A few weeks ago Benjamin Moore shared their five best-selling paint colors and guess what? Aegean Teal, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2021, is their best-selling paint color!
Thinking back over last year, DIY’ers and designers raved about Aegean Teal from the moment it was announced in December 2020. “Aegean Teal 2136-40 expresses a welcoming, lived-in quality that celebrates the connections and real moments that take place within the home,” says Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore Director of Color. A blend of blue-green and a touch of gray, Aegean Teal reaches out and soothes your soul the moment you walk in the door.
1. Aegean Teal
2. Hale Navy HC-154
Hale to the Navy! Part of Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection this saturated dark blue is the best looking navy in the industry. Hale Navy has a slight gray undertone giving the color timeless appeal. It’s also the workhorse of dark blues — cabinets, walls, doors, interior walls and exteriors. It’s the navy blue designers turn to time and time again.
3. Edgecomb Gray HC-173
The third most popular color is described by Benjamin Moore as, “A go-to gray that’s timeless with a modern edge, this earthy, organic neutral is soft and stylish, creating a setting that feels distinctly personal.” Edgecomb Gray: A soft, warm gray that can’t make up its mind if it’s gray or beige. Which way this popular greige leans is determined by the lighting in your room.
4. Revere Pewter HC-172
Ten years ago Revere Pewter was the most searched color on the Hirshfield’s blog and on Benjamin Moore’s site – fast forward through all those years of cool grays and we’re welcoming Revere Pewter back into our homes. A light gray with warm undertones, Revere Pewter is a great transitional color that works equally well on walls, ceilings, and trim from room to room. Described as the perfect “whole-house color,” this classic neutral is perfect for an open floor plan.
5. Pale Oak OC-20
Last but not least…if you’re looking for a little bit of background color Pale Oak is the hue for you. Faye (Hirshfield’s Wayzata) recently used it in a nursery with a north facing window and Pale Oak cast a soft warmth to the room that was oh-so inviting. If your room has a lot of natural light, Pale Oak can read as an off-white. Faye likes it so much she refers to it as the new Revere Pewter, but at 1/2 the formula of Revere Pewter.
Before you commit to a color we recommend you sample the paint colors in your home. How does natural and artificial lighting play off the color in your space throughout the day? Order online or stop by your neighborhood Hirshfield’s to pick up your sample pints today. Happy Painting!