Hottest Paint Colors Of The Year

With all of the inspiring spaces we featured this year, selecting our favorite paint colors was a feat. As we narrowed down our selections, we noticed some trends. header1 Blue was big. Whether glossed up and applied to the floor, or custom-mixed with green-grays creating a swampy mood, we continually came back to cobalt, peacock, powder, and navy hues. header2 Of course we couldn't help adding in a hint of pink. Blush and peony were also providing backdrops we were drawn to. Their inherent warmth casts a cozy glow and both are surprisingly versatile. header3 And naturally, we would never leave out a tried and true classic like graphite which always sets a sexy and intriguing tone. If you're looking to start your new year with a fresh start, may we suggest a fresh coat of one of these fabulous paints.
paint1 paint MELISSA MILES RUFTY: NO HOLDS BARRED The NOLA designer creates a vibrant blueprint for rule-breaking southern style.  "Coat of Arms" (#763), from $37, Benjamin Moore
paint3 paint_thumbs_8 STUDIO VISIT: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Jerome Dahan's denim brand reinvents the showroom model.  "Peacock Feathers" (#724), from $37, Benjamin Moore
paint4 paint_thumbs_4 SWEET DISPOSITION: TAMARA KAYE-HONEY The House of Honey designer stages a New Vintage revolution in Pasadena.  "River Blue" (#2057-10), from $37, Benjamin Moore
paint5 paint_thumbs_6 GREEK REVIVAL IN SAG HARBOR: A LOVE STORY Fashion designer Beth Blake and her husband Corbin Day celebrate their romance with the Hamptons with a house filled with surprising seaside décor and whimsical accents.  "Sweet Innocence" (#2125-50), from $37, Benjamin Moore
paint6 paint_thumbs-1 SARA RUFFIN COSTELLO: GRAND DESIGNS Domino magazine's former Creative Director offers an exclusive peek inside her New Orleans residence, and shares her five favorite haunts.  "Inuvik Ice" (#C2-5067),$3, My Perfect Color
paint7 paint_thumbs_2 SIDNEY AND SEAN: A BOLD MOVE The creative couple outfits a hard-won Brooklyn home with Crayola shades and artsy accents.  "Caribbean Azure" (#2059-20), from $37, Benjamin Moore
paint2 paint_thumbs_5 THE IMAGINARIUM OF KATIE NEHRA The creative polymath shows us around her larger-than-life digs.  "Peony" (#2079-30), from $37, Benjamin Moore
paint8 paint_thumbs_7 COLOR OF THE MOMENT: BLUSH This autumn sees the return of the ultra-femme muted pink hue, and we've got 12 droolworthy home items guaranteed to make you a convert.  "Middleton Pink" (#245), from $93, Farrow & Ball
paint9 paint_thumbs_3 SOFT FOCUS: MOLLY SIMS Balancing comfort and livability with stunning modern accents, the LA-based model and her husband Scott Stuber created a family home that's built to last.  "Graphite" (#1603), from $37, Benjamin Moore
Photographs: 1. 3-5. Andrew Arthur, 2. 6. 7. 9. Justin Coit, 8. Getty Images