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40 Best Paint Colors Of 2021 By Benjamin Moore

By | Blake Truline, Paint Colors, Uncategorized

In 2020, many San Diego people were either stuck in their homes or were home a lot more often, and this has let a lot of people decide it was time to find a painting contractor to come in and make their house feel more at home by painting their house.
Due to come back into their homes for permanent because of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), so we will discuss the 40 best paint colors of 2021 by benjamin more.

Because of the lockdown from 2019 to 2021, many companies transfer their work from the office to home.

So in final result mostly are spending a lot of their time in the house with family, pets, childer, etc.

Paint is one of the essential elements in a home. Your paint color can change the mood and feel of your house, which is why it’s critical to choose wisely.

At TrulinePainting, we are always looking for great clients to offer value to our San Diego clients, and a great resource we have found is The Paint People, who have a great Youtube channel “The Paint People” and regularly go into great detail on paint colors. We have found their youtube channel to be a great resource and we recommend you checking it out for yourself.

A recent 20 minute of theirs is their 40 favorite paint colors of 2021 by Benjamin Moore, and we thought it might be helpful to break this down in writing with some pictures of each color and, when possible, a link to a video with more information on each paint color.

To kick off 2021, the team at paintpeople.com decided to put together a comprehensive list of 40 colors that are our biggest and best recommendations for your next project!

That’s why we write an article for you about 40 Best paint colors of 2021 by Benjamin Moore after reading you have full knowledge of 40 paint color so you can decide which color is best for you and we will give you all services.

In short, we hope you find this guide helpful when deciding the best paint colors for 2021 that what hue will suit your needs best!

So then if you are looking for a painting contractor to help you paint your home or commercial building, give us a call to give you a quick and free estimate for your interior paint project.

As part of that mention, this article will provide you with a free color consultation with our in-house color consultant, who is certified by the International Design Association (I.ID.A.).

California Council for Interior Design Certification (C.C.ID) and published in numerous magazine articles on the design! And whose work has been published in multiple magazines and books and is the only designer in Southern California selected to be featured in the International color book.1001 ideas for Color & Paint Ione last thing.

Therefore, before putting any of these colors up, you either want to paint a sample on the surface you are painting or even better, you can order pre-painted samples that are sent directly to your home from www.samplize.com

Simply White OC-117 | Benjamin Moore

Simply white is a very bright and slightly warm color that is the lightest shade of Benjamin Moore paint.

Its undertones include yellow, which helps balance against brighter sunlight or interior LED lighting in spaces like kitchens.

Also, it makes for the perfect “Swiss Army Knife” choice when you want your cabinets to shine with warmth on cool marble counters!

Living room painted in Simply White OC-117 Benjamin Moore, TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Living room painted in Simply White OC-117 Benjamin Moore, TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

 

Cloud White OC-130 | Benjamin Moore

Cloud White has been the choice for anyone that wants a warm and comforting look. It’s bright, although not as bright as other whites, which can sometimes have too much of an icy tone.

Also Cloud white is creamy with just enough yellow to be considered “warm.” The taupe gray undertone also tones down its brightness ever so slightly- ideal when you’re looking at it against complementary colors like cream or earthy browns.

BEDROOM White WALL Cloud White OC-130 MANTLE Chalk White 2126-70 CHEST Wythe Blue HC-143 CEILING Chalk White 2126-70

BEDROOM White WALL Cloud White OC-130 MANTLE Chalk White 2126-70 CHEST Wythe Blue HC-143 CEILING Chalk White 2126-70

Oxford White CC-30 | Benjamin Moore

Oxford White is going to be your go-to for lighter whites. It’s a clean, modern off-white with the slightest touch of warmth that keeps it from turning cold and sterile when you’re painting with it as trim or walls.

Bathroom walls painted Oxford White CC-30, TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 TUB Breath of Fresh Air 806

Bathroom walls painted Oxford White CC-30, TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 TUB Breath of Fresh Air 806

Pale Oak OC-20 | Benjamin Moore

When it comes to oaks, you have many options. But pale oak has the perfect balance between warmth and neutrality that will work in any room! It’s versatile too: whether you get lots or not so much light in your home, this color can still look great.

Therefore Pale Oak Oc-20 is one of the best from 40 best paint colors of 2021 by benjamin Moore.

Bed room walls painted in Pale Oak OC-20 | Benjamin Moore, TRIM Pure White OC-64, CEILING Super White OC-152

Bedroom walls painted in Pale Oak OC-20 | Benjamin Moore, TRIM Pure White OC-64, CEILING Super White OC-152

Horizon OC-53 | Benjamin Moore

Horizon is a cool gray color that can provide an effortless airy light gray for the walls. The undertones contain blue and green so that they won’t feel cold or frigid in most cases.

Since its LRV (light reflectance value) isn’t very high, the horizon will appear darker than expected when there’s not enough white trim around with which to define things visually.

So then keep this effect in mind if you’re considering using the horizon as your wall color choice but don’t want everything else too dark.

Bed room walls painted in Horizon OC-53 | Benjamin Moore WALL Horizon OC-53 WINDOW ALCOVES Guilford Green HC-116,TRIM Chantilly Lace OC-65

Bedroom walls painted in Horizon OC-53 | Benjamin Moore WALL Horizon OC-53 WINDOW ALCOVES Guilford Green HC-116, TRIM Chantilly Lace OC-65

Stonington Gray HC-170 | Benjamin Moore

Stonington Gray is what most would classify as a pretty accurate mid-tone gray.

