5 Best paint colors for home staging


A fresh palette. A revitalized spirit. A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential. Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year 2020, First Light 2102-70, is the backdrop for a bright new decade.

paint colours for home staging

I absolutely love them! And some of them can definitely be used in your paint project for selling your house.

Sherwin Williams also went for a Navy Blue, as their top choice for 2020 – NAVAL. Even if it could be a fantastic paint colour for some rooms in your house, I don’t recommend using it, if you’re planning to sell your house soon.

Sherwin Williams’ 2020 Trends Collection contains 45 colours, some of which are neutral enough to use for home staging.

Best paint colors for home staging

Here are my “words of wisdom” when it comes to paint colours you’ll choose for staging your house to sell:

  • Don’t select more than 1-2 paint colours. You want the buyers to focus on the house and the paint is just the backdrop.
  • Don’t go too “trendy”, as it might not please everyone. For example, one of the trendy 2020 colours is Mango…:)
  • Choose NEUTRAL colours, as the main colour (off white, grey, greige, light champagne, etc)
  • Monochromatic colour scheme works best for home staging
  • Create visual interest by using a complementary accent colour
  • Save money by using a cheaper brand paint. To accomplish that, give the store the sample (code) of the paint you selected, even if it’s from a different brand.

So, what are the 5 best paint colours for home staging in 2020?

The answer is: there are a lot more than 5! So, as long as you stay within the guidelines of selecting a neutral, warm color which matches your floors, kitchen cabinets and furniture, you’ll be fine.

Here are my personal favourites from the new collections:

  • Benjamin Moore OC-57 White Heron
  • Benjamin Moore AF-585 Thunder
  • Behr – PPU18-08 Painter’s White
  • Sherwin Williams 6259 Spatial White
  • Sherwin Williams 6001 – Grayish

If you need more paint colors to choose from, here are some of my favorites from previous years:

  • Benjamin Moore OC-20 Pale Oak
  • Benjamin Moore CC-80 Gray Mist
  • Benjamin Moore OC-26 Silver Satin
  • Benjamin Moore OC-27 Balboa Mist
  • Benjamin Moore AF-690 Metropolitan (color of the year 2019)
  • Sherwin Williams 7016 Mindful Gray
  • Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray