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Paint Color Chart for Your Home

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I’m kind of embarrassed to say this, but I realized one of the most important things in our home seriously lacked organization over the holidays – our paint colors! So.many.creams.and.sheeens. I can hear my friend Megan from high school laughing now.

After Christmas, I decided that it was time to finish a few small projects and touch up the paint. So, I hired our trusty painter. He pulled a couple gallons of paint and asked me which one. In preparation for Ani’s birthday party and the usual chaos of our days, I said “this one”. I thought it had to be it. I should have looked at one of my posts because he painted the back corner of our home the wrong color and I have no one but myself to blame. 

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In the fall, Chris organized all of our paints and for the most part I know each color and room by heart, but somehow something went awry. Each time our painter comes over I have anxiety that he’ll touch up with the wrong color, so I decided to create a paint color chart to organize them all and I thought you’d appreciate having a paint color chart as well. 

You’ll find a column for the room, brand, color, sheen and notes. Yes, far worse things can happen, but in a world where I have a million balls in the air, I can rest knowing that I won’t continue running in circles around paint

free printable paint color chart to keep track of all of your paint colors, sheens, etc

organize the paint colors in your home with this free printable paint color spreadsheet

I’ve been working on mine this week and as soon as I peel myself out from under my cozy throw on the sofa I’ll finalize it. You can see the picture above for a sample of the printable and how I’m using it. I plan to add the year paint was purchased in the notes section.

Download your complimentary Paint Color List here and find all of our paint colors here. I’ll be finalizing ours asap so that we don’t have any more mishaps. Here’s to a more organized {and less stressful} 2017!


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17 comments on “Paint Color Chart for Your Home”

  1. Julie, I saw something you might want to give a try. Someone took paint sticks dipped in paint, labeled them with the information you’ve listed, drilled a hole in the top and slipped onto a large key ring. I think they cut the paint sticks in half, but I can’t find the original post. I can see how one might be able to do the same thing with popsicle sticks, too.

    I did what you did just a month or so ago after touching up some nail holes. We had several cans of paint, so I copied all the info down and included it in my expandable folder of info I put together when we moved in. It contains all our appliance info, subcontractor lists, etc. – everything I could think of to include not just to have at our fingertips but to pass on to the next owner if we ever move.

    • That’s a great idea, too! I think this will work well for our painter and quick touch ups. I finished it and put it with all of the paint cans, which are also marked. I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  2. I make a color board for my clients but have never done one for my own home. Definitely something I’m going to work on.

  3. I just love this idea, Julie! I recently needed to touch up a bathroom ceiling and grabbed a can of “ceiling white” that was in with the paint supplies. What a surprise to find out that it did not match the ceiling at all! I now have spots on my ceiling and am going to have to paint the whole thing to get back to one color. UGH! How I wish I had kept track of my colors better! But from now on, I will use your chart and save myself a lot of work! Thanks!

  4. It’s so easy to lose track of paint colors over the years. I’ve also seen the tip that Cindy mentioned above, but I prefer the ability to keep information digitally instead of cluttering up our home. This printable is perfect for that. Thanks so much!

  5. What a great idea for keeping up with your home colours. We all got lost once when had to buy new paint, right? 🙂

    Amazing colours to keep a stress-free, calmer life! <3

    Keep up the good work!

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  9. I made a household binder. Each room has its own sheet protector(s). I have drawn on graph paper each room’s layout, and made graph paper cutouts of every piece of furniture so I can rearrange on paper to try new things. I have written every paint color, brand, number, and sheen, and also keep paint swatches with the same info. Every paint candidate has in black Sharpie the room and date painted. For any items I have made I keep fabric swatches in there too. We always think we will remember, but we rarely do.
    Thanks for the tips and your awesome blog.

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