Winter 2021 Paint Colors

Bedroom with green paint color and green headboardA new year calls for new paint colors, and after the craziness we all experienced last year, we wanted our Winter 2021 rooms to be calming and comfortable. Since we’ve all been spending more time in our homes than ever before, we wanted to emphasize colors that make you feel relaxed and at home.

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.

Grecian Ivory #SW 7541, Sherwin Williams

We love using creamy ivories to make each room feel like it’s flooded with sunlight, exactly what we’re looking for as we’re stuck inside during the cooler months. Sherwin Williams’ Grecian Ivory has a touch of gray to balance the warmth, so it doesn’t look too yellow.

Lazy Sunday #803, Benjamin Moore

The name says it all. This blue is the perfect shade to curl up and have a lazy day at home. It offers just the right amount of brightness and is a beautiful pop of color against the navy and whites of this room.

Grizzle Gray #SW 7068, Sherwin Williams

This gray is an easy neutral that just about goes with anything. It has the right amount of warmth to make your space feel cozy, without being too dark where you feel like you’re in a cave.

Jade Dragon #SW 9129, Sherwin Williams

We can’t get enough of green because we love the way it brings in a natural and earthy feel to a space. While the jade green in this room is a bolder choice, it looks restful when it’s layered in a monochromatic way.

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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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    Vanessa Jones

    February 5, 2022

    Hi, I would like to know the paint color on page 9 in your 2022 spring catalog.It’s so pretty.

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      Mallory Thomas

      February 18, 2022

      Hi Vanessa,

      So gald you like it! The yellow ochre color you see is Benjamin Moore’s Da Vinci’s Canvas 208.

      Happy Decorating,

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    Carol olshemski

    January 8, 2022

    What paint color is the living room on page 4 of the new January 2022 catalog? I recently purchased two side tables from Ballard and the service was excellent!

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      Mallory Thomas

      January 19, 2022

      Hi Carol,

      So glad to hear you had a wonderful experience! Page four actually features our gorgeous Thin Lines Wallpaper in green.

      Happy Decorating,

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    August 3, 2021

    I am wanting to paint my foyer, living room, kitchen & breakfast area a pretty pale pink color. These rooms are all open to each other. I want to see that it is pink, but I don’t want it to be too dark. Do you have any suggestions for a Sherwin Williams pink color for me? Thank you!

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      Mallory Thomas

      August 5, 2021

      Sounds lovely! I suggest connecting with our design services team in stores or online. They’d be able to help you pick out that perfect pink. You can sign up for an email or online consultation here.
      Happy Decorating,

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    June 25, 2021

    What material is the welting on the headboard? How do I order that on my headboard? Thanks!

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      Abbey Nolte

      June 29, 2021

      That welt is included on our Ally Bed with Nailheads. You can order it here.
      So glad you like it!

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    March 12, 2021

    On the Spring 2021 colors you have listed Lazy Sunday with 2 different numbers – 803 & 804. Which one is it? Please let me know because I’m trying to use this paint color to coordinate with your bedding.

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      Caroline McDonald

      March 15, 2021

      It’s #803 from Benjamin Moore.

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    Kent Jackson

    March 4, 2021

    When will you post the paints from the Spring 2021 issue?

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      Abbey Nolte

      March 12, 2021

      You can find all of our Spring 2021 paint colors here..

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    Barbara Rossetti

    March 3, 2021

    What is the paint name and maker for bedroom on page 66 of your March 2021 Welcome to the Great Outdoors catalog. It is exactly what I have been looking for.

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      Abbey Nolte

      March 12, 2021

      You can find all of our Spring 2021 paint colors here..

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    February 2, 2021

    I just LOOOOVE that you identify the paint colors used in your catalog displays. I fell in love with the SW Jade Dragon used in a bedroom display in the most recent catalog, and you posted the name and color identifier. Thank you so much. What a wonderful service you offer.