All Time Favorite Paint Colors

Posted by Cate Griffing on September 8th, 2022

There is a comically large amount of paint colors to select from these days. It's no wonder people become so frustrated in the paint color selection process. For me, the more to choose from the harder the decision. Now, I'm not saying I think it's a terrible thing that there are so many paint colors out there but I do think it's wildly overwhelming for the average homeowner.

When I'm working with clients, I always suggest that they pick no more than 3-5 paint colors. that may seem like no choice at all but I'm telling you it helps you focus on the colors you are truly drawn to. 

Once you have your top 3-5 (preferably 3) you then move on to the most important part of the paint color picking process, sampling the colors. 

No, I am not talking about grabbing the 3 tiny little paint chips that are green at the store, I'm talking about purchasing the actual paint samples of the paint colors. This is by far the most crucial step to finding your perfect paint color. 

Sampling the paint colors allows you to see how the color will perform in your home. You simply cannot go off of what I say or what your read on the internet. Yes, it is helpful to read others' experiences with the colors, however, you do not fully know if that is how the color will look in your home.  

I am consistently talking up sampling paint colors and I feel so strongly about it. Some people choose to forgo the sampling and I'm telling you, about half the time they are unhappy with the color. Do not skip this!

But back to the paint colors, there are a ton. I wanted to share a few of my favorite paint colors. This is helpful for a lot of people because it helps lead them in a direction, whether they like a color or not. It is a great jumping-off point to get the paint color ball rolling.

TOP 12 Favorite Paint Colors

1. REPOSE GRAY SHERWIN WILLIAMS

2. REVERE PEWTER BENJAMIN MOORE

3. CALDWELL GREEN BENJAMIN MOORE

4. MOONSHINE BENJAMIN MOORE

5. RIVERWAY SHERWIN WILLIAMS

6. SILVERPOINTE SHERWIN WILLIAMS

7. ACCESSIBLE BEIGE SHERWIN WILLIAMS

8. AGREEABLE GRAY SHERWIN WILLIAMS

9. KILIM BEIGE SHERWIN WILLIAMS

10. GRAY OWL BENJAMIN MOORE 

11. PALE OAK BENJAMIN MOORE

12. TRICORN BLACK SHERWIN WILLIAMS

These are only 12 of some of the most used and requested paint colors. You will find that there are mostly neutrals on this list however there is a blue and green paint color that always steal the show.

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