Best Paint Colors and Tips from 2016
Paint colors are one of the trickiest parts of putting together a perfect room, so we are so glad to have the amazing Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange as part of our team, ready to teach us about paint colors, palettes, and things like undertones and color balances — Cyndy does a great job recommending beautiful paint colors and teaching the principles of what makes certain colors work for certain spaces (and not for others). Be sure to check out all of the great colors and info she shared in 2015 here, and here is what she shared here on Remodelaholic in 2016: the best paint colors of the year!
Best Paint Colors
If you’ve been searching for the perfect black paint color, Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron is the perfect muted black — balanced and warm but still dark and dramatic. Read more about Wrought Iron here.
Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore is beautiful versatile light blue-gray paint color, beautiful for both interiors and exteriors, and for cabinets, walls, and more! Read more about Wythe Blue here.
Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams is a beautifully versatile light gray paint color that shines in spaces with low or no natural light. Read more about Silver Strand here.
Looking for a non-neutral paint color that can still be pretty neutral? Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore is one of the best rich teal paint colors out there, a transitional paint color that balances warm and cool tones nearly perfectly. Read more about Aegean Teal here.
Pale Oak By Benjamin Moore is a balanced and versatile warm neutral griege (gray/beige) paint color that works beautifully in both full or limited natural lighting and artificial lighting. Read more about Pale Oak here.
A beautiful, deep, and rich paint color, Newburg Green by Benjamin Moore is a near-perfect teal, a beautiful choice for an accent wall or furniture. Read more about Newburg Green here.
Best Paint Palettes
In January, Cyndy explored the upcoming 2016 trends (and why it’s important to understand the trends, and when you should follow them!)
Learn how to pick the right paint color to enhance and coordinate with your wood trim and flooring.
Exterior colors are so important to a home’s curb appeal — learn about picking the best colors colors (especially important for resale) and see Cyndy’s all-star exterior paint color picks.
Best Paint Color Tips
When you’re building new or re-painting your home’s whole interior, it’s important to get the right color for your space. Read more about getting the perfect whole home paint color here.
Want to try on a paint color, without lifting a paint brush? Try the Snap It tool, plus others, that let you test out a paint color – virtually!
And be sure to see even more from Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange here, and follow her over on Pinterest for even more color inspiration here.
More great paint color ideas and tips:
Creating a color palette from a photo
How to test a paint color BEFORE you buy it
Best Tips and Tricks for an Pro Paint Job