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We get questions all the time asking how we choose paint colors, whether it's for our furniture pieces, on the walls in our design client's spaces, or even on the show. Truth be told - it's been a lot of experimenting, and after all these years of testing out different paint colors I definitely have my favorites! I definitely like to mix it up - especially in design it's not fun if every project looks the same. However, I have some colors for y'all that are my tride and true go-tos. Here's my list:


I think the question I get the most is what my go-to whites are, and here they are! When choosing a white, especially one to go throughout your entire house, I really recommend swatching all of these and see how they read. Each white reads a bit differently, and the direct sunlight/lighting in each home can bring different tones out of each color. For example, in some homes, Cotton Balls or White Dove reads a bit yellow whereas Swiss coffee may read a bit brown. If you're looking to purchase a swatch of these colors, all of them are Benjamin Moore! 


These are my go-to neutrals if I'm looking to add them into a design.It's always good to start off with a basis to your neutrals and work in different shades from there rather than mixing too many hues. I use these colors on furniture (Kendall Charcoal is a close color match to one of our in-house colors), on walls (like Swiss Coffee on the walls), or even as accents around a room. 

Colorful Neutrals

You might have heard me say this before - but my designs are ALL about colorful neutrals. I love adding pops of color into my home designs, and most of the time I do it by adding in colors that don't feel too overpowering. Especially with colors like BM Polo Blue and Guacamole, it can give the room that extra that it needs without feeling overbearing. 

Cool Tone

These are some of my cool toned favorites, and more importantly, I think it's just important to recognize cool tone from warm tone paints when you're going in to your home design. I usually mix like with like to avoid making the room feel unbalanced. I love these colors, but I moreso added the differences in here so you could visualize them grouped together in a room! 

Warm Tone

These colors are great for moody, warmer-toned rooms. I have been so into moody offices lately, and if you're looking for some inspiration - here it is! These colors are great for rooms that you're looking to be more comforting or sleek. I've used them all in one way or another in my home designs over the years, and they do not disappoint!

 I hope this helped you narrow down some choices for your next home project! Don't like picking out paint colors?We offer design packages! Click HERE to check out our different packages. We're always looking for inspirations, so if you have a fun color in your space, tag us on Instagram or Facebook @MegMade. We'd love to see them! 

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