2012 most popular colors for interior and exterior

It would have been much more helpful if we could find most popular colors by region. The region you live in makes a big difference on the color you choose.

Benjamin Moore most popular colors
ashley gray
bleeker beige

Here is shaker beige in a house I painted in West Hartford, CT


lenox tan
shaker beige
cape may cobblestone
edgecomb gray
putnam ivory
revere pewter
manchester tan


Sherwin Williams most popular colors

Kilm Beige 6106
Latte 6108
Nomadic Desert 6107
Macadamia 6142
Extra White 7006
Softer Tan 6141
Dover White 6385
Blonde 6128
Antique White 6119
Whole Wheat 6121

Exterior house painting ideas

One very simple exterior house painting idea is white. Believe it or not 40% of the residential exteriors are white and in my opinion they look pretty good.

Start with a color you like and try to work a color scheme around that. Maybe you’ve seen a house that you like in your area, you can stop by and talk to the owners about the color scheme. Most of the time they will be pleased that someone likes the color on their house so much that want to paint their house with the same color.

Another great idea is to look in the charts with color combinations that paint stores offer. Those combinations are put together by professional decorators and always work great.

Other exterior house painting ideas involve whether you plan to live on that house for a long time or if you plan to sell your house in the near future. If you plan to sell your house you might consider using a neutral color. Something that will look pleasant to most people.

Another idea is to ask your your painter. House painters see many different types of homes and generally have a pretty good idea on what might work for a particular type of house.

Benjamin Moore Gennex Coloring System

New Color System

The new Benjamin Moore Gennex coloring system does not only contain cool colors but makes paint cover easier and last longer because of the way it blends with the paint. It is zero VOC and can be used with Benjamin Moore’s latest products, by the way there are many new products they have come out with lately and there are still more to come.


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