Since I started blogging a few months ago I've received so many nice emails and compliments. I really appreciate your interest and response to my blog (and frankly I'm still a little shocked that people actually find it, read it, comment on it and take the time to email me!). Would you be surprised if I told you that most of the emails and questions I get are concerning paint colors? It's true! Most people are mystified and intimidated when it comes to choosing paint colors - which is completely understandable. First of all there are thousands of options available - pretty overwhelming for most of us! And who hasn't purchased a can of buttery soft yellow only to discover that once it's on the wall it's really a garish shade of taxicab yellow. Ouch!
I have found that after choosing paint colors for numerous homes and projects over the years, that there are some colors that work pretty much anywhere, and I find myself using them over and over again. These are my go-to paint colors.
Benjamin Moore's Grant Beige. This beige has never let me down. It pairs well with both warm and cool accent colors and it always looks crisp!
Benjamin Moore's Alexandria beige. This is "cocoa brown". Warm, beautiful and perfect for those who fear dark paint colors. The second photo represents the color more accurately.
Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow - I can't say enough good things about Hawthorne Yellow. It's vibrant without being garish, it can go traditional or modern, it is luminous in bright light and retains its life in lower light. I took the second image in low light. I love this color!
Benjamin Moore's Georgian Green - a rich and beautiful yellow-based green. Try it with some black and a bit of hot pink! Again, my photo doesn't do the color justice :(
Benjamin Moore Sweet Dreams - Light, happy turquoise that I have used in the sitting room off of my bedroom.
Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere - complex gray/green/blue that is a beautiful neutral. Works great with dark wood, too (2nd image)
Image via Nest Egg
Benjamin Moore Pale Oak - a beautiful, warmish soft gray
Image from Good Bones Great Pieces
And my go-to spray paint? I love Krylon's Ivory!
Your turn! Will you share your favorite paint colors with me?
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