I’ve been meaning to put together this post for awhile. Since I’ve been painting lately, I figured now was an opportune time.

People often ask about the paint colors I’ve used in my house. I thought it might be helpful to have a central location where folks can reference paint colors. This information will appear as a post today, but I will update it as I add and/or change colors. I will also create a button on the side bar so that you are able to easily reference this post whenever you may need it.

Because questions about items in the rooms may also arise, I will link a few related posts below the room colors. If you notice something is missing or you’re curious about something I don’t have linked up, just leave a comment below and I will link it if I can. Sound good?

So, without further ado, grab your party hats and paint brushes and let’s get this painting party started.


Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Heron Plume – Sherwin Williams

Dining Room

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Dior Gray – Benjamin Moore
Table // Chairs // DIY Shelves // Light Fixture

Front Entryway

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

Banana Cream – Sherwin Williams and Aloof Gray – Sherwin Williams
Entryway Makeover // Barn Doors // DIY Bracket Sconce // Fabric Art


Spring Home Tour | Inspired by Charm

Aloof Gray – Sherwin Williams
Shelves and Curtains // Desk

Living Room

Spring Home Tour | Inspired by Charm

Aloof Gray – Sherwin Williams
Lighter Mint (feature wall) – Sherwin Williams
Couch – Sectional //Rug and Blinds // Coffee Table // Other Living Room Sources


My Completed Gallery Wall | Inspired by Charm
Angora – Sherwin Williams
Gallery Wall

Back Entryway

Basement Stairwell Transformation | Inspired by charm

 Elation – Sherwin Williams

Master Bedroom

Spring Home Tour | Inspired by Charm

Rock Candy – Sherwin Williams

Master Closet

Spring Home Tour | Inspired by Charm

Rock Candy – Sherwin Williams
Light Fixture // Closet System

Guest Room #3

"Curtains" for the Guest Room | Inspired by Charm

Shoji White – Sherwin Williams
Slate Teal (fireplace feature) – Benjamin Moore
DIY Shelves // Light Fixture

Guest Room #1

Coming Soon


All of the trim throughout the house is Bright White (right out of the can) by Sherwin Williams. It’s their ProClassic trim paint in semi-gloss. All of the walls are a satin / eggshell finish.

I hope this answers your painting questions. Again, if there are additional details you’d like, please leave your questions below.

Happy Painting!



  • Kris at

    All the colors you’ve chosen are beautiful, Michael! I’m not fond of yellow walls, but that Banana Cream my very well change my mind! The reference button for this post is a great idea! Your house is absolutely lovely and you should be very proud of all the hard work you’ve done. It shows! TFS

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Kris. And yes, Banana Cream turned out to be a great color. There is a bit of orange in it, so it’s not in-your-face yellow.

      xo Michael

  • Jen at

    Finally, I’ve been hoping you’d list all your paint colors in one spot. Thank you! Thank you! And just in time for SW’s sale. I’m excited to try “Aloof Gray.”

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s one of my favorites! Hope you love it.

      xo Michael

  • Tom @ Raise Your Garden at

    I don’t know what it is. I usually blame the fact that I’m slightly colored blind because I always pick the wrong paint colors. Wow thanks for sharing and I’m going to be using some of these!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Glad I could help! :)

      xo Michael

  • DRTVrMoi at

    I’ve coveted the pink chest of drawers in your office for ages. Care to share it’s paint color? Thank you

  • Matthew Miller at

    I really liked how Aloof Gray looked in your home that I decided to use it in mine and I love it! It has hues of green and blue that change throughout the day depending on the light. A while back you had a link to another blogger who painted her home the same color and it looked so sophisticated. Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re so welcome! I’m thrilled it worked out for you. And yes, it was Emily Henderson, my design goddess! Haha.

      xo Michael

  • Karen at

    Hi Michael,
    Just found your blog and have been pouring over it, and Love your style and your fearless color choices. Just want to let you know that your trim color is really called Extra White -SW7006 “right out of the can” because it comes from the factory that way as opposed to tinting at the store. Just clarifying because Sherwin does have a color SW7007 Ceiling Bright White. I will definitely be back to visit and will recommend! Best, Karen

  • Stacy at

    I know, it’s nothing you haven’t heard before, but you are SERIOUSLY talented. I adore your home! One of my friends saw your living room pinned on my pinterest board and is coming over tomorrow to help me move around my furniture/layout to look more like yours… but will she help me paint? That is the question. Anyway, thank you for the beautiful inspiration and sharing it with everyone!

  • Poppy at

    Hi, Michael! I’m completely enamored with your home! I absolutely love every single detail, and I’ve been pouring over your blog for months now. So, can you come to Saint Louis and decorate my home now? It’s 100 yrs old and reminds me a lot of yours as far as the ceiling height and tricky spaces that aren’t squares. That’s why I have an awful time making decorating decisions! That, and I don’t want to invest time and money and be wrong. I need courage and help! My question for you is: how do you like your mint/gray side by side in the living room? In your pics, they don’t look so much as separate colors, and I wonder how they do in person. I’m thinking of using your downstairs colors as my palette but need guidance. Thanks! Also, I’d be honored if you checked out my Etsy store: I’d love to gift you a piece! Let me know!

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