Tag: hawthorne yellow

Beautiful Painted Pottery Barn Rooms

April 11, 2012

woodlawn blue

Woodlawn Blue HC-147

I know that everyone loves to look through these photos of Pottery Barn rooms painted in Benjamin Moore colors:


BM Mountain Lane 488


Decorators White Int.Rm.

Me too! It is a great way to get ideas and inspiration:


Mill Spring Blue HC-137

This blue-gray color is getting a lot of notice lately (it is the color on the bottom of wall):


Silver Spring 2120-50


Maple Leaf Red 2084-20

Such a beautiful color for so many different spaces:


Shaker Beige HC-45


Powell Buff HC-35

Beautiful and bright:

Hawthorne Yellow HC-4


China White Int.Rm.

You can not see the walls very well in this photo:


Cameo White 915

But the room looks so inviting. Cameo White has a tint of yellow in the color. Bed linens are the Pottery Barn Collette Paisley Duvet. So gorgeous!


Blue Bay Marina 1655

I hope you enjoyed looking through the photos. This is a great way to get ideas for your own home. Remember that the color you see in the photos are just a representation of the actual paint color. Just be sure to always test at home!

If you need help choosing colors for your home, contact me today.

You can see all the rooms painted in the new Spring collection for 2012 at Pottery Barn.

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Pottery Barn’s Spring 2012 Colors

Rooms Painted in Ben Moore Paint Colors

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Benjamin Moore’s Top Searched Colors

October 20, 2011

This week on Benjamin Moore’s facebook page, they posted a collection of colors that are the most online searched. And the winner is…..

Shaker Beige HC-45:

House Beautiful

This list from Benjamin Moore is again a list full of neutrals. In my post Top 20 Selling BM Paint Colors for 2010, I noticed the list was all whites and neutrals. It really surprised me until someone pointed out that it probably was paint that was bought for trim and doors. That makes sense. I’ve also listed the entire list of runner up colors with photos below. Are any of them surprising to you?

linen white 912:

Marzia620: Home - Bedroom in Linen White and Cream - bedroom, white, cream, linen decorpad

  • manchester tan HC-81:


Don’t you love to be able to actually “see” photos of the rooms painted before you make your decision on which color to choose?

  • monroe bisque HC-26 :


                white dove OC-17:

Benjamin Moore Natural Cream Walls, Trim is White Dove- houzz

  • bleeker beige HC-80:


  • revere pewter HC-172:

C.B.I.D. Home Decor & Design

  • navajo white 947:


  • lenox tan HC-44:


  • hawthorne yellow HC-4:

Are these some of the colors you have searched lately? Just be aware of the undertones my decorating friends!

And Benjamin Moore’s 2012 Color of the Year:


wythe blue HC-143.  Such a beautiful color.

If you need help with choosing paint colors for your home, contact me today.

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Rooms Painted in Ben Moore Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore’s Five Favorite Yellows

November 7, 2010

Benjamin Moore recently released the name of their top yellow paint colors*:

Benjamin Moore yellow paint color straw 2154-50straw (2154-50)

With its slightly orange undertone, straw brings a nice warm glow into a space, enveloping the room and making it instantly cozy.

Benjamin Moore yellow paint color hay stack 317hay stack (317)

A clean, pure yellow that reminds us of a sun-drenched day at the beach. Pair it with a soft green for a sense of calmness or a deep blue (such as yin yang 824) for a striking effect. 

Benjamin Moore yellow paint color hawthorne HC-4hawthorne yellow (HC-4)

This historical color is reflective of traditional architecture, but also works beautifully in modern homes. The slight gray undertone makes it usable in any room.

Benjamin Moore yellow paint color straw 2154-50vellum (207)

A vision of captured sunlight, vellum is a soft yellow with an illuminating quality that’s never overwhelming and always warm and welcoming. I just used this color vellum in an entryway and up the stairs in a large foyer (will post pictures soon.) 

Benjamin Moore yellow paint color honeymoon AF 345honeymoon (AF-345)

A golden yellow with brownish undertones, honeymoon can give any room a snug, cozy feeling. Depending on the lighting, it can be used as a rich, deep neutral beige.

About a month ago, I posted the blog ‘ Choosing the Right Yellow’  that discussed how difficult choosing the right yellow can be. The yellows that I chose were all yellows that I have worked with in the past and knew they passed the one main criteria test: no screaming yellow on the walls!

   File Photo

These are my best yellows:



Remember that these color samples on the computer do not look like the real color.  Honeymoon is a soft yellow with a little brown- not that beige sample above.  Look how different my honeymoon looks to BM honeymoon.  Same color.  That is why I always push you to sample paint at home!

benmoore3Kelly Bernier Designs

This room above was painted honeymoon.  See how the sunlight changes the color in the room?  Honeymoon is a yellow that will work in both light and dark spaces.

  File Photo

This room above is painted Hawthorne yellow.  I do think it is pretty, but to me it is screaming yellow on the walls.  I have found it is to bright for most clients who are usually looking for that softer yellow look.  Same for the haystack yellow below:

                                          Benjamin Moore yellow paint color hay stack 317

Pretty but also pretty bright!  I might want to test this for a baby’s room. Or maybe not,  because of over stimulating the baby!

So, are you thinking BM took my favorites, then added a couple others so we would not think they were copying? 🙂   Just be sure whatever yellow you choose that you bring it home and sample.  Only then will you know how the color will work in your lighting for your entry room, kitchen, hallway or living room.

If you need help choosing your perfect yellow, contact me today!


*Colors and descriptions taken from Benjamin Moore website.