Wedgewood Gray (trim Kendall Charcoal) Benjamin Moore Paint
Grant Beige Benjamin Moore Paint
Summer Shower Benjamin Moore Paint
Over the last couple of years, Pinterest has become one of the top sources for finding paint colors. The reason for this is that over the years since Pinterest started, people have been pinning images of spaces and noting the paint colors used in the space. Over time and hundreds of thousands of pins later, we now we have access to a fantastic library of images of rooms painted in virtually every paint color on the planet! Today, I wanted to share some of the most popular paint colors on Pinterest.
Peppercorn Sherwin Williams
If you search a specific paint color on Pinterest, chances are a collection of various spaces painted in that particular color will come up. It’s so much easier for most of us to visualize how a paint color will look if we can see it used in a space. In fact, I have collected and pinned more than 300 of these fabulous colors on my “Pick a Paint Color” board and all of the colors I have picked for my home have come from this board in some way.
Balboa Mist Benjamin Moore Paint
Over the last few weeks, I have used various Pinterest analytic tools to pinpoint a collection of some of the most popular and most pinned paint colors on Pinterest. It’s not “official” or anything like that but it is great information to have if you’re looking for paint color inspiration. I have also narrowed it down to colors that have a great history of working well in various lighting situations. I weeded out the popular ones that are finicky and have a history of not working so well.
Keep in mind too that what looks great in one space may not look the same in your space. This information is best used as a starting point to get you in the zone of a color and give you a feel for finding shades and undertones of a color.
Pleasant Valley Benjamin Moore Paint
I wasn’t surprised at all when I finally was able to pull together the palette of all of the colors to see that they are all neutral and transitional (balanced mix of warm and cool tone) colors:
Tapestry Beige Benjamin Moore
Right now, people are still looking for safe and calm colors that are rich in depth. I have talked a lot in the past how so many of us are really making our design statements in bold patterns and colors in accessories rather than wall colors. I’m sure the wall color pendulum will swing at some point in the future but right now, the most popular colors are calm and soothing but rich in depth.
Silvermist Sherwin Williams
Fine Grain Dunn Edwards
It’s so interesting to see how paint colors become so popular on Pinterest and I can tell you that it’s because of bloggers and interior designers. For instance, the hugely popular color Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams became an overnight star after Erin from one of my favorite blogs House of Turquoise featured this gorgeous bathroom designed by the talented Molly Frey back in 2010:
Sea Salt Sherwin Williams
Bloggers and designers are not only sharing color inspiration but they also share product details including paint colors used in their projects. The great news is that the best colors spread like wildfire on Pinterest, giving us tons of great paint color inspiration and color possibilities for our own homes:
Berkshire Beige Benjamin Moore
Metropolis Benjamin Moore
Again, I can’t stress enough the importance of considering these colors carefully as you find images of spaces painted in colors that you love. You have to remember that a lot of these spaces are professionally photographed with high tech lights and that each space has different lighting conditions and variables that can drastically impact a paint color. In other words, what looks amazing in a picture may not look so amazing on your wall and in your home. Therefore, be sure and use images of paint colors as a starting point and go pick up the paint card and the surrounding cards and choose paint colors in your space with the predominate lighting.
Silver Marlin Benjamin Moore
River Reflections Benjamin Moore
So now the big question, what is the most popular and repinned color on Pinterest? I bet most of you can guess what it is!
By a landslide, it’s is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Benjamin Moore Paints also says it’s the number one color searched on their website as well:
Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore Paint
Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore
I have lots of favorites in this group and I can’t wait to hear which ones are your favorite. I just painted my dining room in Balboa Mist and I absolutely love it. I am also loving Van Courtland Blue by Benjamin Moore:
Van Courtland Blue Benjamin Moore
So, is there a color jumping out at you? I would love to know which colors are your favorite in the comment section below. If you want more color inspiration, be sure and take a peek through my “Pick a Paint Color” board here on Pinterest. Also, as you look through that board and have any of those colors painted in your home, please leave a comment about the color. Do you love it or hate it? Does it lean a certain way? Comments on these colors on the board really help so much as we look at picking colors.
If you need a little extra help in figuring out how to pinpoint and narrow down a color, you can check out my Tips and Tricks for Choosing Paint Color post, where I shared an easy way to choose paint colors through eliminating shades and tones. My little elimination method takes the pain and agony out of deciding on a color and helps make the best color for the space jump right out at you!
Thanks for hanging out with me today friends!