Paint Ponder: Wythe Blue

Benjamin Moore’s historical hue Wythe Blue HC-143, was their color of the year in 2012.  I still love it. It’s very Americana and as BM accurately captured, “It has universal appeal, never goes out of style, and is overwhelmingly chosen as a color favorite across North America.  It evokes the sea and sky, physically clams us, and symbolizes trust and commitment.”

{1} House of Turquoise {2} Decorpad {3} Hiyapapaya {4} Hello Bee

Paint Ponder: In the Midnight Hour

Designer Bruce Shostak grabbed our attention with his dramatic blue dining room in Benjamin Moore’s In the Midnight Hour BM- 1666.  He painted everything in this high-gloss blue stating in House Beautiful, “With a single color, you get sculptural richness.  In sunlight, the gloss finish is surpassingly cheerful, perfect for ball-filled birthday parties.  By night, it’s a handsome backdrop for grown-up dinners”.  We can’t agree more….

{1} Bruce Shostak in House Beautiful {2} Houzz {3} DecorPad {4} House Beautiful

Paint Ponder: Naples Blue

“Blue has so much depth.  With red you can quickly get too orange or pink, but with blue you can turn the dial 45 times and it will still be blue, ” states designer Palmer Weiss love for this hue.  Recently she pushed Benjamin Moore 2057-30 Naples Blue to an absolutely stunning level in client family room captured by House Beautiful.  Here are a few others that took on the color…

{1} Palmer Weiss in House Beautiful {2} Design Crisis {3} Concepts and Colorways {4} Design Sponge

Paint Ponder: Pale Powder

I always LOVE a soft blue bedroom.  An beautiful paint color to try? Farrow & Ball’s Pale Powder.  “If you want something clean and neutral but more interesting than white, try this whisper of a color that goes green or blue in different lights.  It adds character and a bit of age, it’s easy to live with, and it makes a smoother transition to the adjacent rooms, which are full of color.”  Designer Katie Ridder in House Beautiful.

{1} Decorpad {2 & 3} House Beautiful {4} House & Home

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?

{1} Home Bunch {2} Home Bunch {3} Benjamin Moore {4} House Beautiful

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.”

{1} Pinterest {2} Houzz {3} Houzz {4} House Beautiful

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.

{1} House Beautiful {2} Houzz {3} Southern Living {4} Pinterest

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.

{1} Miles Redd in AD {2} BHG.com {3} Pinterest {4} Pinterest

Paint Ponder: Ballroom Blue

“Even if you’re nowhere near the sea, this color makes you feel as if you’re being lulled to sleep by the waves. It’s not blue, not green, but somewhere in between. You will sleep soundly and wake up refreshed.” said Designer Susan Zises Green on Farrow & Ball Ballroom Blue 24 in House Beautiful.  I couldn’t agree more.

{1} Miles Redd in AD {2} Farrow & Ball {3} Katie Ridder {3} Pinterest

Paint Ponder: Silver Strand

Joanna Gaines, of HGTV’s Texas based show called Fixer Upper, mentioned that one of her favorite paint colors is Sherwin Williams’s Silver Strand SW 7057.   A blue green gray, this color looks fantastic against white trim.  While she has used it in some of the projects she has “fixed”, she also used the color in her own home.  Take a look at this cool neutral at work….and don’t forget to check out her blog.

All photos from Magnolia Homes