It straddles that line between warm and cool, although its undertones can sometimes turn blue when used in north-facing rooms.

In another case, it’ll appear like a relatively straightforward grey of the sort you’d see on steel or perhaps cement surfaces because there are no strong beige tones present to give off an earthier vibe than typically found with grays from this category.

Stonington Gray looks excellent paired with clean whites whether you use them inside for your walls or outside as darker trimming around windows, doors, and railing areas – giving everything just enough contrast without compromising visibility too much!

Bed room walls painted in Stonington Gray HC-170 | Benjamin Moore, FLOOR Gray Owl OC-52

Bedroom walls painted in Stonington Gray HC-170 | Benjamin Moore, FLOOR Gray Owl OC-52

Eternity AF-695 | Benjamin Moore

If you’re not afraid of a cooler feeling gray, eternity would be classified as a mid-tone having an LRV of 52.76.

Also, it can create lots more visual depth and larger spaces when given room to breathe; it works excellent in accent rooms like dining rooms or front living rooms for that contemporary, serene feel at home!

Bed room walls painted in Eternity AF-695 Benjamin Moore,TRIM Frostine AF-5, CEILING Frostine AF-5

Bedroom walls painted in Eternity AF-695 Benjamin Moore, TRIM Frostine AF-5, CEILING Frostine AF-5

Inukshuk CC-460 | Benjamin Moore

Inukshuk is a popular choice for those looking to go with a contemporary color scheme that doesn’t veer in the cool direction.

That is has a gray base and brown undertones, which work well in most rooms when paired with.

  • Flooring
  • Fabrics
  • Furniture

Whether you prefer grays tops over others like browns, Inukshuk can be remarkably versatile as it provides depth without being too dark – make sure your space already gets enough light!

Bed room walls painted in Inukshuk CC-460 Benjamin Moore,WINDOW ALCOVES Guilford Green HC-116 TRIM Chantilly Lace OC-65

Bedroom walls painted in Inukshuk CC-460 Benjamin Moore, WINDOW ALCOVES Guilford Green HC-116 TRIM Chantilly Lace OC-65

Stone Hearth 984 | Benjamin Moore

The Stone Hearth is a mid-tone. Although it has some neutral color qualities, it represents a warm tone with the depth that helps push this medium gray to an ideal backdrop for shades of all colors without making them feel overly gold or green.

Bathroom walls in Stone Hearth 984, TRIM Opaline OC-33 CEILING Opaline OC-33

Bathroom walls in Stone Hearth 984, TRIM Opaline OC-33 CEILING Opaline OC-33

Ranchwood CC-500 | Benjamin Moore

Ranchwood is a darker gray leaning brown that has some beige and red in it.

The warm undertone makes this paint color feel natural rather than manufactured,

Which means you can use it inside or outside your home with equal success.

It pairs nicely with other colors like grays and blues to create exciting combinations of tones without being too overpowering for the eyes

Bathroom WALLS Ranchwood CC-500 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Bathroom WALLS Ranchwood CC-500 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Guilford Green HC-116 | Benjamin Moore

Guilford green is a unique tone of color that has a balance between earthy and uplifting. The shade’s yellow undertones mean it can feel both happy and grounded at any given time, while its gray undertones provide an added level of sophistication to this space-renewing hue.

BEDROOM WALL Guilford Green HC-116 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 98

BEDROOM WALL Guilford Green HC-116 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 98

Urban Nature AF-440 | Benjamin Moore

Urban nature is rich and deep green.

Its undertones other than green come from Taupeygrayand a little bit of yellow.

I find that it resembles olive-green khakis in that it stands out but doesn’t completely overpower space; this translates to an updated color that gives natural light surrounded by plant life its richness while still feeling modern with its grey aspect.

BEDROOM WALLS Urban Nature AF-440 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

BEDROOM WALLS Urban Nature AF-440 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

 

Smoke 2122-40 | Benjamin Moore

Our next color is called smoke. Upon hearing the name, you’re probably expecting a gray color, and while that would be partially correct, there’s so much more to this mid-tone hue! Smoke contains plenty of depth, thanks to how blue it leans.

The bluish tint makes for an airy feel which can help break up any monotony in your space without feeling too cold like other grays might do -perfect if you want something modern but not ice-cold at all! Pairing with darker shades or warmer tones will make it work even better for you since its low saturation means those colors pop nicely against the shade.

LIVING ROOM WALLS Smoke 2122-40 ALCOVE Halo OC-46 DRAWERS Halo OC-46 WINDOW TRIM Halo OC-46

LIVING ROOM WALLS Smoke 2122-40 ALCOVE Halo OC-46 DRAWERS Halo OC-46 WINDOW TRIM Halo OC-46

 

 

November Skies 2128-50 | Benjamin Moore

November Skies is technically sky blue. But it’s meant to reflect the sky when the weather has perhaps gotten a bit colder, so there is that touch of gray, making it feel powdery and moody.

There are no green undertones here, but some purple tones add dimension to this color palette.

BEDROOM WALLS WALL November Skies 2128-50 TRIM Wind's Breath OC-24 BOOKCASE BACK WALL Silhouette AF-655 CEILING White Heron OC-57

BEDROOM WALLS WALL November Skies 2128-50 TRIM Wind’s Breath OC-24 BOOKCASE BACK WALL Silhouette AF-655 CEILING White Heron OC-57

Chantilly Lace OC-65 | Benjamin Moore

Chantilly lace is an excellent choice for any gallery or clean-lined room.

