Some popular paint colors from 2011 were Honeysuckle, deep reds, grays, dark teal and neutral beige. Lime green and lemon yellow were also popular for those wanting a brighter paint choice.
Pantone, the leading authority on color trends, announced it's color of the year for 2011 was Honeysuckle. A vibrant, reddish-pink color, Honeysuckle was a popular choice, combining feminine with bold. Behr's 2011 paint line included lime green and lemon yellow as bold paint choices for modern homes or children's bedrooms.
Benjamin Moore's 2011 color palette featured deep reds, such as Pottery Road and Vintage Vine. The colors were warmer than traditional, bright reds, and complemented the other, deeper colors of 2011. Gray was also a very popular choice. Light grey, such as Farrow & Ball's Elephant's Breath, was used as a new neutral beige, while deep grays like Benjamin Moore's Smoke were used as a bold, but not bright, accent on walls and ceilings.
Another bold and masculine color popular in 2011 was dark teal. A popular choice for "man caves", this deep blue color replaced forest green as the new, favorite masculine color. When a lighter paint was needed, Farrow & Ball's London Clay was a popular choice. Neutral enough to be paired with deeper colors, but bold enough to stand up to the year's trend of decorating with ethnic and folk patterns.