7 Can’t-Miss Paint Colors

The go-to, goof-proof, by-the-gallon way to freshen up every room in the house, from home-decorating expert and Today show contributor Elizabeth Mayhew. (All colors are Benjamin Moore.)

7 Can't-Miss Paint Colors
These seven options will make your next paint decision easier.

(All colors are Benjamin Moore.)

[step-list-wrapper title=”” time=””] [step-item number=”1. ” image_url=”” title=”Million Dollar Red” ] (#2003-10): Good for dining rooms and family rooms.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2. ” image_url=”” title=”Potpourri Green” ] (#2029-50): “Earthy and pale,” a neutral for kitchens and bathrooms.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3. ” image_url=”” title=”Wood Grain Brown” ] (#2109-30): Less red and more gray than Hershey’s Kiss brown, this is the color Mayhew used in her own dining room.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4. ” image_url=”” title=”Hawthorne Yellow” ] (#HC-4): Good for rooms and hallways without much light.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”5. ” image_url=”” title=”Gray Owl” ] (#2137-60): Works in bedrooms or throughout the house.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”6. ” image_url=”” title=”Birds Egg” ] (#2051-60): A blue with a “clean gray tint,” another all-purpose color for Mayhew.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”7. ” image_url=”” title=”Early Morning Mist” ] (#1528): “Somewhere between gray and beige” is this versatile neutral “greige.”[/step-item]
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–Source: Flip! For Decorating: A Page-by-Page, Piece-by-Piece, Room-by-Room Guide to Transforming Your Home by Elizabeth Mayhew (Ballantine, $24)

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest