If you want to totally transform the look of your space without investing too much time or money, we'd like to introduce you to The Home Depot's immense paint collection. Whether you're learning toward moody and dark or cheerful and light, you'll definitely believe in the power of paint after seeing how quickly (and dramatically) it can transform your interiors. We asked The Home Depot's Sarah Fishburne to guide us through the color schemes that will give your space the stylish boost it needs.
Meet the Expert
Sarah Fishburne is The Home Depot's director of trend and design. She manages the company's team of designers, develops products, and identifies trends in merchandise.
Below, Fishburne explains why these hues should be considered for any paint jobs you may have in store.
Behr Ultra Pure White
"This is a very clean white that is perfect for interior and exterior ceilings and trim," Fishburne says. "It does not have any blue, pink, or yellow undertones, so it is very clear and crisp."
Behr Doeskin Gray
"This is a great all-over house neutral that's warm enough to complement many wood tones, and it'll feel like a fresh and contemporary neutral for homes that need a clean canvas. It works well with any of the white shades, too," Fishburne offers.
Behr Loft Space
"Grays will not be going away. I think we'll see them being layered more with warmer neutrals and browns for a fresh take on neutrals," Fishburne says. "This is a soft, approachable gray. I like it because it doesn't have any other underlying colors in it."
Behr Cracked Pepper
"I love weaving an unexpected dark color into muted palettes to keep them from getting too sweet and childlike," Fishburne notes. "The best way to describe this color is as a soft black. Dark colors can really show off beautiful trim work, too."
Behr Urban Raincoat
Fishburne admits: "For me, blues are 'whole house' colors. I believe in having a signature tone and weaving it throughout the whole house as your anchor. This is a soft grayish blue, so when paired with richer blues, it will look more blue, and when it's around grays, it'll appear grayer."
Behr Moon Gloss
"Moon Gloss is fresh without being over-the-top. It plays well with all neutrals from cool to warm, and since it has a little blue in it, it complements other blues," Fishburne says. "I love using aqua hues like this everywhere from walls and ceilings to trims and doors. You can even use it on cabinets. It's a timeless aqua that never goes out of style."
Glidden Essentials Night Watch
"This was PPG's Color of the Year in 2019, and it's easy to see why," Fishburne admits. "This color is classic, but it still feels very modern and fresh. When paired with soft, airy colors, it becomes an anchor, and when layered with deep, rich colors, it fades into the background."
Behr Unpredictable Hue
"I like this for homeowners who like the idea of dark color but shy away from black," she explains. "It is a bit softer, but will offer the same dramatic feel as a strong black and can complement as many colors as white does. With black, though, those colors take on a totally different effect."
Glidden Essentials Safari Bisque Beige
"I love soft pinks for all over the home," Fishburne acknowledges. "There is something so soothing about a petal pink room. However, people may shy away from it because they are afraid it might look too juvenile. Super pale shades like this offer just a hint of color, making it feel more sophisticated than infantile."
Behr Dash of Curry
"There are two colors you will always find in my home: aqua and coral. Dash of Curry is the perfect coral in my eye," she says. "It has an orange undertone that keeps it from reading too pink as some corals do. I consider it to be a pick-me-up in any room."
Glidden Essentials Afternoon Martini Olive
"I like to use green to complement blues and grays. I lean toward yellow-based or acid greens that feel more fresh and modern over greens that look a little bit gray," Fishburne says. "Yellow-based greens can be a nice bridge between classic and modern, too."