Take the guess work out of selecting your own paint colors and let a designer do it for you (for free!) Keep this post handy the next time you’re selecting your color palette. Top Sherwin Williams Paint Colors that are tried and true!
All of the colors you’ll see below are favorited among Interior Designers and are sourced from Sherwin Williams Paints (my go-to company for paint). It’s important to note that colors appear differently under different conditions. Natural lighting, artificial lighting, and existing colors in the space all affect the way a color appears within your specific space. A color that may look beige on screen may appear blue or green in your space. For this reason, I always recommend purchasing samples from Sherwin Williams before painting. Be sure to view the samples in all lighting conditions (morning, afternoon and night) as well as in natural light and with all your light sources turned on.
Reds vary from deep mauves to bricks and borderline brown shades. We don’t often think of red walls as pleasing but in fact when the right color is selected, red can be beautiful. I’m often called to remove ‘ketchup walls’ from homes as a clear example of red gone wrong. Try these colors instead!
When we think of the color orange, we automatically associate it with the fruit. Image that on your walls? YUCK. Bright, bold, intrusive and blinding. Literally. But there are so many shades of orange that can work for a number of design styles. Try some unexpected shades of orange that steer away from the stereotypical image we think of.
Yellow is one of the toughest colors to put in a space. It can go wrong very quickly so I always recommend consulting with a pro prior to using yellow or at least for a second opinion. If you have yellow or orange looking floors, I highly recommend staying away from yellow tones. This works much better with brown flooring. In addition, deep mustard colors tend to work better.
Earth tones are adaptable. They fit a number of rooms and a number of styles. Greens vary from emerald or hunter green all the way to pale pastels. Sea Salt is among one of my favorites to use for a soft look with a hint of color. The lighter shades allow a lot of wiggle room for color and pattern.
Dark Hunter Green
Blues are one of the popular colors and one that I get asked for often! It’s a fairly versatile color in pairing with accent colors. With such a wide range from navy blue to pale blue, there are so many options in between. As blue appeals to a variety of rooms, genders, and design styles, it’s no wonder that it tops the charts. If you didn’t know, Naval was Sherwin Williams 2020’s Color of the Year.
Perfect for the feminine in you. These four are my favorite but I particularly like the combination of Beguiling Mauve and Sensitive Tint. Try using Beguiling Mauve as an accent wall for some additional depth and dimension in the space.
There are so many beautiful pinks in Sherwin William’s line! I recommend going with a muted pink, especially on walls, that can work with any accent color for subtle but elegant look. Bubble gum pink might be great as an accent color when done right but it can be quite overwhelming. Breathless and Demure have been fan favorites among my clients.
Brown and Beige
Similar to the color below, beige is a great neutral that sets the groundwork for a wide variety of colors and design styles. Pediment is among one of my favorites and is great in a space that gets some natural lighting.
Gray and Greige
Greige is a combination of beige and gray. These neutral colors are very popular despite any design trend because they’re completely neutral and lay the foundation of the color palette for any room. If you’re looking for a true gray, I recommend Passive or Nebulous White. If you want a softer feel and are leaning toward greige, I would recommend Light French Gray or Repose Gray
Light French Gray
Blacks are one of my absolute favorites to select. Sherwin Williams has some beautiful shades. I particularly love Caviar which has been my go-to black for the last year or so. It’s a black that isn’t quite as jet black as tricorn (which the darkest black available) but in a matte finish, it’s stunning!
White is often the most complex color to pick but is also one of the most important colors to be sure you get right. There’s nothing worse than painting a whole room white and it look dirty and dingy. It’s for this reason, I created a completely separate post called, Which White is Right? A Guide to Selecting the Right Shade of White. It digs much deeper into whites than we have time for here.
Still struggling to select the right color? Book a complimentary call with me here to see how I can help. I hope this extensive list of Sherwin Williams paint colors helps you with your next home renovation project.
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