Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Launch Party!! ... and a Giveaway!

My name is Kristin and I am delighted to welcome you to Favorite Paint Colors!

This blog is designed to be a directory of paint colors from around blog land. It showcases rooms painted and decorated by real life people, all who are striving to make their homes more beautiful. There is some amazing talent out there and I am excited  for you to see it as you get inspiration for your own home.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed in some way or another. I especially want to thank my beautiful sister Melissa from 320 Sycamore. She was my inspiration for this so go on over and giver her a big thank you for me! She is one of the most talented women I know.

Now on to the exciting part - I am giving away a $50 gift card to the winner's favorite paint store to help you with your next painting project! Here's how to enter:
(The giveaway will end Sunday night)

1. Leave me a great paint tip or your favorite paint color in the comment section.
2. For a second entry, become a follower of my blog or subscribe, and tell me what you did in the comments.
3. For a third entry, like me on facebook and let me know.
I am so excited to hear from you and to build this blog into a great resource for those of you racking your brains trying to decide what color to paint your rooms. Also, remember if you have a picture of your favorite paint color, please send it to me here.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

388 comments:

  1. My favorite paint color right now is Indian Maze. This is on my front door as of last weekend! I love the modern twist the yellow adds to our traditional house.

    And for a tip...Frog Tape might be the best thing since sliced bread. I use it everywhere for pain projects...even used it to create a chevron pattern on our front door mat. No bleeding!

    P.S. Your blog is awesome! Such a great resource!

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  2. I'm loving BM's Revere pewter.

    ljyoung85 at gmail.com

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  3. I'm trying to pick a paint color for my daughter's room and am loving Ruffles by Behr. Not only is the name adorable, it's a lovely shade of pink!

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  4. I liked you on facebook. I'm about to buy a new house, so I'd love the gift certificate! *fingers crossed*

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  5. I love this blog. I'm trying to decide what color to paint my living room and this is a big help. My paint tip is to not tape a room when you paint. Just use a small fine art paint brush to cut in. It will give you great control and you won't need to waste time taping the room first. I got this tip from my Mom. She knows her stuff

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  6. and I tried to like you on facebook...but I keep getting an error message. Maybe I had liked you already and I forgot.

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  7. Oh...a paint color I'm loving is Bluebird by Martha Stewart for Home Depot

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  8. I'm a follower and I also love frog tape.

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  11. I'm really loving this lovely greige color I picked up from the Oops paint section at Lowes, haha! Wish it had a real name, because it's my favorite right now!

    ~Chelsea

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  12. I'm already a follower! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ~Chelsea

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  13. My favorite paint color currently is Willow Wind by Valspar. I'm dying to try it in our half-bathroom!

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  14. One of my favorite paint colors is cork, by Behr.

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  15. My favorite: Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore!

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  16. I like Sherwin Williams Anew Gray and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

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  17. I love Rainwater by Martha Stewart. Just painted my bedroom that color and it is really beautiful.

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  18. My favorite painting tip is to use painters caulk along the edge of your tape when painting walls. It makes for a very nice clean edge and no need for touchups!

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  19. I subscribe to your feed through google reader

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  20. Right now, I am loving the color gravel and charcoal from Restoration Hardware. I am dying to use these colors in my master bedroom.

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  21. My paint tip is to farm the children out so you can work effectively.

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  22. My tip is to ALWAYS use a test sample. You might love it in many inspiration pictures on your computer, you might love it at your friend's house, you might even love it in the can - but make sure you love it on the wall that is going to get painted! Colors change!

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  23. I also subscribed to your feed.

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  24. What a great blog idea! I love Rice Grain by Sherwin Williams. It's the perfect neutral with just a hint of green undertones.

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  25. I added you to my Google Reader :)

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  26. I have never painted, and would LOVE this opportunity to start!:)

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  27. My favorite color is Buffalo Grass by Behr.

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  28. My fave is Martha Stewart's Flagstone. LOVE IT.

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  29. Yay!! I'm a follower!! Great blog, looking forward to great ideas!

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  30. I love your blog! My favorite paint color is Latte by Sherwin Williams.

