Even the most ardent eggshell fans will fall for these splashy shades.

By Marisa Spyker
June 08, 2018
Courtesy of Farrow & Ball 

If a color risk for you generally means trading in beige for gray or bright white for taupe, chances are you steer clear of most shades that fall anywhere along the color wheel. But not all blues, greens, yellows, and pinks are created equal. Even those most averse to color can find a shade—even a bold one!—that suits them just right. We asked Savannah, Georgia, designer Anne Hagerty to weigh in on the best brights for neutral-minded tastes.

Courtesy of Sherwin Williams 

Sherwin Williams Moonraker

“This bright citron color would be fantastic in a dining room. I would paint all the walls and trim in a high gloss in this color for a dramatic effect.”

Courtesy of Benjamin Moore 

Benjamin Moore Pacific Rim

This color would be great for a moody study.”

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Farrow & Ball Cook’s Blue

“This would be an updated, fresh blue for kitchen cabinets. With open shelving and a mosaic backsplash, I’d also pair this cabinet color with honed Soapstone countertops and polished chrome hardware.”

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Farrow & Ball Brinjal

“This deep eggplant color would be very sexy painted in semigloss on built-ins and a fireplace in a living room. I’d use industrial brass sconces and hardware with it.”

Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Lakeshore Green

I would use this color on a bedroom ceiling,” says Hagerty. “In an all-white room, this would be perfect on a beadboard ceiling to add depth and interest to a bedroom.”