Month: April 2017

Before and After Exterior Using Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray

April 30, 2017

I recently worked with an online client helping to select an exterior paint color for her home. She had decided she wanted a gray and had narrowed her choices down to Ben Moore Chelsea Gray, Amherst Gray and Kendall Charcoal. She sent me a photo where she had already painted samples:

devon befor (3)

I do love Chelsea Gray. The only problem I have with using this gray outdoors is if the home is in strong sunlight all day. The Chelsea Gray color can seem washed out at times.  My first choice of the three was the Amherst Gray HC-167. I love the depth of this color and that makes it different than the standard gray:

devon after

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Color Crush: Baltic Sea

April 21, 2017

I have a new paint color I have fallen in love with all over  again!:


Benjamin Moore Baltic Sea CSP- 680.



Wow! Isn’t this ceiling amazing! I keep thinking about it since the first time I saw. So beautiful and the color Baltic Sea is just perfect. Love it!

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Half Walls- Old Becoming New Again.

April 15, 2017

How does that quote go? “ Everything that is old, is new again”? Well here is another example of that:

half wall dining room


Half walls are gaining popularity in homes again. They are designed to create a feeling of separation or division, but also impart a feeling of connection and openness at the same time:

half open wall


Half walls are also called knee walls or pony walls and were very popular in the 70’s. Most half walls are about 3 to 4 feet tall and is a great way to divide a space without closing it in.Read More

Benjamin Moore Introduces New Color Collection – Century

April 8, 2017

Labeled as ‘Small Batch Interior Paint’, the fresh and unique colors of the Century color palette is a new dimension in paint and design with a depth of color not before seen:

blue muscari

Benjamin Moore Blue Muscari

Century is available in a palette of 75 colors exclusive to the product, ranging from mid-tones to dark.  There are no whites or light colors in the collection. The colors are drawn from inspiration of natural elements such as minerals, gems, spices herbs and plants:

bittersweet vine

Benjamin Moore Century Bittersweet Vine

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Reader’s Questions Answered

April 2, 2017

Hey everyone! I thought I would share a few  questions from recent clients and readers with informative and useful answers:

*  I’m planning on painting our lake house great room Revere Pewter. It has a pitched ceiling with black walnut beam.  Stone fireplace in grayish tones.  I am following your advice to do casings in White Dove.  I would like to add some definition to windows/grids/sliding french doors by adding a darker version of Revere Pewter or something in same color family.  Any advice?

Your home sounds beautiful! If you are looking for a darker version of Revere Pewter, take a look at Ben Moore Thunder AF-685:



Thunder is another soft, warm neutral paint color that is very popular today. Read More