9 Places to Buy Paint Online

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While it definitely takes a few days worth of planning, and an outfit you don't mind getting dirty, painting your walls can make such a big impact, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. And you don't even necessarily need to leave your house to find your next color crush.

While we're big fans of picking out paint chips IRL, you can actually browse hundreds of colors from the comfort of your home. Here are just a few brands that offer online orders for your paint needs, from exterior hues to bold finishes to ceiling colors.

1. Clare

Whether you're looking for a pop of color on your ceiling or trim, Clare offers a variety of shades. The Clare Color Genius helps you whittle down your options, giving you a personalized recommendation based on your answers to a short quiz. The paints are VOC free and Clare's containers, trays, and liners are all produced using recycled materials.

2. Backdrop

It can be tough to choose when you see so many possible hue options. Backdrop curated 50 colors meant to work in a variety of space; you can order their 12x12'' adhesive samples to test out a new color before you commit.

3. The Home Depot

You can find brands like PPG and Behr on The Home Depot's site, making it easy to order a range of hues to try out at home. The site also carries fan decks and sample swatches to help you consider all your options.

4. Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball gained a reputation for its, well, creative names and you can browse them all from home. The company now offers virtual consultations which includes an hour-long video chat, a color fan, and four sample pots.

5. Lowe's

Shop brands like Valspar and Rust-Oleum at Lowe's online. The site carries exterior stains, craft paint, primer, and more, along with many of the essential tools you'll need. Just make sure to enter your zip code to check the availability of items.

6. Graham & Brown

Peruse Graham & Brown's more than 380 shades to see what catches your eye. The brand's ultra durable matte finish is moisture repellant while its durable matte emulsion works best with lower traffic areas. And if you're feeling extra adventurous, the site also offers suggestions on paint and wallpaper pairings.

7. Little Greene

With roots that date all the way back to the 1700s, Little Greene is all about depth of color. The company's site boasts that its hues have "over 40% more pigment than many ordinary paints." You can book a phone or video consultation to get insights from an expert about your new color choice.

8. Magnolia

Browse interior, trim, exterior, and chalk paint on Magnolia's site, which features 150 hues specially picked by Joanna Gaines. You can also find paint brushes, in case you need to replace your old ones.

9. Amazon

You might not expect it, but you can actually find paint on Amazon. The retailer features cans from brands like Prestige and Glidden.


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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