The Most Popular Farmhouse Paint Colors of 2020

The Most Popular Farmhouse Paint Colors of 2020

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Hey Friends! Paint colors are always a topic of interest and finding the perfect shade for your home can be a daunting task. It’s something that you have to look at every day and although you could easily change things up, that can get costly. Don’t worry! These popular farmhouse colors for 2020 are all safe bets to give your home a fresh look far into the coming years.

Whether you are hiring a professional or taking on the DIY challenge yourself, it’s always important to choose a paint that is long-lasting, durable, easy to clean and goes on in minimal time. Semi-gloss paints are usually the go-to for high traffic areas or for those who have pets and kids. This finish stands up to stains and is usually easiest to clean. To cut the project time in half, choose a paint that is a primer and paint in one. This eliminates the time it takes to finish the project by covering up old paint with just one or two coats. Leading brands can take up to four coats! Crazy right?!

Okay, so now that you’ve got the down-low on what type of paint to choose…you might be wondering “what color is the right fit for me?” We’ve broken down each color and why it’s a great shade + paint to take you from 2020 and beyond! It’s obviously a personal preference, but you can’t go wrong with any of the colors listed below:

Farmhouse Paint Colors of 2020

Sea Salt:

This is a great colorful color from Sherwin Williams! It creates a pop of noticeable beauty in any space you choose to use it. What is so great about this color is that the decor around it and the amount of natural light in the room can really transform the look of this color. It shifts between a muted blue-gray to a pale green-blue, and sometimes even a light gray. This color truly takes on many forms and is great for any room in the house. This color is especially perfect for those going for a coastal farmhouse look!

Agreeable Gray

We can all agree that agreeable gray is a staple farmhouse color! If you are looking to warm up your space while still brightening it, this is the color for you. It’s got a gorgeous warm undertone that is not too much and not too little. This is a really great option for those with lots of cream or oak furniture and wood floors.

Repose Gray

If there is a better go-to farmhouse gray paint color out there…we sure don’t know about it. This color is simply perfect and goes with every style. Whether you are a modern farmhouse fanatic, traditional decor all the way, or heart eyes for a coastal farmhouse, you’ll be in love with this gray! No warm undertone so this color is perfect for blues, creams, whites, greys, woods…basically everything!

Alabaster

Looking for the perfect white? This is it! Without a doubt goes with everything and works well with dark and light furniture. If you are looking to make a smaller space feel bigger this is your best bet.

Rain Washed

Looking for a calming color that will be even a brighter more talkative alternative to sea salt? This is your color! It’s got lots of spunk while still keeping it neutral. This color takes on lots of forms in the light and would even work well as a fun accent wall color.

Now that you’ve got your color options, it’s time to go into the store and get samples, samples, samples!! Did you know you can take as many paint swatches as you want and don’t (I REPEAT) do not pick your color without testing it on the wall first! It’s nice to add a big block of swatches to your wall before painting to really know that you are making the right decision. Let the color swatches play with the light for a couple days so you know exactly what each color will look like during every hour of the day!

Time to get to work and then enjoy your fresh new look!

P.S. Looking for paint colors for your next DIY furniture project? Try checking out the milk paint collection from Miss Mustard Seed. She’s a talented blogger that we work with on design collaborations and she’s got a lot of options for paint! She’s even got step by step tutorials that will walk you through the process of using milk paint.



25 thoughts on “The Most Popular Farmhouse Paint Colors of 2020”

  • How about showing us all ur colors!! I’m into whites of any kind and I’m working with pinks! Could u give me some names or examples of very very light pinks! Everything I’ve looked at for over 2 months is to pink! I need white with a couple shots of pink!! Thank you in advance for ur help! Sincerely Yvonne

    • The most beautiful light pink I have ever seen in a room is Sherwin Williams White Dogwood. It is an amazing color.

    • I just chose behr ‘moonlit beach’ talk about a gorgeous cream blush pink. They certainly captured the color of the sky at sunset but they fail to say the color almost glows. It’s like the pink in an opal or moonstone.

