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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:

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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:

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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 :

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                white dove OC-17:

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

  • bleeker beige HC-80:

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  • revere pewter HC-172:

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

  • navajo white 947:

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  • lenox tan HC-44:

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  • 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:

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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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West Elm And Ben

July 22, 2011

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Marine Blue 2059-10    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Marine Blue 2059-10

marine blue 2059-10

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Mt St. Anne 1565   Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Mt St. Anne 1565

mt. st. anne 1565

I know how much you all love looking at the Pottery Barn rooms painted with Ben Moore, so I wanted to share these painted rooms found in West Elm:

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Great Barrington Green HC-122    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Great Barrington Green HC-122

great barrington green hc- 122

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Java 2106-10  Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Java 2106-10

java 2106-10

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Nightfall 1596   Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Nightfall 1596

nightfall 1596

The colors from West Elm are not as “everyday popular” as the colors used at Pottery Barn.  Both companies believe in the clean and simple look, but I think West Elm has an edgier, tougher look.  These colors work well with their darker woods and other styles found in their designs.  No pastels at West Elm!  There is a total of 47 paint colors in the collection. West Elm also does not have their colors broken down into seasons as Pottery Barn does.

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Newburg Green HC-158    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Newburg Green HC-158

newburg green hc-158

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Chelsea Gray HC-168    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Chelsea Gray HC-168

chelsea gray  hc-168

There were only a couple colors they both share: Decorator White, Whitall Brown, Simply White and Chalkboard.

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Davenport Tan HC-76    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Davenport Tan HC-76

davenport tan hc-76

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Brick Red 2084-10     Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Brick Red 2084-10

brick red 2084-10

The West Elm colors are definitely stronger and more intense than the Pottery Barn colors.

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Cork 2153-40    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Cork 2153-40

cork 2153-40

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Black 2132-10     Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Black 2132-10

black 2132-10

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, White Dove OC-17        Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, White Dove OC-17

white dove oc-17

If you wanted to purchase the Ben paint colors sold through West Elm’s website, they are $35.95 a gallon. At Pottery Barn, Aura paint gallons are sold for $63.99 online.  They both are great paints with low odor and low VOC. The difference is that the Aura paint is the best of the best.   If you would like to read more about the paint differences, read here.

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Horizon Gray 2141-50     Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Horizon Gray 2141-50

horizon gray 2141-50

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Galveston Gray AC-27     Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Galveston Gray AC-27

galveston gray ac-27

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Shadow Gray 2125-40      Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Shadow Gray 2125-40

shadow gray 2125-40

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Decorator White I-04      Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Decorator White I-04

decorator white I-04

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Owl Gray 2137-60     Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Owl Gray 2137-60

owl gray  2137-60  (a beautiful gray)

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Wales Gray 1585      Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Wales Gray 1585

wales gray 1585

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Simply White OC-117    Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Simply White OC-117

simply white  oc-117

Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Baby Fern 2029-20      Benjamin Moore® Ben® Paint, Baby Fern 2029-20

baby fern 2029-20  (teen room!)

So how do you like these colors? It is nice to see different painted rooms to give us other ideas and suggestions.  Comments?

If you need help selecting the best paint colors for your home, contact me today!

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Choosing The Right White

November 15, 2010

Choosing the right white is as hard, if not more difficult, than which color to select. Don’t think you are alone with this issue!
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Or,  I am often asked, which white should I choose for my trim and/or cabinets?

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So I would like to share with you some designer tips I have learned over the years that you can use when you are looking for that perfect white for your home.

Look at Decorator’s White Int. Rm. for a warm white with yellow undertones; Linen White Int. Rm. has a warm beige undertone; and a cool white will have blue/gray undertones such as White Diamond OC-61.  An easy way to see the white undertones, is to use a large sample of Decorator’s White to put white samples next to help determine the underlying colors.

If you have white walls or cabinets, I suggest do not paint the trim the same shade of white.  You want the contrast between the two whites for architectural interest.  Again, sample the whites next to your existing white.  Also, I like to use different finishes for more of a contrast which I wrote about here:  Would you like that Shiny or Flat?  Flat is usually used for the ceiling, an eggshell finish on the walls and a gloss or semi-gloss on the trim.

You can use several tints of white in a room, but keep them in the same color temperature, either all warm whites or all cool whites.

If you are going to use white for your ceiling, be sure to use a ‘warm white’ if your walls are painted in a warm color, including red, yellow or orange. I recommend to use a ‘cool’ white if your room is painted in cool colors, such as blue, green or violet.

Cloud White OC-130 seems to be the top ‘white’ choice for designers.  It is also one of my favorites because it is so soft and works so well with other colors.  Other whites I love are White Dove OC-17 , Linen White,  Int. Rm, (a soft ,yellowy white) and Chantilly Lace OC-65 (a white, white).  Here is a picture below I am redesigning where we used White Dove in a semi-gloss finish for her white cabinets.  Just a beautiful white!

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 Be sure when you are painting your cabinets white, such as White Dove, your back splash and counter tops should also be white, gray or black.  If you are using a white with a yellow undertone such as Acadia White OC-38 on your cabinets, your counters and back splash should be a more of a creamy color such as browns, beiges and creams shown in photo below.

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Comments?  Any questions? 

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

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