Our Main Paint Color: Magnolia Home Gatherings

It’s sometimes hard choosing paint colors and it’s really one of those things that should be taken into consideration after fabrics and other things are chosen, but sometimes it’s necessary to find a main paint color and stick to it for continuity throughout the house.  When we decided to paint the walls in our house, we needed a good neutral that would go with everything and it wasn’t going to be a shade of white.  We both like a little color and even though I love white walls and trim many times, this house just seemed to call for a hint of color.

I think we’ve found the perfect one for us!  I’m working with Magnolia Home paint by Kilz and they are providing our interior paint colors, so we tried out several samples of their paint and I have to tell  you, there are some beautiful colors in the Magnolia Home collection.

We were looking for a nice neutral, but not white, since we wanted the color to pop against white trim work and came up with Gatherings, a really soft and pretty gray/beige shade or greige.

I though y’all would enjoy seeing how it looks in the new house. The color that was there was a yellow based white and it was OK, but we really wanted a whole new color throughout that would be a great neutral base for all of our furniture and accents and I totally love Gatherings.

It’s hard to capture a color in different lighting, but this gives you an idea.

Soft and neutral without a lot of strange undertones, Gatherings is just what we were looking for.  We had the painters paint this color in the two story foyer, as well as the family room, kitchen, and guest room and hallway upstairs and down.

It changes colors in lighting and looks gray at times and beige at times, but really a nice color to live with.

As you can see from the color board, I’ve sampled a lot of colors and we are still deciding what color may go where. We still have the master bedroom to paint, my office and Mark’s man cave and I think we’ve got those narrowed down too.

Magnolia Home paints are really nice to paint with, paint and primer in one.  I am painting my office right now and going with a light blue shade in there so I’ll share that later too.

I’m glad to get rid of the red walls in the kitchen, makes this space look so much better and we’ve been working on the kitchen bar area too and here’s a sneak peek of the painted kitchen cabinets that I can’t wait to share with you.  We have a little more to do on the bar and I’ll share that project with you later.  We chose a gorgeous blue shade for the lower cabinets and white on the top and we love how it all turned out.  Details on that soon!

In the meantime, I wanted to share this beautiful Gatherings color with you, I’m just in love with it overall. And I think we love it so much that it’s probably going in the master bedroom too. We have a few rooms that we will paint ourselves and we’re working on getting all that done before we officially get the furniture moved in.  Can’t wait for that and of course, I’ll share it all soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Note: This post is sponsored by Magnolia Home paint by Kilz and all opinions are my own. It’s a great paint to work with and the colors are beautiful. 


- Rhoda


  1. Leila Case says:

    Perfect neutral wall paint. A good backdrop – are you leaving the fireplace surround exposed brick or install tiles? An Italian black, not installed in a herringbone pattern or solid black color, may be an idea?? you all have good taste, love the kitchen cabinets and peek at island❤️

    • HI, Leila, I really like the brick so may do a wash over it or leave it the color it is (Mark wants to do something to them). The brick really blends well with the wall color, so we won’t change it drastically, but will eventually add an overmantel to the top.

  2. Rhoda,this house is coming together. I’m so excited to see all the progress and very much looking forward to seeing that beautiful kitchen. Thanks for all the updates.

  3. Beautiful color Rhoda! It reminds me of BM Revere Pewter which we used in our family room/kitchen. It really goes with everything. I wasn’t aware that Joanna Gaines had partnered with Kilz and had her own paint line. Is there nothing this women can’t do!

    • HI, Teresa, yes it is very similar to Revere Pewter which we had seen and loved. This was the perfect color for us!

  4. What a beautiful colour and a perfect neutral with the white baseboards and trim. Thank you so much for sharing all of this and I’m so looking forward to seeing the house become more your home. So happy for you!!

  5. Andrea G Corley says:

    Wow you are moving quickly. It looks amazing. I agree it looks somewhat like Revere Pewter. Are you going to paint the fireplace bricks?