Its brightness can sometimes feel overpowering in larger bright spaces, but it will provide the perfect look when you’re looking to get that cleanest possible finish!

Bathroom WALL Chantilly Lace OC-65 TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 TUB Breath of Fresh Air 806

Bathroom WALL Chantilly Lace OC-65 TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 TUB Breath of Fresh Air 806

 

White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore

White Dove is a beautiful off-white, which feels soft and luminous.

It radiates class with its dash of yellow and taupe-gray, making it feel elegant but not too creamy for larger spaces.

In short, use this color on cabinets because they complement marble countertops beautifully.

Bedroom WALLS White Dove OC-17 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Bedroom WALLS White Dove OC-17 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

White Heron OC-57 | Benjamin Moore

This off-white is bright enough where it will read as a true white in most cases.

The light blue undertone makes the perfect backdrop for kitchens with cooler gray countertops and prevents them from feeling sterile.

It meshes beautifully with other cool colors, but give it plenty of natural lighting to make those crisp lines really pop!

Bathroom WALL White Heron OC-57 TRIM Opaline OC-33 CEILING Opaline OC-33

Bathroom WALL White Heron OC-57 TRIM Opaline OC-33 CEILING Opaline OC-33

Coventry Gray HC-169 | Benjamin Moore

Coventry gray is a mid-tone that attempts to balance both ends of the gray spectrum on its own.

It will seem slightly warm, But its slight hint of blue really starts to show through when exposed to direct sunlight.

Thus its undertones are mainly dependent on any surrounding colors as well as your lighting.

For the most part, it is a pretty solid job at reading as a straightforward gray.

Use it in more well-lit areas or on kitchen cabinets to contrast lighter flooring and countertops.

Bathroom WALL Coventry Gray HC-169 TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 TUB Breath of Fresh Air 806

Bathroom WALL Coventry Gray HC-169 TRIM Distant Gray 2124-70 TUB Breath of Fresh Air 806

Gray Owl OC-52 | Benjamin Moore

Gray Owl may be the perfect color for a home. It has just enough warmth to make it feel cozy, but not too much that you can’t use it in any room of your house and pair with other colors.

Also, the amount of green is surprisingly refreshing, which provides some needed balance so this primary color doesn’t get dull or cold as quickly as others might.

Bedroom WALLS Gray Owl OC-52 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Bedroom WALLS Gray Owl OC-52 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Calm OC-22 | Benjamin Moore

The calming tone of Calm is perfect for a modern home. You’ll find this color looks great with warmer wood tones and can also be combined beautifully with more contemporary grayscale furnishings to create the type of space you want your guests and visitors to feel at peace in while they’re here.

Bathroom WALL Calm OC-22 TRIM Marilyn's Dress 2125-60 CHAIR Teal Ocean 2049-30

Bathroom WALL Calm OC-22 TRIM Marilyn’s Dress 2125-60 CHAIR Teal Ocean 2049-30

 

Classic Gray OC-23 | Benjamin Moore

Gray is a neutral color choice that can be applied to many different settings. It’s not too dark and doesn’t show dirt easily, making it easy for realtors, stylists, and designers to work with!

BEDROOM WALL Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Wind's Breath OC-24 BOOKCASE BACK WALL Silhouette AF-655 CEILING White Heron OC-5

BEDROOM WALL Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Wind’s Breath OC-24 BOOKCASE BACK WALL Silhouette AF-655 CEILING White Heron OC-5

Swiss Coffee OC-45 | Benjamin Moore

Swiss coffee is a warm and neutral off-white that’s pretty light but not relatively light enough to feel stark with its creamy hint of beige.

It presents itself as an attractive color, perfect for your home! Swiss coffee works well with all sorts of natural woods and can also serve as the perfect exterior house paint if you’re looking for something medium-toned.

So don’t forget it’ll soften bright sunlight -so when used outside, this hue will do wonders at “warming” up your curb appeal while remaining on the lighter side without being too stark or cold.

Bathroom LEFT WALL Swiss Coffee OC-45 RIGHT WALL Guilford Green HC-116 CEILING Chantilly Lace OC-65

Bathroom LEFT WALL Swiss Coffee OC-45 RIGHT WALL Guilford Green HC-116 CEILING Chantilly Lace OC-65

Bleeker Beige HC-80 | Benjamin Moore

Bleaker Beige is a color that can serve as the perfect backdrop for many warm colors, such as creams and off whites. It also pairs well with yellow hues rather than red or orange ones, making it an excellent choice to pair with mahogany furniture if you’re looking for warmer shades of paint instead of grays.

LIVING ROOM WALL Bleeker Beige HC-80 SIDE WALL Wind's Breath OC-24 TRIM Wedding Veil 2125-70 CEILING Wedding Veil 2125-70

LIVING ROOM WALL Bleeker Beige HC-80 SIDE WALL Wind’s Breath OC-24 TRIM Wedding Veil 2125-70 CEILING Wedding Veil 2125-70

Manchester Tan HC-81 | Benjamin Moore

Manchester tan is a khaki-like color that has an undertone of gray. It manages to keep from looking pink, thanks partly to its undertones, but it still feels bright because of how light and open the shade can be used.

Use this tone if you’re feeling traditional by pairing it with white Ivy’s wrought iron or natural woods for a look that stands out among your favorites!

