7 Interior Paint Colors to Use in 2021

 In Cabinetry, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath Design

Color plays such an important role in our lives. Colors have the ability to transform a space while also having an effect on a person’s emotions. As an Interior Designer, I am always on the hunt for new favorite paint colors to keep in my arsenal. Here are some of my favorite “go to” neutrals, in addition to some of my favorite bold and exciting colors.

Benjamin Moore: White Dove

White Dove | OC-17 | Benjamin Moore

White Dove is a perfect multi-purpose “white”. It has just a bit of warmth to it without giving off a pink hue. It provides a clean and crisp look to any space, with out being uncomfortably bright like pure white colors tend to do.


Photo courtesy of homebunch.net

Benjamin Moore: Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter | HC-173 | Benjamin Moore

A great universal taupe is Revere Pewter. It is a modern medium tone neutral color that has the versatility to work with warm grays and cool browns. Classic. Check it out in action on these lower kitchen cabinets:


Photo courtesy of Saffron Avenue

Benjamin Moore: Kendall Charcoal

Kendall Charcoal | HC-166 | Benjamin Moore

This deep gray adds a touch of luxury and comfort to a space. Perfect for adding intrigue without too much flash.


Photo: Christina Wedge, Design: Mathews Design Group


Sherwin Williams: Retreat

Retreat | SW6207 | Sherwin Williams

Retreat may be my favorite paint right now. This beautiful mix of gray and green brings a soft elegance that can work well with basically any design style you like.


Design: Julie Howard, Timber Trails Development Company


Benjamin Moore: Hale Navy

Hale Navy | HC154 | Benjamin Moore

Navy’s are super popular right now, and Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy is one of the best. It has just the right depth of blue that will allow you to highlight whatever it is you would like to accent – whether that be a piece of furniture, artwork, or an interesting architectural feature on a wall.


Design & Photo: Leclair Decor

Benjamin Moore: Celtic Green

Celtic Green | 2038-10 | Benjamin Moore

If you are looking to go bold, Celtic Green brings it and then some! Liven up a favorite room with this adventurous color. Celtic Green is a fully saturated jewel tone that is a true showstopper.


Design: Stéphanie Fortier Design, SUNNYBROOK REMODEL

Sherwin Williams: Urbane Bronze

Urbane Bronze | SW7048 | Sherwin Williams

I would like to pay honorable mention to Sherwin Williams’ 2021 color of the year. A rich earthy color that subtly adds a bit of drama and tranquility at the same time.


Photo courtesy of Sherwin Williams


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Angie Boettner
Interior Designer, Distinctive Design Studio

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