FAQ Painting

Paint Colors

I’ve added a new section to the site where I’ll list sources for various things used throughout my home. I’ve started with paint colors, and additional guides will be up soon!

Paint Colors

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  • Cassie
    November 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Great idea. Thanks!

    I love the chocolate froth colour.

  • :::Lyzz:::
    November 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I wanted to thank you for posting the color source. I actually recently set up an office in our spare bedroom and your last color guide on the use of color pink was quite an inspiration and I ended up using Behr Reverie pink. I love the way it turns out. I’m thinking of using wheat bread in all 3 of our bathrooms.

  • camila
    November 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Great idea! Thanks. I’m loving all of those paint colors.

  • Amanda
    November 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I would love it if you could create a “Style” archive section of all the cute outfit moodboards you made. Sometimes I like to go back and see the outfits you put together. You have a great style!

  • Jenn from The Home Decorating Company
    November 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I love the white grape color!

  • Jami
    November 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Great idea! I really like your blog! You seem to be very organized and doing well! Great follow!

  • Paint Colors :: from Making it Lovely « Urban Home Magazine's Blog-Charlotte
    November 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    […] 9, 2009 in Hot Products | Tags: Interior Decorating Nicole Balch, of Making it Lovely, has provided a great little resource guide for things used throughout her home.  For more […]

  • Live a Colorful Life
    November 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    First of all, just let me say that I LOVE to read the names of paint colors. Second, I have not had lunch yet and your paint colors made me really hungry: afternoon tea, white grape, swiss coffee, chocolate froth and wheat bread. Yep, sounds like a good meal to me!

  • marie
    November 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    chocolate froth- mmmmmmmmmmm. Now i just need to find it in Ireland!

  • marie
    November 9, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry to double comment but just noticed the curtains in your guest room – They are beautiful. Do you remember where you got them? (crossing fingers that it’s a internet vendor)

  • pve
    November 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    wow, you do think of everything!
    love all your colors!

  • nicole
    November 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    gorgeous color palette.

  • Jessica
    November 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I love the wild aster and swiss beige. Thanks for posting.

  • Deidre
    November 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    You’re a saint, Nicole. Bless you.

  • Juliet
    November 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    This is terrific! Thank you!!!

  • Angie
    November 9, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    You have such an eye for choosing the perfect color. I just love Wild Aster! I bookmarked your post a few months back listing your favorite shades of pink and I referred to it recently to help me choose the perfect shade of pink for a chair I’m redoing for a little girl. Thanks for sharing!

  • Aspirations of a Southern Housewife
    November 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Hooray!! Thank you! I have driftwood in my master bedroom and will enjoy looking through coordinating colors for other rooms!!

  • katrina
    November 10, 2009 at 1:09 am

    i love love love love love love love love love love your home. seriously.

  • Lucitebox
    November 10, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Nice choices, Nicole–so soft and pretty! I wish I had that quality in my life a little more. I’m all about super saturation and bright colors and my apartement is started to work my nerves. I need a space that totally energizes, but maybe it’s becoming over-stimulating.

    It’s probably no coincidence that of the colors match your blog, huh?

    Thanks for the swatches.

  • georgia
    November 10, 2009 at 9:42 am


  • Michelle
    November 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Chocolate Frost, White Grape, Afternoon Tea, Wheat Bread, Swiss Coffee… your walls sound YUMMY!

  • No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane
    November 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I love those colors. Truly lovely.

  • adam
    November 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

    this is beautiful

  • kelly
    November 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    this is great! thanks! it seems like you’ve used a variety of brands… did you find that there was a difference in quality with any of them?

  • Kim
    November 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Very nice color selection each of which would work nicely in any combination.

  • Painter in Bethesda
    November 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Color names nowadays are so yummy! I’ll have a wheat bread, . white grape and choco froth for breakfast

    – Greg Stallworth

  • Ashley
    December 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m so excited! My boyfriend and I are also fixing up a little old bungalow and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your lists of paint colors and window treatments. There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a picture of the perfect paint/curtain/whatever and then not being able to identify it! Thanks!