The past several months I’ve been compiling a list of paint colors that I would call the best Go-To-Paint Colors around right now (and likely for very many years to come). I wanted to give you the cliffs notes version to paint colors! Sometimes the number of paint color options can be enough to make your head spin (in rainbow colors)! It might sound easy enough to pick a paint color but then you have a billion different hues with a billion different undertones and intensities. It makes me feel anxious just talking about it.:-) This post is meant to help save you time and headaches from paint color option paralysis by giving you 38 tried and true beautiful paint colors to begin with rather than millions! I hope it helps!! Please feel free to ask questions and if you want to share your favorite go-to paint colors in the comment section I would love to hear them!
38 Beautiful Go-To Paint Colors
1 Behr Pure White– This is what I use for all of my trim, doors, and white wood work. It is a nice clean, pure white.
2 BM White Dove– This a VERY popular choice among interior designers for painting trim, cabinetry, etc.
3 SW Alabaster– This is a nice white for trim and cabinets if you are wanting just a touch of yellow undertones and warmth It’s white but with a little hint or creaminess.
5 Valspar Tequila Coronada
– This off-white is basically a cream color. I’ve used it in my master bedroom and in the finished part of my basement
. I like it a lot!
My Bedroom Paint Color
6 BM Swiss Coffee– This is a nice off-white if you are looking for more brown undertones rather than yellow.
7 Behr Dophin Fin-
This is a great light to medium gray with no obvious undertones. We used it in our sons’ bedroom
and my friend used it in her laundry room. It is gorgeous against her crisp white laundry cabinets.
8 BM Classic Gray– This is a beautiful warm light gray! It is so warm that it is almost “greige” rather than gray. A lovely backdrop to any room that gets at least some natural light.
9 SW Light French Gray– This is a pretty perfect medium gray with no undertones. I spotted it at Pottery Barn Kids a couple of months ago during their kids story time. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it! It is gorgeous especially against white.
10 BM Stonington Gray– This is a medium gray color that leans very much on the cool side
11 Behr Wet Cement
– This is an eye-pleasing dark gray. When designing our
“man-cave” media room
I wanted a nice dark gray. It took me 3 tries before I found this color and it really is a winner!
Our Media Room Paint Color
12 BM Cloud Nine– I recently discovered this color and think it is a beautiful light beige/greige.
13 BM Revere Pewter– I have a friend who is in the process of painting most of her home this color. It looks lovely! A definite medium gray/beige.
14 SW Rock Candy– Need a blue-ish gray tinted white? This is your color! It is a very subtle, pale blue/gray.
15 BM Ice Cap– This is a soft powdery blue color but with just enough gray that it doesn’t read too baby boy blue.
16 BM Summer Shower– This is a gorgeous medium blue!
17 SW Krypton– This is a striking medium blue with some purple/gray undertones. A friend of mine recently moved and had much of her home painted in this color. How did she pick this color? She had it in her previous home and loved it so much she wanted to use it in her new house too.:-)
18 BM Mount Saint Anne- Another beautiful medium blue!
GREEN- Greens with some blue or gray undertones are what I’m drawn too right now.
19 BM Healing Aloe– I’ve admired this color from a far for awhile now. It is a light to medium soft green with gray undertones. I recently added a chair rail and white wainscoting to my upstairs hallway and painted this color on the upper portion. I love it!
20 SW Sea Salt- A beautiful sea green.
21 Restoration Hardward Silver Sage– Another green with a lot of gray hence the name.
22 BM White Aster– A pretty soft, pale pink paint color.
23 BM Love and Happiness– A lovely medium pink color and I can’t help but love it’s name too!
24 Behr Butter
– We used this color in my friend Lolly’s master bedroom makeover
. It’s a pale to medium creamy yellow. It doesn’t demand a lot of attention so works great as a backdrop to other features in a room.
via Provident Home Design
25 BM Vanilla Cookies– Medium tones with a stronger saturation this paint color will brighten any room!
26 BM Weston Flax– This paint color has a touch of brown undertones giving it a subtle medium mustard vibe.
27 BM Hawthorne Yellow– A very deep rich yellow. Looks amazing for a front door doesn’t it?
28 BM Buttered Yam– If you must do orange this is a good one! A not too bright medium orange.
29 BM Dreamy Cloud– Such a pretty pale purple with a touch of pink undertones.
30 BM Spring Violet– I really like this medium purple paint color because it is a bit muted giving it a more sophisticated feel.
31 BM Hale Navy– This is a true navy but a little toned down so that it doesn’t read overly bold. A very approachable navy paint color.
32 BM Gentleman’s Gray– This navy has green undertones. It would look awesome in a man’s office or “man cave” or boys room especially paired with green decor accents.
33 BM Deep Royal– This is a lighter Navy with no obvious undertones.
34 BM Old Navy– This a deep Navy, the perfect nautical navy in my opinion. I used it to paint a furniture piece in my son’s recent bedroom makeover and I love it!
35 Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black– a gorgeous, deep black. Beautiful on doors and moldings!
36 BM Jet Black– Another beautiful rich black!
37 BM Caliente– This is a very cheerful red. A very true red.
38 BM Deep Rose– I love this paint color because it reminds me of the perfect deep Christmas red.
After you narrow the colors down to 3 or so for a room try my tip for finding the “right” color for the space the first time!
I hope this cliff notes version to paint colors comes in handy for you–now or in the future!! Have a wonderful week! Do you have any go-to favorite paint colors?
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