Paint Color Review: Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-017

Trim is painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove. Walls are Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.

What is the LRV of White Dove?


You must sample this color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls and trim! (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation clients.)


Is BM White Dove a cool white or a warm white?

If we take an objective look at White Dove’s LCh* spectral data, we can see that BM White Dove has a hue angle of 100.797°, putting it in the Yellow hue family. Technically speaking, this makes it a warm white.

benjamin moore white dove

White Dove has a very high lightness value (93.210) which means it’s nice and bright. At 4.975, White Dove also has a decent amount of chroma, or color saturation, for white paint. This means that it’s bright and clean, but has just enough color pigment to warm it up a bit.


Want to learn how to a paint color’s spectral data…and how to interpret it? In my online course, Color By The Numbers™, I show you how to locate that information and how to use it to evaluate colors.


Will White Dove look yellow?

It might, depending on its surroundings. Context is really important when you’re talking about color, especially white paint, and White Dove is no exception. White Dove’s warmth will really stand out and may look more yellowish under certain conditions:

  • In a room that receives a lot of Southern light or afternoon Western light. Both are warmer and a bit yellow which intensifies the warmth of White Dove.
  • In a room where Edison bulbs (1900 K) or soft white (2700 K) light bulbs are used. Edison bulbs cast and orange-yellow light and soft white bulbs (the most popular, easily available light bulb color) tends to be quite yellow as well. Both tend to amplify the yellow in White Dove. Using the right color light bulbs (3000 K to 3500 K) will give White Dove a much more balanced appearance.
  • When partnered with products that are stark white. Kitchens that have cool-toned marble or quartz countertops, bright white subway tile, or white appliances may not be a good match for White Dove.
  • When partnered with other white paint. If you have Benjamin Moore White Dove on the walls, I recommend using White Dove on the trim and/or cabinets as well. Simply change the sheen or finish to give it some dimension (e.g., eggshell for the walls and satin for the cabinets and trim). When you start trying to mix and match white paints, their differences in hue and chroma become much more obvious. One will likely end up highlighting the hue family of the other, causing it to look grayer/yellower/dingier by comparison.

Walls, trim, and cabinets in this kitchen are all painted in differing sheens of Benjamin Moore White Dove.

What other paint colors are equivalent or similar to Benjamin Moore White Dove?

As a reminder, I don’t recommend color matching between brands. This is especially true when it comes to white paint. You cannot color match between brands and expect to get identical results. You will see shifts in color and depth. But if you’re looking for something with a similar vibe to White Dove in another brand, there are options: 

These cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove.

Need Help Choosing a Color?


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One Room Paint Color Report | Virtual

Need help choosing the best paint colors for your room? Then this is the (virtual) service for you! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for you. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Click below to learn how it works or to get started!


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Exterior Paint Color Report | Virtual

Ready to give your home exterior a fresh new look, but feeling overwhelmed with the decision? Get a little virtual help from the color experts at Three Bears Home Staging! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for your home’s exterior. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Read below to learn how it works…

About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

Our Favorite Things 2022 Gift Guide is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of year: gift guide time! Let’s make the holidays beautiful and bright with this third edition of Our Favorite Things! From holiday gifts to housewarming gifts to hostess gifts, we’ve curated a list of our favorites for 2022! Snuggle up with a big mug of hot chocolate, and take a look at these cozy home must-haves and fun surprises that will help make your holidays “just right.” 

Here’s what we’re loving this holiday season…



Personalized Family Recipe Board

Personalized Family Recipe Board 2022 Gift Guide

Money Tree (Pachira)

Pachira money tree 2022 Gift Guide

Beekman 1802 Ylang Ylang & Tuberose Body Care Caddy Set

Beekman 1802 Ylang Ylang & Tuberose Body Care Caddy Set 2022 Gift Guide

Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

Custom message shortbread cookies 2022 gift guide

Sur La Table E-Gift Card

Sur La Table e-gift card 2022 gift guide

Weighted Blanket with Soft Cover    

Weighted Blanket with Soft Cover 2022 gift guide

Cheese Board Set               

Cheese Board Set 2022 gift guide

Bicycle Bookends

Bicycle Bookends 2022 gift guide

Personalized Paws Off 4 lb Pet Treat Jar

Personalized Paws Off 4 lb Pet Treat Jar 2022 gift guide

Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Create Your Own Reel Viewer 2022 gift guide

Monogrammed 2 Piece 100% Cotton Hand Towel Set (Set of 2)

Monogrammed 2 Piece 100% Cotton Hand Towel Set (Set of 2) 2022 gift guide

Preparing to Sell a Home Soon?

