The Hottest Paint Colors of the Year
This year, designers and design-savvy homeowners invited us into some seriously stylish spaces and shared their tips for crafting warm, comforting environments. Luckily for us, they also spilled their paint sources. It wasn’t easy, but we managed to narrow down our favorite versatile shades from some choice home and office tours. From the ideal crisp white to a pink that will make anyone smile, these are the best paint colors of 2014.
Paint: Ralph Lauren “Starch”
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We Love It Because: A crisp white that brilliantly enhances a room’s natural light, this shade is the perfect foundation for soft, graceful spaces.
Paint: Benjamin Moore “Chelsea Gray”
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We Love It Because: This color is great for casting a warm, cozy vibe while still feeling elegant and sophisticated.
Paint: Benjamin Moore “Lucerne”
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We Love It Because: Beautiful in both matte and high-gloss finishes, this paint is great for adding drama without being too wild.
Paint: Benjamin Moore “Swiss Coffee”
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We Love It Because: This shade is the go-to color for designers seeking to create elegant, personal spaces that require a soothing backdrop.
Paint: Jeff Lewis Color “Canvas”
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We Love It Because: This color’s putty undertones will cast a warm and flattering glow in any interior space.
Paint: Benjamin Moore “Antiqua Aqua”
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We Love It Because: An unexpected and tropical take on a light blue shade, this color is calming and relaxing.
Paint: Farrow and Ball “Pitch Black”
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We Love It Because: A pure black is hard to come by but thanks to this color’s perfect blend of pigments, it seems we’ve found the real deal.