Tag: Coventry Gray

Benjamin Moore Historical Color Collection

July 24, 2016

Are you still having trouble choosing a paint color?  I think I can help start you in the right direction:

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Take a look at the Benjamin Moore Historical Collection.  I look through the Historical palette frequently and realized the other day that 90% of the colors I specify for clients are selected from this color palette:

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Why Does My Gray Look So Blue?

May 28, 2014

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A reader wrote me the other day and said that she was so upset because her new gray paint looked like ‘blue’ on the walls. I asked which gray she used and she answered’, “Benjamin Moore Sterling 1591.”

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I told her that I think Sterling is a very pretty gray, but it reads more ‘blue’ than gray once on the walls:

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As I explained in previous posts, if the gray has a blue undertone, no matter how small, the ‘gray’ on your wall will look more blue than gray. A couple of other blue-gray colors are Coventry Gray HC-169 and Stonington Gray HC-170.

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If you were looking for a ‘grayer gray’ for your walls, take a look at Revere Pewter HC-172 or Thunder AF-685. They are more of a neutral, beige gray. No blue at all.

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Be sure to always test your colors on a large poster board before you paint the walls. Good Luck!

I know this is a review for many of you, but it is good to keep in practice!

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

Lovely Coventry Gray

November 12, 2013

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I have a new favorite paint color and the name is Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray HC- 169. This beautiful soft gray with blue undertones just seems to work perfectly in so many different spaces:

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A few months ago, I helped my daughter choose paint colors for her bedroom and we ended up with Coventry Gray because it was so pretty and perfect:

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It works well in the bedroom:

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A beautiful color for an office:

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The bath:

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And gorgeous for a dining room color:

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Coventry Gray is one of the few colors that works as well with stained wood as white woodwork:

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So have I convinced you what a beautiful color Coventry Gray is? Be sure to take a look at this color next time you are looking for the perfect wall color in your home.

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

My Daughter’s Before & After Bedroom

July 31, 2013

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Do you remember a little while ago when I shared my daughter’s (and son-in-law’s) bedroom in her new house? She had asked me for advice on helping her select paint colors and decorating advice.

This is a before picture when they first moved in:

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And here is the after picture she sent me:

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Isn’t it pretty?  What a lot of hard work they both put in. They did follow my advice on paint colors and chose Ben Moore Coventry Gray for the walls and  Cloud White for the cabinets.

Before:

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And After:

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They still have a few small projects they want to do but it already looks great. Did you notice her new pad on the window seat? I suggested she buy an extra window panel and make a new cover to coordinate.

They also repainted her old dresser in Ben Moore Stonington Gray:

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Such a great job Meg and Ian! You should be so proud. I sure am! Thank you for taking after pictures and sharing. I love when people send me their after photos to share with everyone. What do you think everyone? Isn’t the room so pretty?

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.