Paint is truly one of the easiest, cheapest and biggest room transformations in our world. It can transform a space in one day with a little work and money. It can change the mood of a room instantly. It’s like magic, but it is so hard to decide when there are hundreds of colors to choose from at Sherwin Williams. That is why I decided to write a post about the top 12 most popular colors.
So, when I came up with this idea I figured the best way to learn would be to call Sherwin Williams stores all over the United States and ask what are the top selling paint colors at their store. My husband, Marty and I contacted stores in Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, St. Louis, Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angles and Tallahassee. Tallahassee is the location I physically went to and spoke with.
Now, first let me say that the Sherwin Williams employees at these locations were so friendly and helpful! I was amazed at how well they knew their products. They all would start naming paint colors from memory. I was so surprised when I found many colors that were the same all over America. Here is what paint colors I found in common.
- Pure White SW 7005
- Alabaster SW 7008
- Sea Salt SW 6204 (Southeast & Northeast)
- Tradewind SW 6218 (Southeast)
- Repose Gray SW 7015
- Mindful Gray SW 7016
- Agreeable Gray SW 7029
- Accessible Beige SW 7036
- Passive SW 7064
- Distance SW 6243 (Southeast)
- In the Navy SW 9178
- Tricorn Black SW 6258
There are lots of other colors that are not on this list but I figured 12 was a good number to start with.
Also, as a side note, you might have noticed that Pure White is missing from the photo above. Unfortunately, they were out at the Tallahassee location. However, if you click on any of the colors, it will take to the Sherwin Williams site where you can see the color.
Sherwin Williams Website
Speaking of the website lets talk about it for a minute. It is very user-friendly and gives you all the paint color options to play with in different types of rooms. I wish this were around in the 90’s when I start designing. It would have helped many of my clients. Anyways, you can also upload your room and try out colors. Brilliant!
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by SHERWIN WILLIAMS. I just really love their paint and wanted to share with you!
Pick Your Color
Now that you know what the popular colors are for Sherwin Williams, let’s talk about picking your color for your house. Most people get overwhelmed by the hundreds of colors to choose. So start with an inspiration like art, rug or fabric. Find your, pattern then ask yourself what colors in that inspire you for your walls, trim and ceiling. The next step is going to these popular colors and see if any of them work with your inspiration piece. Pick out two or three and take them home. Tape them on the wall in different areas of the room and live with them for a day. Watch how the color changes throughout the day. Make sure you like what it is doing in your space. Now you probably have your color. If you still have doubts get a quart and paint it on the wall. Then you will know.
I hope this information will help you become the artist of your interior space.
What is your favorite Sherwin Williams color?