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Read Our Book

In this second edition of her popular book, Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging, HSR-certified professional home stager Vannessa Rhoades walks you through the step-by-step process of staging your home for a faster, more profitable sale. Available on Amazon in paperback and FREE for Kindle Unlimited customers!


The products on this blog have been independently selected because I like them. Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, meaning, if you choose to click on a link and make a purchase, I earn a small commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you and is paid 100% by the merchant, which helps me continue to create free content for my readers — so it’s a win-win! Thank you for supporting my blog and my business!

About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

11 Pretty Home Decor Accents to Bring Sherwin-Williams Redend Point Into Your Space

Wooden Ceiling Pendant

Redend point home decor chandelier pendant

This farmhouse chandelier with a wood-look texture adds a vintage, artistic, and charming appeal. The unique handmade weathered wood finish and rustic iron add a touch of both familiarity and luxury to your sweet home.


Cotton Duvet Cover Set

redend point home decor bedding duvet cover

100% washed cotton range has a relaxed and lived-in look through the subtle creases on it. This comfy and breathable fabric is perfect for a restful night’s sleep.


Brightech Montage Modern Floor Lamp

floor lamp redened point home decor

This tall floor lamp is versatile, suiting just about any style of home decor from mid-century modern and traditional to contemporary or even industrial looks.


NordECO HOME Pack of 2 Throw Pillow Covers

redend point home decor throw pillow covers

When you don’t want to completely redecorate a room but you feel like a change or a freshening up is in order, switching up your throw pillow covers is an easy fix. You can add just a touch of Redend Point’s blush-beige hue with these pretty throw pillow covers.


Pink Marble Drink Coasters

redend point home decor drink coasters

Add just a touch of blush with these pink marble drink coasters! Made from absorbent stone, the surface of the drink coasters absorbs water quickly within 5 to 10 seconds and will not stick to your table.


Faux Peony Arrangement

redend point home decor faux flowers

Need a color spot on your desk or table? This pretty little flower arrangement adds a sweet touch of pink.


Chesapeake Bay Candle Scented Candle, Rose Water

redend point home decor candle

The soft-colored frosted jar candle allows the light of the flame to shine through when burning. Made from a natural soy wax blend and featuring self-trimming wicks, this pretty candle is infused with all-natural essential oils.


Oleander Vintage Transitional Rug Pink Amaranth Area Rug, 8′ x 10′

We are in love with this gorgeous blush rug! Resistant to bleaching, fading, and wear, these rugs are easy to clean and extremely durable.


Velvet Accent Chair

redend point velvet accent chair

Bump up the “wow” factor in your room with this fun, contemporary velvet chair. Comfortable and modern!


Arched Wall Mirror, 24″x38″

This gold-framed arched wall mirror is an economical and practical way to decorate walls and add light to your space.


3 Piece Framed Canvas Wall Art

Not quite ready to fully commit to Redend Point but want to lean into this home decor trend a little? Artwork is a great way to add color to the walls! Each panel is 16″ x 24″, for a total installation size of about 48″ x 24″ (depending on how much space you leave between panels).


Are you trying to decide whether Redend Point (or another color) is right for your home? We can help! Take a look at our Virtual Color Consultation services below!

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One Room Paint Color Report | Virtual

Need help choosing the best paint colors for your room? Then this is the (virtual) service for you! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for you. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Click below to learn how it works or to get started!


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Exterior Paint Color Report | Virtual

Ready to give your home exterior a fresh new look, but feeling overwhelmed with the decision? Get a little virtual help from the color experts at Three Bears Home Staging! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for your home’s exterior. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Read below to learn how it works…

The products on this blog have been independently selected because I like them. Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, meaning, if you choose to click on a link and make a purchase, I earn a small commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you and is paid 100% by the merchant, which helps me continue to create free content for my readers — so it’s a win-win! Thank you for supporting my blog and my business!

About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

How to Use Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color of the Year Raspberry Blush in Your Home

raspberry blush
Photo via Benjamin Moore

3 Ways to Use Benjamin Moore Raspberry Blush in Your Home

“People are ready to bring color back into the home, taking a step outside their color comfort zones,” said Andrea Magno, Color Marketing & Development Director at Benjamin Moore. Let’s take a look at a few different ways you can incorporate BM Raspberry Blush into your home.

