8 Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

green paint living room
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Picking the perfect paint color can make or break the entire look of a room. Color can affect your mood, making you feel energized or calm. It can also make a space look smaller and cozier, or can open a room up. But there are a host of things to consider in deciding on the right shade: Will the year's trending colors stand the test of time? How do you incorporate new hues into the room's existing furniture, accents, and décor scheme? And how much should you take the room's lighting (or lack thereof) into account?

While the answers to these questions will certainly vary by room or furniture piece, this go-to palette of colors is guaranteed to look chic for years to come.

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Warm Greige

greige living room paint
Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

Gray has been a longtime go-to, but its beige-inspired cousin is just as easy to love. "Sherwin-Williams'Perfect Greige is a warm, not at-all-cold gray that works anywhere, even on floors," says Lorna Aragon, former home editor at Martha Stewart Living.

Sherwin-Williams Perfect Greige, gallons start at $42.49, sherwin-williams.com.

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Mossy Green

green paint living room
Courtesy of Behr

Bringing earthy greens into any room can also help transform it into a much more grounding space. Aragon adds: "Mossy green BehrSeaweed Salad would be beautiful in a powder room with brass fixtures and hardware."

BehrSeaweed Salad​, gallons start at $59.58, behr.com.

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Dusty Blues

blue paint accent wall
Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Blues have long been a favorite shade throughout the home, from bedrooms to kitchens. Aragon even suggests painting your front door in the shade, particularly Benjamin Moore'sVan Deusen Blue. "It's saturated and dusty—not too dark, but impactful."

Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue, gallons start at $52.99, benjaminmoore.com


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Deep Yellows

bathroom paint
Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Whether you're looking to go full-color or simply spruce up a few accent pieces, Aragon loves Benjamin Moore's Golden Bounty, "a deep, true yellow that brightens up smaller items, like chairs and side tables."

Benjamin Moore Golden Bounty, gallons start at $53.99, benjaminmoore.com.

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Bold Reds

farrow and ball kitchen red paint
Courtesy of Farrow & Ball

Make a serious statement in your kitchen with Farrow & Ball's Preference Red, which Aragon describes as "a rich, bold color that would look gorgeous on glossy kitchen cabinets."

Farrow & Ball Preference Red, gallons start at $115, farrow-ball.com.

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Muted Pinks

pink wall paint
Courtesy of Pratt & Lambert

"I like not-too-girly, neutral pinks. Pratt & LambertAlamar is muted, like the inside of a seashell," Aragon says.

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Light Blues

paint wall light blue
Courtesy of Clare

To add a little color among white walls, Aragon suggests painting a ceiling or trim in Clare'sViews: "It's an easy-to-use blue with a little green in it."

Clare "Views," ​gallons start at $64, clare.com.

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Neutral Greens

c2 paint green living room
Courtesy of C2 Paint

"Green with a bit of yellow, C2 Paint Leap Year reads like a neutral. It's a pretty wall color for a sunny room."

C2 Paint Leap Year, gallons start at $65.09, c2paint.com.

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