Chip and Joanna Gaines Talk Paint

The "Fixer Upper" stars' favorite Magnolia Home hues and how to use them!

Chip And Joanna Gaines Magnolia Home Paint

photography by COURTESY OF KILZ


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!

Chip And Joanna Gaines Favorite Magnolia Home Paint Cans

photography by COURTESY OF KILZ


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.

Chip And Joanna Gaines Favorite Magnolia Home Paint Chips

photography by COURTESY OF KILZ


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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Published on March 31, 2017 - 5:00am EDT

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