Bedroom Wall Manchester Tan HC-81 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 985

Bedroom Wall Manchester Tan HC-81 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 985

Balboa Mist OC-27 | Benjamin Moore

Balboa Mist paints a beautiful picture with its subtly warm purple undertones.

Also, it is perfect for those who prefer to accent their grays and lavenders, but it also goes well as an all-around color because of the way that red interacts delicately with gray to produce this subtle undertone.

BEDROOM WALL Balboa Mist OC-27 TRIM Opaline OC-33 CEILING Opaline OC-33

BEDROOM WALL Balboa Mist OC-27 TRIM Opaline OC-33 CEILING Opaline OC-33

 

Collingwood OC-28 | Benjamin Moore

Collingwood is a classic lighter grade. And although classified as off-white, it has a reasonable amount of darkness or depth, making for the best transitional color between warm and cool grays.

Therefore It acts as that bridge in your kitchen with its versatility fitting well no matter what scheme you choose -beige tones or blues alike!

Living Room WALL Collingwood OC-28 TRIM Chatsworth Cream 225 CEILING Thunder AF-685 ACCENT WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-4

Living Room WALL Collingwood OC-28 TRIM Chatsworth Cream 225 CEILING Thunder AF-685 ACCENT WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-4

Edgecomb Gray HC-173 | Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray is a light, neutral tone that compliments many spaces. It has the subtlety of grey without being too dark or beige but not overly creamy like some neutrals can feel on your skin.

In short, if you’re moving into a new home and wanted to paint everything white rather than just having an off-white all over the place, this would work well for a clean slate look without feeling pain.

Living Room WALL Edgecomb Gray HC-173 ACCENT WALL Simply White OC-117 TRIM Simply White OC-117

Living Room WALL Edgecomb Gray HC-173 ACCENT WALL Simply White OC-117 TRIM Simply White OC-117

Revere Pewter HC-172 | Benjamin Moore

Revere Pewter is another mega-popular mid-tone gray, and it does a remarkable job at balancing modern cool color schemes and your more traditional layouts.

It also manages to incorporate the perfect touch of red, which helps tie together all types of floorings and fabrics for an impeccable finish time and time again.

Living Room WALLS Revere Pewter HC-172 ALCOVE Halo OC-46 DRAWERS Halo OC-46 WINDOW TRIM Halo OC-46

Living Room WALLS Revere Pewter HC-172 ALCOVE Halo OC-46 DRAWERS Halo OC-46 WINDOW TRIM Halo OC-46

 

Abalone 2108-60 | Benjamin Moore

Abalone is a beautiful color because it does not clash with any other colors.

It will match nicely in various interiors, including lighter or darker ones, as long as the undertones are compatible.

Living Room WALL Abalone 2108-60 DOORS Chantilly Lace OC-65 MANTEL Chantilly Lace OC-65 TRIM Chantilly Lace OC-65

Living Room WALL Abalone 2108-60 DOORS Chantilly Lace OC-65 MANTEL Chantilly Lace OC-65 TRIM Chantilly Lace OC-65

Shaker Beige HC-45 | Benjamin Moore

Shaker beige is an excellent color for anyone looking for warmer neutrals. Its undertones provide an outstanding balance of gold and brown, leaving it feeling like warm grayish-green.

Especially the shade has just enough gray to soften its look while also making the paintwork easier with any lighting situation–warm lights will brighten up Shaker Beige quite considerably.

Still, in dimly lit rooms, you’ll notice that the shades start taking on more green than anything else! Incorporate this lovely neutral with some woodwork or trimming done in crisp white to make your space feel balanced overall!

Bedroom WALLS Shaker Beige HC-45 TRIM Frostine AF-5 CEILING Frostine AF-5

Bedroom WALLS Shaker Beige HC-45 TRIM Frostine AF-5 CEILING Frostine AF-5

 

Palladian Blue HC-144 | Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue is a happy, airy blue that perfect for any room. The tone of this calming color will vary depending on the lighting in your space -it may lean towards green or more bright and clean-looking with hints to mint.

Either way, you can’t go wrong! This soothing hue pairs wonderfully with warm whites like cream and yellow shades, where they work best together as an accent color.

Living Room WALL Palladian Blue HC-144 TRIM Chatsworth Cream 225 CEILING Thunder AF-685 ACCENT WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-4

Living Room WALL Palladian Blue HC-144 TRIM Chatsworth Cream 225 CEILING Thunder AF-685 ACCENT WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-4

Hale Navy HC-154 | Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy is a dark blue that will instantly add personality to any space it’s used in.

Some blues can be pretty nuanced, but I find Hale Navy straightforward with its use of black and gray -the color at times appears purple when paired with warmer trim or exposed to cool indoor lighting like on board-and-batten wood paneling or kitchen cabinets/furniture.

BEDROOM WALLS Hale Navy HC-154 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

BEDROOM WALLS Hale Navy HC-154 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-152

Hawthorne Yellow HC-4 | Benjamin Moore

Hawthorne Yellow is a vividly bright and buttery yellow that has an almost soft edge to it.

In the past, this color was only used on walls in kitchens; this paint color can also be applied outside or anywhere you might want your wall colors to stand out!

BEDROOM WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-4 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 98

BEDROOM WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-4 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 98

Proposal AF-260 | Benjamin Moore

The proposal is a soft and natural pink color that can be used in bedrooms, playrooms, or anywhere you need to create an inviting environment.

By the way, this gentle hue won’t feel too artificial like some of its harsher counterparts; it has the perfect peachy touch for added versatility!

