Top 10 Interior Paint Colors
Finding the best interior paint colors for your house is hard. As a homeowner, you’re faced with an endless array of colors, shades, and sheens. To complicate things further, you’ll need to coordinate paint colors between rooms and surfaces. That’s why our color experts created this top 10 favorite interior paint colors to make it easy for you.
Regardless if you’re sprucing up your bedroom walls or painting the whole house, here are the top 10 most popular interior paint colors for any room.
Sherwin Williams Pure White
Pure White (SW 7005) by Sherwin Williams is a versatile off-white paint color that is often used in the kitchen, bedroom, or living room. Likewise, it has a soft, warmer taupe tone that doesn’t feel terribly creamy and pairs well with gray color palettes.
Flexibility is key with this popular modern neutral interior color as it can be used on walls, cabinets, trim, or ceilings.
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray (BM 1548) is a natural light warm gray color that registers as a sophisticated off-white on the walls of most rooms. A top paint color among designers, this can be used to paint the whole house, bedroom, living room, or kitchen. You can use this color instead of white in a darker room and it works in both north or south-facing rooms.
Repose Gray Sherwin-Williams
This warm neutral paint color looks gray without feeling too cold. It’s a great color for walls in living rooms, foyers, dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. Repose Gray (SW 7015) has slight taupe or green undertones and pairs well with white trim colors like Extra White (SW 7006).
The combination of gray and beige blends perfectly, allowing this color to go with most existing home paint color palettes.
PPG Delicate White
As PPG’s most popular white color, Delicate White (PPG1001-1) is a cooler-toned, pale color that can be used on your walls, trim, or both. Ultimately versatile, it pairs with most paint colors and allows for a fresh contrast in rooms with natural wood trim.
One thing to watch for with this off-white PPG Paint color is the yellow undertones that can come through depending on lighting and existing room decor. In any event, this is an inviting color option that can brighten up smaller rooms.
Sea Salt By Sherwin Williams
Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt (SW 6204) is a popular coastal “neutral” interior paint color that is a mix of gray and green. Used often in bathrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and mudrooms, this is a relaxing cooler-leaning color with slight blue undertones.
This color has been described as “chameleon-like” in that it looks different in a variety of rooms/lighting. It also happens to be one of the most researched painting colors in the US with nearly 50,000 online searches per month.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
One of Benjamin Moore’s truest whites, Chantilly Lace (OC-65) is a crisp, clean interior color with slightly gray undertones used on trim, cabinets, and walls. In most rooms and lighting, it reads like a warm white and can be used on ceilings as well.
Now as one of the whitest whites, it may take a third or fourth coat when painting over most wall colors. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this popular interior shade has the same wall coverage issues as Sherwin’s Highly Reflective White and Behr’s Ultra Pure White. Nonetheless, it acts as a great contrasting trim color to other popular Benjamin Moore wall colors, Revere Pewter and Gray Owl.
Behr Swiss Coffee
Swiss Coffee 12 by Behr is another warm white that has a neutral base that may appear more creamy, yellow depending on room lighting or time of day. In any case, it’s Behr’s most popular interior paint shades, and test swatches can be found in most Home Depot stores.
Behr’s Swiss Coffee has a bit of a beige undertone and is a popular neutral hue for bedrooms, living rooms, basements, and family rooms.
Farrow and Ball Hague Blue
Hague Blue (No. 30) by Farrow Ball is a deep, darker blue-green that is a popular choice as an accent color or whole room color. Similar to SW Sea Salt, the color changes slightly in different interior lighting situations. It’s a rich and luxurious paint color that works well in a home office, dining room, or as a contrasting kitchen island cabinet color.
This popular Farrow & Ball color pairs beautifully with white trim or bright furniture pieces as a moody backdrop. It also works well with brass fixtures or a white tile bathroom as a classic shade of blue.
Gray Owl By Benjamin-Moore
One of the best-selling paints for Benjamin Moore in recent years, Gray Owl (2137-60) is a highly versatile warm-ish gray paint color. While blue, colder undertones may come out in certain lights, it’s still a very popular living room or kitchen paint color.
It can also be used in hallways and contrasts well with crisp white trim and flat white ceilings as a wall color. It reflects light in a room but won’t make a small room look bigger like some of the white colors above.
Origami White (Sherwin Williams)
Sherwin Williams’ Origami White (SW 7636) is a balanced, modern wall color that is becoming more popular each year. It is white with a slight tan undertone that can be a neutral backdrop for most rooms in your house.
Origami White’s unique warm hue is why many interior decor experts swear by it as the perfect neutral paint color.
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