Color Trends for 2014

Sherwin Williams & Benjamin Moore have their Color Trends for 2014 out! These are some gorgeous colors and I for one am happy to see the really bright colors from the 2013 color trends are not a part of 2014’s trends!!   I have been slowly moving away from browns favoring more grays as of late, so I am thrilled to see various shades of gray or greige trending for 2014! I have already started moving to gray over the last year or so. Currently my bedroom, guest bedroom and kitchen are painted in Sherwin Williams Wool Skein, it’s a true greige. In some lighting it looks a little more beige/tan with gray undertones in other lighting it looks far more gray with tan under tones, I love this color so much I even painted my kitchen cabinets in it!

Sherwin Williams Wool Skein


In 2014 I plan on repainting the dining room, living room and office. 7 years ago when I painted these rooms, taupe was in (Sherwin Williams Softer Tan in the living room and dining room and Netsuke in the office).  Weather taupe is still in or not I am SICK of these colors! I plan on getting some samples of paint in the coming weeks to pick the new colors for the living room and dining room. I’m hoping Santa leaves some gift cards to SW in my stocking this year so I can buy some paint, of course I wouldn’t limit the gift cards for just paint, ahem Target gift cards are always welcomed too, I mean with new wall color new accessories will be in need!!


Here are my favorite picks from the color trends for 2014 by both SW and BM.

color trends 2014


As you can see I’m not super daring when it comes to colors on walls or furniture, it’s not that I am afraid of color it’s more a case of I tend to get sick of colors fast unless they are a neutral.  My bedroom has the greige walls, silver/blue and white bedding with yellow accents.  I’m happy to be putting the yellow away for the Christmas season, hmm maybe one of these trending 2014 colors will have to make their way into the bedroom accents!


Here are the full color trends for 2014 by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams 2014 Color Trends


Benjamin Moore’s full color trends

Benjamin Moore 2014 Color Trends


One of the new colors I see by SW for 2014 is Peppercorn, I actually purchased a sample of this a few months ago and used it when I painted a piece of furniture, you can see that here.

What are your current favorite colors?  Are any of these 2014 trends going to make their way into your home if so which ones?

Want to know what colors will be trending in 2015?  Click on the picture below!

2015 Olympic Paint Color Trends Challenge


8 comments for “Color Trends for 2014

  1. Painting My Home
    May 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Great post! Been reading a lot about choosing colors for my home. Thanks for the info here!

  2. November 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I think it’s interesting that so many of the new color picks are very muted and greyed out. I’m still loving jewel tones, and I’m not letting them go anytime soon 🙂 Your favorite picks were actually most of my favorite ones as well! Loving the caribbean teal, palladian blue, ablaze, spun sugar and blue peacock! (Okay – I *think* that grey is called “enigma” but I totally read “enema” and was like, WHAT?? lol!)

    • Dria
      November 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

      LOL Brynne you crack me up!! I’m still into yellow for accents with different shades of blue, loving the teal and coral colors big time right now too! So can’t wait to get started on getting my gray on and bringing in some new accent colors!

  3. November 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    all the colors are blue-based. that will really fly in the face of all the yellow-based colors of the recent times. 😉 I keep seeing all the DIYers painting stuff bold colors. My first thought is ‘how long before THAT goes out of style??’ Not that I don’t love bold colors. But, as you and Cher, bold colors on the walls get old fast. Right now I have a single wall in the dining room that is painted bright ‘spanish olive’ above a wainscoating of brown corduroy wall paper. The wall paper is okay. The green must be toned down some. I still like green – it goes with everything.
    as an aside, back in the days of ‘Scarecrow and Mrs. King’, grey walls were the thing. I remember thinking they would be very easy to decorate around. (Okay, go look up Scarecrow and Mrs. King…)

    • Dria
      November 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      😉 I’m happy it’s making a comeback I remember the gray and white that was big in the 80’s the gray was more so a lighter battleship gray and stripes were big back then too! I think a lot of people who used taupe or gold paint on their walls are getting tired of the look and are looking to move into a cooler color pallet I know I am!! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  4. November 11, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Wow, Dria, there are some really beautiful colors chosen for the next year! I love bright colors but not in my home – I tire of them quickly, also! I’m getting ready to paint my room from Watery Blue to Silky White (Behr). I’m only dreading moving the furniture!!

    • Dria
      November 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Oh that will look beautiful Cher! I just looked up the Silky White, awesome color you can mix so many different accent colors with that! 😉 I am not looking forward to painting all the wainscot lol! I don’t mind painting walls but trim uhh not so much!

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