Fall 2020 Paint Colors

Living room with Benjamin Moore's Hiking Trail

When the weather starts to cool, there’s nothing more appealing than snuggling up in a warm environment. To create a cozier space, consider changing up your wall color. Muddy hues and a darker value will give your room a cocooning effect, perfect for hibernating during cold weather months.

Find all of the wall colors from our Fall 2020 catalog. Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish and other factors. It’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first.

Chelsea Gray #HC-168, Benjamin Moore

Balance warm and cool tones. We chose lots of warm woods and accents of browns in our decor, so we went with a cooler wall color for balance. Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray is a true gray, not too light and not too dark.

Hiking Trail #CC-514, Benjamin Moore

This coffee-colored paint color from Benjamin Moore complements the brown, crimson, and purple colors in our favorite new fabric Victoria Dune. It warms up each of these spaces to create the cozy, library-inspired feel we were looking to create.

Aesthetic White #SW-7085, Sherwin Williams

We chose a white with a little warmth to it for this work from home space. It echos the warm palette of our Belgian Oak office collection, and provides a flattering glow to the room. We love it mixed with warm ochres and dark brown leather.

Glass of Milk #P260-1, Behr

This creamy white wall color from Behr plays beautifully with whitewashed furniture and natural linen materials. It’s not too cold and not too yellow, the perfect in-between when using lots of white fabrics and finishes in a single space.

Solitude #AF-545, Benjamin Moore

This gorgeous blue wall color has a touch of gray to it, giving it depth and letting it play almost like a neutral in the room. It adds energy, while still being subtle enough to let the table and chairs take center stage.

Classic Gray #OC-23, Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray is almost white but with a little bit more color to it. It’s a great neutral when you don’t want to go all the way white but still want to brighten up your space.

Find our best tips on choosing paint colors, or browse paint colors from past catalogs or decorating inspiration by visiting our Pinterest boards.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.

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    Jenny Klement

    April 26, 2021

    I am looking for the paint color on the COVER page of the September 2020 catalog. Can you help me with that? Thanks!

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      Mallory Thomas

      July 21, 2021

      Jenny,
      The color is Benjamin Moore’s Solitude. So glad you liked it!
      Mallory

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    eleanor gilchrist

    October 16, 2020

    What is the paint color of the walls on page 62 & 63 of the October 2020 catalog?

    Question, when giving decorating tips on the catalog pages, why not just list the paint color. thanks for your reply.

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    eleanor gilchrist

    October 16, 2020

    What is the wall color on page 62 & 63 of the October 2020 catalog. Also when you are giving decorating tips why not just list the wall color along with the decorating tip.

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      Abbey Nolte

      October 26, 2020

      Eleanor,
      That is Farro #SW 9103 by Sherwin Williams. We list all the paint colors in this post.
      Happy Decorating,
      Abbey

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    Andria Schwind

    October 16, 2020

    Could you tell me what the blue wall color is on pg. 82 of the October 2020 catalog? Thank you!

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      Abbey Nolte

      October 26, 2020

      Andria,
      That is Santorini #SW 7607 by Sherwin Williams
      So glad you like it!

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    Susan Ruediger

    October 10, 2020

    Hi Caroline,
    You’ve done a great job answering all of the other paint questions – hoping you can answer mine as well! :). Page 23 – the deep blue walls . What color is that? In my catalog it’s the color on the calls of the foyer / mud room with the white Crawford Shiplap Entry Cabinet and the indigo fern leaf art.
    Thanks for your help!

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      Abbey Nolte

      October 26, 2020

      Susan,
      That is Santorini #SW 7607 by Sherwin Williams. You can find all the paint colors from our Holiday cataloghere.
      So glad you like it!
      Abbey

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    Suzanne Knutzen

    September 7, 2020

    Hi! Can you please tell me the name of the paint color on the walls of page 6? Also, the beams look gray-blue. Is there a paint color for them as well? I love the warm browns in the rug & furniture!

    • Caroline McDonald
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      Caroline McDonald

      September 15, 2020

      Suzanne,
      What is the image on page 6? All of the paint colors are listed above, but some of them may look slightly different depending on lighting.
      Caroline

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    Lee Ann Thomas

    September 2, 2020

    What color wall is on the cover of the Fall 2020 catalogue? It’s a blue.

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      Caroline McDonald

      September 3, 2020

      Lee Ann,
      The color is Benjamin Moore’s Solitude. So glad you liked it.
      Caroline

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    G

    September 2, 2020

    I so truly enjoy Ballards! Can you please share the paint color on page 72 and 73 of the September 2020 Fall catalog issue.
    Thanks

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      Caroline McDonald

      September 3, 2020

      Hi G,
      What is in the images? All of the colors we used are above!
      Caroline

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    Barbra Stanislawczyk

    August 31, 2020

    Can you tell me the paint use on the cover of Ballard Catalog September 2020

    Thank you

    • Caroline McDonald
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      Caroline McDonald

      September 3, 2020

      Barbara,
      It’s Benjamin Moore’s Solitude.
      Happy decorating,
      Caroline

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    susan Thompson

    August 21, 2020

    Hi How would you decorate around red sofas ,i have milk white walls but would like to change cushions, and rug, and bring soft pastel colours in, i have pine units and i am thinking of painting them not shore what colour

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      Abbey Nolte

      August 26, 2020

      Hi Susan,
      We have a team of free interior designers who would love to help you figure out your decorating dilemma. Simply upload images of your room and your question here.
      Abbey

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    Joanne

    August 18, 2020

    I painted my living room, kitchen and hall in Behr Glass of Milk. It is a beautiful creamy white, with just a little yellow undertone- like french vanilla ice cream! Love it!

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