5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas

5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas will appeal to design fans of Joanna Gaines who are ready to bring some of the farmhouse decor flavor of Fixer Upper into their own nest. Best of all, the ideas shared here are friendly-priced as well, so you won’t have to sell the children to snag the look.

Beanstalk Bungalow house on Fixer Upper has a beautiful fairy tale exterior with creamy white paint and light grey trim.
“The Beanstalk Bungalow” from a favorite Fixer Upper episode.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas

To find a heap of inspiration, how-to’s and recipes, as well as news about the Fixer Upper television show, you’ll find lots of goodness HERE on Magnolia. However, I receive tons of email asking about specific sources for colors and decor seen in specific episodes.

Magnolia Market Silos white brick wall of Silos Baking Co. with bar stools, Parisian bistro chairs, and black and white decor. #magnolia #silos #bakery #fixerupper
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Sources for Fixer Upper Decor

It seems everyone has their favorite episode, and certain folks obsess over design details, watching the show repeatedly as well as pausing it and studying scenes and vignettes before going online for sources. When I have done my own research, digging into the comment section, looking for discussion forums online, and sending emails – it has been quite a challenge.

Planning a visit to Magnolia Market? Here are 22 Things to Know Before You Go! #magnolia #silos #waco #fixerupper
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Visiting Magnolia Market for Inspiration & Research

I even traveled to Waco to become more familiar with Magnolia Market, the Silos, the Bakery and Magnolia Table, as well as the Gaines farmhouse (see me driving by HERE). I wanted to see paint colors (interior and exterior) up close as well as research decor items in person.

Garden shed with metal roof and cupola and raised garden beds at Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas. #magnolia #garden #silos #waco
Hello Lovely Studio. Garden area at the Silos in Waco.

Fixer Upper Sources from Show

A plausible reason so many specific sources from renovations on the show are protected is because each project is custom and very personalized for each family spotlighted. On the show, the Gaines duo are creating dream homes for real people, not little model homes to copy. Additionally, the mysteries swirling about THAT awesome light grey paint color or THAT chandelier are what keep folks re-viewing episodes and stirring interest!

The interior of Magnolia Market at the Silos with white subway tile, terracotta pots suspended from the ceiling, and farmhouse style decor. #magnoliamarket #silos #waco #fixerupper
Magnolia Market. Hello Lovely Studio.

These paint color ideas are best guesses and also hail from info shared by HGTV, my viewing of the show, and my design experience with white paints and neutral tones. Decorating ideas which follow are also inspired by the common farmhouse style country decor elements which spring up in the staged Fixer Upper reveals, again and again.

5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors

If you have ever watched Chip and Joanna Gaines transform homes in Waco in episodes of HGTV’s Fixer Upper and wondered about the names of paint colors or sources of the decor, then you’re not alone!

Creamy Warm White Paint Colors

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VALSPAR Honeymilk 7003-4

According to HGTV, this is a Fixer Upper inspired creamy white. Honeymilk is perfect when you want a subtle, soft white with a hint of beige.

Honeymilk from Valspar. 5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas.
VALSPAR Honeymilk.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

This repurposed headboard/footboard bench was painted Honeymilk by Sweet Pickins Furniture.

{Repurposed Headboard/Footboard}  The bench was painted a creamy white (Honeymilk by Valspar) and then distressed.  I love the way it turned out!  I cant wait to make another one :)
VALSPAR Honeymilk paint on bench.Sweet Pickins Furniture.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

The lighter color in this stripe on a bathroom wall is also Honeymilk:

Tone on tone painted stripes in a bathroom by Young House Love.
VALSPAR Honeymilk is the lighter color, paired with a darker neutral for stripes in a bathroom by Young House Love.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dover White 6385

This warm and versatile color is indicative of the whites we see in multiple Fixer Upper projects. I became familiar with Dover White after learning it’s the white paint the Napiers (of HGTV’s Hometown series) used a few years back on the interiors in their 1925 craftsman cottage in Mississippi.

Erin Napier designed cottage style bedroom with Sherwin Williams Dover White paint on walls.
Design: Erin Napier. Photo: Source. Wall Paint Color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dover White.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster 7008

Alabaster is another white HGTV recommends for achieving the same mood Joanna Gaines creates for so many of their renovations on Fixer Upper.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls of bathroom designed by Curls and Cashmere.
Photo: Curls and Cashmere. Paint Color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Light Blue Grey Paint Colors

If you watch the show, you know the starring role light grey paint color plays, renovation after renovation! Which grey paint can you try to emulate what you have seen on Fixer Upper?

FARROW & BALL Parma Gray No. 27

According to F&B, this cool mid blue with grey undertones “can feel quite formal when contrasted with a bright white” and Parma Gray is favored by those “who prefer a clean and crisp finish. “

Farrow and Ball Parma Gray paint color on island of beautiful luxurious kitchen designed by Mary Mac Interiors.
Design: Mary Mac Interiors. Island paint color: FARROW & BALL Parma Gray.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray No. 242

Originally created for a bespoke pavilion, Farrow & Ball reports Pavilion Gray is also reminiscent of an elegant 18th century Swedish color. You may also recall how the color of the trim inside and out as well as the accent color at Patina Farm is a very close cousin to this tone.

Farrow and Ball Pavilion Gray on walls of a beautiful atelier by Tramzuahuse.
Photo/Design: Traumzuhause. Paint color: FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

25 Decorating Ideas to Get the Look of Joanna Gaines & Fixer Upper

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Walls

No. 1: Shiplap!

