Choosing Interior Wall Paint Colors

“What color are you going to paint your walls?” asked countless numbers of friends, co-workers and family members.

When we bought our 1955 house, I dreamt of light grey walls with wood floors-very contemporary/traditional. But as time went on and plans for the house started to take shape, I developed a true love and admiration for mid-century style (thanks to my husband and various Pinterest images).


Dining Room
Dining Room – before renovation

The clean lines, sophisticated accent pieces, and array of furniture fabric colors opened my eyes to a world I connected with on so many levels. Most importantly, it made me nostalgic over pieces reminding me of time spent with Grandma. Memories filled with love, warmth, and the basics: spending quality time with people you love.

So, what color did we pick? We chose Sherwin-Williams Pure White. Why? Because the color allows us to let our future furniture, accent pieces, lighting, house plants and wall art have a voice. I have to be honest, Pure White wasn’t easy to choose. We paired a few swatches with our walnut kitchen cabinet sample, limestone fireplace, and Fritz Tile flooring. Pure White was the winner — not too cold nor too warm. We placed the order and didn’t look back.


Dining Room – after paint and tile installation

Remember, I do NOT consider myself a home reno expert by any means, but I do know this: Whatever updates you plan to make to your house, my advice is to make choices with your mind and heart (and be open to compromise). A house is a representation of your life, be proud of it and share it with those that bring you happiness.

3 Replies to “Choosing Interior Wall Paint Colors”

  1. I love everything about this post. You’re going to make so many memories in that house! It’s important for you to be in love with what surrounds you. 💗

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  2. Love this, Jenny! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see the end result. I, too, am choosing white for my new home. I now plan to pick up a swatch of SW Pure White!

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