 

BEDROOM WALL Proposal AF-260 TRIM Wind's Breath OC-24 BOOKCASE BACK WALL Silhouette AF-655 CEILING White Heron OC-57

BEDROOM WALL Proposal AF-260 TRIM Wind’s Breath OC-24 BOOKCASE BACK WALL Silhouette AF-655 CEILING White Heron OC-57

Dorset Gold HC-8 | Benjamin Moore

DorsetGold is a part of our historical color collection, with its name revealing the prominent undertone. Its added yellow gives it that historic feel, but also pinky-orange for some extra depth and drama.

Generally, this will go well in both traditional or contemporary decor styles -whether you’re looking for something classic on your front door or lively colors in a foyer!

OFFICE WALL Dorset Gold HC-8 TRIM Cloud Cover OC-25 CEILING Cloud Cover OC-25

OFFICE WALL Dorset Gold HC-8 TRIM Cloud Cover OC-25 CEILING Cloud Cover OC-25

 

Alexandria Beige HC-77 | Benjamin Moore

Alexandria Beige is a dark tone that incorporates brown, red, and grayer. More often than not, it will stay pretty true to its grave nature of being brown.

However, this color has quite the flexibility and pairs nicely with stark whites, creams, shades like tan or rich browns, and some Reds for something dramatic.

BEDROOM WALL Alexandria Beige HC-77 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 985

BEDROOM WALL Alexandria Beige HC-77 PANELING Classic Gray OC-23 TRIM Indian River 985

Kendall Charcoal HC-166 | Benjamin Moore

Kendall Charcoal is a deep charcoal gray with subtle brown hints, making it an earthy and slate-like color.

In addition to its pairs well with any natural stone because this tone matches the aesthetic perfectly! Kendall Charcoal makes for a fantastic accent or detail color; you’ll love how great it looks on crisp whites and other neutral colors like beiges and tans.

 ENTRYWAY WALL Kendall Charcoal HC-166 FRONT DOOR Whirlpool 1436 INTERIOR DOOR Mascarpone AF-20

ENTRYWAY WALL Kendall Charcoal HC-166 FRONT DOOR Whirlpool 1436 INTERIOR DOOR Mascarpone AF-20

 

Caliente AF-290 | Benjamin Moore

Caliente is a fiery red color that will light up your space. It’s not too bright, but it still has the brightness of orange without being overly dark and depressing like some other colors might be.

LIVING ROOM WALL Caliente AF-290 TRIM Chatsworth Cream 225 CEILING Thunder AF-685 ACCENT WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-

LIVING ROOM WALL Caliente AF-290 TRIM Chatsworth Cream 225 CEILING Thunder AF-685 ACCENT WALL Hawthorne Yellow HC-

Shadow 2117-30 | Benjamin Moore

You may be tempted to just use Shadow as a touch of color on one wall, but this eye-catching hue is perfect for the entire room.

In addition, its deep purple base can also come with red and gray undertones depending on how it’s applied, so if you’re looking for some contrast in your decorating scheme, then there are few colors better than Shadow!

LIVING ROOM WALL Shadow 2117-30 ACCENT WALL Simply White OC-117 TRIM Simply White OC-117

LIVING ROOM WALL Shadow 2117-30 ACCENT WALL Simply White OC-117 TRIM Simply White OC-117

Wrought Iron 2124-10 | Benjamin Moore

So the last and final color from 40 best Benjamin Moore paint colors of 2021 curated by The Paint People   Wrought Iron is a dark charcoal gray, but it adds character to whatever you’re painting.

Also, you can use this color on the walls and inside cabinets for that darker flair!

BEDROOM WALLS Wrought Iron 2124-10 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-15

BEDROOM WALLS Wrought Iron 2124-10 TRIM Pure White OC-64 CEILING Super White OC-15

 

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42 of the Best Home Painting Trends of 2020

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Home Painting Trends 2020

2020 is here, and it is full of exciting home painting trends! You may be wondering,  “what’s in style for paint colors?”, well lucky for you there are 42 home painting color trends that we are most excited for at TruLine Painting.

Look no further than the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast.

This new forecast highlights 42 colors and spans six awe-inspiring palettes and perfectly describes the top interior colors for 2020. Drawing inspirations from the cosmos, the wild-west, nature, bohemian culture, and everything in between, these six palettes have a lot to offer. Sherwin Williams has always been a leader in home painting trends

Fair warning after reading this post, you may get the insatiable urge to paint your entire house. So, if that’s alright with you, why don’t we take a deeper look into paint colors that are trending in 2020.

Aficionado

painting color trends aficionado Influences: Reading nooks, British accents, tweedy menswear, ‘60s nostalgia

Talk about a nostalgia trip! This palette is ideal for an office setting or a relaxing space where you can enjoy your favorite book. “With copper and gold anchored by merlot and deep, dark gray, these tailored tones make everything impeccable, tasteful, and elegant,” says Sherwin-Williams of the Aficionado palette.

sherwin williams aficionado palette

Enthusiast

sherwin williams enthusiast Influences: maximalism, cozy chaos, over-the-top-opulence, more is more

Talk about energetic! With so many bold, vivid pops of color, the Enthusiast palette is perfect for the passionate and eclectic person who has a calling to be unique. Sherwin Williams described this palette as made for someone who “embraces the details and creates scene-stealing worlds that burst with beauty.” If you ask me, this palette is excellent for the creative-type or world traveler who needs continuous inspiration.

