Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Striped Wall: Collingwood and Museum Piece

Gray: Collingwood by Benjamin Moore
White: Museum Piece by Benjamin Moore

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sutton Blue

Sutton Blue by Benjamin Moore
*Go read Richella's post to see how she turned Sutton Blue into "chalk paint". Love it!

Monday, April 23, 2012


The winner of the $100 Gift Card and painting supplies is…
Comment #89. Me: New job, new life, old paint = doesn’t work. I need to paint both floors upstairs and don’t, and don’t forget the ceilings!!! I’m so excited about the chance! Thank you
I e-mailed you Me, congratulations!
To everyone else that entered, thank you so much for your comments and for being a part of this blog over the past year. I loved hearing about your projects, and hope ya’ll will send me pictures when you’re done! :) Happy Painting!


Misty by Sherwin Williams

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Loyal Blue

Loyal Blue by Sherwin Williams
*Emily’s office makeover has been featured over at Sherwin-Williams for National Painting Week. I loved how detailed she was when describing how she picked her paint color.
Also, thank you to all of those who entered the giveaway yesterday. I loved reading all of your comments and hearing about all of your upcoming projects. If you havn’t entered you have until Monday night to do so!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Celebrating One Year at FPC: My Favorite Paint Items and $100 Gift Card

What better way to celebrate ONE YEAR at Favorite Paint Colors than with a giveaway! I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by and I want to thank all of you for making this blog a success. Thank you to my readers (you) and for everyone who has inspired us by submitting their rooms and paint colors to this site.  I have loved every minute of it and am amazed at your talent and how paint can transform a space.
So in honor of you, I want to give away a few of my favorite items, along with a $100 gift card to the paint store of your choice. giveaway
And the winner will get…
1. Tight Spots Paintbrush. I was introduced to this brush a few weeks ago when I was helping my friend paint and I fell in love. This brush has a short rubber handle and is so easy to grip, which makes it easy to control the brush lines for tight spots and makes cutting go much faster.
2. Purdy Paintbrush - its name speaks for itself. LOVE everything about this brush. It will last you a lifetime if you take care of it, gives you great coverage and a sharp line.
giveaway43. Last but not least -Frogtape. Another favorite painting essential.

How to Enter:
(Up to 3 entires per person)
1. Simply tell me what paint project is on your to do list that needs to get DONE,
AND/OR tell me what your favorite paint product is.
2. Become a follower of my blog and/or subscribe and let me know that you did so in a separate comment.
3. Post on facebook, twitter or  blog and let me know in separate comment.
Please leave your e-mail so that if selected, I have a way to contact you. Thank you!
Giveaway will end 10 PM EST on Monday, April 23rd. Winner will be selected via and will be notified by e-mail.
(This is not a sponsored giveaway, just some of my favorite things that I want to share. All items came from Sherwin –Williams) Good luck!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dresser and Nightstand Makeover: Heirloom White

Today I wanted to show you a little makeover I did for my girls’ room in one of my favorite spray paint colors, Heirloom White by Rustoleum. It’s a perfect creamy white that looks good on just about everything.
When we first moved into our house last fall, we didn’t have any furniture for their room so I shopped Craigslist and found a dresser and nightstand. They were pretty U-G-L-Y, so we brought them home and gave them a little facelift.
This is the only “before” picture I took of the nightstand. I had my cute little helper assisting me with the hardware.

girls room2
And the finished product!
  Ugly dresser before …
…and AFTER! It’s amazing the difference a few spray paint cans and new knobs can make.
There are so many other things I wish I could do to this room. Painting the paneling and walls would be number one on my list, but we are renting and the room was just “remodeled” before we moved in – it’s off limits. But I love this color and have a pile out in my garage waiting to be “Heirloomed”! Have you painted anything with Heirloom White?
Also, don’t forget it’s National Painting Week! Come back to visit tomorrow - we are having a party at Favorite Paint Colors with an awesome giveaway. Have a great day!

Monday, April 16, 2012

National Painting Week!

Today kicks off the start of National Painting Week! Sherwin-Williams is celebrating with some awesome projects, tips for adding a touch of style to any space in your home, and color suggestions and tools. I love this infographic they have put together.
Do you have something in your home you have been meaning to paint? I know I sure do and this gives me a perfect excuse to finally do it! What painting projects are on your to do list??  I hope Favorite Paint Colors can be a source of inspiration for your next project and for picking out your perfect color. Happy National Painting Week! Go check out Sherwin-Williams to get more inspiration.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Paint Resources

Happy Friday! Today I just wanted to share with you a couple of paint resources that can be helpful when picking out paint colors. You may have already heard of them, but if you havn’t they are worth checking out.
Have you seen the Young House Love paint colors over at Benjamin Moore? John and Sherry have chosen a great variety that I think can be helpful when picking out a color/color scheme and not knowing where to start.
A few of my favorite colors:

Gray Horse
Nantucket Tan
Milano Red
If you havn’t seen the paint colors in their home, that’s  another great resource – one that they are constantly updating and changing. Love these guys and can’t wait to meet them in June!

Have you had a chance to check out My Colortopia? It’s another awesome website recently launched by Glidden that has some great paint tips and inspiration. There is even a quiz you can take to help determine your “color style”.  Some of my favorite bloggers (and I’m sure yours too!) contribute to the Colortopia blog. There are some great posts that have been written and they are all about paint!

Also, I am having a giveaway next week that you won’t want to miss out on. It’s time to celebrate one year at Favorite Paint Colors and I want you to be a part of it! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lobster and Barn Red

Lobster by American Signature (Lowes)
Barn Red by Martha Stewart

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Beach Glass

Beach Glass by Benjamin Moore
Photo submitted by Carey Otto