Everyone is head over heels for Joanna’s selection for her Fixer Upper home makeovers. And why shouldn’t they be? She seems to have the perfect eye for how paint is going to fit in a room. Joanna has always had some go-to Fixer Upper paint colors for her Fixer Upper homes, but I bet she used to do a lot of custom mixing to get the right color as well. Heck, I’m an amateur next to Joanna and even I make custom colors when I can’t find the exact color I want! So, of course the natural step would be for her to create her own paint line to match her style! Is anyone else feeling excited about Joanna’s new Fixer Upper Paint Colors? After making us wait for what felt like forever, Joanna FINALLY released her new Fixer Upper paint line. yaaayyy!! Joanna is selling her new paint through her shop, Magnolia Market.
Joanna’s Favorite Paint Colors Matched to Benjamin Moore Paint
I was hoping that she’s release her paint line to local shops, but so far it’s only available to purchase online. Hopefully one day soon Joanna’s new paint line will be distributed to local shops, but I’m not sure what her plans are.
Since I know you are just as anxious I am to try out Joanna’s favorite paint colors, I figured I’d do a color match for you so you can get the colors at your local store.
HUGE Fixer Upper Paint Colors Update
Joanna has released her paint line in select stores. Magnolia Home Paint can be found at some local hardware stores including Miller Paint, Ace Hardware, and others. I’m not sure if this new release includes all of her paint colors, or just the ones in the Market collection. But as soon as I find out, I will let you know! As of now Magnolia Home Paint by Kilz is still not available at Home Depot or Lowes. But you can check if your local paint store is carrying Joanna’s paint by checking out their store locater here: http://www.magnoliapaintbykilz.com/store-locator.html
Check out my review of Joanna’s Peel and Stick Paint Samples here:
Watch me transform a kitchen table set using Magnolia Home Trim and Cabinetry Paint
Did you know you can color match Fixer Upper Paint Colors?
Actually you can color match pretty much any paint. I doubt that the local paint stores have Joanna’s new line of paint stored in their database yet though. Here’s a great way to work around that:
- Browse the images below to select your Fixer Upper Paint Color Match.
- Jot down the name of the color matched paint. Here’s the cool thing: I color matched all of the colors to a Benjamin Moore paint, but you can go to ANY paint store to get a paint that matches.
- Take the name of the paint color and the brand (in this case it’s Benjamin Moore) to the paint color and ask to have it matched to whatever brand of paint your heart desires. Every paint store has a database with brands, paint names, and their corresponding paint mix code. ***See my insider information about matching paint colors below!
- Come back here and show me pictures!
An Err of Caution When Color Matching
**Update** A TWF reader and owner of a Benjamin Moore store emailed me and gave me some awesome insider information! Here is what she said about matching paint colors:
“Almost all stores have a data base for all other major manufacturers colors. With that being said, the computer isn’t always right, in fact, it’s often quite off. I generally think of the computer as a starting point. It gives you an idea of what to put into the color but unless you have an actual color chip of the paint you are trying to match it is difficult to get an exact match. I will admit, computer formulas have gotten better through the years, but I still prefer to be on the cautious side, I consider it a customer service issue if I send a customer out the door with the wrong color. Every store has its own policy of how to handle competitor matches, and even ours has changed through the years. We are happy to do a competitor match as long as the customer understands it will never be exact, and that’s the truth.”
Fixer Upper Paint Colors Matched to Benjamin Moore Paint
Readers often ask about what colors she is using for her new Fixer Upper Makeovers since she released this paint line. The answer is a mix. I assume the clients get a choice when picking fixer upper paint colors, and so she doesn’t always use paint from her new collection. there are episodes that were released after her paint line, and she still uses some Sherwin Williams colors in those makeovers! Here is a color match, as close as I could get, to Joanna’s 25 paint colors in her Market Collection. She now has over 100 new colors outside of her collection as well.
There you have it! 25 Fixer Upper Paint Colors matched to Benjamin Moore Paint. This took me quite a while, but it was a labor of love. I hope you are able to get use out of this information!
Joanna’s Magnolia Home Paint Collection now has more colors!
Since writing this post, Magnolia Home paint has actually come out with over 100 more paint colors in their Magnolia Home Paint by Kilz line. The 25 paint colors that were color matched here are still available in her ‘Market’ collection. These are the colors Joanna holds closest to her heart, and they’re also the colors that are available in the peel and stick paint test option. You can choose any of Joanna’s 25 Market collection paint colors to be sent to you in a peel and stick form, so you can try out the color on your wall without having to actually paint over your existing paint. It’s a fabulous way to see the colors in different shadows of your room without the consequence of having blotches of paint all over your walls!
Anyone know the color of Jenny & Ramil’s kitchen cabinets in their Italian Rustic home from the latest fixer upper??
Have you tried matching Magnolia Solid Wood color yet? I really like that one.
No I haven’t! It may be time for another round of color matches since they came out with so many more colors
Have you done a paint match for her color “Blessed”? Thanks!!!!
What finish would you suggest? Flat/matte or eggshell?
Thanks in advance!
Low sheen like Satin is what Joanna uses.
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This is so helpful – thank you!
yayyy!! You’re welcome!!
Any suggestions on a Valspar or Behr match to BM Revere Pewter?
I don’t have any suggestions myself, but I do know there are websites that will match any color for you! Behr’s color match does a pretty good job of that!
I was wondering if you could help me out with colors that would look good on a stucco house. We just had new shingles put on the roof and they are pewter grey. We want to paint the house….but probably leave the windows white. The bricks on the front of the house are really outdated reddish. We want to go with something darker. Can you help me out at all?
Cindy, can you post some photos on my Facebook page? Then I can ask readers to share their ideas!
Thank so so much for putting this list together. Without having a sample paint to put on a wall, it’s hard to actually purchase enough paint for a room. Hopefully Joanna’s paints will be available locally soon. Also, I love having a paint chip in my hand to make a mood board or carry with me for choosing fabric and accessories.
I am sure you matched the beat you can and some are dead on, but others tend to be a bit off.
Thanks for the feedback Anna. I did spend quite a few hours looking at as many paint colors I could to find the closest colors I could find. If you ever decide you want to put in some time finding more exact colors, I’d be happy for you to comment with the color match and I’ll update my list! Thanks!
I saw you had four more in a place below the first twentyfive. Are those available to us as well? Thank you for all your hard work!
Hi Debra! I’m not sure what you mean. Can you explain?
Eyeballing a color match is a lot of work and I almost hate to mention it since you’ve done such a nice job. But… color experts can simply scan the color chip with a hand-held colorimeter (most on the market are under $400). I use a NIX and a NODE+Chroma. Each have free apps that will display the spectral data for the paint color. At that point, I have a couple choices – either continue on with the specific app and let it find a color match within its paint libraries or I can take the CIE L*a*b* values and use other methods to find paint color matches.
If you know how to ‘color by the numbers’ a lot of architectural color selection tasks like color matching can be done faster, easier and more accurately. It’s called colorimetry or color math and once someone explains how it works, it’s really not that difficult.
Thanks for the info! I did mention that the paint shops can scan the color for a better match, but in this case we don’t have the new paint line available to us on swatches, so I did my best with a color matching app. I found Benjamin moore’s color match app to be most consistent, but there are others available as well. Of course, we are only going by what a photo shows of the color so there has got to be some wiggle room for error. I’d love to learn more about color math! Always wondered how that works!
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I’ve been looking to repaint some of our house! I really love the Bachelor Blue! Great tip here. 🙂