Pick the perfect paint shade

Paint experts share their favorite colors, including light grays, soft yellows, and pale blues

light yellow room

Thomas J. Story

These 5 wall colors go with anything

What shades will look great with the new lighter-wood finishes on floors and furniture?

Click ahead for 5 top picks from West Coast paint pros.

Pale yellow paint shade

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Golds and apricots

Shown: Naples Cream 10-4 by Pratt & Lambert

Also try: Dorset Cream 68 by Farrow & Ball

Satin Blush DE 5197 by Dunn-Edwards  

blue paint colors

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Pale blues

Shown: Skylight 205 by Farrow & Ball

Also try: Whisper Blue DE 5910 by Dunn-Edwards

gray paint colors

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Shown: March Wind SW7668 by Sherwin-Williams

Also try: Revere Pewter HC-172 by Benjamin Moore

Smoke Embers 1466 by Benjamin Moore


light purple paints

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Mauves and lavenders

Shown: Shade of Grape 194-5 by Mythic Paint

Also try: Intrepid Isabella 196-3 by Mythic Paint

Mauve Mist 3-31 by Pratt & Lambert

beige colors

Photo by Jeffery Cross


Shown: Bleeker Beige HC-80 by Benjamin Moore –Biehl Schmidt

Also try: Elephant’s Breath 229 by Farrow & Ball –Langos

Manchester Tan HC-81 by Benjamin Moore –Biehl Schmidt

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