    Love it can’t wait to see it.

  6. Whatever color you choose it will be lovely.

  7. Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says:

    Another perfect choice! I’ll have to give Magnolia Paints a try.

  8. I love the mantle and color of the fireplace bricks. I wouldn’t change them. Your home is looking great.

  9. Love the color! I thinking the bricks look great with the color and offer nice texture. Can’t wait to see the cabinets. You must be so excited! Life is good!!

  10. Beautiful. Love the fireplace as well. What fun you are having!!

  11. It looks great, Rhoda! I’ll have to check out that line of paints before choosing a new color!

  12. Love your choice of this neutral paint. Oh and thanks for the sneak peek of the white cupboards. They look gorgeous! Can’t wait to see more.
    This post comes at a good time for me, since we’ve been in our house 8 years now and really need to paint. Of course I’m looking at changing some of the paint colors I have now. I will definitely check into this one, to see how it works in our house.

    • Thank you Jeannette, we are really loving the paint colors on the walls and in the kitchen too.

  13. Debbie Williams says:

    Very pretty color. What finish. Eggshell?

  14. Jane eason says:

    Where do you purchase Magnolia paints?

    • Right now they are sold online at Magnolia Home and I think soon may be available at some Ace Hardwares.

    • Rhoda,
      I went online out to Magnolia Paints and they have a store locator by state. I noticed that in many states it was sold at ACE Hardware stores.

  15. Colleen Lang says:

    I wish their paints were available locally so one could look at the options. And, I wish they had color cards or a fan deck of the paints. I need to see things up close and personal to make a decision!

    • Colleen, I know it does make it hard when you can’t see the paints in person, but they do have small sample pots you can order, so I definitely recommend that. I was painting samples all over the place to find the right colors!

  16. SCBRYANT130@yahoo.com says:

    I love your color for the interior. Please consider doing the German Smear, Chip Gaines treatment, or refacing the fireplace brick.

    • Mark isn’t crazy about the brick as it is, so I’m sure we will come up with something. I think it looks good with the wall color.

  17. Brigitte Ghonda says:

    Hi Rhoda! I’m a silent follower of your blog for many years. I follow you from the Republic of Congo, from the city of Brazzaville, in Central Africa. I moved here from Algeria, Nothern Africa. The quality of Our Internet connection is very bad. So it’s seems that I missed some important posts! You are now married and have a new house! Congratulations to you and your husband! I followed and thoroughly enjoyed the renovation and decoration of your former house, but missed all the changes in your life. I am very happy for you and wish you all the best! You are an such an inspiration by your courage and resilience! May the Lord bless you richly in this new chapter of your life! Love to you! ?

    • HI Brigitte, wow what a fun comment to read! Thank you so much for following and for the well wishes all the way in Central Africa. That’s amazing that the internet brings us all together.

  18. Love that color…you are making great progress!

  19. What is the name and brand of your flooring? Looks great with the paint color, we hope to do the same!

    • HI, Sadie, the floors in this post are site finished wood, meaning they are unfinished red oak, sanded and stained in place. The color is Provencial by Minwax.

  20. I just wanted to thank you so much for this post! We’re renovating our new Cape Cod-style house, overlooking beautiful Skaneateles Lake in upstate New York, and I was having a great deal of difficulty choosing a paint color for the main living areas. I knew I wanted something neutral, maybe grey. I looked at several grey samples that looked purplish, bluish, or greenish (yuck!) on the wall. I’ve been following you for a few years now, and I’ve learned that I can trust your decorating judgment. So I decided to go with Gatherings for the living room, staircase, and upstairs loft area, and my husband just started painting it today. It’s perfect – I love it! Thank you again!

    • Hi, Janine, thank you for letting me know you love Gatherings as much as we do! I’m so glad it worked out for you too, we just think it’s the perfect greige color.

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