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May - Top 3 Paint Colors

Home Builder with West Magnolia Charm

I'm telling you these months are flying by. How is it that we are in the month of May already? Don't get me wrong, I am so beyond excited for the warmer weather to come, but I feel time needs to slow down a bit. 

With that being said, I again missed last month's 3 top paint colors. I have no excuse other than it slipped my mind. But I am here with May's top 3 paint colors and they do not disappoint. 


Ever since I started helping my mom with paint colors for her new home I have fallen hard for blue and green paint colors and  Sherwin Williams Rainwashed is one of those colors. 

Rainwashed is a greenish-blue paint color that is soft and calming. This gorgeous color is quite muted yet still has a good amount of saturation to it. Rainwashed is a great cool-toned paint color to use if you are trying to create a relaxing environment. The subtleness of the color gives off spa-like vibes.


Another blue paint color I have been loving is Benjamin Moore Nickel. Nickel is a stunning blue-gray paint color. It's in the light to mid-tone range but it's well-suited for many spaces.  I find it to be an amazing paint color to go with Honey Oak wood.

Nickel is a great color for those who are looking for something somewhat neutral but not too colorful or vibrant. It is the perfect mix of blue/gray.  It almost has a stormy feel to it. It also pairs well with not only cool tones colors but also warm colors like BM Swiss Coffee.


This one may be my favorite out of the 3. Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is a gorgeous shade of blue. It has a bit of gray in it that keeps it soft and a bit muted. It's more of a mid-toned blue but it still feels quite light and airy. I think the name itself is a perfect description of how it looks, beach glass.

Beach Glass is a beautiful bedroom paint color option. Again it has those calming, relaxing qualities to it. I also think this would be the absolute perfect exterior paint color for a beach house. 


Comments (12)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Cate  and thank you for the great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


May 04, 2022 10:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

It would be interesting to see what these paint colors look like.

May 04, 2022 12:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Cate- I just took a look at all three and I'm with you...I love Benjamin Moore's Beach Glass.  

May 04, 2022 01:23 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Cate Griffing these are very good list of top paint colors in May.

May 04, 2022 08:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

May 07, 2022 07:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Cate,

Glad to see your post selected to be featured in Kathy Streib Sunday Post on her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! I always enjoying looking at paint colors....wish these favorites of yours had been included in your post but I'll look them up. Will be looking for more of your posts in the future.

May 08, 2022 05:09 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Cate. As a result of my wife looking at paint colors all the time, we now have some accent walls where I never thought we would. Thanks for the info. I will not be telling the wife. I do not like painting. Enjoy your day.

May 08, 2022 05:12 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Cate - this is great information to share.  We will mention it to our painter.

May 08, 2022 07:10 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Cate,

I love the names of the colors.  But need a visual to compare them.

May 08, 2022 04:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share as many plan some spring and summer painting.

May 09, 2022 04:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

These all sound like colors I would like Cate Griffing . Our home interior has not been painted in ten years so I'd say it is time to check out new colors.

May 09, 2022 08:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


It seems like popular paint colors change pretty often.

I looked these up and like Beach Glass pretty well...and it's a great name.


May 09, 2022 02:47 PM