20 Farmhouse Paint Colors Always in Style

Open Kitchen Shelving with Sliding Ladder
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

There's a reason farmhouse style has managed to garner such a loyal following over the years. Though the aesthetic is undeniably in vogue, the classic elements that define it transcend the trends. Breezy neutrals, natural textures, and the perfect amount of patina are a no-fail combination for comfort.

When deciding on farmhouse paint colors, white might be your first thought (and for a good reason). As it turns out, white paint has been the go-to option for practical, economical, and even safety reasons. But for more modern applications, farmhouse paint colors can run the spectrum—everything from moody, matte black to creamy, buttery off-whites. Whether you want something crisp, calm, bold, or edgy, there is a farmhouse paint hue to fit your style. We've corralled some examples of farmhouse interiors and exteriors coated in the best barn-worthy shades. Get inspired with these classic, practical, and down-to-earth farmhouse paint colors.

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Randolph Gray

Hanna Seabrook Louisville, Kentucky White Kitchen After
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Elly Poston Cooper

Designer Olivia Brock worked with Hanna Seabrook to give these hardwood floors instant character by painting them this deep green-gray, topped with an exterior Arborcoat finish for durability. Next to the white bead-board walls, this dark flooring provides traditional farmhouse charm. The charcoal-colored scone and cabinet hardware help tie together the color palette.

Get the Color: Randolph Gray (CW-85) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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Kay Volmar Blue Front Door
Kay Volmar

Kay Volmar proves a little goes a long way concerning farmhouse paint colors. She used this bright, breezy blue to create a welcoming entry to her charming Florida cottage. This cheerful color sets the tone for the entire home. The door, flanked by two sconces, perfectly matches the black door hardware and street numbers.

Get the Color: Waterscape (SW 6470) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Idea House 2020 Dining Room with White Walls, Wood Dining Table, and Metal Chairs
Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Kendra Surface

In our 2020 Idea House, the mountain landscape inspired the color palette decided by interior designer Lauren Liess. The earthy green was a natural fit for trimming the windows as it draws attention to the home's surroundings. Keeping the decor minimal allows the natural elements to shine in the house.

Get the Color: Momentum (SW 9530) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Swiss Coffee

Anna Braund White Cottage Living Room
Laurey W. Glenn

Designer Anna Braund coated almost every wall in her 2,500-square-foot cottage in Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee. Using one paint color in an open floor plan creates harmony between the spaces. This white-cream color, juxtaposed with the natural wood elements, brightens the house.

Get the Color: Swiss Coffee (OC-45) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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Navajo White

Kentucky Horse Farmhouse
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Gena Sigala

A buttery-cream paint coats the exterior of this Kentucky farmhouse. This styling decision retains the authentic details of this house but with a crisp and clean facade. The black shutters and white surface are a classic farmhouse combination.

Get the Color: Navajo White (SW 6126) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Rural Green

Idea House 2020 Front Exterior Entry with Dog sitting on Porch
Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Kendra Surface

The 2020 Idea House has bright white siding on the exterior, which pops against the green front door. This color combination invites the outdoors inside by overlapping natural elements with modern qualities. The sand and stone color theme shines next to the rugged green door.

Get the Colors: Rural Green (SW 6418) and Extra White (SW 7006) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Mountain Mist

Hanna Seabrook Master Bedroom in Louisville, Kentucky
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Elly Poston Cooper

Blue-gray walls set the scene for relaxation in Hanna Seabrook's bedroom in her Kentucky home. The delicate color provides a neutral backdrop for the more ornamental pieces, such as the four-poster bed. The gilt-metal mirrors and white ceramic stand out against this serene, misty wall color.

Get the Color: Mountain Mist (868) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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Natural Choice

Farmhouse Revival SL House Plan
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

As the name suggests, Natural Choice is an intuitively perfect match to coat the exterior of our 2012 Idea House in Georgia. The 1830s farmhouse returns to its original charm after removing the existing reclad materials and using this paint to cover the exterior. It's a natural fit on the columns, siding, and wrap-around porch.

Get the Color: Natural Choice (SW 7011) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Intellectual Gray

Nashville Idea House at Fontanel
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Sporting the farmhouse look, the 2013 Idea House in Nashville, Tennessee, displays a slightly darker exterior by using a shade of gray paint. This neutral color looks great next to various paint colors so that you can customize the door and shutter color to your liking. Wood elements like front doors or trim also coordinate with this shade.

