Elsie’s Paint Colors (a complete guide)

Entryway + blush pink door ©AlyssaRosenheckIf there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I’m really scatterbrained. So when people ask me on social media for the names of all my paint colors, I usually can’t remember or even say the wrong one, (SORRY, Instagram!)

For this reason, I thought it would be helpful for me to write one big post that I can link back to over and over with all my paint colors.

Here we go!!!

Jeremy + Elsie LarsonPink front door/ Noble Blush by BEHR.

Marshmallow by Sherwin Williams ©AlyssaRosenheckWhite Walls (throughout our entire home)/ Marshmallow by Sherwin-Williams.

I love this color because it’s very slightly warm, but close to untinted white.

ExteriorExteriorMy exterior is also painted Marshmallow by Sherwin-Williams (but it’s an outdoor satin exterior paint).

Elsie's bedroom ©AlyssaRosenheckThe ceiling in our bedroom is Baby Blush by Valspar (I stole this color from Laura’s dining room).

Black trim in sunroom ©AlyssaRosenheckThe black trim in our sunroom is Dark Kettle Black by Valspar.

Jeremy's studio ©AlyssaRosenheckThe deep blueish-green in Jeremy’s studio is Midnight in NY by BEHR.

Turquoise floor ©AlyssaRosenheckOur living room floor is Stained Glass by Valspar. Read here for the exact technique used. It’s not just a painted floor!

Dark grayThe dark charcoal color in our living room is Hematite by BEHR.

(I will say, it reads more navy blue in person.)

Painted white fireplace ©AlyssaRosenheckOur fireplace is plain white, untinted satin finish paint with a stain blocking primer beneath it. Learn more about painting brick and stone here.

Let me know if you have any questions!!! xoxo. Elsie

Credits/Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck (and a couple of my own from our blog archives).

  • You have awesome style. Can you tell me where you got your gorgeous wishbone dining chairs please???

  • love this. can you tell me where you bought the paintings in the bedroom as well as the print above your couch? thanks

  • fave choice is the midnight in NY – what a cool color! hope you can use it in the new house xoxo

  • Hi there! Could you please let me know where that gorgeous woven wall hanging is from above your mantle?? Thanks!

  • what color did you used for trim against the marshmallow walls ? totally using your colors

  • Hi! Love everything!!! What color did you use for this trim against the marshmallow walls? Building right now and totally using your colors!!! ?

  • Hi Elsie!

    I have a quick paint related question- did you paint your ceilings and trim a different shade of white, or did you just use the same color in a different finish?

    Thank you so much for sharing!!


  • I love your home but I am a little scared that you put the outside of your whole home up on the internet. There are some strange people out there, please reconsider posting the entire exterior home view for safety reasons. Sorry to be a party pooper :/

  • Hi. I want to paint my interior walls white also. Just wondering what finish you use?? I tried a satin sample, but thought maybe it was too flat?? Thanks so much. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your house 🙂

  • such a beautiful house, the decor is stunning

    Mel x


  • Oh my goodness, I love the colours in your home. I especially love the pink tones, but man, I’d kill to live at yours!

    – Charmaine

  • Those are from Modernica. I also get a lot from West Elm and the bullet ones are from Hip Haven.

    xx! Elsie

  • amazing! we are putting an offer in a house today that i want to start with all white walls! is your trim also marshmellow by SW? if so, did you use a different finish? thx for sharing!

  • Your home looks very personal and cosy. I adore what you have made with your bedroom , it must be a pleasure to sleep there and your outdoor space. Beautiful home style decor 🙂


  • Your place is amazing! I’m legit blown away by the pictures. x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

  • Gosh I love your house! I have to marry someone who’s okay with pink accents because I don’t ever want to live without them! 🙂

  • You guys have killed it! The scheme is so simple yet so full of personality. And….the paint name Midnight in NY would make an amazing band name.

  • Gosh, your house is what dreams are made of. Forever in love. <3

  • Your home is so dreamy! Would you mind sharing where the weaving in the bottom photo above your fireplace is from?

  • Hi Susan,
    It’s from Juju Papers! http://www.jujupapers.com I LOVE them!!
    xx- Elsie

  • Beautiful house! Where do you find your plant stands, like the black ones in the sunroom. I’ve been looking for that style for indoors.

  • Love your home tours! Hoping that you’ll share your living room/den soon. I always see shots of it in your Instagram/Snapchat and want to see more! Xo

  • The mirror is by Jonathan Adler, I got it from Shop Candelabra. It’s insanely special! http://www.shopcandelabra.com/jonathan-adler-petal-mirror

    xx- Elsie

  • personal experience/opinion: we used about five different brands of paint (gliddon, behr, valspar, sherwin williams, benjamin moore) when we first moved into our house almost three years ago. by FAR, our favorite was, and still is, gliddon. (best coverage, best settling as it smoothed out while drying, easiest to use with both rollers and brushes…bonus that it’s usually the cheapest!) we’ve been color-matching all brands’ colors to gliddon since then, and have had no issues with the colors not matching up exactly to the paint swatch, no matter what brand it was originally. we have friends who swear by benjamin moore only, and other die-hard valspar lovers, so it’s probably all personal preference anyway! i haven’t heard anyone say a color-matching of another brand hasn’t worked well, so you’re PROBABLY pretty safe going with whatever brand you like best, color-matched to any brand’s color. 🙂

  • To test a new color (especially whites) I paint a big swatch in the best lit area of my house and then another one in a poorly lit area. Then, once it’s dry, I look at them in the daylight and the artificial light at night to make sure it’s good!

    xx- Elsie

  • Hi Meg!
    Thank you so much for the kind words! The leather pouf is from Lulu & Georgia.

    xx- Elsie

  • Elsie and Jeremy, your home is a work of art. That view of the back of your house is magnificent. Thank you for sharing all your paint colors, so lovely and so cohesive! If you have a minute, can you share the source of the leather pouf in your sunroom? Amazing home. Xo

  • I always love the colours you choose, they contrast and compliment each other and the furniture perfectly! I just love your house!

  • You home is stunning! cohesive, but still each room is bold. How can you determine from the small swatch of color what will look good in a space? So often, I find myself drawn to certain palettes, but I’m always uncertain of how they will look when on an item/wall bigger than a small square. Any tips?

  • Beautiful home, all the windows and no curtains! Our home is similar as for the windows, lots and treatments only on bedroom windows.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi! I just spent like 30 minutes looking for the post with the source of that mirror in your entryway. I swear I remember a story about it arriving broken or something but I can’t find the post anywhere! Can you tell me which post that is or tell me the name of the mirror? Thanks!

  • Haha- sorry it took me so long!!! Organization isn’t exactly my strength. haha!
    xx- Elsie

  • Thank you!!! 🙂 We love it so much. Very thankful we found this place.
    xx- Elsie

  • Honestly- the reason I don’t use only one brand is that I don’t have a go-to brand that I use exclusively (at least not yet). I have just been going by whoever has the color I want. :))

    xx- Elsie

  • Yay!!! So glad you posted your paint colors…I’ve been waiting! 🙂

  • Thanks for the resources! Do you find it is best to go with the specific paint brands mentioned for each color, or do you have a go-to paint brand and have that store color-match other brand names’ colors? For example if I wanted the Valspar paint color in a store that only sells Behr. I know people do this all the time but for some reason I always worry about how the color will turn out?

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