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Libby Langdon's Top Ten Foolproof Paint Colors

See Libby's top ten paint colors for your new room refresh

A perfect pale blue - "Upward" Sherwin-Williams #6239 - this is the most perfect pale, icy blue color. It looks gorgeous mixed with crisp white and soft tan, it's really beautiful with the washed weathered wood that is so hot right now. This is a fabulous color for a soothing bedroom.

An all time terrific tan - "Universal Khaki" Sherwin-Williams #6150 - this is a wonderful tone of tan that works well in family rooms or living rooms. It's not too dark but it's a rich tone that works great in a room where you'll be spending lots of time. It's also neutral enough to work with all sorts of patterns and colors that you might have on your furniture; it truly is a "universal" color.

A really great gold - "Convivial Yellow" Sherwin-Williams #6393 - this is a super color for an entry hall or a kitchen, it's a soft but beautiful yellow and it's cheery without being too much color. It also works well in a hallway that's connecting rooms that are painted different colors, it's a warm inviting color but because it’s not too bright it can still act as a neutral and it can tie other colors together. It looks great paired with white furniture or black furniture.

An aqua color to adore - "Tidewater" Sherwin-Williams #6477 - This is an elegant and soft aqua color, sometimes aqua's can get too bright and look childish but this shade is beautiful and very easy to live with. I've used it with white furniture and mirrored accents for a glamorous bedroom look.

A ravishing Red - "Red Bay" Sherwin-Williams #6321 - This is a stunning, rich red that is bold but actually also soft at the same time. It's a beautiful color for a dining room, people love to eat in red rooms because red is a very stimulating color, I actually painted my own dining room with this gorgeous color! This red wall color looks beautiful paired with pine wood or oak wood.

A go-to green - "Grassland" Sherwin-Williams #6163 - This is a pretty soft sage green, it's rich and subtle and not too overpowering. It's a great choice for a most rooms in your home and would look great in your dining room, living room or kitchen. This color looks great with all wood finishes and it also looks fresh and modern when paired with white.

A rich, dark chocolate - "Black Bean" Sherwin Williams #6006 - A rich chocolate brown is a wonderful way to add some drama and impact to a room and this is the best chocolate color I’ve used, it's dense and intense! It's great to paint one accent wall in a room this color, maybe the wall your bed is on in your bedroom or a wall your sofa or fireplace is on in your living room. Paint just one wall this gorgeous chocolate and paint the other three walls a soft neutral tan or cream, it will add so much spice to your space.

A gorgeous gray - "Essential Gray" Sherwin Williams #6002 - Gray is such a hot hue right now in interior design and this is a soft and elegant gray that would be perfect in a master bedroom or a living room. It really shines when you pair is with white crown molding and trim in a room, it's a light silvery gray that's pretty when it's paired with pale mauve, a rich navy blue or a bright yellow. Gray has become a new neutral and this color is a great way to introduce it into your home.

A rich, classic navy blue - "Nava" Sherwin Williams #6244 - This blue is such a gorgeous color and it adds an air of classic elegance in any room. I've used it on one wall in a bedroom before and it immediately added a comfortable and cozy feel. It really pops when it’s paired with crisp white as well as rich stained wood finishes.

A carmelized cream - "Netsuke" Sherwin-Williams #6134 - This is a soft and light, creamy caramel that serves as a perfect complement to an accent wall or for under a chair rail in a dining room. It's warm, inviting and lights up a room.

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