PAINT GUIDE: BEST PASTELS

Best Pastel Paint Colors by Capella Kincheloe Interior Design PHoenix Words that I wouldn't use to describe myself or my designs are: sweet, soft, dainty, but these words are regularly used to describe pastels.  So one would think that I wouldn't typically use pastel paint colors in my designs.

You're right, pastels are not usually my go-to.  However I do like a pastel with a little kick.  A little sour with my sweet (like Sour Patch Kids) and a little quirk in that dainty.  A little tang in that green, a bit of fire in that pink, a touch of anarchy in yellow.  You get my point.

Here are my selections for pastels that are the right combination of sweet and kick-ass.

PEACH PARFAIT 2175-70

 CREAM SILK 2146-60

SPRING MINT 2040-70

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PORCELAIN 2113-60

LEMON SORBET 2019-60

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PASTELS?

WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? BEDROOM PAINT OPTIONS

We've lived in our home almost two years now, so I feel a little exposed showing you these photos without the space being "complete".  You may remember my confession on this post.  But I've been grappling with this choice for years now I thought I would loop you in to help me make a choice. The designer's dilemma - we are our own worst clients and have trouble making decisions for our own home, but not others.

Phoenix Interior Design BloggerSo this is what my bedroom currently looks like.  An upholstered headboard that I bought because I couldn't take not having one a minute longer.  I purchased it in ivory because I thought I was going to paint the walls dark, like dark dark.  A few sconces I threw up just to have something to read with and a couple of toss pillows that have travelled around with me for some time.

So this is where you come in.

I've been waffling between paint colors and want to hear your thoughts.

Here are the choices:

1. Wet Concrete 2114-40.  Before you accuse me of jumping on the radiant orchid trend wagon, I have had a love affair with a dirtier, grittier purple since 2011.

wet concrete benjamin moore

2. Salisbury Green HC-139

salisbury green hc139

Which would you choose?

BEST INTERIOR PAINT COLORS

best interior paint colors Picking paint colors is scary to many people - there are so many choices.

I'm sharing with you today all the colors that have never done me wrong.  In other words, they've always worked no matter where I've put them, bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms.

But colors are deeply personal and my only advice on choosing colors for your own home is to not overthink it.

Interior design is about how an entire room will come together and if you spend energy picking and evaluating dozens of paint colors you will never even make it to the end to see how everything works together.

When I select paint colors for clients, I do so quickly, flipping through my paint decks, my mind working at hyperspeed until a color just feels right.  Not that a particular color has good vibes, though some like Benjamin Moore Pure Joy just shout happiness, but that a color fits perfectly into your beautiful puzzle.

benjamin moore shadow

Let me know what you biggest paint struggles are in the comments below!