Over the past couple of years, different variations and shades of terracotta paint colors have made their way into our home. I apparently can’t get enough. So this year after painting my front door, repainting my concrete porch, and painting the faux terracotta pumpkins in different hues of my new favorite color, I thought it was time to share some of my favorite shades of terracotta paint colors from different brands with you.
When I look at some of the swatches, you could also call them coral paint colors. Since terracotta pots are so in right now though, we’ll stick with terracotta colors though.
My favorite shades of terracotta paint colors from different brands
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I’m completely in love with terracotta colors paired with sage greens and wood tones right now which reflects in my home as well. (Check out my favorite shades of dark green paint colors)
I think what I love the most is that terracotta shades are all warm and cozy colors that vary from blush, coral, pinks, and nudes to warm brick reds, muted orange tones to reddish browns and burgundy. And these warm earthy tones can be added to a variety of interiors from traditional to modern.
When I painted my faux terracotta pottery and pumpkins I could have used a variety of the below shades and the projects would have turned out beautiful.
I decided to gather my favorite color palettes from all the big paint brands in case you want to add this fabulous warm color family to your home as well.
What color is terracotta paint?
Terra-cotta means “baked earth” in Italian and when making terracotta vessels from natural clay, it depends on what minerals are in the earth that create the color’s end result after the clay gets fired. The more iron content is in the earth, the more reddish the tone is in the finished terracotta vessel. The iron reacts to oxygen which is how the baked terracotta shade is determined.
The wide variety of terracotta paint colors can range anywhere from deep burnt orange with a touch of brown shades to peach, blush, coral, and pinks with undertones of gray and tan. They are all cozy, rich, and warm earth tones.
Some of my favorite terracotta pots as inspiration
Behr Terracotta Paint Colors
- Behr Auburn Glaze S180-5 by Behr
- Behr Terra Cotta Clay M200-5
- Behr Perfect Penny S180-6
- Behr Terra Cotta Urn PPU2-12
- Behr Glazed Pot PPU3-15
- Behr Moroccan Sky PPU3-01
- Behr Clay Ground QE-03
- Behr Clay Mug PPH-29
- Behr Pottery Clay 700A-3
Valspar Terracotta Paint Colors
- Valspar Strawberry Malt 2008-8C
- Valspar Rustic Oak 2007-7B
- Valspar Kitchen Terra Cotta 2003-7C
- Valspar Terra Cotta Trail 2005-7B
- Valspar Terra Cotta Blush V081-3
- Valspar Arizona Dust 2003-8A
- Valspar Shy Time 2002-8B
- Valspar Deep Clay Red 2003-7B
Sherwin Williams Terracotta Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams recently came out with their color of the year 2023 which is Redend Point SW 9081. To me, this is definitely a shade of terracotta as well. If you see their inspirational images then you see what I mean. I love the kitchen cabinets painted in Redend Point. And I am actually considering painting my pink dining room buffet in this darker muted terracotta shade.
- Sherwin Williams Redend Point SW 9081
- Sherwin Williams Subdued Sienna SW 9009
- Sherwin Williams Smoky Salmon SW 6331
- Sherwin Williams Persimmon SW 6339
- Sherwin Williams Constant Coral SW 6325
- Sherwin Williams Sockeye SW 6619
- Sherwin Williams Hushed Auburn SW 9080
- Sherwin Williams Coral Clay SW 9005
- Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay SW 7701
Benjamin Moore Terracotta Paint Colors
I haven’t really used Benjamin Moore paint because the other paint brands are closer to my house and more convenient to buy. I did come across some really great terracotta shades though if Benjamin Moore is your favorite.
- Benjamin Moore Baked Terra Cotta 1202
- Benjamin Moore Spiced Apple Cider 1201
- Benjamin Moore Audubon Russet HC-51
- Benjamin Moore Mesa Peach 1200
- Benjamin Moore Persimmon 2088-40
- Benjamin Moore Potters Clay 1221
- Benjamin Moore San Antonio Rose 027
- Benjamin Moore Clementine Rose 1219
- Benjamin Moore Georgian Brick HC-50
My friend Jennifer of The Chronicles of Home just painted her living room in Georgian Brick and I am in love. Check her out on Instagram.
