom. Easy peezy lemon squeezy.
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Here's a snapshot of our FAVORITE 10 Neutral Paint Colors... and their coordinating colors.