Summer painting projects have never looked better.

By Lauren Phillips
Updated: June 04, 2019
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Picking paint colors is a little like picking a car, or a new couch: Everyone will have his or her own opinion, and no matter what you finally pick, another type or model will be popular within a matter of months. Fortunately, perusing paint brands and comparing blue paint colors for the living room is a little more low-stakes (and affordable) than buying a car or another big-ticket item. If you hate the color, you can always repaint, and often with minimal fuss.

Beyond avoiding lead paint at all costs, figuring out what is chalk paint, and making sure neutral paint colors aren’t too blah, picking paint colors is relatively straight-forward, though it does take a good bit of research. You can always go to your local paint or hardware store to ask for a little guidance, or you can take the easiest route (a.k.a. the one that doesn’t require leaving the house) and turn to Google, like many, many other people do.

People with all sorts of design and decorating experience (or inexperience) turn to Google for inspiration, ideas, shopping info, and more, so it’s no surprise that the world’s biggest search engine also has a slew of info on what types of décor and home trends people are gravitating toward.

Google’s list of the Hottest Home Trends of the Summer breaks down everything from types of furniture to architecture trends to predict what’s going to be everywhere in the coming months. The trend report uses year-over-year Google Images and Google Search data to see what has exploded in popularity since the beginning of last summer. These paint colors may not be the most popular right now, but they’re the colors that people are flocking to as the weather heats up. Anyone searching for some wall colors that are popular but not so popular that everyone has them may just fall for one of these trending paint colors.

Trending Paint Colors

Blueprint

It’s no surprise that Behr’s Paint Color of the Year for 2019 made the list. This cool blue paint color works as a statement color, an accent, or a full wall—the possibilities are endless.

Nightwatch

As a moody and dark paint color, this PPG hue can bring a welcome (and unexpected) depth to any room.

Liquid Kitty

There doesn’t seem to be an exact match for Liquid Kitty on the internet, but this gray-green shade from Benjamin Moore seems like a great choice for trim, doors, kitchen cabinets, and more.

Metropolitan

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is, ultimately, a stylish greige—one with endless possibilities for making any space feel a little more sophisticated.

On the Rocks

This Sherwin-Williams paint color is just a splash of color away from pure white: Just enough to be interesting, but not so much that matching it to furnishings, window treatments, and more will be difficult.

Manchester Tan

Reminiscent of sandstone and khaki, this Benjamin Moore paint color might be a little more challenging to use well than more neutral shades, but the payoff is a room unlike anyone else’s.

Almond

There are quite a few varieties of almond-colored paint out there, so anyone seeking a not-white (but still neutral) paint color will be sure to find the perfect shade.

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Gravity

Light, airy, and a little galactic, this crisp gray paint color is super versatile—try it in kitchens and bathrooms for an elegant look, or on trim and interior doors for an unexpected one.

Rose Gold

Capturing that subtle glint of rose gold may be a little tricky with a paint color, but this Joanna Gaines paint color comes pretty close. The cheery, grown-up pink may be enough to prove that pink does belong in every room of the house.

Buttercream

A little sweet, a little salty, and just right for a room that gets plenty of natural light, this paint color is another neutral that anyone can bring home with relative ease.

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