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A Surprising State-by-State Breakdown of the Most Popular Paint Colors

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Think you could guess which color dominates in your state? Maybe a sunny yellow for California or a cool blue for Washington? Guess again! Paint manufacturer BEHR recently released a state-by-state report on the popular hues people are turning to more often than their neighboring states based on 2016 sales data, and we are pretty thrown by the analysis.

The colorful (literally) infographic below reveals preferences that often reflect the state’s geography and, in some cases (ahem, Oklahoma), sports allegiances.

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Photo by BEHR

Erika Woelfel, color expert at BEHR, shared the additional insight:

Washington: Naturalism & Oregon: Conifer Green “Washington and Oregon residents are bringing nature indoors. This pair of Pacific Northwest states epitomizes outdoor adventure, and with moody greens Naturalism and Conifer Green on their walls, residents’ interiors are reminiscent of the lush landscape.”

District of Columbia: Wild Berry “Washington D.C.’s hue, Wild Berry, evokes the same sense of excitement as the District’s annual cherry blossom bloom. This deep, vibrant pink is an optimistic choice for walls—symbolizing positivity and passion and infusing energy into a home.”

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New York: Linen White “Home to the Big Apple and studio apartments galore, it’s no surprise that New York favors BEHR’s renter-friendly Linen White. This neutral hue creates a blank canvas for colorful accents, while adding a touch of warmth to a small space.”

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It should be noted that neutrals top the list of best-selling Behr hues in every state across the country, but it’s still eye-opening to see what Americans are drawn to once they get over any deep-seated color aversion.

Surprised by the results? Let us know what your state’s preferences are and whether you’re in agreement with some of these vibrant findings.

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