Color Crush: Benjamin Moore Horizon

September 29, 2018

I have been stressing out all week trying to decide on paint colors for our new home. Painter is on his way and I have not selected a single color! Sound familiar? It is always more difficult to select colors when it is your own place! First up to be painted is a guest room:

guest room2

We decided to keep the carpet for the time being.  I thought about buying new bed linens but the flooring is so bossy it really limited my options. I actually found a lovely white comforter I have and can use. So where else to start looking for color inspiration? Art is another good place to start and I have so much artwork from the other house, why not try to use what I already have? I love this piece and it works really well with the carpet:

new art2

At first I thought I would bring in navy for window treatments, lamps, etc., but doesn’t the turquoise also look great?:

art and turquiose

So, I knew I wanted a soft neutral color for a fresh, bright and clean look. To work with the bedding, art and white trim, the best choice is a clean white neutral. A cream or beige would not work well with the white bedding or artwork.


A paint color I love and have been wanting to use is Benjamin Moore Horizon OC-53:

horizon chip


Horizon is a beautiful soft, very pale blue gray that depending on your lighting and room exposure, can range from a pale blue to pale gray:

horizon bed




Isn’t it beautiful? A classic, timeless choice:

horizon bath


A perfect color for baths also. Looks beautiful with white.

horizon bedroom2


And that is how I choose my guest bedroom color. One room down! Really excited with my first choice. I hope I am as thrilled with the rest of my color selections. I have to decide this week on master bedroom and downstairs living room. I will keep you updated. Do you have any rooms you are working on finding a paint color? Hard when it is your own, isn’t it?

Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. I agree that it is always more difficult to choose colours for our own home. I do love Horizon though, and think you chose well:) Hope you have as much success with the rest of your choices:)

  2. How would OC-53 look in a basement with one South facing window? The dominant color in furniture is navy with bright pink, orange and turquoise accents in the rug and scattered throught the accent pieces and toys.

    • Hi Shellie,

      If there is not a ton of light in your room, Horizon will look more gray than the blue. Yes, I think it is a great color to work with your furniture colors and toys! 🙂 Good luck with your project!

  3. Yes, your turquoise painting is gorgeous and happily redeems the legacy carpet. It reminds me of a muted purplish suit I had – remember suits? Probably not – I had a turquoise blouse that went so well with mine that I was almost sorry when the world went business casual.
    Thanks for a good, interesting, useful as well as eye-candy post!

  4. Love this color! But, I am looking for a mid-sized bathroom with no natural light. Walk in shower is soft white tile with mid gray accents and slate coloured floor. Looking for a softer, rather than modern feel. Four lights so will be bright but not naturally. Is this color too light, I wonder? Any suggestions? Partial to SW paint, but BM an option.

  5. Hi Kelly:
    My family room is Sherwood. Williams wool skein, trim & ceiling Dover white. I have a full wall that is brick 17’ wide x 9’ high. The brick is stacked and orange. Not dark enough to white wash it to have color bleed thru. I thought maybe stacked veneer stone but the one I fell in love with eldorado cottonwood is to pricey. Any other ideas to warn this room up? I have a cream couch and loveseat navy blue accents.

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