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  31. I am a follower and my best paint tip is when you are painting cabinets or doors, sand first then clean with ammonia and water. It gets all the grime off and smells good too. I also love painting with a friend.

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  32. Oh I'm so excited for this blog! I just finished painting every room in our house, so now it's time to start over again!!

    kj(dot)mercer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. My favotie color is Blonde by Sherwin Williams and Chocolate Truffle by Glidden (Martha Stewart color).

    kj(dot)mercer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Right now my favorite color is Halycon Green from Sherwin Williams. Great giveaway!

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  35. Delighted to discover your blog, just added lots of images to pinterest!

    I live in N Ireland so I imagine that excludes me from the giveaway, but love the blog.

    Keep sharing the lovely paint colours :)

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  36. My new favorite accent color is "Porch Swing" by Valspar. I just used it to paint the back of my hutch and some old shelves. It's a beutiful not quite blue, not quite green color.

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  37. My favorite paint color is Borrowed Light by Farrow & Ball. =) I'm pretty sure we're going to use that in our master bedroom with white board & batten...sooo pretty!

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  38. I am currently ENAMORED by paint colors since with our tax returns, we'll be repainting our entire house inside! I am now a follower...yay!

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  39. I'm an offical follower. By the way, thanks for startin gthis blog. It's great to be able to see paint colors in "real" rooms.

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  40. Congratulations, Kristin!
    Great blog!
    My favorite color at the moment is for furniture re-do's: Eucalyptus Tree by Valspar.

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  41. Right now my favorite color is Pecan Sandie by Behr, it is the perfect shade of tan!

    I recently used an edger to paint my guest bathroom, it was PERFECT...no taping!!

    I am a follower and I "liked" you on FB!

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  42. I just subscribed via Google Reader. :)

    My painter is finishing up today on my master bedroom and bathroom and I spent months obsessing over the colors. Thankfully I love them both! I chose Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray for the bedroom (a perfect medium true gray that doesn't look at all blue or taupe) and Aura Sanctuary for the bathroom (a dusty purple-gray). Here's a link to photos of some of my other favorites: http://aprettygoodtime.blogspot.com/2010/06/paint-it-black.html

    My tip is not to automatically go with ceiling white on your ceilings. In my bedroom, I went with BM White Dove, which has a touch of gray, and it looks so nice with the walls. In the bathroom, which is tiny, I had them paint the ceiling the same as the walls.

    Also, Aura's washable matte finish is so rich looking!

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  43. I am now following your blog. I am so excited to find this blog. My email is ajacobson1975@gmail.com

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  44. I am a FB fan. ajacobson1975@gmail.com

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  45. I love La Fonda Olive by Behr at the Home Depot. ajacobson1975@gmail.com

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  46. I just subscribed. What a great site! I LOVE painting and this will help me a lot!!

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  47. My biggest tip is to use Frog tape instead of blue painters tape! It is SO much better! It doesn't bleed like blue painters tape and doesn't pull at your paint. SO much better.

    kellibrewer@gmail.com

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  48. I am following you! I would definitely say using QUALITY BRUSHES is key for trim. I use Purdy :)

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  49. My favorite paint color right now is Amazing Gray from Sherwin Williams. I am officially your newest follower! Can't wait to visit often!

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  50. I love kilim beige by S. Williams. Almost my entire house is in that color. A great neutral.

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  51. I like Sherwin Williams Filmy Green - it reminds me of the more popular Rainwashed, but with a hint more green. Also LOVE SW SuperPaint for covering everything in one coat!

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  52. Love this blog!!! My paint tip would be...you can put your paint and brush in the frig in a bag and it will won't harden, so you can finish up the next day.

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  53. Just added the blog to goggle reader!

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  54. I just moved, so the new house is completely neutral. But my favorite color in my old house was Benjamin Moore's Stone Harbour, although in my room it ended up looking more blue than grey.

    My favorite painting tip is to paint your ceilings white, it makes the color on your walls look so much better.

    hmorgan10@gmail.com

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  55. I love rice grain by Sherwin Williams!

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  56. I have subscribed to your blog through google reader.