1. Create a bold, beautiful dining room.

raspberry blush
Photo via Benjamin Moore

2. Add architectural interest.

Prefer a more impactful color statement? Create a lively living room with walls and wainscoting in Raspberry Blush. This monochromatic look features an entire wall and trim painted in the same bold hue. It’s a great color to try if you’re a fan of the increasingly popular maximalist aesthetic.

Photo via Benjamin Moore

3. Use it as a pop of color.

Photo via Benjamin Moore


Coordinating Colors for Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush

Along with its Color of the Year announcement, Benjamin Moore has also shared the color palette it predicts will become popular in 2023. This year’s choices lean into deeply saturated colors with undeniable charisma and the ability to influence dramatic transformations.

Coordinating Paint Colors 2023 Color of the Year Raspberry Blush

You should always sample paint color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls. (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation Clients.)

What do you think of Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color of the Year? Let us know in the comments how you plan to use Raspberry Blush in your home!


Need a Little Paint Color Help?

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One Room Paint Color Report | Virtual

Need help choosing the best paint colors for your room? Then this is the (virtual) service for you! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for you. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Click below to learn how it works or to get started!


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Exterior Paint Color Report | Virtual

Ready to give your home exterior a fresh new look, but feeling overwhelmed with the decision? Get a little virtual help from the color experts at Three Bears Home Staging! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for your home’s exterior. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Read below to learn how it works…

About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

5 Home Staging Goals That Aren’t Worth It to Your Bottom Line

Some home staging tasks just aren’t worth it when it comes to prepping your home for sale. Getting a house ready to go on the market is a huge endeavor, and the bottom line is that not all tasks are a good return on investment. Using your time efficiently and effectively is critical when preparing your home for sale. Here are a few of the biggest time wasters we’ve seen over the years when it comes to home staging.

1. Emptying Built-In Drawers and Cabinets

An empty drawer or cabinet does indeed look more spacious. If you’ve got the time and energy to proceed with packing them up, go for it! But for most home sellers, time is of the essence and this is a very low priority area. Why? These spaces will not be photographed, nor are they part of a buyer’s first impression. Sure, it’s possible that buyers will open built-ins to take a look, but in most cases, it’s just not worth investing your limited time and resources.

When It’s Worth It: Be sure that doors open without a creak and that drawers slide smoothly. Doors and drawers must also be able to close easily with no obstructions. Glass-fronted cabinets typically present better when empty. It’s also worth removing anything of a sexual/political/valuable/religious/otherwise personal nature from the drawers.

2. Filling in Nail Holes

While it seems like a logical home staging prep step, it’s probably not a step that’s worth your time. Nail holes are tiny. They won’t show up in your listing photos and likely won’t be an issue for potential buyers.

Remove picture hangers and thumbtacks. Gently pull small nails from the wall or push them back in. In most cases, this takes only a few seconds and leaves a barely noticeable hole. On the other hand, filling, sanding, and painting sections of the wall take a lot more time, money, and effort. And unless you happen to have the exact paint color in the correct sheen already on hand, you’re going to draw more attention to all the areas you patched.

Home Staging Goals that Aren't Worth It to Your Bottom Line

When It’s Worth It: If you’re left with really large holes from toggle bolts or mollies, it’s a good idea to spackle and paint over the damage. Similarly, if the room needs re-painting anyway because the wall is damaged or the color needs neutralizing, go ahead and take a few extra minutes to fill in the nail holes, too.

3. Trying to Do Everything on Your Own

Costs can add up quickly when you’re trying to get a home ready for sale. Few homeowners want to spend extra money at this point in the process. But investing in professionals can be well worth it, not only in terms of your financial ROI but in the amount of headache it will save you in the long run. Professional painters, carpet cleaners, window cleaners, a handyperson…they’re all experts in their fields who’ll get the job done more quickly and efficiently than you’ll be able to on your own.

4. Packing and Storing What Should Be Eliminated

I get it — moving is overwhelming. Sometimes you just don’t have the bandwidth to make decisions on things like, “Do I want to keep this set of children’s books for my future grandchildren?” So you end up boxing items to move along with you. And you stack it in a spare room or a spare closet.