Get the Color: Intellectual Gray (SW 7045) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Fran Keenan Birmingham Cottage Breakfast Nook
Hector Manuel Sanchez

In Fran Keenan's Birmingham, Alabama, cottage, dramatic black walls make the perfect backdrop for vintage signs, a staple of farmhouse style. Using the same paint color for the walls and trim creates a harmonious look from the monochromatic palette. The white ceiling helps brighten this bold space and adds an airy feeling to the room.

Get the Color: Soot (2129-20) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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Westhighland White

Sherwin-Williams Westhighland White (SW 7566)
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Liz Strong

The perfect soothing hue for a bedroom, this cream-white coats the walls, trim, and ceiling in our Idea House in Crane Island, Florida. Rattan Roman shades cover the window, which makes this farmhouse-style room more tropical, fitting itself environment. The neutral fabric colors and room accessories contrast the deep wood stain of the mahogany four-poster bed.

Get the Color: Westhighland White (SW 7566) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Ultra Pure White

Kay Volmar Master Bedroom
Kay Volmar

Kay Volmar's primary bedroom defines shabby-chic decor. The Ultra Pure White wall color creates a clean backdrop for perfectly patinaed. Layering neutrals adds warmth and texture to the bedroom without removing its natural, crisp palette.

Get the Color: Ultra Pure White (1850) by Behr; behr.com.

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Oyster White and Relaxed Khaki

Front Exterior of a White Two Story Farmhouse in Tennessee
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

This gothic farmhouse proves that a new home can maintain old Southern charm. The white exterior paired with khaki-colored shutters adds character and depth to the house's facade. Using one paint color for the spindles, handrails, and brick keeps the structure's history as authentic as possible throughout the renovation.

Get the Colors: Oyster White (SW 7637) and Relaxed Khaki (SW 6149) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Open Kitchen Shelving with Sliding Ladder
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

This neutral works well in kitchens because it's not pure white, which can be overused. The cabinets, with gold hardware, complement the black countertops and natural surfaces. This charming kitchen appears warm without looking too staged.

Get the Color: Naturel (SW 7542) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Blue Room with Card Table and Wet Bar
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Farmhouses can get stuck in an all-white paint loop, but many more options exist. A classic French blue feels traditional but looks fresh when paired with various patterns and a modern pendant light fixture. The striped accents add a coastal mix to the space.

Get the Color: Celestial (SW 6808) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Setting Plaster

Kentucky Farmhouse Living Room
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Gena Sigala

Farmhouses don't have to feel inherently masculine. A muted, dusty pink is a gorgeous way to do neutral that isn't white or beige. Farmhouse decor takes on a new meaning when paired with vibrant oranges and greens.

Get the Color: Setting Plaster (No. 231) by Farrow & Ball; farrow-ball.com.

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Heritage Hues
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Light blue is a go-to for exterior doors and shutters. When paired with white brick or clapboard, this paint color is especially great for a house. The classic farmhouse is complete with a large front porch.

Get the Color: Skylight (No. 205) by Farrow & Ball; farrow-ball.com.

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Cool Blue Master Bedroom
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Instead of drywall, this classic farmhouse takes a new approach to styling by paneling the bedroom with a charming painted board-and-batten in a horizontal layout. A feminine cornice and draperies beautifully complement the rustic walls. This soft blue paint color is timeless.

Get the Color: Fanfare (874) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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Spinach White

Vintage Bathroom
Laurey W. Glenn

In this farmhouse bathroom, an antique find inspired the pretty pale green wall paint. A modern sink and crisp white subway tile freshen up the rustic vintage table—brushed metal sconces complete this antiqued look. A simple decor is best in this bathroom because its small size allows the accent wall to highlight its unique charm.

Get the Color: Spinach White (SW 6434) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.

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Blue Allure

Haint Blue porch ceiling
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Blue and white is a classic farmhouse color combination. This front porch, adorned with potted plants and earthy green pops of color, is a place you can sit and stay a while. Wicker chairs prime this roomy area for farmhouse living.

Get the Color: Blue Allure (771) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.

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