Tried and True Paint Hues

Tried and True Paint Hues. Industry insiders go to paint shades.

  • Valspar Sweet Slumber: a go two light blue paint color that goes well with neutrals and analogous colors like green and purple.
  • Sherwin Williams Peppercorn: Great color for a moodier effect in a room. Great to use as a contrast in a white kitchen, paint cabinets of a home bar or a sophisticated study. Combine with light colored finishes and furniture.
Sherwin-Williams-Peppercorn
  • Benjamin Moore Collingwood: A taupe-beige paint color that works well as a neutral foundation and gives warmth.
benjamin moore collingwood
  • Behr Time Out: A traditional paint color, great for living rooms and formal spaces you want to give that traditional style to.
time-out-behr
  • Valspar Crabapple Wine: This color goes well with cool blues and warm beiges. This rich blend of purple and red can ne used to give drama to a bathroom or a piece of furniture.
Valspar Crabapple Wine
  • Farrow & Ball Hague Blue: Make a small room feel like a jewel box, creates instant glamour with everything you paint in this blue.
Farrow-Ball-Hague-Blue

From Real Simple magazine, designers weigh in on paint colors they consider tried and true!

tried and true paint colors

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