Part I: Classic Paint Colors

When it comes to finding fresh and classic paint colors for your walls there’s the tried and true and there’s the bold statement colors. After recently spending many (many) hours looking for those perfect colors for my own place, I thought I’d share some of my finds along with some of my favorite selections from recent projects.

Some are just classic so they’ll appear as fresh and relevant now as in a decade from now. And others are bold and beautiful allowing you to create spectacular statement moments in your decor. Whether you use them for an accent wall, the edge of a door, or to refinish furniture, these hues are sure to bring that “wow” factor to your home.

Like an artist with an easel I find myself itching to splash them onto bare walls!

FRESH PAINT – CLASSICS:

#1. Gray Owl – Benjamin Moore

A perfectly balanced light warm gray. Here’s it’s well lit by the windows so it’s very subtle but in darker spaces it’ll provide a little more contrast. This lovely room is from CCG Interiors from Chicago.


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#2. Cotton Balls – Benjamin Moore

A crisp warm white that isn’t too yellow. Perfect for trim or just a nice bright white room. Kimba Hills used it in this lovely breakfast room as a neutral backdrop for bright colors.


FRESH CLASSIC Paint Colors

#3. China White – Benjamin Moore

A classy muted ivory. I recently used this as the main interior color for The Lake House project (soon to be featured on the blog) and really loved the final result. Here is a cozy living room design in “China White” from designer Jennifer Hoey.

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FRESH CLASSIC Paint Colors

#4. Light Blue – Farrow & Ball

A bluish gray with green undertones that give it a vintage feel. “Light Blue” is one of The Chromologist’s Key Colors for 2015.

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FRESH CLASSIC Paint Colors

There are of course many other beautiful neutral colors I’ve used time and again but these are some fresh alternatives to experiment with now. What are your favorite classics?

PS: Watch out for the follow up post with BOLD colors to use right now in Part II: FRESH BOLD Paint Colors.

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