By the time you’re ready to put your house on the market, you’ve got stacks of boxes with “????s” on them being shuffled from room to room for photos. The extra boxes will make your rooms seem smaller (which buyers don’t like). Fast forward to moving day, and you’ve decided you really don’t want those items at all.

Save yourself the hassle. Most homeowners have plenty of items in those “????” boxes that would serve them better as a charitable donation or a gift to a friend. Maybe some of those items just need to go straight to the trash. Be honest with yourself as you pack, and take these items out of the house.

Home Staging Goals that Aren't Worth It to Your Bottom Line

When It’s Worth It: For objects that possess a strong sentimental or monetary value, place these items in a separate storage facility, temporarily with a friend, or maybe even in the garage or attic for now. Come back to them when you have the time to properly evaluate whether they’re worth keeping for your upcoming move. In any case, it’s always worth it to get those items off-site when staging your home for sale.

5. Adding Granite Countertops

Not every house needs stone counters to sell for top dollar. It primarily depends on what your potential home buyers are expecting. For high-end homes, stone and solid surface countertops are standard. However, if you’re planning to list your home at the lower end of the price range or if your existing countertops are comparable to other homes in your neighborhood, spending thousands to upgrade likely won’t be worth the return on investment when it comes to home staging.

When It’s Worth It: Are you planning to sell your home near the upper price point of your range? Do you live in a neighborhood where stone countertops are the standard? Do you have the opportunity to get an amazing deal on the product and installation? If you can answer yes to these questions, it may be worth it.

We Can Help You Prioritize What’s “Worth It”

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Book an Online Consultation

We specialize in positive and empowering virtual consultations with practical advice to help homeowners sell more quickly and for more money.


Enroll in Our Online Courses

Our online courses are designed with you, the DIY homeowner, in mind. From home staging to paint color selection, we break down the process for you from start to finish!


Read Our Book

In this second edition of her popular book, Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging, HSR-certified professional home stager Vannessa Rhoades walks you through the step-by-step process of staging your home for a faster, more profitable sale. Available on Amazon in paperback and FREE for Kindle Unlimited customers!


About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

A Soft and Soulful Neutral: Sherwin-Williams 2023 Color of the Year Redend Point

Sherwin-Williams 2023 Color of the Year

Redend Point SW 9081

Redend Point is a nourishing and inviting neutral. Subtle, warm, and restorative, it’s perfect for commercial or residential spaces — anywhere the mind and soul can relax and be refreshed.

Image via Sherwin-Williams

“Redend Point was inspired by the idea of finding beauty beyond ourselves. It is a heartening hue that invites compassion and connection into any space,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “The color is a natural choice for those looking for a warm and joyful neutral in both interiors and exteriors. Redend Point is a beautiful color, and I can’t wait to see how consumers play with it and style their spaces.”

Image via Sherwin-Williams


How to Use the Sherwin-Williams 2023 Color of the Year Redend Point in Your Home

Coordinating Paint Colors for SW Redend Point

2023 Color of the Year Redend Point coordinating colors

You should always sample paint color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls. (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation Clients.)


Home Accents, Accessories, and More

As neutrals are continuing to warm up in popularity, we expect this beautiful color will be seen a lot in the coming years. Redend Point’s subtle pink undertones make it simple to integrate into any commercial or residential space. “It adds an enveloping warmth that instantly makes you feel at home,” Wadden said. Natural-looking, organic textiles and wood accents build on the earthy hue of Redend Point. Decor in terracotta shades and clay materials add to its “oasis in the desert vibe.”

Image via Sherwin-Williams

A Healing Hue to Inspire Community Spaces

Redend Point’s versatility makes it a calming choice in a variety of commercial and communal settings.

“There is no commercial setting more central to the concept of beauty beyond ourselves than community gathering spaces. Whether that is a restaurant, office, or multi-family building, this hue adds the feeling of restoration that encourages connection to both ourselves and others,” Wadden said.

Image via Sherwin-Williams

The earthy tone brings the outdoors into multi-use areas to ground spaces for rest and relaxation, like lounges and community rooms, and draws patrons into lobbies and welcome areas with its subtle warmth.

What do you think of Sherwin-Williams 2023 Color of the Year? Let me know in the comments below!


Need a Little Paint Color Help?

