Experts say colors like blue and gray can create a more calming environment. We say, break out the paint! Here, HGTV and DIY Network stars reveal their favorite de-stressing shades.
Contemplation 700E-3 by Behr
"This serene color is earthy yet ethereal—you'll start to feel the calm envelop you the minute it touches your walls." —Hilary Farr, host of HGTV's Love It or List It.
Heavenly Blue 709 by Benjamin Moore
"When creating a calming space, it's important to decorate with colors found in nature. This seafoam green is ultra-relaxing and pops when you mix it with warm woods, cool grays and soft whites." — Cortney Novogratz, host of HGTV's Home by Novogratz.
Ammonite 274 by Farrow and Ball
"This color is like the inside of an oyster — vaguely pearl with watery gray undertones. It's the perfect soothing shade." —Genevieve Gorder, host of HGTV's Dear Genevieve.
Young Colt 0198 by Hirshfield's
"My son's old bedroom had an eclectic southwestern feel to it and this warm earthy shade provided the perfect calming backdrop. The room is now an office with a midcentury modern look and the paint still works great in the space." — Amy Matthews, host of HGTV's Renovation Raiders.
Skinny Dip by Jeff Lewis Color
"I love this watery shade of blue because it promotes tranquility. The softer the blue, the more it will relax you and create a sense of calm and order." — Dina Manzo, host of HGTV's Dina's Party.
Blue Bonnet 2050-70 by Benjamin Moore
"I asked the owner of a bed and breakfast for the name of this tranquil wall color because I loved its soothing purple undertones. They paired it with crisp white bedding and lilacs on the table. So calming!" — Tiffany Brooks, host of HGTV Smart Home 2014.
Silver Lining 2119-60 by Benjamin Moore
"This light gray shade reminds me of a chilly, winter sky, and always gives me a sense of calm and quiet." — Lara Spencer, host of HGTV's Flea Market Flip.
Holiday C2-300-W by C2
"If you want to wake up in Bali on a perfectly sunny day, this calming blue is the color for you. It's like a vacation in a can." — Vern Yip, host of HGTV's Live In Vern's House.
Alaskan Husky 1479 by Benjamin Moore
"I used this warm gray shade on my bedroom walls; I love that it reads cozy, not cool." — Sabrina Soto, host of HGTV's The High/Low Project.
Light Sky RLIB221 by Ralph Lauren
"Pair this versatile color with a vintage rock 'n' roll poster or a serene ocean oil painting...it will still give off the same feeling of peace and calm." — Amie and Jolie Sikes, stars of HGTV's Junk Gypsies.
Pale Oak OC-20 by Benjamin Moore
"This neutral color provides a soothing spa-like feel. The way it changes with the natural light makes it serene in the evening, energizing in the morning." — Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers.
Gray Owl OC-52 by Benjamin Moore
"A lot of grays can be cool in tone, but this one has a warmth to it that I love. It's like one big soothing hug." — Emily Henderson, Season 5 HGTV Design Star winner.