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24 sample colors inspired by dream destinations

View of Lisbon, Portugal, from above/Photographer: © Alice Butenko via Unsplash /Lisbon's terracotta-hued homes line its coast—and inspire us with vibrant summer paint colors ready to sample.

After over a year—15 months, in case you happen to be counting!—of the COVID-19 travel ban, there's welcome news for American travelers: U.S. travelers are officially welcome back to Europe. Whether you're an early bird making a beeline for the airport or remaining afar, some of our favorite destinations are loaded with color inspo. Browse our wish list and sample some of the season's most exciting hues.

Madrid, Spain

Spain's capital city inspired our palette of Sherwin-Williams's Cayenne Persimmon, and Benjamin Moore's Charlton Brown —an earthy combination.

An outdoor image of Madrid/Photographer: © Victor Garcia via Unsplash/Our earth-toned palette draws its influences from Madrid.

Lisbon, Portugal

Look no further than Benjamin Moore's basic Black and bright Americana blue, Sherwin-Williams's Surfin' and Knitting Needles, and Farrow & Ball's Mole's Breath to provide a palette of sample colors inspired by this beautiful blue door, spotted in Lisbon, Portugal.

A bright blue door in Lisbon, Portugal/Photographer: © Catarina Carvalho via Unsplash/A bright blue door in Lisbon, Portugal is the inspiration for our blue sample palette.

Paris, France

Paris cafés offer up a rainbow of bright palettes, but our favorite is this deep palette of neutrals that can contrast and complement nearly any bright color you choose to lead with. Featuring prominently are Sommelier and Fireweed by Sherwin-Williams, Wevet and London Clay by Farrow & Ball, and Dorset Gold by Benjamin Moore.

Outdoor cafe in Paris/Photographer: © Charles Loyer via Unsplash/An outdoor Paris cafe provides the perfect deep red palette.

Venice, Italy

The floating city has us thinking about a sample palette inspired by sun-drenched facades. Ours features Benjamin Moore's Smoke and Masada, Farrow & Ball's Duck Green, and Sherwin-Williams's Persimmon and Positive Red.

Facade in Venice, Italy/Photographer: © Vojtech Bartonicek via Unsplash/Sun-drenched facades in Venice, Italy.
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