10 Designers Share Their Cozy Paint Picks

Designers embrace the boldness of dark, saturated paint colors like it’s an easy peasy plunge, but for the rest of us some guarantees of gorgeousness can be invaluable. To buck up all those dreaming of cozy, statement-making walls with gravitas for days, we asked ten interior designers at the top of their game to share the dark paint colors they love to use. From deep blues to warm browns, discover your new roster of pro-approved paint colors.

Designer: Cece Barfield Thompson
Paint Pick: “Right now my favorite is “Day’s End” by Benjamin Moore.”
Designer: Eche Martinez
Paint Pick: “For bolder rooms (as an unrepentant blue addict), I have a special place in my heart for Farrow and Ball’s “Drawing Room Blue” (253).”
Designer: Sarah Wittenbraker
Paint Pick: “My current favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green.”
Designer: Caitlin Murray
Paint Pick: “River Blue by Benjamin Moore.”
Designer: Ashley Whittaker
Paint Pick: “Farrow & Ball’s Bancha green in a high-gloss lacquer finish is perfection. Though neutral, the color offers a bit of uniqueness and quirk, while still being completely versatile and calming.”
Designer: Shelley Johnstone
Paint Pick: “My favorite color is Benjamin Moore 2107-10: Chocolate Candy Brown. I have used this color for my home office for over 20 years. Of course, it’s lacquered. It swaddles the senses with its depth and rich, earthy warmth.”
Designer: Pierce & Ward
Paint Pick: “Retreat by Sherwin Williams. Paint colors can be tricky, and this one works in any space no matter the lighting.”
Designer: Rachel Halvorson
Paint Pick: “Currently my favorite is Farrow and Ball’s “Studio Green.” It’s so romantic.”
Designer: Young Hu
Paint Pick: Blue Muscari from Benjamin Moore’s Century collection is a new favorite. This deep blue is transporting.”
Designer: Matthew Carter
Paint Pick: “My favorite paint color is dark brown. Specifically, Fine Paints of Europe E25-30 and Benjamin Moore’s Classic Brown.”

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