In search of a paint colour that calls to mind fresh air, sunny afternoons or flowers blooming in the garden? We’ve compiled 10 of our favourite paint colour picks to make your home feel like summer year-round.
1. Cavern Clay, Sherwin Williams
A bold and energizing hue, Cavern Clay avoids the gold undertone found in so many rust colour paints, making it a great choice for accent walls or rooms where you want to invite warmth, such as a dining room. Pair this deep orange hue with brass metal accents for an even richer appeal, or use black to tone it down.
2. Louisburg Green, Benjamin Moore
Soft enough to feel like a neutral yet prominent enough to define a space, the muted Louisburg Green is both refreshing yet grounded, cool yet calming. Part of Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection, the colour has a warm grey undertone and pairs well with a variety of wood tones.
3. Light Drizzle, Behr
A pale blue hue that’s well-suited to a variety of spaces, Light Drizzle feels like you’ve painted a breath of fresh air on your walls. Right at home with a palette of neutrals, greys, greens and woods, this serene shade adds a subtle hint of colour while ensuring your space still feels airy and open.
4. Eating Room Red, Farrow & Ball
Add some drama to your home with the unabashedly bold Eating Room Red, a rich burgundy that takes its name from the palette of stately dining rooms of the mid 19th century. Invigorate this hue with deep mustards, blond woods and warm white trim.
5. Whole Wheat, Sherwin Williams
A warm, medium brown, Whole Wheat is a classic neutral colour that works well in both large and small spaces. This medium hue shines in rooms with natural woods, woven accents and linen furniture, and gives off a warm glow when in sunlight.
6. Simply White, Benjamin Moore
A fan-favourite for years (Simply White was even chosen as Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Colour of the Year, beating out over 250 other white shades), Simply White is loved for its depth and versatility as well as its timelessness and simplicity. Its yellow undertone adds subtle warmth to any room, making it a great summer neutral.
7. Seaside Villa, Behr
The fresh and feminine Seaside Villa has us tickled pink. This sweet pale coral imparts a playful yet sophisticated feel to a room and works well when paired with other soft tones, patterns and textures. Use it in a bedroom for a punch of colour that doesn’t compromise on an inviting, airy vibe.
8. Vardo, Farrow & Ball
A jewel-toned teal, Vardo is sure to turn any room into a Caribbean-inspired oasis. A vibrant colour that feels both modern and traditional, Vardo pairs well with other greens and blues, as well as other rich hues like gold and amethyst. Once you’ve painted your walls this tropical hue, the only thing you’ll be missing is a margarita in hand.
9. York Harbour Yellow, Benjamin Moore
No list of summer paint picks would be complete without a cheery yellow. Benjamin Moore’s York Harbor Yellow is a sunny hue that adds energy to a space and is warm without feeling overpowering, meaning it works well as an accent colour or as a hero hue.
10. Roycroft Abode, Sherwin Williams
No longer should terracotta be reserved for Spanish-style roofs; paint the earthy Roycroft Abode on the wall to make any room feel comfortable and inviting. This versatile colour can be cooled down with crisp white paint, or warmed further with wood tones and deeper reds.
Want to give a new hue a virtual test run before starting your next home paint project? Check out these five popular paint apps that help take the stress out of choosing your paint colour by letting you upload images of your room to virtually try colours. And be sure to visit our blog for more design inspiration, including why royal blue is the pop of colour you need in your home, and why black is the timeless hue we can’t get enough of.
Images courtesy of Broadpoint Companies (Cavern Clay); Magnolia Paint Company (Louisburg Green); Apartment Therapy (Light Drizzle); Farrow & Ball via Facebook (Eating Room Red); Sherwin Williams (Whole Wheat); Montreal Gazette (Simply White); 5th Floor Walk Up (Seaside Villa); Farrow & Ball via Facebook (Vardo); Twitter (York Harbour Yellow); Vishion (Roycroft Abode).