By Alyssa Clough

Published on March 31, 2017

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When I ventured to Waco, Texas for the KILZ Master Class hosted by HGTV’s Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, paint—specifically, Magnolia Home paint—was top of mind. There was a lot I wanted to know (like would they ever leave Waco? How do they pull off such amazing renovations in such a short time?), but paint took priority. Keep reading to learn all about their paint preferences!

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What’s your favorite color from the line?

Chip:

I’m all about our animals, so I’m going to go with One Horn White, which is named for our matron goat.

Joanna:

It’s impossible to pick a favorite paint color! Lately, I’ve been really drawn to fresh botanical shades, like Magnolia Green.

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And your favorite way to use it?

Chip:

That’s Jo’s department! It’s a little warmer white though, so I’ll say a living room or more active family space.

Joanna:

I think it would be fun choice for kitchen cabinets, or anywhere that needs a touch of nature.

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Are you a fan of an accent wall—or painting a whole room?

Chip:

I’m an all or nothing guy, so I would paint the whole room.

Joanna:

I would paint the entire room. When I create an accent wall, I lean towards using textured materials like reclaimed wood, shiplap or tile.

Neutral or bold?

Chip:

I prefer to keep things simple so, neutral.

Joanna:

Neutral, though I love a bold black accent.

What’s your go-to finish?

Chip:

I like an eggshell or satin finish, which is easier to scrub after I mark the wall up or splash it with something.

Joanna:

I like a more matte, muted finish.

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