5 Trending Paint Colors Instagram is Loving

Instagrammers shared. We listened. See which paint colors got the most #SWColorLove on Instagram in 2020. From bold colors to calming hues, find inspiration for your next project.

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Tricorn Black

Keep your bedroom in style for years to come with an annual fan favorite, Tricorn Black. If you love cozy, light-colored bedding, a true black is the perfect way to add dramatic contrast on your walls.

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If you’re searching for a color to make your decor stand out, look no further. With its neutral beige undertones, Alabaster creates a warm backdrop to accentuate your colorful wall art.

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It’s no surprise our 2020 Color of the Year made the list. With its ability to evoke calm, Naval is the perfect hue to make your house feel like a home. Whether it’s in a bustling office or a peaceful living room, this color helps you feel grounded on your busiest days.

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Agreeable Gray

This color truly agrees with any palette and style. Use Agreeable Gray to add a soft touch to your sweetest rooms. Surround yourself in its warm undertones in spaces you want to unwind and feel at ease.

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Sea Salt

Looking for the perfect hue to make a room feel light, inviting and open? Nothing says “relax” like a serene color paired with a chic accent wall. Sea Salt brings the calmness of your favorite coastal destination to your own home.   

Want to show off your favorite Instagram-worthy color? Tag your painting project photos on social media using #SWColorLove or upload them to our gallery.


  1. Totally agree with these colours, we’ve recently moved into a new house and have used alabaster, naval and agreeable gray! I’d love to attach a picture to show you our feature rooms.

    Elizabeth Robertson
  2. I currently have Naval and tricorn black in my house. I wanted to my Den. I want one wall to be Naval and unsure what to paint the other walls. I was thinking of peppercorn. Any suggestions?

    • Sherwin-Williams

      Hi Daniel, Naval and Peppercorn are too close in hue and intensity to be used in the same room. Naval as an accent color is a great idea, but you would need to pair it with a color a few shades lighter than Peppercorn. Take a look at Gray Matters SW 7066 or Tin Lizzie SW 9163 for the other three walls in your den. Either of these would look great and really make your Naval wall “pop”.

  3. I would love to repaint my guest bedroom accent the tricorn black….should i leave other walls white

    Mamie Oatis
    • Sherwin-Williams

      Hello Mamie, Tricorn Black SW 6258 will make a beautiful, dramatic accent color. We would consider pairing that with a color warmer and darker than white. There is a large contrast between Tricorn and white, the effect may be jarring. Instead of white, take a look at these warm, light neutrals. Any of these would work and really make your Tricorn wall “pop”. Check out:
      China Doll SW 7517
      Canvas Tan SW 7531
      Bauhaus Buff SW 7552

  4. I have navy blue kitchen cabinets (lower) with white uppers in a walk-out basement that has some natural light. Carpet is a darker gray with black/white contrast. Wondering what color to put on walls. I was thinking more along a blueish gray, what would you suggest?

    • Sherwin-Williams

      Hi Michelle, we recommend that you paint your walls the same white as your upper cabinets. This will make your room seem bigger and more cohesive. You want to keep the accent on your lower cabinets, so let the walls be the background to your dramatic blue.


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