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  57. I also follow you on facebook... looking forward to some great suggestions for my new house :)

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  58. My favorite paint color is Celery by Sherwin Williams.
    rose_amyd@hotmail.com

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  59. I have "liked" you on Facebook

    rose_amyd@hotmail.com

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  60. What a great blog idea... just came over via your sis. I too am a paint LOVER! My latest fav color is Benjamin Moore's Serenata... it's just the perfect bedroom blue. Just painted it in our master bedroom makeover.

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  61. I don't have a favorite paint color... however, I've enjoyed reading everyone elses... makes me want to see all the colors. I do love getting the new paint chips from pottery barn every season and see what they come up with.

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  62. I have been so excited for you today. I put a post on my FB and I "liked" you on FB even though I really LOVE you!;)

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  63. My favorite paint colors are Scienna Sand by Kwal-Howeel, Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware.

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  64. I will FOLLOW you anywhere Kristin!:)

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  65. Right now I'm in love with dove tail by Sherwin Williams. I'm on a super grey kick :)

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  66. I like seedling by Martha Stewart.

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  67. I love Latte by Restoration Hardware. This blog just made my vision for our next house so much more complicated with so many beautiful choices!

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  68. I am stuck on colors like Lowes Signature Colors White Ballet (WV34006) lately. That and taupes. Looking forward to seeing more from this site!

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  69. And I'm following you via Google Reader!

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  70. Great idea for a blog!
    My favorite paint is Wheat Bread from Behr. It's a good neutral that goes tan or grey depending on the surroundings.

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  71. I love Hearth by Sherwin Williams. Great idea for a blog--I could definitely have used this before!

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  72. My paint tip: I like to keep a wet rag/paper towel with me when I paint, it's easy to quickly clean up an oops spots. Great blog!

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  73. I'm excited about your blog and am a new follower. :)

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  74. I now follow your blog.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Paint tip I just learned, but I wish I would have known a long time ago!

    When I am cleaning up after painting for the day, and I am going to return to my project soon, instead of washing out my paint brush, I put the wet brush in a zippered plastic bag and put it in the fridge and it won't dry out.

    I just started doing this and it has saved me so much time!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I am a new follower. Great idea for a blog! I can't wait to see how this grows!

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  77. I love Ralph Lauren "Sisal" - a beautiful latte color. Thanks!

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  78. I just became a follower too! Congrats!

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  79. We are in the process of buying a house, so I haven't really painted yet. For the living room I picked Shagreen by Sherwin Williams. I love the swatch of it!

    I haven't done a lot of painting, but I've learned slow and steady. Do multiple thin layers instead of trying to do it thick.

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  80. Basket by Valspar - the perfect yellow/beige neutral
    Love the site!

    cooperhoffman@gmail.com

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  81. I now follow your blog and want to submit a picture!

    cooperhoffman@gmail.com

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  82. Now I like you on FB - Yahoo!!

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  83. We are loving the color Oat Bran, by Valspar. Check it out at our blog: www.mychicshanty.com.

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  84. Painting tip - the green Frog Tape is soooooo worth the extra money when painting stripes! I love this product!!!

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  85. Entry #2 - I follow this (fab) new blog via my Google Reader!!

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  86. My favorite color is Glass if Milk by Martha Stewart. It is the perfect White!

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  87. This is my DREAM blog!!!

    I am always swooning over paint colors and yet can never settle on one to choose!!! This will be ever so helpful!

    At the moment I'm ob.sessed with Trout Gray by Benjamin Moore, going to paint our entire bedroom in that next weekend!

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  88. And of course I'm following!!! =)

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  89. Sherwin Williams Light French Grey

    Love the blog! I subscribed and liked on fb!

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  90. Van Courtland Blue by Benjamin Moore...just painted our Master Bedroom that color!

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  91. And I am following you. What a great blog!

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  92. I painted my front door Black Raspberry by BM and it makes me smile every time I walk up my sidewalk. So fun!

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  93. I follow you on google reader.

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  94. I saw a Martha Stewart Mariner Blue that I really love! I want to paint my bathroom some shade of blue! ♥

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  95. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll visit me soon, too! Thanks! ♥

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  96. Hi, I just started following! I am SO excited about this blog. I am a paint NUT! And we're moving into a pretty much all white house! Thanks so much for starting this.

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  97. Favorite paint color at the moment:

    Khaki Shade from SW, mixed at 80%
    Silver Sage from RH

    Favorite tip:
    If you're using oil-based paint, have the guys at the paint shop mix in the correct amount of Penetrol (you'll have to buy a whole bottle of it, but you can save the rest for later). It makes painting with OBP a BREEZE, and the results are lovely!

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  98. I like to carry the paint chips for my room/furniture around in my purse. I never know when I'm going to find something for my home, and if I can match it with the color of the room, it takes a lot of guesswork out of shopping. Besides, I hate returning something because it didn't quite match.

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  99. Great Idea for a new blog. I love it!
    Favorite color right now was a color we found on a tag during Christmas from a papsan chair we bought at Pier 1. So I don't have the name of it, but I do have a picture of the room.
    thanks!

    I also liked you on Facebook and added you to my google reader!!!

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  100. I have recently painted my dining room Hush by Benjamin Moore. It took me 6 months to decide on a color because I was so afraid I would choose the wrong color! I love it. Painted the door Caliente by Benjamin Moore and I love the way it added just the right "pop" to the area. Hopefully it will not take me 6 months to decide on every room in my house. Glad you are here.

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  101. Your newest follower! We live in an apartment but will be moving within the next year or so, so I don't need the prize, but I'm so excited to have you blogging now!! Love Melissa's so I know this will be a fun place to visit!

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  102. good to find your blog, I am looking to find a perfect color to paint my hallway.
    My favorite color at the moment is Stonington Gray (Benjamin Moore)

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  103. Let me start by saying that I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I think it will be a great resource for so many people trying to decide on paint. My favorite paint color is Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams. It's a really pretty green. I used it to paint my office.

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  104. My favourite paint colour is Benjamin Moore's Wythe Blue. I bought two gallons thinking I needed that much to paint a bedroom, and it turned out I only needed one. So I painted the living room and another bedroom with the extra can. Good thing I like the colour!

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  105. What a great idea for a blog Welcome to blogland!!!
    I just happen to be in the middle of a Paint series over at my blog
    stop over for a visit and I will be sure and mention your blog in my next post of the series : )))

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  106. My favorite paint color is Mississippi Mud Pie, the current color of my living room.

    LOVE this website and the idea of posting paint colors, btw. Kudos!

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  107. PS. I subscribed to your blog via my Google Reader.

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  108. I'm moving in a few months...and I could REALLY use this $50 to help with re-doing the space!

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  109. My favorite is Rice Grain by Sherwin Williams. I used it in my kitchen with white cabinets, breakfast area, and family room. It can be viewed at my blog in the "From Bare to There" post.

    Also, I'm a new subscriber. Love all the pictures and ideas.

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  110. and I'm now a follower...even if I don't win the give-away...I'm excited to use this blog as inspiration for my new paint colors in my new place!!!

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  111. Try as I might...pale butter yellow is my favorite fall back color. Can't resist how it matches everything....

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  112. So excited for your success! Everyone loves paint colors! My fav blue is Sherwin William's/Duron Still Creek, perfect for my master bath!

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  113. I always use plastic grocery bags over my paint tray instead of wasting money on plastic liners!
    Thanks so much for this,
    Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  114. I follow you via GFC.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  115. My tip is: Even if you are POSITIVE you are going to replace your flooring immediately after painting, use a drop cloth! I was sure 4 years ago that the flooring would be replaced, and I'm still waiting. And unfortunately I'm waiting with paint-splotched floors. :)

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  116. I'm a subscriber! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. I'm a new follower! This looks like it will be fun!

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  118. My absolute favorite paint color EVER is Valspar's Starlily. It is a gorgeous pale butter. It matches with everything. EVERYTHING. Hold up any pattern or color or texture to Starlily, and it will instantly look as if they were made for each other. I'm not kidding. Someone recently told me Valspar changed the name on this miracle color, but I'm told that Lowe's can look it up.

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  119. I'm a new follower.....great blog!!! I just bought Sea Salt today from SW..it is my newest love!

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  120. Just posted your button on my sidebar...advertising your giveaway!

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  121. I use foam rollers when i paint. It gives such a nice smooth finish.

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  122. I'm now following you! Don't turn around!

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  123. 1. I am a follower, and I love the cyprus grass, and the snail shell greens. I am repainting my kitchen cabinets and would love to win a gift certicate. The blog is a great idea. I can't wait to see more colors.
    Paint tip: I always clean my brushes with Dawn dish soap. No matter how clean I think I have them, I squirt a little soap on them and voila more paint...
    Thanks for hosting this.
    Kat

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  124. I follow your blog.... and love it.

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  125. I follow your blog...so much inspiration all in one great spot! Love it!

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  126. If I'm going to walk away from my paint, I wrap my brush or roller in a plastic bag to keep the brush from drying out.

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  127. Winter's Day from Martha Stewart is the newest fave.

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  128. Manchester Tan from Ben. Moore.

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  129. I am a subscriber. I love this blog already!

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  130. I love Harvest Brown by Behr. I got it several years ago, so I don't know if they even have it anymore, but it is a great brown!

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  131. i just bought some Behr Pewter Ring, and can't wait to paint it in my bathroom and send you some pictures! I also love Valspars Oregon Coast (and often have it lightened 25%). Lastly, BM's Hemlock is a lovely blue color that I have in my entryway. Just perused your site and LOVE the great pictures with NO extra words. Makes it very easy to find a room and color that jump out at you! Great job!

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  132. i just "followed" you. and i wanted to give you a quick blog tip: place your "followers" block a little higher up on the sidebar. I was beginning to wonder where I would find that widget as I scrolled down for a longer-than-usual amount of time.

    wait- another tip!: eliminate the "word verification" in the comments. Its really not necessary and often slows people down or discourages comments.

    Can't wait to see you grow!

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  133. stopping by from Beneath My Heart. My favorite colors are burgundys and purples, though I use those as more accent colors :)
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

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  134. now following you on Google reader, I think this site will help me decide what to do with the house that I just moved into 5 days ago that has great bones, but is in need of a serious update!
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

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  135. I love the light blues like Upward by Sherwin Williams. Beautiful!

    dkbond007@hotmail.com

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  136. Oh my favorite paint color is a totally made up one that involved the wrong Raulph Lauren base for the color I was asking for and a whole lot of trial and error by the Home Depot people.

    ejcrandall@gmail.com

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  137. Brilliant site!! I bookmarked you as soon as I found it.

    Yes I follow and I have a feeling I will put all of your work to good use!

    Love just about any color big fan of Portola paint...

    Paint tip: gotta thin the paint just a bit

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  138. I like to use a simple cut in brush instead of taping although I may try the frog Tape now!

    Would be so excited to win!! I already have a project in mind!

    Come over and join my giveaway of fine art!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  139. Love your new blog! My "new" favorite color is Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore, which is strange because most of the living areas in my home are currently Ralph Lauren's County Cork.

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  140. I am now one of your followers. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  141. I love Robins next. Awesome blog!

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  142. Great Blog idea!! Love it..I sent you my favorite paints!! Thanks a bunch!!

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  143. I am your newest follower on your blog and facebooK!

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  144. One of my favorite paint colors is Barley by Benjamin Moore. In my very sunlit bathroom it's a very creamy yellow, but not too much of a sunny bright color.

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  145. I love this blog already, I've subscribed. So much inspiration.

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  146. I am a new follower of your blog and I liked you on facebook! I am so excited about your new blog! I have been trying to pick paint colors for our new home and this will help so much!

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  147. favorite paint tip: have your husband do the painting. hahah!

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  148. My favorite paint color is seaside sand by Behr. I've painted several pieces of furniture with it - love it!

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  149. I am a new follower. I am looking for the perfect color for my family room. I am very excited to find your blog and hopeful I can stumble upon the perfect shade.

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  150. Any of the Ralph Lauren Denims - I can't pick one!

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  151. Hey Kristin,

    I left three of my favorite paint tips in your tip secton. I am a happy follower!

    Janet xox

    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  152. I am getting ready to paint alot of our house this spring/summer. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog!

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Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. If you have a paint color to submit, please e-mail me directly at favoritepaintcolors@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you! Have a great day.