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Naturalist

Sherwin Williams NaturalistInfluences: forest mushrooms, botanical prints, butterfly collections, terrariums.

The naturalist palette is a breath of fresh air in a busy world. With tones ranging from mushroom to leafy green to bright floral pink, the naturalist palette will have you feeling like you’ve taken a trip to your personal Zen garden. “With roots in the forest, this palette’s colorful tendrils grew in hothouses and conservatives until they become these lush, sophisticated tones.” Naturalist is the perfect palette to accentuate natural light while making any room feel instantly brighter.

Raconteur

Sherwin Williams RaconteurInfluences: desert oases, global style, luxury safaris, spice markets

Raconteur is an atlas of colors that can place you in some of the worlds most exotic places. Each color tells its own story as you feel the worldly energy embody your space. Sherwin Williams says this palette considers everything from the ancient ages and translates it into a rich modern palette. Just one look at this palette will have you feeling like you’ve been all around the world.

Sherwin Williams Raconteur Palette

Wanderer

Sherwin Williams WandererInfluences: carefree bohemian, modern cowgirl, unbridled adventure, southwestern twist

Taking inspiration from the endless blue horizon and subtle earthy colors of the high plains and desert, the wanderer is your ticket to the wild-west. “Sun-washed and warm, this palette can be seen in the baked clay canyons, worn leather, and woven wool blankets,” says Sherwin Williams. This palette plays very well on subtle earth colors with vivid pops of deep blue.

Sherwin Williams Wanderer Palette

Shapeshifter

Sherwin Williams shapeshifter

Influences: rings of Saturn, artificial intelligence, spiritualism, healing energy

“Visionary and creative, this palette reaches into the cosmos and returns with a whole universe of inspiration. Atmospheric wisps of colors, grounded by deep, dark blues, capture the unique space between technology and spirituality” says Sherwin Williams. Shapeshifter is a beautiful mixture of Zen and modern and is indeed unlike anything we’ve seen before. With deep, vivid tones, you can’t help but feel sucked into this palettes simplistic beauty.

2020 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

Cavern Clay – SW 7701 (290-C6)

Whats the most popular paint color of 2020? According to Sherwin Williams, it is Cavern Clay. “Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined. Forged by the sun. Fired by the desert”, says Sherwin Williams. Cavern Clay is a captivating color that will breath new life into any living space. It is perfect for bringing out natural furnishing including open floors, wood furniture, and southwestern interior design. It can also work well when integrating greenery into your living space.

These 4 colors will compliment Cavern Clay beautifully.

Color Snap Visualizer

Sherwin-Williams Color Snap VisualizerUnsure of what color might look best in your home? We recommend using the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Visualizer. It will let you see any paint color on the wall with just a simple click. Click here to check it out!

There is even an app for Android and iOS for when you’re on the go. The app allows you to use features like color card scanning or the color matching tool. This tool will enable you to pinpoint colors in your photos to match with Sherwin-Williams products.

Feeling Inspired?

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We hope you found these palettes as inspiring as we did. If you’re looking for an experienced painting contractor in the San Diego County area to help transform your home, we hope you’ll consider TruLine Painting. Our 5-star customer experience guarantee backs our award-winning residential and commercial painting services. Whether it’s just a single bedroom or an entire home, we’d be thrilled to be a part of your next painting project.

To schedule your free estimate today, please fill out our online form here or give us a call at 619-663-5878.

 

Want further information on Color Trends? Our friends at TheMostChic curated the latest statistics on what paint colors are trending in 2020. Click here to read more!

Information and inspiration for this article was provided by Sherwin-Williams

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Increase Your Home Value in 2019 With These Paint Colors

By | Paint Colors

Residential Paint Colors That Increase Property Value

Conventional wisdom says to paint your home a neutral color like white or off-white so you can appeal to a wide margin of potential buyers. It’s the safe choice that will increase home value, and is what a home buyer wants, right? Not so fast.

A recent Zillow study analyzed 32,000 photos from sold homes around the country to see how certain paint colors influenced increasing home value when compared to white walls. Their results were surprising.

According to Zillow, homes with walls painted blue or light grey added as much as $5,400 per room in overall value. Which room adds the most value? The bathroom. That’s right, the bathroom…

How did homes with white walls perform?

Zillow found that homes with white bathrooms sold for an average of $4,035 less than homes with colored bathrooms.

That’s great to know, but we’re just scratching the surface. Continuing reading to find out which colors payoff the most and learn which rooms you should be investing your hard earned money in. Also, stay tuned to the end to find out which color you should paint your front door to increase your home value by up to $6,000!

Let's take a look at Zillow's best and worst paint colors by room

Kitchen

colors that increase home value

Breezy – SW 7616

The kitchen can often be one of the most expensive renovations in any home. Many experts argue painting the kitchen is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your homes value. If your budget doesn’t allow for a full remodel, a fresh coat of paint might be a good start.

Best Color: Light blue to soft gray-blue. The average home sold for $1,800 more

Worst Color: Straw yellow to marigold. The average home sold for $800 less

Bedroom

Atmospheric SW6505

Sherwin Williams Atmospheric SW6505

Walls painted in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray can not only make the bedroom feel bigger, but it also allows the buyer to envision themselves living inside the space. Think of it almost like a “blank canvas” that gives the buyer an opportunity to envision their own decor in the room. Adding a light blue or gray can dress up any tired bedroom and add an element of sophistication.

