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Designer favorite Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore (HC-172) makes an appearance in the living room of this Washington Park home by interior designer Beth Armijo. —Photo courtesy of Kimberly Gavin

Go-To Living Room Paint Colors

Five local designers share their favorite hues for the living room. Translation: No more guesswork for you.



(CC-50), Benjamin Moore
“It works for the cool personality and the warm personality. The color makes everything else that is white stand on its own without washing [the other whites] out.” —Jeffrey P. Elliott, Jeffrey P. Elliott Interior Design


(HC-172), Benjamin Moore
“I like light, bright, calm interiors. You can change the furniture or swap out your pillows for the season and keep your wall color. It’s not going to clash.” —April Kemerling, AK Interior Design


(7015), Sherwin-Williams
“Most people think of beige as boring, but it doesn’t have to be. This warm, neutral greige is classic and timeless and lends itself to any type of decor.” —Kristen Terjesen, Studio 10 Interior Design


(OC-20), Benjamin Moore
“It’s breezy and fresh—a fantastic color that gets rave reviews from my clients.” —Jennifer Comfort, the Color Psychic


(HC-145), Benjamin Moore
“It’s a dramatic, strong color—more of a blue-gray. Color works well on top of it, so it’s a great backdrop for art.—Beth Armijo, Armijo Design Group

Eco-Friendly Tip: You know those paint cans collecting dust in your basement? Now there’s a place to safely recycle and dispose of them. PaintCare is a new statewide recycling program with more than 100 sites across Colorado. Visit for drop-off locations.

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