11 Designer-Approved Paint Colors

HGTV Magazine recruited your favorite HGTV stars and designers to spill on their go-to shades.

Best for a Guest Room

Blue Hydrangea by Benjamin Moore

“Depending on the bedding you choose, this blue can be a crisp contrast to white or a softer complement to floral patterns.” — Hilary Farr, Love It or List It

Best for a Gender-Neutral Kids' Room

Lounge Green by Sherwin-Williams

“Wonderfully adaptable without being beige or gray, this green is a great backdrop for blues, oranges, yellows, pinks, and reds — all colors kids love!” — Vern Yip, HGTV designer

Best for a Daring Dining Room

Eggplant by Benjamin Moore

“This rich purple may feel like a risk, but I dare you to find an accent color that doesn’t work with it.”— Tiffany Brooks, HGTV designer

Best for Almost Any Room

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

“We use this in 90 percent of our flips  ––  for every room. It makes furniture look great, and buyers love it.” — Christina El Moussa, Flip or Flop

Best for a Spa-Like Bathroom

Sweet Mist by Pratt & Lambert

“When this powdery pink hits walls, it’s relaxing and luxurious — nowhere near girly.” — Sabrina Soto, HGTV designer

Best for a Really Livable Living Room

Thunder Gray by Sherwin-Williams 

“I’m into dark walls right now. Any color you put next to this charcoal gray, whether it’s on a rug or a sofa, will stand out.” — John Colaneri, America’s Most Desperate Kitchens

Best for a Fun-First-Impression Foyer

Vardo by Farrow & Ball

“It’s a vibrant, versatile color that’s a great choice if you have neutral walls in the rest of your house.” — Alison Victoria, Kitchen Crashers

Best for Classic Kitchen Cabinets

 Extra White by Sherwin-Williams

“My pick for a totally no-fail white. It’s crisp with gray undertones, so it doesn’t look at all harsh.” — Anthony Carrino, America’s Most Desperate Kitchens

Best for a Not-Blue Laundry Room

 Kiss and Tell by Behr

“Pink is deliciously happy. And why not paint your laundry room a color that makes you smile while you fight stains?” — David Bromstad, HGTV designer

Best for a Talk-of-the-Block Front Door

 Fresh Lemonade by PPG Paints

“As welcoming and refreshing as its name sounds. It’s an instant curb appeal boost.” — Meg Caswell, HGTV designer

Best for a Master Bedroom

 Silver Pine by Benjamin Moore

“A universally adored green, this one makes a statement. It’s inviting with just the right amount of fun.” — Emily Henderson, HGTV designer

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