Readers’ Favorite Paint Colors {Color Palette Monday}

Readers' Favorite Paint Colors {Color Palette Monday}
I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend and a great 4th of July!

This week for Color Palette Monday,  I’ve pulled a palette together of readers’ favorite paint colors from feedback over the last 12 weeks of my paint color series. I have really enjoyed creating the palettes each week and I have especially loved your interaction and hearing from so many of you each week about the colors and palettes.  Thank you so much!!

So many of you have responded each week by telling me which colors in the palettes that you love and have used in your own home. Hearing how a color looks in your home really helps us because what looks pretty on a paint chip/card, doesn’t always look great on a wall.  I can find us good paint color inspiration but your feedback helps us pinpoint the great colors!

So before I jump into the recap, here is this week’s printable color palette.  I picked one paint color from each week of the series based on reader response and feedback:


Readers' Favorite Paint Colors {Color Palette Monday}
(As a reminder, each Color Palette Monday is a printable palette.  It makes a huge difference to look at paint colors that have been printed out on paper, versus your computer monitor.  It helps even more if you print out the palettes on smooth white card stock.  My palettes should not be used to replace a paint color card, so if you see a color you like, please go pick up a paint color card).

Here is the link to this week’s printable palette:Printable Color Palette Monday #13 pdf

This week, I wanted to recap all of the color palette’s so far, so I can have them all in one post for easy reference for you.  I also wanted to touch on each color for this week’s palette.  I would love to know which palette is your favorite so far and if you have a favorite paint color in your home, I would LOVE to know what it is!  Also, if you have any suggestions or ideas for future palettes, please share them as well.

So let’s jump right in to the recap from each Color Palette Monday.

I kicked off the Color Palette Monday series 13 weeks ago by sharing a collection of  “blue gray paint colors with hints of greens”:


Printable color palette of gray blue paint colors with hints of green {Color Palette Monday #1} The Creativity Exchange


I can’t tell you how many people commented or emailed me that they have Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore painted on a wall in their home and absolutely love it.  This has been by far the most positive feedback that I have ever received on a paint color to date.  I have yet to have someone tell me that they don’t like it.  This is why I picked Palladian Blue from palette #1 as the reader favorite.

For palette #2, I shared a collection of “nearly perfect neutrals”, which was based on tried and true neutral paint colors used frequently by interior designers and builders:


Collection of great neutral paint colors used frequently by builders and designers (Color Palette Monday #2) The Creativity Exchange


Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams was by far the more popular color from this palette and I have heard from so many of you that you have painted your doors and interior and exterior trim in this gorgeous color and love it.  Again, I have heard nothing but great things about this color and it’s certainly one of the most popular dark browns out there!  Something to consider for sure if you’re looking for great dark brown.

Revere Pewter was another very popular color from palette #2 that many of you told me that you have in your home and love.  It’s such a great color!

For color palette #3, I pulled together a collection of fantastic “transitional paint colors” that have a great balance of both warm and cool undertones:


Transitional Paint Color Palette {Color Palette Monday #3} The Creativity Exchange


I always talk a lot about how much I love Pure White by Sherwin Williams because it’s a true white base and it’s a great trim color.  It’s also fantastic color to have tinted for ceilings.  I heard from several readers that have used Pure White in their home and love it.  I know that several of you have also had it tinted for ceiling colors and have told me that you love it as well.

Aegean Teal and Underseas were also really popular colors from palette #3 and I know that several of you have this color in your home and love it!

For color palette #4, I shared some of most “Dependable Dark Blues”:

collection of dependable dark blue paint colors {Color Palette Monday} The Creativity Exchange

Again (and overwhelmingly), many of you emailed me or commented that you have used Hale Navy in the past and love it.  It’s probably one the most popular navy color used today and I was happy to hear that so many of you love it.  Navy can be so challenging and it sounds like Hale Navy really works well in a variety of lighting situations.  Great to know!

For color palette #5, I shared some “Tips for Choosing Color using Fabric Inspiration“:

Color palette of neutral-transitional paint colors {Color Palette Monday} The Creativity Exchange

After I shared palette #5, several of you told me that you have Silver Satin by Benjamin Moore in your home and love it.  I heard from one reader who said that she loves it so much that she used it in almost every room in her home!

For palette # 6, I shared a palette of colors inspired by “William Sonoma Home”:

How to incorporate pops of bold color into a neutral home {Color Palette Monday #6}

Tower Gray and Chelsea Gray was the most popular colors from this palette.  I heard from several readers that have used Tower Gray as either a cabinet color or an exterior trim color and really like it.  I know that Chelsea Gray is one of the most popular grays out there but I think Tower Gray is a fantastic darker gray that would be so pretty on cabinets or furniture and I wanted to feature it this week.

For color palette #7, Jenny from the fabulous blog Evolution of Style, guest blogged and shared a palette of her gorgeous paint colors that she used in her home:

Collection of warm transitional Paint colors {Color Palette Monday}


Jenny has really done such a fantastic job of choosing paint colors for her home and I can’t thank her enough for opening up her home and sharing her colors with us.  Jenny has used some of the best colors out there like Palladian Blue, Aegean Teal and Natural Choice and I received a lot of feedback from Jenny’s palette that readers have used and love Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  Next to Palladian Blue, Sea Salt is another really popular and favorite color of readers.