Need help finding the right paint color? Order a Virtual Color Consultation Report from the color professionals at Three Bears Home Staging to get a custom, curated palette and guidance for your next painting project. Take a look at our packages below:


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One Room Paint Color Report | Virtual

Need help choosing the best paint colors for your room? Then this is the (virtual) service for you! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for you. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Click below to learn how it works or to get started!


exterior paint color

Exterior Paint Color Report | Virtual

Ready to give your home exterior a fresh new look, but feeling overwhelmed with the decision? Get a little virtual help from the color experts at Three Bears Home Staging! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for your home’s exterior. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Read below to learn how it works…


About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.


4 Smart Easy Ways to Make Your Pantry Look Bigger for Potential Home Buyers

Bigger pantries have become increasingly popular with home buyers in recent years. During the pandemic, many people began cooking at home more regularly. An increasing number of people are working remotely and spending more time eating at home. This shift has many homeowners re-examining the storage and organization space in their kitchens. For many home buyers, a large, well-organized pantry is seen no longer seen only as a nice amenity; it’s essential.

Fortunately, a little “just right” staging can help even a small pantry look more spacious and organized! Take a look at these four smart easy ways to make your pantry look bigger for potential home buyers.

Empty as much as possible.

Potential buyers will be looking inside your pantry. If it’s overly crowded, that gives the impression that there isn’t enough storage space in your kitchen. Start purging what you can and avoid making any runs to your local wholesale club.

Remove everything from the floor.

This one simple tip can instantly make your pantry look more spacious. Put anything that needs to stay in the pantry on a shelf, and relocate everything else.

Use matching containers.

Lots of brightly colored boxes are great for attracting attention on store shelves…not so great for staging a pantry. The extra visual clutter tends to make this already small space feel even more chaotic and cramped. Transfer dry goods into matching air-tight containers when possible to visually streamline this area and help it look more organized and spacious.


containers for pantry home staging

Airtight Food Storage Containers


Cleanliness and Odors Matter…a Lot

Remove all recycling, garbage, and pet-related items from the pantry before showing your home. Remove any other items that may be particularly pungent (based on my own experiences with clients, strong spices or boxes of mothballs are a few of the worst offenders). Sweep and mop thoroughly.


Mr Clean Magic Eraser Sponges

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, 10-Count


How We Can Help

A staged kitchen is not the same as a lived-in kitchen. It’s usually not convenient, and it’s rarely practical for day-to-day use. But when it’s done well, it can help make your kitchen more appealing to buyers and help it sell more quickly and profitably. Prepping for a great first impression from the get-go is better than endless open houses. Need a hand getting started? Take a look below at some of the ways we can help:

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Book an Online Consultation

We specialize in positive and empowering virtual consultations with practical advice to help homeowners sell more quickly and for more money.


Enroll in Our Online Courses

Our online courses are designed with you, the DIY homeowner, in mind. From home staging to paint color selection, we break down the process for you from start to finish!


Read Our Book

In this second edition of her popular book, Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging, HSR-certified professional home stager Vannessa Rhoades walks you through the step-by-step process of staging your home for a faster, more profitable sale. Available on Amazon in paperback and FREE for Kindle Unlimited customers!


The products on this blog have been independently selected because I like them. Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, meaning, if you choose to click on a link and make a purchase, I earn a small commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you and is paid 100% by the merchant, which helps me continue to create free content for my readers — so it’s a win-win! Thank you for supporting my blog and my business!


About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.


Paint Color Review: Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray 7029

What is the “Undertone” of Agreeable Gray?

You can probably find a whole slew of different blog posts with varying opinions about this one, but let’s take a look at something a little more objective – the numbers.

If you look at Agreeable Gray’s spectral data, it has a hue angle of 91.128°. This means Agreeable Gray is officially part of the Yellow hue family. Does that mean Agreeable Gray looks yellow? No – but it does explain the warmth behind the color. 

agreeable gray on color wheel

Want to learn how to simply and accurately identify a paint color’s hue family? In my online course, Color By The Numbers™, I show you how easy it is to locate spectral data and how to use it to evaluate colors.

What is the LRV of Agreeable Gray?

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much light a paint reflects back into a room, with 100% being highly reflective and zero being not reflective at all. Agreeable Gray has an LRV of 60%, which means it will reflect a decent amount of light. It can wash out just a bit on walls that get direct hits of light but generally holds its color quite well. 

In a south-facing room, Agreeable Gray will look warm, soft, and light. In a north-facing room, this color leans more heavily into the gray and the warmth is more muted. Remember, your quality of light changes throughout the day so view a sample of this color on all walls and in a variety of artificial and natural light.

