Popular Commercially Available Paint Colours

Popular Paint Colours

Looking to refresh the look of your home? Whether you’re looking to improve your equity or simply feel that your house is due for a much needed reboot, there are countless commercially available brands and colours to wade through. Here are some of the most popular paint choices from some of the leading paint manufacturers to speed up the process and get you started on your journey to a better home.


Looking for a vivacious and refreshing shade of green to embrace the warmer seasons?

Try these popular shades of green by Behr:

  • Chinese Jade
  • Citrus Peel
  • Exquisite Emerald
  • Minted Lemon
  • Amazon Breeze
  • Moss Print
  • Fresh Artichoke
  • Urban Nature
  • Green Balsam
  • Bitter Sage

In addition, Behr’s Marquee Fundamentals collection contains some stunning earthy browns that might be the perfect match to a verdant green:

  • Burnished Brandy
  • Syrup
  • Key to the City
  • Bistro
  • Well Bred Brown
  • Warm Cognac
  • Antiquities
  • Basswood
  • Harvest Home
  • Cavern Clay

Benjamin Moore

Looking for a pleasant oceanic blue or perhaps something of a lighter hue that will give your home that serene and tranquil atmosphere. Here are Benjamin Moore’s most popular shades of blue:

  • Quiet Moments
  • Ocean Air
  • Silver Mist
  • Beacon Gray
  • Beach Glass
  • Smoke
  • Boothbay Gray
  • Van Courtland Blue
  • Ashland Slate
  • Hale Navy

In the case that you are needing something more neutral, the below suggestions are customer favourites as well:

  • Balboa Mist
  • Ivory Porcelain
  • Gray Owl
  • Edgecomb Gray
  • Putnam Ivory
  • Muslin
  • Classic Gray
  • Monroe Bisque
  • Manchester Tan
  • Collingwood

The company’s website allows you to search for the best-selling shades of any colour you prefer. Furthermore, the search allows you to filter colours even more by allowing you to see Benjamin Moore’s suggestions for what is trending and you can also peruse designer Candace Olson’s top favourite colours.


This manufacturer also provides useful lists for each colour family, though they do not allow you to sort colours by popularity. Here is their reported top sellers list across all of their collections:

  • Pure White
  • Repose Grey
  • Tricorn Black
  • Alabaster
  • Creamy
  • Agreeable Gray
  • Mindful Gray
  • Dovetail
  • Sea Salt
  • Hazel
  • Navel

Paint accidentsThere is a clear trend of neutral colours appearing here (although some cool blues appear to make the cut). This trend makes sense since neutral colours are usually easy on the eyes and are often found to be universally appealing. Neutral colours tend to brighten and expand a room while not being a visual imposition; these colours blend with almost anything and can be paired with a wide variety of furniture. As well, nobody passionately despises a soft beige, grey, or white whereas the same might not be said for a more shocking shade of yellow, red, green, orange, or purple.

Looking for More Options?

All of these paint companies display their complete colour repertoire on their websites.  There are plenty of tools ranging from virtual paint swatches to full-on room visualizers that will help to put your colour choices into perspective.
Don’t forget to also check out your favourite colours at the store in-person to get a better idea of what it will look like outside of your computer screen!  If you feel lost, a professional painter can also offer invaluable advice to help you with your decision.