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Paint Best Sellers

PITTSBURGH PAINTS CRUMB COOKIE 217-1: "There was a period when people liked white with a tinge of blue and thought it looked really clean. Now they're moving toward something a little warmer. This is a nice creamy white. The root of it is quite peachy, which means it goes well with yellows and greens. It's a classic color that goes across all genres and would work equally well in a traditional or a contemporary setting." -Josette Buisson - HouseBeautiful.com

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12 Paint Colors That Will Flatter Everyone in the Room

12 Paint Colors That Will Flatter Everyone - HouseBeautiful.com / Pair it with moss-green velvet upholstery, modern art, and black-lacquer chinoiserie.

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Paint Best Sellers

C2 PAINT MILK MOUSTACHE C2-080: "Everyone is looking for a white that works with absolutely everything and is never going to fail you. This is not too gray, not too yellow. It doesn't do that pink thing. It's like fresh snow with the first shadow of sunset on it. The absolute bright whiteness is gone but it's still crystal clear, just softened so that it's not glaring." -Harry Adler - HouseBeautiful.com

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The Best Grays

DKC-8 "Green is the great neutral, all the way from pond scum to soft sage or pale celery. I recently moved into a new house surrounded by greenery, and when I was thinking of what color I might use for a drapery lining, it came to me to reflect the green that is present year-round right outside that window." -Barbara Barry Pictured, Donald Kaufman Color Collection's DKC-8

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Paint Best Sellers

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS DOVER WHITE SW6385: "Our most popular color is a very soft, warm, inviting white. It doesn't really matter what part of the country you're in — this always works. It has none of that icy coolness and pairs nicely with yellows, greens, reds, blues, and those new shades of plum and purple. As people see and collect more stuff, I think they want those items to be the focus in a room. That's why they keep coming back to white walls." -Rebecca Spak - HouseBeautiful.com

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Paint Best Sellers

FINE PAINTS OF EUROPE CLASSIC EUROPEAN ENAMEL WHITE 0001: "It's the purest white, with white pigment only — 100% titanium dioxide. Not toned in any direction. It's an artist's white, a finer white, with more luminosity. When you see it, you go, Wow! It's as if you have never really seen white before. I think a lot of people use this in high gloss on their trim, and in matte acrylic on the ceiling." -Emmet Fiore - HouseBeautiful.com

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Paint Best Sellers

FARROW & BALL POINTING 2003: "Pointing is our number-one best seller. It's named after the color of lime pointing in traditional brickwork and has a little yellowy warmth to it, which is why people love it. You can put it with pretty much anything — red, green, yellow, blue. Or it looks great in combination with other whites, to bring out shadow and depth in a monochromatic scheme." -Sarah Cole - HouseBeautiful.com

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Advice on Choosing a Paint Color

"I'm always surprised when clients balk at color and never surprised when they realize the difference it makes. In a transitional space like a stair hall, you have freedom, so we tried a grayish modified blue — soft, but with great depth. Once the client saw how it enriched the space, the deal was done." — Madeline Stuart - HouseBeautiful.com

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12 Shades of Yellow

"Ocher feels like a neutral to me — a deep, earthy yellow that reminds me of southern Italy and Turkey. It looks good with other earthy colors, like terra-cotta or gray-blue, and it is really beautiful with lilac, lime green, and aubergine. People look at it and say, 'Oh no, I couldn't possibly.' But the earthier colors can be really relaxing." -Sara Bengur Pictured, Donald Kaufman Color Collection's DKC-20