Choosing Paint Color. Choosing the right paint color can often be the most difficult task of any design project. There are myriad colors to choose from. Most decorators and designers have a special list of “go-to” colors. Colors they love and can always count on to look fabulous. If you’re not sure what color to choose, this is a great place to start. I love checking out what colors other designers have on their lists! I often refer to them when I’m looking for the perfect color for a project.
Last summer, I attended the HGTV presentations at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. It’s something they do every year and I’ll be going again this year, too. (And blogging about it here!) What does this have to do with choosing paint color? Well…Sabrino Soto, host of The High/Low Project and one of my favorite HGTV designers, gave a fabulous presentation. One of the things she shared with everyone was a list of six of her favorite neutral paint colors. She’s a big fan of Benjamin Moore Aura Paint. It’s eco-friendly and you’re only supposed to need one coat of paint. I put together a chart of Sabrina’s favorite colors last year; I see it pop up on Pinterest every now and again. She’s added more colors to her list since then, so I thought it was time for me to make an updated chart. The graphic is a bit on the long side, but I wanted to make sure I got all 13 colors in. Yup! A baker’s dozen!
Choosing Paint Color
NOTE: The code for Shaker Beige is incorrect.
The correct code is HC-45. So sorry for the typo. 🙁
These colors may render slightly different on different monitors, so I suggest stopping by a Benjamin Moore store to check out the color chips and buy some samples. Before making a final decision, it’s always a good idea to put some paint up in the room to see how it looks at different times of the day.
Do you have a favorite color on this list?