Paint Ponder: Blue Lace

“This cloudy shade of blue with gray undertones reminds me of the quietness of a rainy day, when you can just curl up in bed and relax,” reports designer Paul Corrie of Benjamin Moore’s 1625 Blue Lace. “It would turn any room into a refuge.  Combine it with more intense shades of gray and blue if you want more impact,  a salmon or a deep sage would also look stunning against it.”  What do you think?

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Paint Ponder: Healing Aloe

Designer Alex Papschristidis was right on with his comments on Benjamin Moore’s Healing Aloe paint color for a bedroom in House Beautiful:  “I tend to like colors with a bit of gray in them. They’re more sophisticated. This can look blue or gray or green depending on the time of day. It’s got that Swedish thing — a tranquil, soft elegance. Beautiful with chalky-white wood and a bit of gilt. Red and aqua would also be divine.”

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Paint Ponder: Harbor Haze

I’m a bit smitten with beachy blues right now, and Benjamin Moore’s Harbor Haze 2136-60 might be just the fix.  It works amazingly well with sand and off white and can be a consideration for just about any room.  Says Allison Caccoma of the color, “”Nothing is more soothing in a bedroom than this celestial blue. Pretty and fresh, it looks beautiful paired with virtually any color. I would put soft floral prints by Robert Kime or Bennison on the furniture. The room would feel like a garden, with the walls becoming the sky.”

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Paint Ponder: Kingsport Gray

Cozy is often a word that comes to mind when using Benjamin Moore’s HC-86 Kingsport Gray. It has a regal, equestrian twist that brings a traditional feel to a space.  It works great with BM accent colors 2162-40 Peanut Shell and 918 White Rock. Take a look….

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Paint Ponder: Newburyport Blue

Summer is a great time to consider a new blue paint color.  Want one that will make a statement throughout the year?  Try Benjamin Moore’s historical color HC-155 Newburyport Blue.  Looks fabulous on cabinets in a library, dining room and even kitchen.  Works wonders as a front door or even the whole house with white accent trim. Check it out.

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Paint Ponder: Hale Navy

I hope you are not feeling blue, but perhaps you are looking for one after this patriotic weekend?  Look no further than Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy, HC-154.  Great for both inside and out, adding a classic and powerful feel for your home…

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Paint Ponder: Clay Beige

How about Clay Beige OC-11 by Benjamin Moore?  States Atlanta designer, Mandy Lowry, “This is my go-to whenever a neutral, but not boring, background is needed. It’s a chameleon color. It has the amazing ability to read either warm or cool and never fails to make its surroundings elegant in any light.”

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Paint Ponder: Navajo White

I’m a huge fan of Benjamin Moore’s Linen White, but Navajo White is a close second.  My husband often laughs at me while I’m comparing these swatches since he can’t even tell the difference.  Navajo White has a hint more sand in it, removing the touch of yellow for a more neutral.   It’s a great color to push through the house, allowing you an open palette for just about anything…

Paint Ponder: Silver Lining

Time and time again, I have heard Dallas realtors recommend this white paint. Pratt & Lambert Silver Lining 32-32.   And I can see why.  It’s soft and contemplative, making it easy to blend just about anything with it. Plus, light plays beautifully with it making those windows a true focal point.  Works great as a trim color too.

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Paint Ponder: Clear Skies

It’s summer and there is nothing better than clear blue skies.  Clear Skies 2054-70, a fun blue by Benjamin Moore, brings the spirit of the beach straight to your home.  It works great with texture and shines when offset by white.  I love how they mixed it with stripes for a nursery too.

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