Best Color: Light blue. The average home sold for $1,856 more

Worst Color: Light pink. The average home sold for $208 less

Bathroom

Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606

Blue Cruise SW 7606

Bathroom renovations can often be costly and don’t always recoup the full investment. A quick way to cut the costs and increase property value is through the painting of your bathroom.

Kerrie Kelly, a home design expert at Zillow says, “Both kitchens and bathrooms are big focal points for home buyers. However, bathrooms are a bit more standardized than kitchens, so certain wall colors can really change the look and feel of the space. While wall colors are important in the kitchen, so are the kitchen appliances, countertop materials, and layout”. Kerrie brings up a great point because a kitchen renovation doesn’t stop just at the wall colors.

Best Color: Light powder blue to periwinkle. The average home sold for $5,440 more

Worst Color: Off-white or eggshell. The average home sold for $4,035 less

Living Room 

Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW6065

Bona Fide Beige SW6065

The right color can make any living room feel larger, cozier, or more put together. Walls painted in cool neutrals like blue, beige, or gray can send signals the home is well cared for. Choosing an inviting neutral tone can help buyers picture themselves inside the living room.

Best Color: Light beige. The average home sold for $1,800 more

Worst Color: Pastel gray to light blue. The average home sold for $820 less

Front Door

Sherwin Williams Black Magic Front Door

Black Magic SW 6911

I bet you didn’t think of this one! A well-painted front door can add an extra pop and invite buyers into your home. To make a memorable pop, try a dark and sophisticated color like black or navy blue. A dark front door can give a buyer the impression that your home is stately and a safe choice.

Best Color: Black or navy blue. The average home sold for up to $6,000 more

Home Exterior

Sherwin Williams Stone Lion SW 7507

Stone Lion SW 7507

Curb appeal is the name of the game here. There is a fine line between tasteful and personal taste. The current trend according to Zillow is greige (a blend of gray and beige). The exterior color of your home will not make or break your property value, but it is something to consider. Looking for some tips on the benefits of exterior home painting? Check out our blog post on exterior painting benefits to learn more!

Best Color: Greige. The average home sold for $1,526 more

Worst Color: Medium brown or taupe. The average home sold for $1,970 less

The Verdict

Choosing the right paint colors can add substantial value to your home at a fraction of the cost of a full remodel. Of course, a remodel has potential to increase your home’s value significantly, however, when deciding between a new backyard patio and painting your entire home, the choice seems pretty easy. According to a recent Realtor.com study, they found a backyard patio renovation only recoups roughly 48% of its investment.

Experts agree that painting that just even a few rooms in your house is one of the most sure-fire ways to increase your property value. It doesn’t take too much time and can be done with or without the help of licensed painting contractors. Aside from the initial investment of paint and tools, you’ll only need a few days of your time and some determination.

Don’t have the time? No problem, we’re here to help. With over 25 years of painting experience, we are San Diego’s premier painting contractor. Our team of expert residential painters has the necessary skills to transform your home.

Unsure of what colors to paint your home? Our master color design consultants will work directly with you to pick the perfect paint colors for your home.

Schedule a FREE estimate with us today and let us show you why we’re a “cut above the rest”. In the meantime, we invite you to take a look at our gallery of past projects and online reviews.

Paint Sheen

How To Choose The Right Paint Sheen – House Painting [Full Guide]

By | Paint Colors

When you decide to paint your home, often the first thing that comes to your mind is, “what color should I use?”, But the less commonly asked question is “what paint sheen should I use?”. In this article, we will break down what sheen is, the pros and cons of each type, and how to find the paint sheen that’s right for you.

What is a paint sheen?

Sheen simply means how much light the paint reflects.

This can range from no reflection (low-sheen) to an almost mirror-like reflection (high-sheen).

High-sheen or glossy surfaces are typically easier to clean. Common in bathrooms and high-traffic areas. If you intend to hide or downplay imperfections in a space, you should avoid high-sheen paint. To make architectural features pop like entryways, consider using a high-sheen.

Low-sheen paints are best for concealing imperfections and are best in lower-traffic areas. Lower sheen paints tend to show more true color and are better at reflecting light.

Let’s take a look now at the various paint sheens.

Flat Finish

flat paint truline paintingPros: Flat finishes have the lowest sheen. They are an excellent choice for low-traffic areas like closets, dining rooms, and ceilings. Flat paints are perfect for ceilings because they avoid light glare and allow you to see the true color. If you’ve ever turned the lights on in a room and gotten a bright glare, you’ll notice that you’re unable to see the true color of the wall. The anti-glare properties of flat paint allow you always to see the wall’s true color.

Another great benefit of flat paint that it hides imperfections like bumps or small cracks in the walls. It also goes on smoother over rough surfaces which makes it an excellent option for older walls, textured walls, or walls with a lot of drywall issues.

Cons: It is harder to clean and is not recommended for high-traffic areas like the kitchen, bathroom, or hallways. This is because flat paint has a porous texture, which can trap dirt and lead to burnishing when scrubbed or rubbed off. Flat colors don’t touch up quickly and can show skin oils if touched. If you have small children, flat paint might not be the best choice for you.

The one exception to this is Sherwin-Williams Duration (which is available in all sheens) and is specially formulated with patented cross-linking technology that forms a smooth and continuous paint film. This technology not only locks in the colorants, but also provides superior resistance to staining, burnishing, and water-streaking. If you desire flat paint and are afraid of any of the above cons, Duration may be a good choice for you.

A word of caution – different paint brands have different definitions of flat paint. A company may call its paint flat when in reality it is actually a matte paint. It may still look flat, but has a slight sheen to it.

