five paint colours to love

I would have to say that the question I get asked the most often is what colour is your fill-in-the-blank here. Sometimes it is my hallway, other times my bedroom and sometimes it is the living room or dining room. With so many choices out there I'm not surprised! It can be totally overwhelming. I've made my fair share of mistakes along the way and now I tend to stick with the same handful of colours. So today, I thought I would dish out my top five paint colours as used in my own home.

They are:

1. Chalkboard Paint - Black - I used this in the kitchen on the East wall and in the office on the East wall. Of course, I stole this idea from Jenna Lyon's fantastic home!

2. Revere Pewter - This colour is used on the upper walls in the hallway. It's a lovely, light warm grey neutral.

3. Cloud White - I use this colour everywhere. It is in our  hallway (chair rail), and nursery. It is great wherever you need a warm white.

4. Steel Wool - This is the colour of our bedroom. If I had the chance to paint it again I might go with something like Kendall Charcoal. It's a bit warmer and more inviting for a bedroom.

5. Raccoon Fur - This is the colour of our bathroom. This is one of those shades of black that has some blue in it. It has great depth and character.

(All colours by Benjamin Moore.)

As you can see, I'm drawn to black and white and the range of greys in between. I find they provide an interesting neutral back drop that you can play around with. It is rare for me to put colour on the wall (my guest bedroom excepted!) How about you? Any paint colours you use over and over again?