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    Sep 17, 2013

    The Most Bizarre Interior Paint Shade Names Of All Time

    Whoever's in charge of naming paint colors — we need to talk.

    Hugs & Kisses

    benjaminmoore.com

    "I want to paint my wall the color of a PDA." — no one

    Mayonnaise

    benjaminmoore.com

    1. Squirt mayo on a sandwich. 2. Pause and think "Hey, this would look great on a wall."

    Potentially Purple

    behr.com

    You don't even know?!

    Dragons Blood

    benjaminmoore.com

    What is this? Painting your kitchen or Game of Thrones?

    Mermaid Net

    behr.com

    Best case scenario: Mermaids aren't real and you look like an idiot. Worst case scenario: You've killed a mermaid.

    Song of Summer

    behr.com

    Do Robin Thicke and Daft Punk have to get dragged into what color you're painting your wall?

    Bath Salts

    benjaminmoore.com

    Is this relaxing-me-time bath salts or eat-someone's-face bath salts? Because it's an important distinction.

    Lauren's Surprise

    sherwin-williams.com

    None of us know who Lauren is. Let's just hope her little "surprise" isn't something horrifying, whatever it is.

    Friendship

    behr.com

    Did you know that friendship has a color?

    Flamingo's Dream

    benjaminmoore.com

    The sad truth is, 0% of flamingos achieve their dreams.

    Salty Tear

    behr.com

    Interior design and crying: the ultimate combination.

    Practical Beige

    sherwin-williams.com

    Whoever chooses this color is R2P (Ready 2 Party).

    Whispering Peach

    behr.com

    If only peach would shut up for like two seconds. We can all hear you.

    Anonymous

    sherwin-williams.com

    Hey, people who name paint colors, this is allowed? Your boss was fine with this one?

    Emotional

    sherwin-williams.com

    Whitney Houston's 1987 hit "So Emotional" probably wasn't named after this orange color. Probably.

    Spirit Whisper

    behr.com

    Terrifying.

    Phantom Mist

    behr.com

    Also terrifying.

    Rave Red

    sherwin-williams.com

    Is this shade of red going to be sucking on a pacifier and throwing glow sticks around?

    Magic Potion

    benjaminmoore.com

    Maybe you just wanted to paint a wall, and now all of a sudden you're mixed up in the black arts and there's no turning back.

    Divine Pleasure

    behr.com

    Slowly backing away.

    New Age

    benjaminmoore.com

    Remember that store in the mall that sold incense and power crystals and went out of business? This paint color certainly does.

    Bagel

    behr.com

    Are you just naming paints after what you ate today?

    Nacho Cheese

    benjaminmoore.com

    But it's an elegant, Victorian nacho cheese.

    Centaur

    behr.com

    Wanna paint the wall like a man horse please.

    Obstinate Orange

    sherwin-williams.com

    All those other oranges are too compromising. Give me a strong-headed orange. I need a challenge.

    Seduction

    benjaminmoore.com

    Nothing says "seduction" like a bright purple room.

    Gray Area

    behr.com

    If "gray area" comes up in a conversation it's never, ever a good thing.

    St. Patty's Day

    benjaminmoore.com

    I'd like to make a room in my home reminiscent of green vomit. What color is that? Ah yes.

    Red Red Wine

    behr.com

    I'd like my wall to resemble that time at the party when UB40 comes on and everyone's too drunk to change it.

    Dream I Can Fly

    benjaminmoore.com

    We've all listened to the Space Jam soundtrack, but do you really want to base your interior decorating decisions on it?

    Lavender Secret

    benjaminmoore.com

    If you keep too many lavender secrets, someone's gonna get lavender hurt.

    Dinner Mint

    behr.com

    Ninety-nine percent of the time dinner mints suck. There are those rare occasions that you get an Andes mint. But those times can't possibly make up for a lifetime of starlight mint BS.

    Grandma's Sweater

    benjaminmoore.com

    Remember when Grandma wore that blue sweater? No? Well then GET OUT.

    Cheerful Whisper

    behr.com

    Have you ever whispered cheerfully? Pretend that you have. This is what color that is.

    Likeable Sand

    behr.com

    I want the color of sand, but only if it's a likable sand.

    Appletini

    behr.com

    Painting your wall this color will result in the same thing as ordering an appletini — regret.

    Frozen in Time

    benjaminmoore.com

    Like... cryogenically or... what?

    Subtle Touch

    behr.com

    Who's touching what now?