Our Favorite Paints

Perhaps our most asked question is, “What paint color is that?” Trust us, we get it. Finding that perfect hue is hard work, after all. For your home renovation pleasure, we rounded up our favorite paints, light and dark. Roll on, everyone!

Light Paint Colors

It’s no secret that we love white paint because it serves as the perfect neutral backdrop for a calm and serene space. Whether it’s in a living room, bedroom, kitchen, or bath, it’s sure to immediately brighten up your space!

Favorite Paints - Light - Marie Flanigan Interiors
Benjamin Moore Alabaster OC-129 BM
Favorite Paints - Light - Marie Flanigan Interiors
Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 BM

If a bright white gives you pause, there are several warmer options that still provide a neutral background. We adore Benjamin Moore’s Hushed Hue for it’s more saturated color as well as how it mimics natural light. Another MFI favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Athena, which might just be the perfect light greige.

Benjamin Moore Hushed Hue OC-1520 BM
Benjamin Moore Athena OC-858 BM

Then, there are the ones that are so perfect, they’re just like that April 25th weather…. “Not too hot, not too cold… and all you need is a light jacket!” But really, you know that color I’m talking about. The one you don’t even notice because it let’s all of the other furnishings and finishes shine!

Sherwin Williams Pure White 7005 SW
Benjamin Moore Cloud White OC-130 BM

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we love a dark and moody paint color that can significantly add some drama. Whether matte or high-gloss they make the ultimate luxurious statement.

Dark Paint Colors

Blue and green are two of our favorite paints to incorporate depth and we love to carry the tones up to the ceiling.

Favorite Paints - Dark - Marie Flanigan Interiors
Sherwin Williams Rocky River OC-6215 SW
Favorite Paints - Dark - Marie Flanigan Interiors
Farrow & Ball Hague Blue No. 30
Favorite Paints - Dark - Marie Flanigan Interiors
Benjamin Moore Westcott Navy 1624 BM
Benjamin Moore Witching Hour 2120-30 BM

We love that true black is weaving it’s way into the design scene. Some of our favorite ways to incorporate black paint is on a front door, cabinetry, or in a bedroom.

Benjamin Moore Deep Caviar 2130-20 BM
Benjamin Moore Space Black 2119-10 BM

Looking for more color inspiration? Head out our “paint” Pinterest board!

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