Since the very first second it hit the airwaves, I have been a huge fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. For starters, it was the first show that embraced the style I personally love (reclaimed wood, thrift store goods and modern detailing like concrete counters, brass fixtures and subway tiles), and it single-handedly created a new appreciation (and #hashtag trend) for an old favorite: #SHIPLAP!
Co-hosts (and spouses) Joanna and Chip Gaines can, in my book, do just about anything they set their minds to — from ripping out walls and cabinets and making-over homes to starting a B&B and raising a farm full of animals (and beautiful children). So it was no surprise when I heard The Magnolia Home (Joanna’s shop and studio) was launching its first collection of paint colors.
Paint is my go-to design solution for just about any problem. Boring walls? Furniture that
needs some love? Exterior that needs to feel modern again? Paint is almost always the answer. But not everyone is ready to make a huge commitment, so I love when collections pop up that embrace modern neutrals and deep hues that won’t leave you running for the hills when “Icelandic Poppy Red” turns into “Nightmare Firetruck Crimson.”
Today I sat down and asked Joanna some questions about the new collection (and yes, there’s a color called “Shiplap”), and for some tips on how she likes to use paint at home and in her clients’ spaces. Read on to see her answers and check out more from her new collection of paint. You can view all 25 colors from her collection, and shop online, right here. xo, grace