All the paint companies have revealed their colors of the year by now and while some of them are not my thing, other trends I completely adore. Some of my favorite paint colors for the year will include some of their picks and a few that are old favorites. These colors are beautiful as farmhouse paint colors or modern farmhouse paint colors, but also will work perfectly in any home – whether a suburban bungalow or a city loft – to make it feel warm, inviting and beautiful.
When it comes to finding the perfect farmhouse paint color, I’m always looking for colors that feel just a little muddy and soft. Whites with touches of brown, blues with touches of black, greens with a bit of gray…Basically, colors that are soft and look lived in while reflecting elements of nature.
I have a thing with blue. It’s one of those colors that I could probably decorate with throughout the decades. It always calms me and makes me breathe a little easier. And after the last year, we could all use that. Here are my favorite Moody Blue farmhouse paint colors that can breathe a little life into any room.
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore – A stunning navy color that is dusty and thoughtful.
Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore – A gorgeous teal that’s Benjamin Moore’s color of the year. It’s almost an antiqued blue that would look perfect in any room.
Compass Blue by Behr – A deep, navy blue with a hint of red that looks similar to Navy by Sherwin Williams, which we used once upon a time in my son’s baby room.
Breezy by Sherwin Williams – A pretty gray blue that I could use in my bedroom. Soft, calming but still giving off that farmhouse paint colors feeling.
Waterloo by Sherwin Williams – A deep blue with a touch of green that makes me miss the ocean with all my heart.
Distance by Sherwin Williams – A lovely blue that reminds me of my living room couches. Very full of warmth while being a true blue.
Nature Inspired Greens
Green is another color I love. In my early 20’s I painted my bathroom lime green. In my mid 20’s I painted my dining room a pretty shade of olive. Now, as a full fledge grown up, I can see these green, nature-inspired farmhouse paint colors being a part of our home. While I don’t know that they will cover a wall here (although my son wants a dinosaur room so don’t count me out), I can see a lot of these colors on pieces of accent furniture to warm up our space.
Retreat by Sherwin Williams – I could see this rich color in my office. It’s cozy, warm and inspiring.
Garden Flower by Valspar – This is a pretty, light green that has a touch of brown and gray. It would look beautiful in an entryway or a piece of furniture in a child’s room.
Clary Sage by Sherwin Williams – This is a bit of a gray green that reminds me of a dusty stem color in the garden. I could see it in a bathroom.
Heritage Park by Behr – A dusty, moody blue-green that’s cozy and Earthy.
Dried Thyme by Sherwin Williams – I need this somewhere in my house this year. It’s the aged, antiqued green of my dreams.
Vintage Vogue – A dark green that reminds me of the undersides of leaves when the sun is shining through from above.
Whites won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Perhaps the quintessential farmhouse paint color, creamy and warm whites will still be a staple. However, the color has shifted over the last few years. Instead of stark white on stark white, these whites are warmer, cozier and more lived-in that the colors that started the white trend.
Du Jour by Valspar – A light white but with a beautiful, warm tone.
Snowbound by Sherwin Williams – A dusty, creamy white that we have on all of our trim. I wish it were on all my walls instead of my trim.
Alabaster by Sherwin Williams – A light and creamy white that it perfect for those looking for a warm white. We have it on a buffet I designed and built.
China White by Benjamin Moore – VERY CREAMY! This almost boarders on beige but has a bit more yellow.
White Dove by Benjamin Moore – A popular color for years, this is a creamy, dreamy white.
White Pepper by Behr – My all-time favorite color that does not get enough credit. We have it in our bedroom and used it in our old house too. It’s a very, very warm light gray/white. Think of it as white with a few drips of black added in.
And on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have black paint colors making a splash onto the scene. These are certainly more modern farmhouse but they really warm up a space when used as an accent in a room. Whether it’s a wall, a kitchen island, a front door or another element, black will be a trend that hangs on for a bit to help make your space comforting and modern.
Soot by Benjamin Moore – A color that actually reminds me of the soot left by the barbecue after an evening of food and fun.
Black Beauty by Benjamin Moore – A dusty black – like the coat of a black horse who needs to be brushed.
Onyx by Benjamin Moore – This black has a bit of a red tone when compared to other’s but it will fall into the category of a true black.
Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams – A soft black for those that can’t commit to the deeper ones. Almost a very dark gray.
Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams – A true black with just enough blue and red to even it out. We used this on the front door of the barn.
Witching Hour by Benjamin Moore – A black with a little bit of cool blue. Like the sky at midnight.
More beige than greige
I believe true, pure greys with their blue undertones are on their way out. And while greige has been a thing for a while, this year I think the beige in the equation will come through stronger. And I say that as I stare at all my walls that are painted Repose Grey 50 percent lightened. Here’s a few that add that lovely brown hue back in.
Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore – A gorgeous, soft and warm light greige.
Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore – A true beigey greige, I can see this on my walls as I switch out from the cooler gray tones to warmer colors and warm whites.
Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams – This is directly below my home’s Response Gray on the color wheel, but it’s deeper with a touch more brown. Maybe I do this 50 percent lightened next?
Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams – One of the most popular colors for years, I think this one will hold strong as people start turning to warm hues. It has a lot more brown in it than the blues found in gray.
Edgecombe Gray by Benjamin Williams – A creamy beige that’s not yellow at all and makes me wonder why the word “gray” is in the name.
Dovetail by Sherwin Williams – A beautiful, deep beige with just a touch of the gray
Many big-name designers are predicting color pops as a trend for the year. While I don’t think I’ll be jumping on the gray with bright yellow bus anytime soon (As I mentioned above, I’m a bit over gray), I do love some of the Earthier pops that are starting to be found in decor.
Ancient Burgundy by Valspar – A beautiful jewel tone that I can see in the bedroom or even a dinning room.
Sun dried Tomato HGTV HOME by Sherwin Williams – A deep version of the color of an heirloom tomato when it’s perfectly ripened.
Coral Bells by Sherwin Williams – A reddish/pink that’s feels young enough to be fun but old enough to know better.
Pimento by Behr – A happy color that’s a mix of red and orange with a touch of brown.
Saffron Strands by Behr – A deep golden yellow that makes me think of sunflowers in the fall. Warm and beautiful.
Hubbard Squash by Sherwin Williams – This reminds me of a soft, yellow daffodil or butter. Both of those things make me feel happy.
So friends, what do you think? Could you see any of these farmhouse paint color trends in your home this year? Let me know in the comments below!
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