Farrow & Ball Terracotta Paint Colors
I don’t use Farrow & Ball even though a lot of other bloggers and designers swear by this great brand. The reason why is that the price for this expensive paint is simply not within my budget. But if you don’t mind spending that extra money then let me show you some of their beautiful terracotta shades.
- Farrow & Ball Faded Terracotta No. CC8
- Farrow & Ball Red Earth No. 64
- Farrow & Ball Menagerie No. 63
- Farrow & Ball Fox Red No. 48
- Farrow & Ball Ointment Pink No. 21
- Farrow & Ball Porphyry Pink No. 49
- Farrow & Ball Terre D’ Egypte No. 247
- Farrow & Ball Fake Tan No. 9912
Are terracotta colors trending?
Terracotta has been getting more and more popular again in interior design and fashion in recent years. I might credit it to the fact that a lot of people were indoor gardening during the pandemic and added terracotta pots to their homes but who knows.
Terracotta colors are so versatile and can be added to modern decor as well as traditional decor and I don’t see it going away any time soon.
My favorite terracotta color combos
I painted our kitchen in Lush Sage by Valspar years ago. When I recently came across a kitchen designed by Claire Brody, I was immediately obsessed because she incorporated all my current favorite colors in one beautiful room. Check it out below. Isn’t that terracotta floor amazing paired with the green cabinets? I’m also loving the gold, silver, copper, and wood tones she added.
Claire uses terracotta colors a lot and I love it. She even has a terracotta bedroom. Check out her Instagram!
Shades of terracotta coordinate well with white hues, creams, pinks, blush, rust, and mustard colors, as well as greens, blues, and brown tones.
Different shades of terracotta paint colors in our home
In our home, I didn’t just use terracotta paint colors but also different materials that are terracotta colored.
Let me show you what I mean. I mentioned the pumpkins already from last month.
Our kitchen with terracotta accents
I’ve added a terracotta utensil pot, some flower pots, dishtowels and vintage rug in
I decided to use a terracotta pot as a kitchen utensil container. I’ve had an obsession with wooden spoons lately if you can’t tell.
On another note, I made my own utensil rack for behind the stove but that’s a blog post for another day.
Our front porch with terracotta checkerboard floor
When I painted our concreted porch in a checkerboard pattern this year, I wanted the darker squares to look like lighter terracotta tiles and I think I accomplished that. The color used is Tan PFC-23 by Behr.
I also mentioned the chalk paint pumpkins from 2013 which you can see below and are also in a more saturated shade of terracotta.
My terracotta Christmas decor
A variety of terracotta-colored DIY Christmas ornaments have appeared in my seasonal decor for the past couple of years and I am still loving them very much.
My new terracotta colored front door
The color used on my front door is Auburn Glaze S180-5 by Behr. It is a more earthy tone than the lighter versions I have throughout the house. It is such a great color for a front door.
I still have to paint my storm door. I’ve been super busy and the weather hasn’t cooperated all that well either. It might actually have to wait until spring. I love Auburn Glaze color with the stone wall of the porch.
UPDATE: I painted the storm door over the weekend and love how it turned out.
And just because the glass throws such a reflection, I want to show you the door with the storm door open. As you can see, I left the other side of the storm door green. I did that on purpose and because I was too lazy 😉
Our bathrooms with shades of terracotta
And below you can see the terracotta-colored checkerboard tiles in our kids’ bathroom. The wall is the same color that I used for my painted terracotta pumpkins, painted plastic ornaments, and for my faux terracotta pottery. I just mixed it with a bit of Rustic Oak. In reality, the wall color looks a bit darker. It must have been the sun shining in that lightened the photo.
My terracotta colored macrame projects
And that’s it. I guess this post proves how much I love these warm natural colors. Do you have any terracotta in your home? Or will you add some to your decor?