  • Beautiful colors and designs! I love every color on the palette shown. Would you be open to sharing colors that would help me transition from all beige, taupe, BROWN, MORE BROWN….did I say brown?
    I found a beautiful gray with warm brown undertowners that is a step out of the brown direction.
    Furniture colors and accent colors are sage green, reds, and red mahogany wood. Sounds like a mess but is actually a cool vibe with all of the stainless steel.
    Thank you for any HELP!

      • Love your blog! We just put a new kitchen in at our lake house. Want the industrial farmhouse look. The cabinets are painted Snowbound SW and the island is Mediterranean SW. Open concept throughout the living and dining area. Want to do Shiplap on the cathedral walls at each end. Im stumped for wall color. Floors are Pergo “Cayman Oak“ muted gray with off white almost beige undertones tones. Do we paint the Shiplap and walls all the same color as the cabinets with a whiter trim? Paint Shiplap the same color as cabinets and the rest of the walls with a hint of color? Want it to stay on the brighter side lots of tree covering outside. Thanks for your help! Have a couple items in my cart for decorating! !

  • Hi! I love the color palettes. I’m also trying to lighten up my home. I have a dark brown sofa and loveseat in my family room with dark brown tables. I’m in search of lighter colored pillows to change it up a little. I’m not sure what color walls would work. I’m looking to lighten it up a bit. I tend to go towards darker colors. What would you suggest to lighten the room up a bit more.

    • It sounds like any of the colors we suggested could pair well with your existing decor! A wall color is a great refresh for your space, but lighter pillows, throw blankets, area rug or crisp window treatments go a long way too. We also love adding greenery to a space to break up the colors and bring some freshness!

  • Just purchased granite for my bathrooms..cabinets are white..granite has white, dk.gray…with a bit of brown(peanut butter)….I choose because tile on floor is the light tan that was sooo popular…but I can’t afford to change flooring…do not want tan walls! Any suggestions to tie together?

    • A pale true yellow Behr’s Lively Yellow, or Pale Daffodil (a smidgen deeper, but still true yellow) would work to go with both the yellow and the gray in the floor and cabinet counter, as well as set off the white of the cabinet. Want something mellower, but not blah? Permafrost from Behr is a pale blue. Blue also goes with tan or gray. Check out their paint swatches at Home Depot. If they don’t have them on the rack, ask to see their paint swatches of ALL the colors. They’ll have that behind the paint counter.

  • Besides alabaster for white, I’m looking for a white for walls, as I have brick flooring in kitchen and dining, and medium brown wood flooring. Also, my moldings/trim are medium brown wood – not the typical white…. which I miss. Our house gets lots of light but our current wall color (white sands and Swiss coffee are too beige against the wood.
    Thank you for your help

  • Do you think Alabaster would work on my cabinets? I plan on painting them this summer and need a good color choice for resale and durability. Not sure that I want stark white. I also plan on brushed nickel knobs or black.

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  • Hi, I am redecorating my dining room and painted it the sea-salt , I love it . But I need some help with a area rug. I’m not that good with colors, so could I get some advice on what will coordinate with sea-salt.
    Thank you

  • Hi
    I’m painting one color In an entire home. First floor is wood floors. Second floor carpeted in a light gray. Kitchen opens into living n dining room. Southern exposure. cottage style. Wondering what color paint would be best.
    Thx.

    • Hi Kathy! Sounds like an awesome updating project! Any of these colors would work it sort of just depends on your preference. Sea salt is a beautiful color but if you are looking for something very subtle and neutral then I would go with mindful gray or repose gray!

      • You might also look at Silver Bullet, and the shade lighter Silver Shadow made by Behr. I just used the Silver Shadow using the Behr Ultra in Semi-Gloss in our renovated bathroom. The Satin would work pretty well throughout your house, and that’s made mildew resistant and washable now too. Note: The painted walls matched the paint swatch perfectly!.

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