For color palette #8, I shared a collection of some of the richest gray cabinet colors out there:

Collection of some of the most popular gray paint colors used for painting cabinets, vanities and furniture {Color Palette Monday} The Creativity Exchange


After I shared this palette, I heard from several readers that had used Boothbay Gray on vanities and cabinets and were very happy with it.  Of course, Kendall Charcoal and Mindful Gray are great colors but I surprised to know that several of you have used Boothbay!  It looks like such a beautiful color!

For color palette #9, I shared a collection of “Calm Coastal Colors“:

Collection of calm coastal paint colors (Color Palette Monday) The Creativity Exchange


Jamestown Blue and Woodlawn Blue were popular colors from this palette.  I heard from a couple of readers that have used Jamestown Blue in bedrooms (one used it in a nursery) and love it.  This is really such a beautiful color and I can also see it in a dining room as well.

For color palette #10, I shared some of my tips and tricks for choosing the perfect exterior trim colors:

Tips and tricks for choosing the perfect exterior trim color {The Creativity Exchange}


Fieldstone was a popular color with readers from this palette.  It’s interesting how readers have told me that this color really changes throughout the day.  I have heard really positive feedback on this color but just know that this is a chameleon color that does change as the lighting changes throughout the day.

Palette #11 was a collection of some of the “best selling Benjamin Moore paint colors“:

Best Selling Benjamin Moore Colors {Color Palette Monday} The Creativity Exchange

I heard a lot of positive feedback from readers on Gray Owl.  Although, many of you told me that you were really intrigued by Santorini Blue and were going to give it a try.  I would love to hear from you guys that have tried it.  Is it just as fabulous as it looks?

For color palette #12, I shared some of my favorite “HGTV Home paint colors by Sherwin Williams”:

Favorite HGTV Paint Color Collections from Sherwin Williams {Color Palette Monday}

Silvermist and Serious Gray were the two most popular color from this palette.  Serious gray is another great dark gray and I was excited to hear from a reader who used this rich dark color on the walls in a bathroom with crisp white cabinets.  She said she loves it so much that she can’t stop look at it!  That’s great to know and she also said lthat it would be a beautiful cabinet color as well.

Yikes!! Sorry this is so long!  I should have done this after six palettes!

I really hope this series has helped you in some way or another.  Please, please keep your emails, comments and feedback coming!  I love to see what you guys think and hear about those great colors! Don’t forget to tell me which palette is your favorite so far as well!

I’ll be back on Wednesday with a fun project and more on my office/craft room project.




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10 Responses to Readers’ Favorite Paint Colors {Color Palette Monday}

  1. Megan says:

    As always I love these posts. Thanks for the recap. Seeing all of these colors really inspired me to repaint my bedroom (or have my husband repaint my bedroom) last week. 🙂 Hope you had a great 4th, Cyndy.

  2. Cyndy says:

    Lucky girl! I would give anything if I could get my hubby to paint!! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. SUSAN CLOSNER says:

    What do you think of painting the walls URBAN BRONZE w/cream cabinets and trim in a laundry room that has a large window. It is a good size room w/granite counter, but will the dark color make it look too small? I want to get a cowhide rug for the floor to tie it together.

    • Cyndy says:

      I think it works Susan! Sounds like you have a lot of light and your doing your cabinets and trim in a light color. I can see it and I think it sounds like an amazing idea (love, love the cowhide rug idea too!!)! I would love for you to send me a picture if you decide to do it. I have a very dark brown entry way and it is so rich and beautiful mixed with my white trim and natural light.

      Good luck Susan and thanks for your note!

  4. Rony Mikal says:

    Nice color ideas…!!! Recently we have shifted to our new house and we are looking for new color scheme and this post can be really helpful for us.

  5. Thanks for the recap! I have to admit, I’m sad to see this series come to an end – such a great idea, and so many gorgeous palettes to choose from and use for inspiration. I have loved this series (and that I got to be a part of it, was gravy). 😉

    • Cyndy says:

      Thanks so much sweet Jenny! I’m so glad to hear that you have enjoyed it! Thanks for all of your inspiration as well! Your color choices have been such a big hit! Can’t wait to see what you do next girl! By the way, that bench you painted was off the charts amazing!

  6. Mandah says:

    Looking for inspiration/help on picking paint colors for my new home. It is an 1840’s Federal style, and I am trying to mix the old and new. I have the colors narrowed down in the living room – gray walls with perhaps a navy accent wall to compliment the red couch, oriental rug (mostly grays & beige), and the original chestnut floors. Trim will be white. BUT – what to paint the dining room that is the next room over? I am open to all sorts of suggestions because the only fixed color in that room is the wood – again, the chestnut floors, as well as the antique dining room table and china cabinet. I love color – so I am not afraid of some pop! But my ceilings aren’t very high and I want to maximize the visual space. What might you suggest? I appreciate any advice!

  7. Just discovered the blog, really enjoying reading it. Always looking for the latest trends in colors to share with clients. Thanks for the recap.

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