Home Tour: Paint Colors

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Home Tour Paint Colors

Curious about the paint colors that you’ve seen on my home tour? Here they are all together. I’ve included their names and numbers, in case you want to use them too. These are all Sherwin-Williams colors. That’s pretty much the only paint that I buy. It may cost more per gallon than other paints, but it covers in fewer coats, so you don’t have to buy as much (or spend as much time painting). Given that, I don’t think it actually costs more than the cheap stuff. Two coats of paint always seems to get the job done.

And it’s proven to be really durable paint. It stands up to a good scrubbing, which is important with kids in the house. I’m constantly cleaning fingerprints and scuffs off of the walls and trim. Being able to do that cuts down on the need for touch ups.

Since I try to keep VOCs out of the house, I use their Harmony (low-VOC) and Emerald (no-VOC) paints. Neither one leaves that just-painted smell behind, which I like.

And I realize this is probably starting to sound like an infomercial, so let me just be clear that no one is paying me to say this. I like Sherwin-Williams paint, simple as that.

How to Save on Sherwin-Williams Paint

I don’t pay full price for anything, if I can help it; so, I’ve figured out some ways to save money at Sherwin-Williams.

Sherwin-Williams Coupon

Whenever I have a project that calls for paint, I jump on Sherwin-Williams’ website to check for a coupon or a sale. There’s usually some sort of offer going on.

Pottery Barn Paint Coupon

I also check Pottery Barn’s website. They have a line of paint at Sherwin-Williams, so you can usually find a paint coupon on their website and in their catalogs. The cool thing about these coupons: they can be combined with a percent-off coupon or a sale. Yep, that’s right; they’re stackable. Pair them up with whatever deal Sherwin-Williams is currently running, and you should be able to get a pretty sweet deal. And I should mention that they don’t have to be used on paint from the Pottery Barn Line.

To find the latest coupon, go to potterybarn.com, and search for Sherwin Williams.

It’s also worth signing up for the Sherwin-Williams Preferred Customer Paint Perks program. You’ll get a $10 off $50 coupon at sign up, plus additional savings offers throughout the year.

Keeping Up with Your Paint Colors

When you tackle a painting project in your home, be sure to keep a record of the color, in case you ever need to buy more paint. I have two ways that I do this. First, when I buy my paint, I make sure the person who’s helping me adds my paint information to my account. Their system allows them to enter both the color and the room or project that it’s for. This means I can go in later and tell them that I need more paint for my living room, and they’ll know which color and type of paint I need. They keep this information on file for 10 years. Very handy.

Paint Color Sheet

Since I signed up for their Paint Perks program, I can also access this information online, as well as save project lists and photos to my account. When we repainted the inside of our house, I printed out a page with all of our paint colors, and I keep it in our house records binder. This gives me a quick reference, and ensures I’ll still have my color information long after they wipe it from their system.

House Records Binder

If you want to see what else I keep in my house records binder, or you’d like to set one up for yourself, you’ll find all my tips and free printables here.

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  1. You probably already know this but SW runs a big paint sale a couple of times a year for 40% off. If I am considering a paint project I buy my paint then even if I haven’t chosen colors. You don’t have to have it tinted right away and can come back for the tinting later.

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