A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to instantly refresh your interior, but choosing the right hue can be a challenge. To help us out, the experts at Behr Paint revealed the most popular paint colors that homeowners have been using for home décor projects. Based on the most popular color families, they created a guide to all the hues, tones, and shades you'll want to know before selecting the one that's right for your home. Whether you're looking for a pop of color with bold reds and oranges, or you prefer more subtle shades of green and blue, there's a color for you.
Take a look at the most popular paint colors in each color family below to start prepping for your next DIY project.
Behr Very Navy
Navy is a classic, and for good reason. It's timeless and classic but can also add a bit of drama to a space. If the color feels too dark for you, try it on an accent wall.
Behr In the Moment
Style maven and interior design star Emily Henderson recently renovated her kitchen with a fresh coat of green color. "I love this green because it's totally timeless, yet still appropriate for something old world and classic," she tells us.
Use a bold color like green on a kitchen island to give the room a fun, unexpected hit of color.
Behr Jungle Camouflage
For a more subdued approach, pick a shade of green paint that's not so bold. In this Scandinavian-inspired room, the green paint color works as a neutral element of the space and doesn't distract the eye. "Just remember to always follow your gut instinct," Decorist celebrity designer Jonathan Rachman says. If you're not ready for bright colors, stick with what feels most aligned with your style.
Behr Brook Green
Designer Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby opts for an earthy approach. "In selecting the perfect shade of green, I always prefer greens with a bit of muddiness, earthiness, or smokiness to them," she muses.
Behr Pale Honey
When in doubt, tan is a failsafe option to help warm up a room. Here, a neutral tan paint color contrasts with a lighter gray wall to give dimension to this living room.
Behr Yellow Groove
Mustard yellow is "a romantic, fearless pop of color when it's used on a white, neutral canvas," Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design says. In a bright space like the one above, mustard yellow adds the final touch to make the space feel more playful.
Aside from breaking up a neutral color scheme and making it more visually unique, mustard yellow also warms things up.
Behr Swirling Water
For a calm and tranquil vibe in a contemporary space, try a super-pale, "light gray with subtle blue undertones," advises Jamie Davis, co-founder of Portola Paints & Glazes.
This shade of gray blends well with whites, pinks, and reds.