Tag: Benjamin Moore White Dove

The Only Five Trim Whites Paints You Need to Know

April 1, 2019

Are you someone who has  just as much trouble selecting a trim color as you do the main wall color? Over the years of color consulting, I have found  that 95% of the time, I use the same few whites for trim again and again. I have worked with these Benjamin Moore trim colors so I know they work well and I trust them.

Here are my five favorite Ben Moore go- to trim colors that you will ever need to know:

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I love White Dove because it works so well with many paint colors. An off-white , not a bright white,  I think it as a creamy warm color.  White Dove works best with the popular greige paint colors such as Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray:

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I also love White Dove for cabinets:Read More

5 Tips I Taught Our New Local Paint Store Today

June 18, 2014

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I stopped by a local hardware store today that just started carrying Benjamin Moore paint products. I don’t want to name the store or who was working, not important. He was very new to paint and Ben Moore so I told him I would give him a few helpful hints when helping customers, which he told me was sometimes a nightmare!

* Suggest Benjamin Moore White Dove when asked for the best/favorite trim and cabinet color. A good white without obvious undertones.

* Suggest to the customer that they bring in a piece of fabric or inspiration to help choose a color, NOT a cell phone picture.

* When they have no idea where to even start, ask if they are looking for a warm and cozy room (beige,red, orange or yellow) or a bright and cool room (white,blue, green or violet).

* A great place to start looking for colors is in Historical Colors. 95% of all paint colors chosen are from the Historical Collection. Tried and true! Or show them the Candace Olsen Fan Deck and tell the customer how popular she and the colors are.

* Push those paint samples! I strongly suggest buying just a small sample and testing on poster board before you paint on walls. The color will change from that small paper sample to up on the wall. Even I always do:

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He was very appreciative! My good deed for the day. Do you have any other quick paint tips I could share with him to help a beginner with his new job? Thank you!

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

Best Trim Color For Revere Pewter

January 7, 2014

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I received another email the other day inquiring which white trim color works best with Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter:

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Since Revere Pewter is such a popular color, I thought maybe a few of you would also like to know which trim color I have found works best.

With Revere Pewter, depending on the light, you may sometimes see more gray:

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And sometimes more of the warm beige of the color (why Revere Pewter is considered a greige color):

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So which is my favorite trim color to use with Revere Pewter? My answer is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove OC-17. With its warm undertones, it works beautifully with Revere Pewter in all types of  lighting.  And although White Dove would not be the best trim color choice with all wall colors, I’d say in this case it is the perfect trim match!

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If you need help selecting the best paint color choices for your home, contact me today.