The Most Underrated Paint Hues, According to 20 Designers | Architectural Digest

Pale Powder by Farrow & Ball

Pale Powder by Farrow & Ball

“Hands down, Farrow & Ball’s Pale Powder. This is a magical color that unbelievably doubles as a neutral. It’s the most interesting ethereal blue-environmentally friendly-gray-beige that works with almost any palette from vivid hues to heat earth tones. It holds up similarly well in light-weight-loaded rooms or spaces with no home windows at all—it’s just that flexible. And it’s a top secret weapon on a porch ceiling, no issue what the exterior paint colour. Have confidence in us, try out a gallon!” —Anne Hulcher Tollett, principal designer and operator of Hanover Avenue

American Cheese by Benjamin Moore

Nacho Cheese by Benjamin Moore

American Cheese and Nacho Cheese by Benjamin Moore

“Two heat hues I use that are underrated are Benjamin Moore American Cheese and Nacho Cheese. These are in the middle of the shade deck, and at 1st glance seem to be to have a fair quantity of white, but don’t be fooled by this. As soon as they are up on the partitions they are cheerful and a breath of fresh new air.” —Nadia Watts, founder of Nadia Watts Inside Design

Babouche by Farrow & Ball

Babouche by Farrow & Ball

“I know that yellow has bought a popularity for currently being a extremely ’90s colour, and I do concur that washed-out, baby layette yellow can genuinely consider the power out of a room, but I am in love with deep sunshine yellows, like Babouche from Farrow & Ball. This is the most wonderful colour for hallways. It pairs so fantastically with aged black-and-white marble floors and a set of botanicals in shiny black frames. Include a beat-up antique console table, muddle it with baskets of white orchids, and allow blue and white ginger jars acquire up the rest of the actual estate! Your sunny entrance hall will beckon even the most chilled to the bone visitor.” —Mally Skok, founder of Mally Skok Style and design