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Rich, Moody Paint Colors For Your Next Project

September 23, 2020

I am digging the rich, moody paint colors trend and am craving this design aesthetic even more as we head into Fall! I love how the perfect paint color can warm up a room and give it a cozy vibe. Last Fall I painted our dining room a dark gray and it is still one of my favorite rooms in our house. Check out some of the best moody paint colors to try in your home this year.

My top moody paint colors for the home | Building Bluebird #paintcolors

*Looking for more paint color suggestions? Check out my favorite neutral paint colors for a room and the list of 2020 paint color trends!


Must-Try Moody Paint Colors

Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams

Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Mary from OH MID MOD painted one wall in her foyer Peppercorn, by Sherwin Williams, and it looks absolutely perfect with the blue tile and blue door. Dark gray is a great neutral paint color that can give a room dimension and warmth.

My favorite moody paint colors for the home | Building Bluebird #peppercorn #mcm #sherwinwilliams
OH MID MOD Foyer

Fading Twilight by Benjamin Moore

Fading Twilight by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Julia from ChrislovesJulia always gets paint colors right! Fading Twilight by Benjamin Moore is the perfect jewel-toned burgundy for their music room. The painted ceiling and baseboards add a fun element of surprise and drama to a room.

My favorite moody paint colors for the home | Building Bluebird
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ChrislovesJulia music room

Dead Salmon

Dead Salmon by Farrow and Ball | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Jenny from Juniper Home is one of my favorite designers to follow. l love this warm paint color she used in her office bathroom called Dead Salmon by Farrow and Ball. Using this beautiful earth tone color in the bathroom really warms up the space and gives it personality.

Dead Salmon by Farrow and Ball looks beautiful in the Juniper Print Shop office bathroom | Building Bluebird #moodypaint
Juniper Print Shop office bathroom

Outerspace by Sherwin Williams

Outerspace by Sherwin Williams | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

This bedroom designed by Clark + Aldine is out of this world! Ok, sorry, that was really cheesy but I couldn’t help myself! Danielle used this moody paint color to create a cozy bedroom with masculine vibes for one of her clients. The blue-green color is called Outer Space by Sherwin Williams.

Outerspace by Sherwin Williams gives this bedroom makeover by Clark + Aldine a super cozy vibe | Building Bluebird
Clark + Aldine master bedroom makeover

Chimney by Behr

Chimney by Behr | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Jenni from I Spy DIY created the most luxurious bathroom using this deep blue paint color. She is another designer who I often look to for bold, paint colors in the home. Chimney by Behr is a pretty gray that works well with any design style. I love how this bathroom has a vintage vibe while still keeping a modern design.

Chimney by Behr in I Spy DIY's bathroom makeover | Building Bluebird #moodypaintcolors
I Spy DIY bathroom makeover

Yellow Flash by Benjamin Moore

Yellow Flash by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Yellow is one of those scary paint colors that has always intimidated me! It probably stems from when my mom and I decided to paint the kitchen in yellow and it ended up looking like the inside of a Waffle House, but Yellow Flash by Benjamin Moore is really calling my name. This dining room was featured in House Beautiful and the golden paint color on the cabinets is giving off major vibes of the autumn season.

Yellow Flash by Benjamin Moore gives this dining room a warm and inviting feel | Building Bluebird #housebeautiful
House Beautiful dining room feature

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is one of my favorite blue hues to use in a room. It is a classic navy color that can be included in any design aesthetic and anchor the room together. I used this blue in a small half bathroom and it was the perfect, moody paint color to give this small space some oomph.

Half bathroom makeover with Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #paint #moodypaint
Half bathroom makeover

Green Black by Sherwin Williams

Green Black by Sherwin Williams | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Can Shae from Studio McGee do anything wrong? NOPE! This all black office is stunning. The paint color, called Green Black, by Sherwin Williams gives the perfect, neutral base color to design this warm and inviting office. I love the wall color with the rich, wood tones included in the room and the velvet couch.

Top moody paint colors for your next home project | Building Bluebird
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Studio McGee home office

Cavern Clay by Benjamin Moore

Cavern Clay by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Hannah from Blank Slate Reno designed this master bedroom perfectly around the color Cavern Clay by Benjamin Moore! This warm, terracotta color pairs perfectly with bohemian decor. Fun Fact: Cavern Clay was also chosen as the color of the year in 2019.

Add drama to your home with these great moody paint color options | Building Bluebird #cavernclay #blankslatereno
Blank Slate Reno bedroom makeover

Narragansett Green by Benjamin Moore

Naragansett Green by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

Studio McGee used this jewel toned green in this beautiful bathroom. Narragansett Green, by Benjamin Moore is part of their historic collection that can give any space a timeless look.

My favorite moody paint colors for the home | Building Bluebird
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Studio McGee bathroom

Caviar by Benjamin Moore

Caviar by Benjamin Moore | Building Bluebird #moodypaint #richpaint #fallcolors #sherwinwilliams #behr #benjaminmoore

These rich, moody paint colors aren’t just for the interior of your house! Katie and Uriah from The Inspiring Investment gave this house a modern makeover by painting the exterior with a bold, black color. They chose Caviar by Benjamin Moore to add some drama to this mid-century modern design. Anyone else loving black exteriors right now?

Add curb appeal to your home by painting it a moody black color | Building Bluebird #caviar #benjaminmoore
The Inspiring Investment MCM flip house

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