Get organized for good with this free printable paint color chart! It’s the easiest way to keep track of which color goes where, allowing you to organize even the messiest shelves in your home.

If you’re anything like me, you love an organization project that helps make your life easier. This one is just that – you’ll never worry about touching up walls or trim with the wrong color again.

A white living room with a cream linen sofa and wood coffee table.
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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! We’ve been remodeling our room room by room for many years, and the paint cans have gotten out of hand.


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.

A hallway painted in a cream paint color, with brass framed black and white photos on the wall

Paint Color Chart for Your Home

I love sharing my best organizing tips with you, and paint is no different! Check out these Under Sink Storage Ideas, and Organizing Kitchen Counters.

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.

Paint color list printable sheet

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.

How to Use this Paint Color Chart

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

I’ve been working on mine this week. You can see the picture above for a sample of the printable and how I’m using it.

I plan to add the year each paint was purchased in the notes section.

Download your complimentary Paint Color Chart here and find all of our paint colors by room 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) year ahead!

A white living room with a cream linen sofa and wood coffee table.


  • Organize and store your paint cans in a cool, dry area of your home.
  • Hang this printable paint chart near your paint storage, or anywhere that you store important paperwork for your home.
  • Try using these touch up paint storage containers to clean up those messy old paint cans.
  • For small touch up projects, try a touch up paint pen – they are lifesavers!

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  1. I’d like a tip for selecting ceiling color. I’ve always used white, but am tired I’ve the boring dull white. My living room is a medium warm taupe with bright white trim. The ceilings are right feet high. Would like to soften the bright white ceiling a little. This is also our tv/movie room and dining area.

  2. Love your aesthetic! Do you have the list of paint colors that you use in your home? I can’t find it linked in the article.

  3. Hi Julie,

    Your house is beautiful.

    In the rooms where you have painted Zurich white and BM soft chamois, what colors have you used for the trim and the ceilings?

    Thanks for your help!

  4. 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.