Banish the frenzy and prepare to zen out with these nine calming paint colors, each hand-picked by design pros for their subtly sublime qualities. Tranquil blue? Soothing pink? Time to trot out some taupey gray? These are the shades that are ideal for the bedroom and beyond. Because, let’s face it, we could all do with a bit more calm in the mix. Amiright?
Designer: Miles Redd
Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s Bird’s Egg blue.”
Designer: Jenny Wolf
Paint Pick: “Farrow and Ball’s Cromarty. It’s a soft gray/green that is very soothing.”
Designer: Tilton Fenwick
Paint Pick: “Farrow and Ball’s Pointing.”
Designer: Pierce & Ward
Paint Pick: “Retreat by Sherwin Williams. Paint colors can be tricky, and this one works in any space no matter the lighting.”
Designer: Mary McDonald
Paint Pick: Benjamin Moore’s Pink Cloud.
Designer: Ashley Whittaker
Paint Pick: “Camouflagey-green looks great with furniture, with art, with everything! It has enough grey in it that the color is not overpowering. Benjamin Moore’s Camouflage is our tried-and-true.”
Designer: Sara Vaile
Paint Pick: Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue.
Designer: Lauren Buxbaum Gordon
Paint Pick: Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White. It’s the perfect soft white.
Designer: Courtney Madden, Cocollected
Paint Pick: “Sherwin Williams’s Evergreen Fog. Depending on what time of day or how cloudy it is, sometimes it looks gray, sometimes it looks blue, sometimes it looks green.”