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Paint Color Pick: Inkling By Sico

The paint color: Inkling (6206-11) by Sico is a cool, greyed neutral. Why we love it: This silvery backdrop is quiet enough to let metallic finishes shine in the spotlight, and is particularly striking with dark floors and cerused wood. How to use it: Use a sophisticated hue like Inkling…

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H&H’s Top 10 Paint Colors Of 2017

Lynda Reeves reveals the best paint colors of the year, and it's all about livable color.

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10 Rooms Starring Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year

Assistant design editor Jen Masseau shares 10 H&H rooms that feature Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year.  Each winter, the design community awaits the announcement of Pantone’s “Color of the Year” with bated breath. And for 2017, the color authority has given us a breath of fresh air in…

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Paint Color Pick: Skylight By Farrow & Ball

The paint color: Skylight (205) by Farrow & Ball is a warm, dove gray that can read as either slightly blue or green, depending on the light. Why we love it: This color is a true chameleon and the pale hue will make smaller spaces seem more expansive.

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6 Livable Paint Color Ideas To Boost Your Color Confidence

Our favorite paint colors for 2017 lean towards striking, yet livable hues that add quiet drama to spaces. We’re craving some color, but we don’t want to go all the way. Browse through our gallery and see show-stopping spaces that use color in a livable way. To see our full 2017 Paint Report, pick up our…

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DIY: Buffalo Check Statement Wall

See how Reiko Caron brings a white wall to life with the bold pattern, which is perfect for a cabin or rustic mudroom.

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Paint Color Pick: Gothic Green By Benjamin Moore

The paint color: Gothic Green (637) by Benjamin Moore is a muted evergreen with a slight teal undertone. Why we love it: This enveloping, fresh hue feels like being surrounded by a stand of pine trees. How to use it: Punchy yet soothing, this green reads as rich…

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Paint Color Pick: Aspiring Blue By Behr

The Paint Color: Aspiring Blue (S440-3) by Behr, a dusky, pale blue. Why We Love It: The shade has a soothing luminosity that helps bring tranquility to spaces. How To Use It: Cool down rich, warm elements, like dark wood antiques and light-filled windows.

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Paint Color Pick: Whispering Spring

The paint color: Whispering Spring (2136-70) by Benjamin Moore. Why we love it: A sophisticated grey-blue, this shade is quiet enough to play off a mix of patterns without fading away. How to use it: In this girl’s bedroom, this airy blue is a calm foil for red and…

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Paint Color Pick: English Channel By Behr

The paint color: English Channel (PPU14-19) by Behr is a sophisticated blue with dusky plum undertones. Why we love it: Navy blue can skew as sophomoric or sporty, but this version is cut with grey-purple that lends it richness and depth. How to use it: In a living…

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Learn Why Cloud White Is H&H’s Most Popular Paint Color

See stunning spaces that embrace the versatile hue.

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Paint Color Pick: Savage Ground By Farrow & Ball

The paint color: Savage Ground (213) by Farrow & Ball, a warm and lively taupe with a slightly peachy cast. Why we love it: Banish thoughts of boring builder beige and anemic ’90s taupes, this is one neutral with heft. How to use it: Makes open-concept spaces and…

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Designer Challenge: Two Rooms + Two Paint Shades = Four Stunning Spaces!

Discover the transformative power of color.

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How To Decorate With Sherwin-Williams’ Poised Taupe

Sherwin-Williams announced Poised Taupe as their 2017 Color Of The Year. This up-and-coming hue is a modern take on the greige trend and is, according to Sherwin-Williams’ director of color marketing Sue Wadden, “what happens when cool grey gets together with brown and has a baby.” Have a look…

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Is Sherwin-Williams’ 2017 Color Of The Year The New Neutral?

There’s a new neutral on the block, and its name is Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Sherwin-Williams announced the grey-brown hue as their 2017 Color Of The Year, calling it “a modern take on a timeless classic.” Offering a warmer alternative to the cool greys that have been dominating…