Top Interior Designers Reveal Their Favorite Paint Colors

Ask most designers for a quick, easy, and affordable way to completely change the look of any room and the answer you’ll get is the same: paint! Choosing a color is when things get a bit tricky. To help you navigate those paint decks like a pro, we asked some of our favorite design insiders to share their go-to paint hue. From white to dark gray (and even green!), these designers gave up the goods. Rollers at the ready!

Designer: Sarah Bartholomew

Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, or anything by Farrow & Ball.”

Designer: Barrie Benson

Paint Pick: “Right now (and I mean this week—it will change by next week!) I am loving Sherwin Williams’s Garden Spot.”

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.”

A dining room by designer Jenny Wolf. Photo by Patrick Cline.

Designer: Jenny Wolf

Paint Pick: “Farrow & Ball’s Cromarty. It’s a soft gray/green that is very soothing.”

Designer: Tharon Anderson

Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s White Heron has become a go-to white for us. It’s the perfect white that doesn’t go too creamy or too stark.”

Designer: Young Huh

Paint Pick: “C2 Paint A Cappella C2-717 Is the most extraordinary and perfect turquoise blue. Benjamin Moore’s new Century collection in Blue Mascari is another new favorite. This deep blue is transporting.”

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Lead photo by David Hillegas, Courtesy of Sarah Bartholomew

February 14, 2018

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