Eggshell Paint Sheen

Eggshell Paint

Pros: Eggshell is the most common paint sheen for interior walls. It has a little more sheen than flat paint which means it reflects just a low amount of light. It has a slight gloss of about 10-25%. Eggshell makes a great choice for hallways, living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. It has a smoother finish than flat paint and can hide some imperfections. If you want to add just a hint of sheen in your room, eggshell is the perfect option.

Cons: Eggshell has medium durability and can handle mild stains and moisture. It is not recommended to use eggshell in areas like a kitchen or bathroom or areas with heavy traffic. It is washable but not as washable as some of the paints we’ll talk about below.

A word of caution: Eggshell sheens will vary between manufacturers. One company may have an eggshell paint with as much sheen as a satin finish of another company – so always view samples before making your final decision.

Satin Paint Sheen

sherwin williams satin paintPros: One of the most popular sheens for modern design, satin has slightly more pop than an eggshell. It has a richer appearance than eggshell and just like the flat and eggshell sheens, satin is great on wall surfaces where you want to hide imperfections. Satin has about a 25-35% gloss when compared to eggshell and flat paint. This is a very washable paint and is perfect for areas with moisture and dirt like kitchens and bathrooms. It is also a great choice for kids rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and other high-traffic areas. Satin doesn’t show skin oils and offers less light-glare than your semi-gloss or gloss sheens.

Cons: While satin is a highly durable and popular paint choice, you must consider the surface you are painting on. If the surface has imperfections, satin paint will tend to highlight those imperfections. Additionally, if you are not careful in your application, inconsistencies can be evident. This makes touch-ups difficult.

A Word of Caution: Just like with the sheens mentioned above, what companies define as satin can vary. Some satins may have an almost semi-gloss finish while some may be closer to an eggshell. Always view the samples before deciding.

Semi-Gloss Paint Sheen

semi gloss paint finish

Notice the light reflection off the wall – semi-gloss can be very reflective in rooms with lots of light.

Pros: With a very shiny and smooth finish, semi-gloss is a step up from satin and has anywhere from 35-70% gloss. This is because it reflects a lot of light and will show imperfections. As you go up in sheens, more acrylic is added to the paint, which means increased durability but also increased light glare. Semi-gloss is a great choice for extremely high-traffic areas of the home and a good option for trim areas, furniture, and door areas where you want more attention. It also makes a good option for bathrooms with poor ventilation because it is highly water resistant and can be cleaned easily.

A common design trend for years has been eggshell on the walls and semi-gloss on the trim work. This creates a contrast between the two areas.

Cons: If you do not have good wall-surfaces that are level and smooth, I would avoid semi-gloss. Many painters will try to avoid semi-gloss due to the amount of light glare. If you have a room with high moisture, satin sheens can still suffice as paint technology has gotten more moisture-resistant. Be sure to talk with your painter or paint rep to get the best advice for your situation.

Gloss Paint Sheen

Notice the shiny reflection on the cabinets

Notice the ultra-shiny almost mirror-like appearance of gloss paint.

Pros: This sheen was very common several decades ago but is making a come back in certain design areas. If you’re feeling bold, this can be a good choice for windows and door trims. Gloss paint is the easiest of all sheens to clean and soap, grease, water, and stains can be wiped away with ease.

Cons: Gloss is not commonly used, and many painters will avoid this sheen due to its highly reflective properties. Gloss will show just about every imperfection so be sure your area is well prepped and ready to be painted.

Quick Painting Tip

Like with any painting job, thorough surface preparation is critical for any surface. If you plan to use a higher-gloss finish, this is even more important.

If you’re unsure on how a sheen might look, it’s always wise to test them out on pieces of scrap wallboard first. Different light levels and color temperatures can have a big influence on how colors appear. It’s recommended you always try a variety of samples to obtain the best results.

Gloss, Semi-gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and Flat… What’s The Best Paint Sheen For House Painting?

The answer is… it depends. The best factors to consider is the use of your space, amount of traffic, and the aesthetic that you desire.

High gloss paints (gloss and semi-gloss) will be easier to clean and more durable, however, imperfections and light glare will be apparent and it will be harder to touch up.

In lower gloss paints (flat and eggshell) you will be able to hide imperfections, touch-ups will be easier, and it will showcase the truest-colors because of the reduced reflection.

Satin is often a nice middle ground between high and low gloss because it provides washability and a mild light reflection.

A better place to start when deciding on the right paint sheen might be high gloss vs low gloss.

The two are near opposites in terms of reflectively with high gloss reflecting the most light and flat reflecting zero light. Low gloss paints are the hardest to clean and least durable, however, in low-traffic areas they provide a smooth sheen and are more economical than high-gloss paints. Lower gloss paints (like flat, eggshell and satin), easily hide imperfections and if you are trying to do a quick do-it-yourself painting of your home, lower gloss paints may be your best choice.

If you desire a higher gloss paint, you may need the help of an experienced professional.

Time to Take Action!

We hope this was able to shed some knowledge on the world of paint sheens. If you are still unsure or have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

If you’re looking to hire San Diego’s most-trusted painter, look no further than TruLine Painting. We have over 25 years of residential painting experience, are a top-rated painting contractor in San Diego, and 2-time recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award (2017 and 2018)

Also, if you’re looking for some inspiration on the top residential painting trends of 2019, check out a recent blog post on the top 42 trends of 2019.

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