Don’t Discount Behr’s Navajo White Paint So Quickly

In an article on, Five Things That Make Your House Look Chintzy, one of the things listed is Behr’s Navajo White Paint. While I agree that if used by itself, this color is as boring as boring can be, the article neglects a use for this paint that is absolutely stunning: Use it for sponge painting!

We used it in my bedroom and hallway and the results were magnificent. In the bedroom, we applied Sunset Gold (also by Behr) over Navajo White and the results are golden:

Navajo White + Sunset Gold = Golden Bedroom

Sunset Gold sponged over Navajo White. The accent wall is plain Sunset Gold because we couldn’t possibly move the waterbed.

And in the hallway, we carried the cocoa paint (sorry, I forgot the name) from the living room up into the hallway, then sponge-painted Navajo White over it to make a perfect transition (the carpet is new, too – it used to be very close to Najavo White):

Hallway transition from living room - cocoa to cocoa and cream using Navajo White..

Hallway transition from living room – cocoa to cocoa and cream.

So as you can see, the paint that is so boring by itself becomes a treasure when used for a faux finish. We created a golden bedroom and a cappuccino hallway. I couldn’t be happier with the results!