The Ultimate 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired House Color Palette

These colors would make Chip and Joanna proud.

If you've caught even a few episodes of 'Fixer Upper' — and let's be honest we've all seen more than just a couple — you can probably name some of Chip and Joanna's go-to style choices. There's shiplap, of course, as well as subway tile, sliding barn doors and farmhouse sinks. But something else unites the finished designs featured on the show: the color palette.

Joanna tends to stick with a few tried and true colors that let her rustic chic style really shine. She's partial to using neutrals, grays and blues, colors that set the stage perfectly for the stylish furniture and accessories she uses in each design. Read on for a few of our favorite 'Fixer Upper'-inspired hues.

1: White or Ivory

Spacious Living Room

Living Room, AFTER

The new living room in the King home is open and spacious. Walls have been removed, creating a much more open feel. Shiplap has been put in and new wood floors have been installed, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

The ideal shade to use on living room walls, even if they're not covered in shiplap. 

2: Pale Gray

The seating area in the master suite of the McKenzie home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

The seating area in the master suite of the McKenzie home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

A light shade of gray makes pretty pink furniture and wall accessories really pop.

3: Light Blue

Bathroom With Light Blue Cabinets

Bathroom With Light Blue Cabinets

HGTV Magazine is sharing the secrets to bringing Fixer Upper style into your own home. blue paint. Watery colors are always welcome in Fixer Upper renos. “I like lighter blues with gray undertones because you can use them as neutrals,” says Joanna. In her new paint line—Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines—four of the 25 colors are blue. The closest one to this soft shade is called Rainy Days.

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

Joanna says she loves "lighter blues with gray undertones because you can use them as neutrals."

4: Teal

Bedroom with Blue Walls, Large Mirror and Platform Bed

Large Floor to Ceiling Mirror Master Bedroom Tiny Vintage Home

The large floor to ceiling mirror helps create the illusion of space in this small master bedroom. The room also features a custom built headboard and floating shelves, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

When Joanna does decide to stray farther outside the neutral space, it's usually with a rich teal blue that looks beautiful in master bedrooms, or on kitchen cabinets.

5: Dark Gray

Gray Bathroom With Wood Accent Wall

Rustic Bathroom With Wood Grain and Gray Tones

Chip and Joanna Gaines decked out this main bathroom with new gray paint and a shiplap accent wall on HGTV's Fixer Upper. A large mirror is framed with wood that matches the accent wall, and a modern light fixture illuminates a double vanity with a marble countertop and rectangular vessel sinks. The original claw-foot tub was kept and refinished, and new tile flooring installed.

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If pale gray just isn't cutting it, a deeper shade of gray does the trick. It adds just the right amount of moodiness and looks great when paired with unfinished wood shiplap.

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