Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 10 Posts and Paint Colors of 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve – I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2013! Today I wanted to show you the most popular posts and paint colors here at FPC. Some of them you may remember, others may be new. Either way it’s always fun to see what readers look at the most. Have such a fun day/night today and I will be back next year with more paint inspiration. 2014 is going to be awesome!
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Number 2
One of my favorite home tours from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. Great paint colors and home décor ideas.
Number 3
Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
Number 4
Contented by Sherwin Williams
Number 5
Paint color combination for Believable Buff and ideas to paint your powder room.
Number 6
Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Number 7
My Top 5 Paint Colors for Every Room in Your Home
Number 8
Senora Gray by Benjamin Moore
Number 9

Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams
Number 10
Gray: Ocean Pearl by Behr Paint
White: Sea Salt by Behr Paint

Monday, December 30, 2013

Aqua Smoke

Aqua smoke by Behr - turquoise paint color
Aqua Smoke by Behr
Remember my top 10 turquoise paint colors? Aqua Smoke is one of them, and here’s how it looks in this beautiful living room.
I feel like it’s been forever since I have posted, but oh how nice the break was last week. Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Looking forward to the New Year with you, my awesome readers! Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Texas Leather

Texas Leather by Benjamin Moore

Texas Leather by Benjamin Moore

Jones Design Company – come see Emily’s Christmas house tour. Beautiful!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Michael’s Recollection Calendar Kit {great Christmas gift}

Hey guys! So I am doing something a little out of the ordinary today and sharing with you a product I received from Michael’s that I just love! It’s a Recollection Calendar Kit to help keep me a little more organized in 2014. I have been struggling for the past year trying to decide what to do with all of my pictures and memories. I haven’t found the right solution and have a ton of pictures totally unorganized.
So that’s why I was so excited to hear about this calendar kit. Not only is it a 12 month blank calendar to keep track of important dates, but it’s a fun and memorable way to display your favorite photographs throughout the year.  The best part, you can store it on the shelf with your other scrapbooks and family memories at the end of the year without a ton of work. Exactly what I have been looking for! Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
The Calendar Recollection Kit comes with an album, blank calendar pages, stickers for important occasions, and the cutest 3x4 and 4x6 designer insert cards for every month. The album even has a hole in it so you can hang it up on the wall.Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
I love that it’s customizable and every card comes with two sides to choose from, and some months like December and July come with multiple cards, depending on where you live and what holiday you celebrate. Or you can fill your 3x4 and 4x6 plastic photo pockets with pictures of your family. A lot of the cards have places where you can write as well. I love that you have more space to journal cute sayings or fun memories you do together as a family. Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
Putting all of the pages together was so much fun and am really happy how it turned out, plus it only took me about 20 minutes. The hardest part was deciding what side of the card to use. Easy peasy lemon squeezy as my 5 year old would say!
One of our favorite months out of the year is February because both of our girls were born then. So many good memories and lots of celebrating going on, not to mention Valentine’s Day.
Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
It’s so fun to personalize and I love that I am going to be able to see those two sweet faces when I flip over to February!
Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
Here are a couple more examples of April and July. Aren’t they so cute?! Can’t wait to fill them up.
Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit {perfect Christmas present}
If you would like a Recollection Calendar Kit, they are sold exclusively at Michael’s for $39.99. Don’t forget to use their 40% or 50% to score an even sweeter deal. Think Christmas too! Wouldn’t these make a perfect gift for your Mom or Grandma? You could give it to them blank and have them put it together, or complete it for them with pictures of your cute family.
Whenever I pull out a new calendar I always wonder what is going to fill it up, what important events are going to come up and what changes are going to happen in our family. That’s kind of the exciting (and scary!) part of a new year, but I love thinking of the possibilities. I think 2014 is going to be great and I can’t wait to keep track of the fun memories we are going to make.
Christmas is in two weeks, seriously can’t believe it, but I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season so far. Thanks for letting me share this calendar with you today. I will be back tomorrow with more paint inspiration. Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Naval

