Tag: Boothbay Gray

Best Selling Benjamin Moore Blues

September 20, 2014

[pinterest]Looking for the perfect new paint color? Based on my color consulting lately, it seems the color blue is the number one color choice for home color palettes:

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You know how I love blue! It is the perfect color in bringing other colors together as well as being a great neutral on it’s own:

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I often use blue to bring together the old with the new:

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Here is the top ten list of Benjamin Moore’s best seller blues:

Breath of Fresh Air 806:

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Breathe of Fresh Air is Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2014.

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Hale Navy HC-154:

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My personal favorite. I adore hale navy:

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Mt. Rainier Gray 2129-60:

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These blues will all work well in baths, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, offices, etc.

Boothbay Gray HC-165

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Wedgewood Gray HC-146:

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Ashland Slate 1608:

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Santorini Blue 1634:

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Beacon Gray 2128-60:

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Van Courtland Blue HC-145:

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Gorgeous blue!

Normandy 2129-40:

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Do you see any blues you would like to update your space with? Which would you choose as your favorite blue?

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

Working With That Bossy Bath Fixture

January 30, 2014

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Can you pick out which item is the ‘bossy’ one in the room? This ‘custom designed’ bath was very popular in the 90’s. This color was very common. Why is the tub considered bossy? Because it is so large in the room you can not overlook it and the color is so bold:

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Can you see all the pink undertones in the tub color? The tub color is not what is wrong in this room, it is the yellow wall paint with the pink tub that is not working together:

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Thankfully the wall tile also has the pink undertones so it is playing well with the tub. The toilet and sink are also this taupe color:

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The homeowner does not want to get rid of the tub, but does want to replace the toilet and sink which is a good start.

So the tub is staying and we must work with it because it has such a demanding presence in the room. The tile floor is also staying:

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Which is obviously filled with pink undertones. So, what can you change to make the room look beautiful? Why paint of course!

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A couple good color choice for the walls here would be Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45 or Benjamin Moore Cedar Key 982. They are a safe color choice, they both will blend with the tub,  the room will look more cohesive and either choice would look beautiful.

Another option you might want to look at is the color in the tile:

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I see a lot of gray color. Gray is a great neutral so that would be a good color choice to look at. To pull the gray out of the tile even more, I would use a stronger shade of gray such as Ben Moore Rockport Gray HC- 105 or Boothbay Gray HC-165. There is also white in the tile, but I think a white would look too pale in the room and to me, make the tub stand out even more.

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Do you have a bathtub or other bossy piece in your home that has prevented you from redoing the room? Always work with it, not against it, (and do not ignore it) or it may stand out even more. A fresh coat of the right paint color will help update the room quickly and inexpensively. The magic of paint!

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