Spring 2021 Paint Colors

Spring is finally here and it’s time for your walls to stop hibernating. We love this season because flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, days are getting longer, and Summer is right around the corner. This year we were inspired by earthy greens, cornflower blues, and fun pops of color, as you’ll see with our paint choices.

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.

Ballard Designs Spring Catalog Paint Colors

Downpour Blue #2063-20, Benjamin Moore

April showers bring May flowers, so it felt fitting to use Benjamin Moore’s Downpour Blue. In this dining room, we chose this bold backdrop to complement the mixed materials, from the dining chairs to the mirror.

Ballard Designs Spring Catalog Paint Colors

Hancock Green #HC-17, Benjamin Moore

This spring we are all about green. This pastel green looks fantastic paired with the various colors of this room, including the petal pink chairs and spa sofa.

Glass of Milk #P260-1, Behr

We always love using this creamy white wall color from Behr because it’s not too cold and not too yellow. As you can see in these rooms, it’s versatile enough to use with any color palette. It’s the perfect neutral backdrop for bold mossy greens, to bright pops of orange and pink.

Palisades Park #439, Benjamin Moore

We just could not get enough green this season. In solid bedding, outdoor fabrics, and in floral prints, we were thrilled to splash rooms with greenery and color. In this room, Benjamin Moore’s Palisades Park feels like a fresh and calming retreat.

Denim Wash #838, Benjamin Moore

This cornflower blue paint color from Benjamin Moore gives these rooms a relaxing, coastal feel. This mid-tone blue works beautifully with white woods and upholstery, also wooden tones and woven pieces, like the ottoman, console table, and desk chair.

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.


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    Antonia E Blackwood

    September 22, 2021

    What is the lovely cream paint color on page 18 of the September 2021 catalog? I am trying to recreate that room.

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      Abbey Nolte

      November 29, 2021

      All of the paint colors from our Fall catalog can be found here.
      Happy Decorating!

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    July 7, 2021

    Hi, I am wondering what color paint is used in combination with the Alana Blue fabric in the below picture that is on the website with the fabric swatch. It looks like an apple green but I don’t know the brand or exact color. thanks.


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      Abbey Nolte

      July 8, 2021

      That is Benjamin Moore’s Stem Green #2029-40. So glad you like it!

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    July 3, 2021

    Hi! I am wondering what the wall color is in the “Make it a serene summer” (July 2021) catalog on page 40 & 41 (that is showing a living room with the Ellen cabinet). And do you sell the are rug shown on those pages as well? Thank you!

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      Abbey Nolte

      July 6, 2021

      The wall color is Behr Glass of Milk #P260-1 and the area rug is our Antelope Hand Tufted Rug.
      So glad you like it!

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    June 2, 2021

    Is the green color used in June 2021 “Sink Into Summer” on pages 42 and 43 Hancock Green or a different green.

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      Abbey Nolte

      June 10, 2021

      That color is Liberty Park #487, Benjamin Moore.

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    Sharon Landon

    May 5, 2021

    Looking for “touch up” paint
    Daphne sideboard
    Dark gray
    Where can I purchase?

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      Abbey Nolte

      June 10, 2021

      Unfortunately I don’t have information on the paint. I would suggest showing a picture of the sideboard at the paint store and they can match it for you.
      Best of luck!

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    Angie Grace

    April 29, 2021

    Hi, I’m hoping for cream or ivory paint color suggestions to match the Ballard green Isabella curtians. Spefically, I’d love to know the paint color (or a suggestion like it) from the January 2021 catalog. It appears that this paint color runs throughout the January 2021 catalog. Specifically, see pages 10 and 11. Thanks!!

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      Abbey Nolte

      April 30, 2021

      That is Grecian Ivory #SW 7541, Sherwin Williams. So glad you like it!

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    John Skipper

    April 8, 2021

    Please send a hard copy current catalogue to:
    Master Designs
    1263 Brookmere Way
    Cumming Ga 30040

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      Abbey Nolte

      April 9, 2021

      You can request a catalog here.

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    April 7, 2021

    Please provide me the paint color that is used your March 2021 on page 60/61 in the dinning room. It is also in your April 2021 catalog on pages 96/97 show the same dinning room.

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      Abbey Nolte

      April 30, 2021

      That is Benjamin Moore Folk Art #528. So glad you like it!

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    Nancy M.

    March 24, 2021

    I love Ballard Designs. I’m having such a hard time picking a paint for a southern facing shore home. I’m working with dark blue sofa and loveseat with white and gray kitchen. Everything looks blue in the bright sunlight. I love your rugs and fabric choices too.

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      Abbey Nolte

      March 24, 2021

      Hi Nancy,
      Our Design Services team would love to help you with picking a paint color. Simply upload images of your room and your question here.