These are the trendiest paint colours for 2020, according to Instagram

And it's not hard to see why...

Most popular paint colours 2020

by Jade Moscrop |
Updated on

If you're thinking of giving your home a makeover, it's totally natural to head towards the internet to get some inspiration. Pinterest and Instagram are filled with great real-life examples of decor, styling and furniture to help you decide on your favourite.

You might want a home that's totally on-trend, or a colour that's been loved so many times over because of how gorgeous it is, and thankfully, someone's managed to work that out using the power of social media. has trawled the depths of Instagram to find the paint colours which have been hashtagged the most, and the results will fill you with inspiration for your own home.

Here are the top 15, from bottom to top:

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Trending paint colours - 2020

Dulux Chic Shadow1 of 15

Dulux Chic Shadow

Grey works in so many rooms and with lots of accent colours, so it's no wonder Chic Shadow made the list. Pair with pinks for a truly Instagrammable room, or greens, yellows and browns for a more subdued look.

Farrow & Ball De Nimes2 of 15

Farrow & Ball De Nimes

Rustic blues have been all over Instagram, and this one from Farrow & Ball is a firm favourite. Perfect for a statement wall in the living room, or a regal feeling hallway.

Farrow & Ball Setting Plaster3 of 15

Farrow & Ball Setting Plaster

If you have larger rooms with high ceilings, this gorgeous salmon hue works well with creams, greys and browns.

Dulux Polished Pebble4 of 15

Dulux Polished Pebble

Another attractive grey, Polished Pebble will brighten up any room and allows you to move away from the dreaded magnolia.

Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone5 of 15

Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone

Pair Skimming Stone with soft furnishings and a pop of colour for a neutral and cosy look.

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone6 of 15

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone

A wonderful base colour to go with pretty much anything, Purbeck Stone is great for those who change their minds and colour schemes often.

Dulux Spiced Honey7 of 15

Dulux Spiced Honey

For a luxurious Mediterranean feel, Spiced Honey works well with browns and oranges.

Dulux Denim Drift8 of 15

Dulux Denim Drift

Denim Drift was Dulux's colour of 2017, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. This would be wonderful in a bedroom to create a calm, relaxed atmosphere.

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy9 of 15

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Been fawning over a navy kitchen? Hale Navy is the colour to give you just that. Team with bronze or gold for a truly royal look.

Farrow & Ball Sulking Room Pink10 of 15

Farrow & Ball Sulking Room Pink

Pink without being 'too pink', Sulking Room Pink is subdued, calming and cosy. It works well with greys, creams and natural wood.

Farrow & Ball Jitney11 of 15

Farrow & Ball Jitney

Jitney is versatile and earthy, it'll work in most rooms and with most colour palettes.

Farrow & Ball Bancha12 of 15

Farrow & Ball Bancha

If you love nature, Bancha brings a little bit of that indoors. Great for rooms with lots of light or windows, it's got 'statement wall' written all over it.

Little Greene French Grey13 of 15

Little Greene French Grey

This colour could be your go-to for many a room, providing a soothing backdrop that can work with lots of different styles and colours.

Farrow & Ball Green Smoke14 of 15

Farrow & Ball Green Smoke

Green Smoke has the ability to work for both outdoors and indoors, bringing a rustic chic to a window frame or front door, or a traditional, welcoming vibe to a hallway or bathroom.

Zoffrany Paris Grey15 of 15

Zoffrany Paris Grey

It's no surprise that the most popular colour on the list is grey - although it is a creamy grey, and a decor staple. This simple and elegant shade will work in every room and with any accessories you throw at it.

What's the most Instagrammed paint colour of 2020?

Paris Grey by Zoffany has been hashtagged 23,971 times, appearing in homes across the globe.

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