Summer 2020 Predicted Paint Colors: Calm Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams Beach House Colors

Both now and when the quarantine is over, I think people will want calming and neutral colors in their homes. I hear the argument for color, and I use it boldly in accents. But for me and for most of my readers that I have talked to, a neutral and quiet palette resembling a beach house remains the one of choice. So I thought I’d pull together a Summer 2020 Predicted Paint Colors post with my favorite Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams colors. These are all tried and true best selling paint colors and reliable images (I researched them extensively, have used most, and know the images to be accurate).

Example of how to do a whole house in 5 of these colors is to start with your favorite light gray and use it in the halls and kitchen. Then pick a slightly darker one (or two) for the connecting rooms, like the dining and family rooms. Use a dark color accent like navy blue on the bath cabinets and lower kitchen cabinets, and then a calm spa blue in the bedroom. Repeat the dark blue in a guest room or boy’s room, and a pretty and surprising pink, coral, or green in a girls room. And of course use the same white throughout. Like this, from the selections below, for example:

Ok, here are my top 11 paint color picks that work together:

1. Sherwin Williams 1632 Glass Slipper

2. Sherwin Williams 7057 Silver Strand:

3. Benjamin Moore  864 Oyster Shell

4. Sherwin Williams 7654 Lattice

5. Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray

6. Benjamin Moore 2126-20 Racoon Fur

7. Benjamin Moore 1549 Balboa Mist

8. Sherwin Williams 7014 Elder White

9. Benjamin Moore 1552 River Reflections

10. Benjamin Moore 1482 Sabre Gray

11. Sherwin Williams 7624 Slate Tile

I hope you all enjoy making your homes into fresh and relaxing havens during this difficult time. I’ll have my own do it yourself projects and house updates later this week and can’t wait to show you. As always, I want to see all of your projects! Email me any time.

Best of The Best of What I Buy:

1. Seating


2. Tables


3. Desks, Chests, Dressers


4. Barstools


5. Windows


6. Mirrors


7. Rugs


8. Art


9. Hardware


10. Lighting


11. Beds


12. Benches


14. Tabletop


 Happy decorating everyone!