Favorite Paint Colors - perfect navy blue
Naval by Sherwin Williams
Trim and adjacent wall color: Off White by Behr
*Submitted by Kat*
Entry featuring paint color Naval (SW 6244) from the Pottery Barn & Sherwin-Williams Fall/Winter 2013 Color Collection.
The same day that Kat submitted her office to me I had just stumbled upon this picture from pinterest. It's also Naval by Sherwin Williams and I love it. If you are looking for a great navy color, whether it’s for an office, bedroom, entryway, bathroom – don’t you think this is perfect? It’s also part of the Pottery Barn collection at Sherwin-Williams. Makes me love it even more. :) Thanks Sherwin Williams and Kat for the inspiration!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Limousine and Bistro White

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Limousine by Valspar and Bistro White by Valspar
*Submitted by Kat*
She wrote: “I recently painted our master bedroom with Valspar's "Limousine" and "Bistro White". It is amazing! The prefect combo of brown & charcoal grey with a hint of purple. So romantic, sleek and elegant! It really gives the perfect balance of masculinity and femininity to a couple's haven. Sorry the decor doesn't look very "designer" worthy at the moment, we just moved in and are starting out with little furniture!”
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Kat. What a gorgeous master bedroom color and congratulations on the move. It looks like you’re off to a great start with the wall color. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sherwin-Williams 2014 Color of the Year


Hello paint lovers! I hope everyone is having a great week and gearing up for tomorrow. Sherwin-Williams has just announced their 2014 color of the year – Exclusive Plum. It’s a grayish purple that could be used in many different rooms and environments, some of which you will see in their infographic below.  I think it would look awesome in a powder room or small bathroom. I love the one they have pictured below. So if you are wanting something different but not sure what, Exclusive Plum might be your answer. Have a wonderful weekend, please be safe in your travels and Happy Thanksgiving!
2014 Color of the Year - Sherwin WilliamsSherwin-Williams 2014 Color of the Year
2014 Color of the Year - Sherwin Williams

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

My Top Ten "Turquoise" Paint Colors

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am sharing with you my favorite blue/green, or "turquoise" paint colors. I was looking through my paint decks trying to help a friend who was looking for the perfect turquoise the other day and realized there are so many I love. So I wanted to share them with you today. These blues are super popular right now and look great as accents, in bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, cabinets, book cases – you name it! If you check out the blue section on the left hand side, you can see that there are a TON of them. 210 blues to be exact, our most popular color here at FPC. So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed and are wanting to paint something the perfect blue/green - then here are my top 10 picks. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Ours is going to be filled with football and Thanksgiving preparations. Can't wait! What about you, any fun plans this weekend? See you back here next week.

Top Ten Turquoise Paint Colors
My Top 10 Turquoise Paint Colors
1. Gossamer Sky by Valspar
2. Hazel by Sherwin Williams
3. Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams
4. Catalina Blue by Benjamin Moore
5. Artesian Well by Martha Stewart
6. Marina Isle by Behr
7. Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
8. Aqua Smoke by Behr
9. Tropical Surf by Glidden
10. River Mist by Martha Stewart
Here are mine - do you have a favorite turquoise you love?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Antique White

Family room paint color - Antique White
Kitchen cabinet paint colors
Wall paint color: Antique White by Sherwin Williams
Blue cabinet paint color: Santorini Blue by Benjamin Moore
White cabinet paint color: Simply White by Benjamin Moore

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wheat Bread and Polaris Blue

Painted vanity and gray bathroom

Wall color: Wheat Bread by Behr

Vanity color: Polaris Blue by Behr

love, pomegranate house

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fresh Parsley + SW Paint Sale

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Fresh Parsley by Valspar (Green paint color)

The top color is Lambs Ear by Valspar and the bottom color is Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint

House of Rose

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Also, just a reminder that Sherwin-Williams is having 40% off of their paint and stains this weekend. By far their best sale. So if you are planning on doing some painting soon, now would be a great time to buy. AND they have a $10 off $50 coupon here to make it an even sweeter deal. Remember they color match other brands, too. I posted about it on facebook a few days ago as well, so if you haven’t “liked” FPC yet, I would love you to come on over so you don’t miss out! Have a terrific weekend! I’ll be back next week with more inspiration.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mega Greige and Bittersweet Chocolate

two-tone paint combination (living room)
Lighter paint: Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams
Darker paint color: Bittersweet Chocolate by Glidden
Submitted by Lori. Thank you!
Also, to those of you who have e-mailed me and haven’t heard a response, will you please e-mail me again? I have been having a few issues with my inbox and my labels, where some e-mails have been categorized into different files. So sorry for that, but I would love to hear from you, whether it’s a question or a submission. Thanks guys and have a great day!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Reader Question + Top 5 Paint Colors for Every Room in Your Home


Happy Friday everyone! It has been absolutely beautiful here in Montana – blue skies, perfect temperatures and fall colors all around. I love it.  We are supposed to get snow on Monday though so I am soaking up the sun while we still can. I hope all is well with you!

Today I wanted to answer a question from a reader. Kristin wrote to me:
“I stumbled across your blog while googling ideas for paint colors. I read through several of your posts and was really inspired by the ideas you gave.
We are building a house and I have 1 week to finalize what paint colors to use in my house.   We are going with 3 tone paint & are going to paint the entire house one color, with the exception of the bedrooms and washroom upstairs.  We have dark espresso cabinets throughout the house. Do you have any suggestions on a color to pick for painting the whole house? We can use either Sherwin Williams or Kwal paint. I was wondering if you have any favorite paint colors to do a whole house in that you have seen before??”

Love this, because, yes, I do have a few favorites. Smile As I have seen new homes built and have looked at the latest trends, most people are going with one solid paint color throughout the main part of their home. I love it because it’s continuous, you don’t have to worry about whether a room will flow into the next, and I think it’s more calming. So if I were going to paint a whole house one main color, and had to use Sherwin Williams, these are the colors that I have seen that work. I have not seen a room painted in any of these 5 paint colors that I have disliked. So here we go!Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home - Favorite Paint Colors

#1: I love Kilim Beige. My sister used it in her old house, my mother-in-law went through about every Sherwin-Williams color imaginable and Kilim Beige ended up being her favorite , and my aunt has painted the majority of her house this color. It must be a family thing, but I have loved it in every home.
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
#2: Balanced Beige – a perfect go with everything color with warmth and color, yet it’s subtle and soothing. I love it in Emily’s house and in the living room down below. (Not sure of the original source, if anyone has any information let me know.)
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
 Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
#3: Universal Khaki is another favorite. I absolutely love it in Janell Beals’ home from House of Fifty. She has great style and who wouldn’t love that kitchen?!
#Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
#4: Perfect Greige – super popular color right now, and as the name states, it’s a perfect balance of gray and beige.
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
#5: Agreeable Gray – another color that I really, really love. The pictures speak for themselves and it definitely has agreed with me every time I have seen it in a home.
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
Top 5 paint colors for every room in your home
See more of this home tour here.
So there are MY suggestions. I definitely have favorites from other brands, but if I were working with Sherwin Williams then this is where I would start. I am not as familiar with Kwal paint, but I do love the colors I have seen. One of my favorites was from a Parade of Homes that I posted here. It was painted throughout the whole house and it was a nice, airy light color. Remember “Trotting”?
Kwal paint color
So do you have any favorite paint colors that you have used throughout your home? Or maybe you have seen a color that you love in someone else’s home? Let us know, but thank you for stopping by and for your submissions, ideas, and questions. I love my readers! Have a wonderful weekend!