I think one of the most commonly asked questions for anyone who shares pictures of their home on the internet (ie bloggers) is, “What paint color is that?” I’ve never been secretive with my design choices and pretty much every paint color can be found somewhere on this blog but I think it’s nice to have them all in one place. I have a specific style and all of my paint colors would fall under the category of coastal paint colors.
In this post, I’ll be sharing all of the paint colors in our home. I think it’s really helpful to see paint colors in real spaces. By putting all of my paint colors along with photos of each one in a real space in our house, I’m hoping that this guide will become a great resource for you if you are looking for certain paint color in my home or if you are simply peeking around for some ideas for coastal paint colors. When I’m thinking about a new paint color, I always do my research and hunt around for photos of that paint color in real spaces. So, I’ll share not only my paint whole house color palette but images of each of the colors in my home.
For more details on coastal decorating in general, check out these tips on how to decorate in a casual coastal style.
Whether you’re looking for Sherwin Williams coastal colors or a general coastal color palette for a beach house, these colors will be great for you!
Coastal Paint Colors
The color palette you see above suits my coastal loving heart and home pretty nicely. You can see that I’m very much drawn to calm colors that mimic the ocean and sea vibes.
Behr Ultra Pure White
Originally used Behr paint color Ultra Pure White to paint all of the trim in our home. I liked it so much I also painted all of the closets in our house the same color. I get this paint in a satin finish which wipes very easily. . It’s the perfect white for trim and baseboards.
Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky
I fell in love with this Benjamin Moore paint color almost instantly. I tried a half dozen colors for our bedroom and Cloudy Sky won out by a mile. I wanted a bold color that would also feel serene and calm. In our bedroom, this color does exactly that. It’s a smoky blue that leans gray but in natural light has more of a blue hue. It is bold but subtle. It’s important to note that I have a wall of windows in this room which brightens up the paint color overall. You can read more about this paint color in this paint color spotlight post.
Benjamin Moore Oyster Shell
This Benjamin Moore paint color is probably one of my favorites of all time. In some spaces this color pulls bluer and in others it pulls more green – it’s a perfect coastal paint color. In my bathroom, it’s a gorgeous shade of blue-gray. If you are looking for a light color with blue/green undertones this one is worth looking into. I’d even venture to say that this could be a nice neutral color for a space with a lot of natural light.
Sherwin Williams Topsail
We used the color SW Topsail in our daughter’s shared room. It’s a beautiful soft blue that isn’t a bright baby blue. Peighton is really into blue and she was adamant that she have a blue room. I was happy to oblige when I found SW Topsail. It’s a really serene blue that has a bit of green and gray in it. It’s definitely not bright or overly saturated. It’s more subtle and that’s why I liked it.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
If it’s wrong for white to be your favorite color then I don’t want to be right. White paint is finicky. How the color will look on your walls depends on so many factors. For our living room, the lack of natural light caused many colors to look yellow or pink. This was spot on – it’s my favorite. I’ve written extensively on this color, in particular, you can read more about Chantilly Lace here. It’s the most creamy white without being yellow or beige. We ended up painting our entire living area Chantilly Lace and it’s perfect.
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is very popular. If you look up “sea salt” on Pinterest, you’ll find thousands of images using this color. It’s a really transformative color that can take on many shades once it’s in a space and that shocks a lot of people. If you want to try this color, be sure to sample it before you go all out. On the swatch, it looked much more green than it appears in my guest bathroom shown above. It can also look more of a sky blue in a space with lots of natural light. It creates a very spa-like feel which makes it perfect for bathrooms and bedrooms. Very serene – the perfect coastal blue.
Benjamin Moore White Heron
White Heron is a white paint color that we used in our kitchen/breakfast nook. I tried this color on a small space in our kitchen and it looked very white, once the sun went down a little, it had a more green undertone. I noticed that this color has some green undertones that appear with less natural light. During the morning and into the early afternoon this color is the perfect creamy white in our kitchen. Once the sun starts to set you can see notes of green but I love it anyway.
Behr Still Gray
Our kitchen cabinetry, as well as our master bedroom vanities, have been painted this Behr paint color called Still Gray. I tested a dozen gray paints before deciding on one for our kitchen cabinets and this was the only true gray that I found. It’s a very true medium gray that I love. It’s a safe choice! Read about our cabinet painting experience here.
Behr Quiet on the Set
Behr paint color, Quiet on the Set is a very lovely soft gray. It feels pretty muted with its purple undertones. You have to be careful with this color if you have a space with little to no natural light. Without light, it will pull more purple than what you see above. We used this paint color in our guest bedroom. It creates a very calming overall feel.
I hope this in-depth view of our coastal paint color palette is helpful and answers any questions you may have! If not, please drop them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them. If you have a favorite paint color in your home, I’d love to hear it as well!