Benjamin Moore is one of the most popular paint companies, with some of the most popular paint colors, in the US.
If you are looking for a great paint color, this list is the place to start.
In this article, we will discuss the most popular Benjamin Moore blues, greens, reds, pinks, whites, grays, blacks and more!
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Why Are Popular Paint Colors Popular?
Ever wonder why some paint colors are popular, and others aren’t?
This is because there are some point colors that just work in a variety of spaces. These types of paint colors tend to have less offensive undertones than others, or undertones that a majority of people like or can tolerate.
All paint colors have undertones. These are those sneaky shades that pop out when you least expect them.
For example, let’s discuss white paint for a minute.
When you’re in the paint store, white paint swatches just look like white paint. But, when you get them home or compare them to each other, you start to see that some of the white paints look pink, others look green, and others look blue.
This is due to the undertones. And some undertones are just better than others.
The second reason that paint colors are popular have to do with trends.
For example, the trend in the US has been towards gray paint for years. Originally, homeowners and designers loved the cool gray paint colors.
Over time, the trend shifted towards warm gray paint colors.
And now, we’re starting to see a bit of movement towards beige paint colors.
So, the current design trends and preferences also influence what paint colors are the most popular.
What Paint Colors are Popular Right Now?
The most popular paint colors tend to have lasting power though. The paint colors that are discussed in this article are the ones that have been popular for years, and will likely be popular for years to come.
So, without further discussion, let’s take a look at some of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Greige Colors
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is a light greige paint color. It goes well in most spaces, due to its unique blend of gray and beige. In some lights, it will look beige, while in others, you’ll see more of the gray in it.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter has a bit more color than Edgecomb Gray. It is a gray/beige (greige) blend that leans more towards beige than gray. But, you definitely see both gray and beige in it. If you are looking for a greige with a little bit of depth, Revere Pewter is a good choice.
Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray is a darker greige paint color. It isn’t too terribly dark, but it is a shade that I would think twice about painting a whole room in. Rockport Gray is a perfect griege for cabinets or trim though. Rockport Gray has a balanced mix of gray and beige in it.
Other popular Benjamin Moore greige or taupe paint colors include Pashmina, Pale Oak, and Balboa Mist. If you love greige paint, check out this post on some of my favorite greige paint colors.
Most Popular Benjamin Moore Gray Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Gray Owl is a light gray paint color with soft green undertones. It is a nice gray shade is light enough to work in about any space. Gray Owl is a great neutral backdrop that is versatile and functional.
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray is a light to mid-tone gray paint color that has soft blue and green undertones. This cool gray is a good shade for most spaces in the home, though you do need to make sure you have enough light to support it. If you want a slightly darker gray paint color, Stonington Gray is a good go-to shade.
Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray is a darker gray paint color. It has brown and purple undertones that give it a bit of balance between warmth and coolness. Chelsea Gray is a rich, luxe shade that works on trim and cabinets, or on a home exterior.
Other popular Benjamin Moore gray paint colors are Alaskan Husby, Sea Haze, Wickham Gray, Silver Lake, Coventry Gray, Kendall Charcoal, and Whale Gray. If you love gray paint, check out this post on some of my favorite gray paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Blue Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue is a soft, blue green paint color. It shifts between blue and green in different lighting, but tends to lean a bit more blue. Palladian Blue is a sophisticated, blue green that works in a variety of spaces.
Benjamin Moore Smoke is a slightly darker blue green paint color with gray undertones. Smoke is another transitional shade that shifts between blue and green. With a bit more depth, it packs a little more punch than Palladian Blue.
Van Deusen Blue
Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue is a dark blue paint color. It is a rich shade that is almost dark enough to be considered a navy color, but not quite. It is popular because it looks nice on home exteriors or as an accent.
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy is a dark navy paint color with black undertones. It is a heavy, dramatic shade that brings a grounding element to a space.
Other popular Benjamin Moore blue paint colors are Beacon Gray, November Skies, Beach Glass, Boothbay Gray, New Hope Gray, and Brewster Gray. If you love gray paint, check out this post on some of my favorite gray paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Red and Pink Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Proposal is a soft, pale pink paint color. This light pink is popular because it is more versatile than some other pink shades. Proposal is just as suited for a child’s room as it is for a master bedroom. It is a usable pink that brings sophistication to a space.
