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10 Best Wall Paint Colors for the Home Interior

From light and airy, to dark and moody—we've got 10 tried-and-true interior wall paint colors that are guaranteed to make your room look great.

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Chantilly Lace, Benjamin Moore

We’ve seen white walls take over the design world these last few years, and the classic color is not going anywhere anytime soon. But, finding the right white wall paint colors can be surprisingly difficult. Some shades look blue or yellow in certain lighting. If you want a true white that isn’t too stark yet just the right amount of crisp, try Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.

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Dusty Lilac, Behr

Purple is not just for little girls’ rooms anymore. A muted take on purple, like Behr’s Dusty Lilac, makes a bold statement yet still provides a soothing and sophisticated ambiance. It would look beautiful in a living or dining room, a powder room or a bedroom.

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Passive, Sherwin-Williams

Your search for the perfect light gray paint is over. Passive by Sherwin-Williams is a great neutral gray with cool undertones. It’s great for any decor style but works best if your home’s color palette includes cool colors like blues and greens rather than warm reds and yellows.

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Salamander, Benjamin Moore

If dark and moody is more your style, you need Salamander by Benjamin Moore; a deep, rich green paint that is almost black. Try it on an accent wall to add interest to a space, or take the plunge and paint every wall to create a dark oasis.

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Grays Harbor, Sherwin-Williams

Grays Harbor by Sherwin-Williams is a nice mix of blue and gray. It’s definitely on the dark end of the spectrum, but is just the right amount of saturated teal. Natural light will bounce off of it, giving your room a cozy yet refined vibe.

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Pale Cherry Blossom, Benjamin Moore

Ever thought about painting your living room pink? Don’t worry, we’re not talking bubble gum pink. Imagine a pale, dusty, blush pink. It’s more exciting than the go-to neutrals, but still subtle enough that you won’t get sick of it. Still skeptical? Roll on a couple coats of Benjamin Moore’s Pale Cherry Blossom; trust us, you won’t regret it.

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Yarmouth Blue, Benjamin Moore

Yarmouth Blue is part of Benjamin Moore’s Historic Collection. The beautiful mix of blue, green, and gray creates a timeless hue that works in both traditional or modern spaces. It would look gorgeous in a coastal style room paired with cool wood accents and bright white trim.

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Felted Wool, Sherwin-Williams

Gray is still a big player when it comes to wall paint colors for any interior. But current trends are leaning away from cool grays, and embracing warmer mushroom, taupey grays. If that sounds like just the color you’re looking for, try Felted Wool by Sherwin-Williams. This nature-inspired gray is a nice warm neutral with just a hint of green.

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White Dove, Benjamin Moore

For a long time, crisp bright whites have rained supreme. But recently warmer whites have made a comeback. A classic off-white like White Dove by Benjamin Moore isn’t stark or sterile, but doesn’t lean too yellow either. The result is a muted and cozy white with just the right amount of warmth for any decor.

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Hale Navy, Benjamin Moore

If you want a timeless dark color (but black is a little too intimidating), you might just need navy blue! Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is a favorite of designers. It’s dark and rich enough to make a big statement, and the perfect mix of cool and warm tones so it works in almost any lighting.

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.