While the older homes renovated in Waco on the show often come with original shiplap under drywall, you can install new shiplap relatively painlessly. While we didn’t opt for traditional shiplap, we covered a wall in our master bedroom with reclaimed pine planks from Stikwood. See that project HERE and find the product we used HERE.

DIY Tutorial for Installing Shiplap on the Cheap

I love Jenna Sue’s blog and style, and here’s a great tutorial:

Jenna Sue’s DIY Shiplap Tutorial.

Another Option: Shiplap Panel Kit

Timeline Shiplap 5.5"  Wall Paneling in White
Shiplap Options HERE.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Dining Chairs

Even though most of the project we see on the show have an American farmhouse look, plenty of them are influenced by French Country and French Farmhouse. Joanna Gaines seems to be drawn to vintage style and European country inspired chairs like these.

No. 2: Cross Back Chairs

No. 3: Metal Industrial Chairs

Tolix style chairs in light blue, set of 4. 5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas.
.Set of 4 Dream Blue Metal Chairs…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Lighting

The lighting in the Fixer Upper homes we see in the reveal always plays a starring role!

No. 4: French Country Chandelier

Bertrand 6-Light Chandelier. 5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas.
6-Light Chandelier…certainly lovely indeed!
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

No. 5: Industrial Farmhouse Pendants

French farmhouse industrial style pendant lights - set of 3
Industrial Metal Pendant Lights – Set of 3…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

No. 6: Metal Lantern Pendants

Odie 4-Light Foyer Pendant
Pendant Light…certainly lovely indeed.

No. 7: Wood With Candle Style Lights

Tremiere 5-Light Empire Chandelier
Beaded Chandelier…certainly lovely indeed!
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

No. 8: Simple Metal Wall Sconces

Permo Single Sconce with Funnel Flared Glass Clear Glass Shade 1-light Wall Sconce Wall Lamp (Antique)
Wall Sconce with Funnel Glass Shade…certainly lovely indeed.

No. 9: Distressed Shabby Chic Chandelier

Distressed white shabby chic style French country chandelier. 5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas.
French Farmhouse White Chandelier…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Rugs

No. 10: Modern Farmhouse Boho Rug

Iverson Moroccan Tribal Gray/Beige Area Rug
Moroccan Tribal Area Rug…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Wall Decor

No. 11: Rustic Wall Clock

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Tabletop

No. 12: Wood Tray

Fortress Bouquet Wood Serving Tray
Wood Tray…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

No. 13: Galvanized Tray

Magnolia Home Gardener's Tray
Magnolia Home Gardener’s Tray…certainly lovely indeed. 5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas for decidedly farmhouse style loveliness.

No. 14: Chalkboard

Easel style chalkboard for tabletop.
Rustic Standing Chalkboard…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Tablescapes

No. 15: Cloth Napkins With Stripe

Black Villa Stripe Napkins Set of 4
Black Stripe Napkins…certainly lovely indeed.

No. 16: Wood Chargers

Wood Baroque Chargers, Set of 4
Wood Chargers…certainly lovely indeed!
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

No. 17: Black and White Plates

Philbrook Vegetable Plates
Black and White Vegetable Plates…certainly lovely indeed. Photo: Wayfair.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Decidedly Cozy Accents

No. 18: Chunky Throw

Charest Chunky Knitted Acrylic Throw
Chunky Knit Throw…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Kitchens

No. 19: Cast Iron Teapot

Tetsubin 1.63 Qt. Saga Teapot
Cast Iron Teapot…certainly lovely indeed.

No. 20: Kitchen Utensil Holder

Utensil Crock
Fiesta Utensil Crock…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

No. 21: Black & White Potholders

No. 22: Open Shelving

Evonne Wall Shelf
Floating Shelf…certainly lovely indeed (photo: Wayfair).
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Fireplace Mantel

No. 23: Magnolia Wreath for Wall

Mountain Magnolia 24'' Wreath
Magnolia Wreath…certainly lovely indeed.

No. 24: Turned Wood Candle Holders

3 Piece Wood Candlestick Set
3-Piece Wood Candlestick Set…certainly lovely indeed.
5 Fixer Upper Paint Colors & 25 Decorating Ideas in case you want to steal the look. Interior Design Inspiration: Joanna Gaines Farmhouse Style…decidedly vintage with rustic decor and whimsical country charm.

Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper Decorating Idea for Storage

No. 25: Soft Storage Basket

OrganizerLogic Toy Storage Basket For Kids' Room - 15" X 15" X 13" Baby Basket Storage - Organize Your Baby's Toys, Laundry, Books - Decorative Baby Storage Organizer Basket (Beige)
Soft Storage Basket...certainly lovely indeed.

Visiting Fixer Upper Land?

Considering a trip to Magnolia & Fixer Upper land? Below is a glimpse of the outdoor patio area at Magnolia Table – we were there before the grand opening!

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4 Comments

  1. March 2, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Good afternoon Michele, I love all of your paint and inspiration. I have to go back and reread the entire post and take in each and every photo to soak up all of the ideas.

    • michele
      Author
      March 2, 2019 / 4:57 pm

      Sounds great, Elizabeth. And I have to visit your beautiful blog to soak up the lovely inspiration which always awaits!

  2. Ann
    March 2, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    Yes, yes and did I say yes!

    • michele
      Author
      March 2, 2019 / 4:56 pm

      That’s the spirit, mama!

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