Which White Trim Color Goes with Agreeable Gray?

Is Agreeable Gray a Good Exterior Paint Color?

Agreeable Gray can work beautifully as a neutral trim or siding color and works well with many types of brick and stone. Its high LRV means it will reflect a lot of light and can look much lighter in an outdoor environment than you may expect. Again, view paper samples on the exterior wall prior to painting.

What Other Paint Colors are Similar to Agreeable Gray?

Need Help Choosing a Color?

Need help finding the right paint color? Order a Virtual Color Consultation Report from the color professionals at Three Bears Home Staging to get a custom, curated palette and guidance for your next painting project.

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One Room Paint Color Report | Virtual

Need help choosing the best paint colors for your room? Then this is the (virtual) service for you! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for you. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Click below to learn how it works or to get started!


exterior paint color

Exterior Paint Color Report | Virtual

Ready to give your home exterior a fresh new look, but feeling overwhelmed with the decision? Get a little virtual help from the color experts at Three Bears Home Staging! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for your home’s exterior. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Read below to learn how it works…

About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

19 Beautiful Amazon Bookshelf Accessories You Need for Home Staging

Amazon is a great place to start when shopping for beautiful bookshelf accessories. For home staging, you’ll need pieces that are affordable, easy to style, and neutral. Balancing just the right amount of books and decor pieces with enough negative space is especially important when showcasing a home that’s for sale.

That’s because when it comes to home staging, the goal is to use your decor to highlight the permanent features of the home — in this case, a built-in bookshelf. The best bookshelf fillers for home staging are neutral, stylish, and simple. In short, they help buyers focus on the home itself — not your “stuff.” Take a look at our bookshelf styling ideas and decor inspo to see what well-staged bookshelves have in common:

If you’re not planning a home sale, you have a lot of flexibility and creative license when it comes to decorating a bookshelf. Family photos and travel memorabilia? Sure, add it to the decor! But if you’re staging your home for sale, showcasing your favorite books and treasures is not the goal. Why? Too much personalization in a staged home can be a distraction for home buyers.

Books

Obviously, you want to start with books! When it comes to staging a bookshelf in a for-sale home, try to keep the books neutral (nothing overtly religious or political). Remember, you need to leave plenty of negative space on the shelves to avoid looking too full or cluttered. If you’re a bit of a bookworm, don’t shop for more books — start packing and paring down.

Don’t have many books on hand? Get them at thrift stores. Buy hardbacks (no paperbacks for staging), and shop by color, title, and texture. You can cover books you already own in white paper (or simply flip the existing covers inside out) to get a more even, neutral look. Place the largest books first, stacking some vertically and some horizontally.

Vases and Vessels

Layer heights on each shelf, especially really tall shelves that have a lot of space. Otherwise, it looks like something is missing. Vases and vessels work especially well for this purpose. These items are big and fill a lot of vertical space. Place them on shelves next.

Signature Design by Ashley Miette 2 Piece Hammered Vase Set


Villeroy & Boch Collier Blanc Tall Vase


TERESA’S COLLECTIONS Ceramic Black Vase Set of 2


BIGIVACA Ceramic Vases,Set of 3


Rivet Modern Geometric Pattern Decorative Stoneware Vase


Greenery

Some of my favorite bookshelf accessories to order from Amazon are high-quality faux plants. They’re a great way to add texture and interest and bring a little life to your shelves.

Der Rose 3 Pack Mini Potted Fake Plants


Artificial Fern in Wood Pot


BESAMENATURE Artificial Snake Plant


FUNARTY 6 Pcs Artificial Eucalyptus Leaves, Long Stems 25″ Tall


Bowls and Trays

Bowls and trays are fantastic tools for shelf styling because they’re so easy to layer. They’re also an easy way to bring in another pattern or texture. Add a few small accessories into bowls for a bit more visual interest.

Elegance Eclipse Bowl, 10″ x 9.75″, Black/Copper


THY COLLECTIBLES Wooden Bowl


Serene Spaces Living Extra Large Free-Form Edge Glazed Ceramic Bowl


Elegance Hammered Oval Centerpiece Bowl, 17″ x 9″, Silver


Accessories

Lastly, tuck in a few beautiful objects of interest, like geode bookends, little sculptures, or geometric-inspired pieces. It helps break up the repetitive lines of books and adds a touch of intellectual interest and texture.