Benjamin Moore Classic Burgundy is a deep red paint color. It is perfect for a front door, shutters, or when paired with white wainscotting. Classic Burgundy is an elegant and refined red paint color.
Benjamin Moore Caliente is a bright red paint color with just a hint of shade. This red shade isn’t Ronald McDonald red, but more like a mature, older cousin. Caliente is a good red if you want a bright red that doesn’t look childish.
If you love pink, check out this post on some of my favorite pink paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Green Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Soft Fern is a light green paint color that has hints of yellow and gray in it. Soft Fern is a natural, earthy sort of green. It looks beautiful in all types of homes.
Benjamin Moore Dry Sage is a mid-tone green paint color. It is a true sage shade, with yellow undertones and a touch of brown. Dry Sage is an earthy, restful sort of paint color that goes well with natural wood elements.
Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green is a dark green paint color. It is closer to a hunter green than any other sort of green. Tarrytown Green is a great color for accents. It is a bit dark to paint in a whole room (unless you’re going for a very bold, dramatic look in the space), but works nicely as an accent wall, on cabinets, or on shutters or a front door.
Benjamin Moore Cushing Green is a dark green paint color that is a little bit lighter than Tarrytown Green. It is slightly brighter than the other greens on this list, but definitely isn’t a bright green. Tarrytown Green is a good shade if you want a sophisticated green with a bit of energy.
If you love green paint, check out this post on some of my favorite green paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Black Paint Color
Benjamin Moore Black is the most popular shade of black that Benjamin Moore sells. Aptly named, this black paint color is a very true black, with little in the way of competing undertones. Because of this, it works well almost anywhere you need a dark, deep black paint color.
If you love black paint, check out this post on some of my favorite black paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular White Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is a clean, bright white paint color. It is Benjamin Moore’s most undertone-free white paint color. This makes it coordinate perfectly with anything, and ideal for trim for someone who wants a pure white trim shade.
Benjamin Moore White Heron is a cooler white paint color. It has gray undertones that give it a softer look than Chantilly Lace. It is very popular on trim as well.
Benjamin Moore White Dove is a warm white paint color with yellow and gray undertones. Again, White Dove is a soft shade. It can be used on trim, if you like a creamy look, but also goes well on walls.
If you love white paint, check out this post on some of my favorite white paint colors by Benjamin Moore.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Beige, Tan, and Brown Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan is a light tan paint color. It is very neutral and carries little in the way of undertones, making it easy to coordinate with. Manchester Tan shows up as a color on your wall, but isn’t dark, adding to its versatility. It is one of the most popular beige/tan paint colors by Benjamin Moore.
Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige is a bit more beige than Manchester Tan. As such, Shaker Beige has more orange in it. It is also a darker shade, right around the place where paint colors shift from a light shade to a more mid-tone shade. Shaker Beige is an earthy sort of color.
Benjamin Moore Alexandria Beige is getting into the taupe territory of paint colors. It has a little more depth and color to it than the other beige paint colors on the list. Alexandria Beige has some purple undertones to it, but not so much that it tends to look purple in your space (though test if first to make sure!). It is a great, versatile taupe-beige shade.
Benjamin Moore French Press is the most popular dark brown paint color by Benjamin Moore. It is a deep brown with warm and black undertones.
If you love beige and tan paint, check out this post on some of my favorite beige and tan paint colors.
Benjamin Moore’s Most Popular Yellow Paint Colors
Benjamin Moore Windham Cream is a pale, soft yellow paint color. It is the most popular pale yellow that Benjamin Moore sells because it has a mature element to it. It works in most any room that you want to give a cheery and inviting look.
Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow is a sunny, brighter yellow paint color. With a soft gray undertone, it is not too terribly jarring. But, Hawthorne Yellow is a true yellow.
If you love yellow paint, check out this post on some of my favorite yellow paint colors.
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Final Thoughts on the Most Popular Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore
Popular paint colors are popular for a reason. They just work. Typically, they are more true shades that don’t have offensive or surprising undertones (but not always, so be sure to pick up a Samplize sheet and test it in your space first!).
The popular paint colors on this list are great go-to shades that are more likely to be winners in your home than some of the more obscure paint shades that you have never heard of.
If you are looking for a starting point for a blue, green, yellow, or other color shade on this list, start with the popular Benjamin Moore shades here and see how they look in your space!
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