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: 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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Paint Ponder: Sandy Hook Gray

Part of Benjamin Moore’s historical collection, Sandy Hook Gray HC-108 might be the perfect neutral.  Warm, but fresh it will work great in a living room, bedroom or bath.  And don’t forget to consider it as an exterior color.

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Paint Ponder: Red, White and Blue

It’s Memorial Day weekend and everyone is thinking about red, white and blue.   The paint combination can be added in so many different ways.  Here are some ideas…

{1} Caribbean Water By Benjamin Moore {2}Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue 3} Benjamin Moore Scheme: Icey Moon Drop, Down Pour Blue, Cliente, Cloud White {4} Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue

Paint Ponder: Guilford Green

“A neutral that’s a natural, ” stated Benjamin Moore’s creative director of Guilford Green HC-116.  Listed as BM’s 2015 Colour of the Year, this calm and collected hue would work in a variety of places.  Try mixing it together with Shadow Gray 2125-40 in a nursery or with Country Life 1490 in a study.  Perfect to create a that calm peaceful bedroom you always wanted…

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Paint Ponder: Silhouette

While no ones really wants to do beige anymore, how about adding some richness to the equation?  I love the this deep dark chocolate color, with a tiny hint of reddish purple. Benjamin Moore Silhouette AF-655.  It definitely makes a statement without going overboard…

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Paint Ponder: Natural Cream

It seems that everyone is lightening up these days.  I’ve been recommending off white paint colors for months.  One that works nicely?  Benjamin Moore Natural Cream OC-14.  Sophisticated, but versatile with a tiny hint of gray.

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