Frametory, 8×8 Aluminum Frames with Ivory Mats


Black Agate Bookends


Gold Metal Jacks Decor, 5″


Creative Co-Op Large Corrugated Cast Iron Llama


Peakoly Wood Chain Link Decor


Black & Gold Iron Sphere, 7


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About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

Paint Color Review: Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige 7036

Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige 7036 is a warm and versatile paint color. It’s a modern beige that leans a bit gray and is one of the most flexible paint colors available. In fact, it’s one of my personal favorites for home staging! Read on to learn if it’s the right color for your project.

What is the “undertone” of Accessible Beige?

All paint colors, even near-neutrals, belong to a hue family. In other words, they have a specific place they exist on the color wheel based on the measurement of their dominant light waves. (Some people refer to this as “undertone.”) Accessible Beige has an LCh° hue angle of 88.052°, which means it’s part of the Yellow hue family.

Does that mean Accessible Beige looks yellow? No — but it does give us more information to help us predict how it will render on the walls. Accessible Beige also has a pretty heavy dose of gray and white. What you end up with is a neutral paint color balanced by a lot of warmth (from the yellow) and a lot of light and flexibility (from the white and gray).

Want to learn how to simply and accurately identify a paint color’s hue family? In my online course, Color By The Numbers™, I show you how easy it is to locate spectral data and how to use it to evaluate colors.

What is the LRV of Accessible Beige?

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much light a paint reflects back into a room, with 100 being highly reflective and zero being not reflective at all. Accessible Beige’s LRV is 58, so it holds its color quite well in a room with average light. Like most paint colors on the higher end of the LRV spectrum, it starts to wash out a bit in rooms that get direct hits of bright sunlight.

How Does the Exposure of My Room Affect Accessible Beige?

Exposure refers to the direction of the natural light in a room and tends to vary in color and intensity depending on where it’s coming from. Accessible Beige is a fairly low chroma (less colorful or vivid) paint color, so it tends to look a bit grayer in a north-facing room or rooms that have morning east-facing light. It’s got just enough warmth, though, to keep it from looking too flat or cold. In a room with southern exposure or west-facing afternoon light, Accessible Beige is a soft and subtle beige, and that bit of gray keeps it from turning too yellow or orange in bright sunlight.

You must sample this color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls and trim! (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation clients.)

What Trim and Cabinet Colors Go With Accessible Beige?

Walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige look beautiful when paired with Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 or Sherwin-Williams Pure White 7005.

The walls in this beautiful living room are SW Accessible Beige while the fireplace mantel, trim, and cabinets are SW Pure White 7005.

What Colors Go With Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige?

Accessible Beige looks great with lower value, low chroma paint colors. In other words, it likes to partner with darker colors that have a good dose of gray (or even brown). Avoid pairing Accessible Beige with colors that have a lighter value or that have a very high chroma (super vivid or colorful).

Confused about chroma and value? In my online course, Color By The Numbers™, I show you how easy it is to find chroma, value, and other spectral data and how to use it to evaluate colors.

This gorgeous bedroom features Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154 paired with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.

What paint colors are similar to Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige?

Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige 7036 is a slightly lower value (darker) version of Accessible Beige. If you love Accessible Beige and want to use it in a room that gets lots of bright sunlight, Balanced Beige will hold its color a bit better. Sherwin-Williams Natural Tan 7567 is another similar paint color, though a bit more golden than Accessible Beige.

I never, ever recommend color matching between brands. I have seen clients do this for any number of reasons (to save a little money, their contractor will only work with a specific brand, lack of access, etc.). But the bottom line is that you cannot color match between brands and expect to get identical results.

You may get really close. You may even get a color you can live with if you’re lucky. But with color matching, there are no guarantees because different brands use different formulas, bases, and proprietary pigments. Ultimately, it will be a different product.

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Exterior Paint Color Report | Virtual

Ready to give your home exterior a fresh new look, but feeling overwhelmed with the decision? Get a little virtual help from the color experts at Three Bears Home Staging! Based on your questionnaire responses and uploaded photos, we’ll create a personalized digital Paint Color Report just for your home’s exterior. We’ll also send you paint swatches! Read below to learn how it works…


About Vannessa Rhoades
About Vannessa Rhoades

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging: Second Edition and founder of Three Bears Home Staging®. She is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager™ and Certified Expert E-Designer™ and has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.