Tag: decorator’s white

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

Color Tip For White Ceilings

November 19, 2014

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Did you notice that sometimes white ceilings look gray? Especially in the corners?

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If the ceilings were painted in a pure, clean white such as Benjamin Moore Decorators White, that could be the reason. I have learned to never use a pure white on the ceiling because the blue undertone will often appear gray and flat.

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Why? Because white has no where to go except to gray when the lighting is dim. And who shines a bright light onto the ceiling? That’s why ceilings can look so dingy even after they are freshly painted. Another clean white paint example is Benjamin Moore’s Pure White.

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Just a color tip to consider next time you are choosing a white for your ceiling. Have you ever painted a clean white and thought it looked gray?

Pottery Barn 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

September 6, 2012

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Thirty five colors were chosen to be in the Pottery Barn new Fall/Winter Collection. All colors are from the Benjamin Moore Aura Collection. Here are a few of the new colors I thought you might inspire you:

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And a few old favorites:

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There are a few beautiful grays chosen this year:

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I did notice that quite a few of the rooms in the Pottery Barn catalog are again painted with Decorator’s White I-04:

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This is one of my favorite colors in the collection:

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Such a pretty blue!

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This is the first I have seen Pottery Barn add colors from the Benjamin Moore Color Stories Palette:

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Aren’t they beautiful? We have to start using these gorgeous Color Story colors! They are just so perfect. Plus, we need pictures of rooms in these new colors!

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Have any of these pictures inspired you to try a new color? Have you used any of the new colors from the Benjamin Moore Color Stories? To see all of the new Fall/Winter 2012 Pottery Barn collection, visit here.

If you need help choosing color for your home, contact me today.