Paint Ponder: Commodore

Sherwin William’s SW 6524 Commodore will take your average blue to a new level.  Bold, but beautiful, it mixes well with browns, white and even a touch of orange.  Try it on a cabinet, dresser or small powder bathroom for maximum impact.


{1} Houzz {2} Houzz {3} Pure Style Home {4} Pink Wallpaper

Paint Ponder: Sleepy Blue

So you are looking for a blue color that will bring peace to your space?  Look no further than Sherwin William’s SW 6225 Sleepy Blue.  Perfect for the beach home, bedroom or the cute nursery.  Ahhh….here’s some inspiration….

{1} Houzz {2} Ten June {3} Houzz {4} Decorpad

Paint Ponder: Silver Mist

Using a loved duvet cover from a client, designer Matthew Leverone rocked it with Benjamin Moore’s Aura in Silver Mist BM-1619.  This soft blue, as BM says “whispers” let’s your furniture do the talking.  A perfect blue for a bedroom…

{1} House Beautiful {2}Pinterest {3} House Beautiful {4} Home Bunch

Paint Ponder: Kensington Blue

I have a client who absolutely loves blue and white.  There something classic and crisp about the combination.  We selected Benjamin Moore BM-840 Kensington Blue for her office so she could be inspired all day long.   And if you want more blue to mix with it, try out BM-1619 Silver Mist and BM-844 Aloe Vera.  A good white – BM CC-40 Cloud White   Here’s a peek at how it could look….

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Paint Ponder: Palladian Blue

I love the historical color deck from Benjamin Moore.  And I need to use this blue somewhere soon –  BM HC -144 Palladian Blue.  States BM, “All is calm and relaxed with this soft, airy blue that combines the blue of the sky with a touch a mother of pearl.”  It goes great with sandy colors Rural Earth 1239 and Brandy Cream 1030 or give Witching Hour 2120-30 and Woodmont Cream 204 a roll.  Try it in a bedroom like Dallas Designer Jan Showers has, “It’s in many bedrooms I have done because clients see it in my conference room and love it”.

{1} Jan Showers Bedroom {2} Bathroom {3} Stripes in nursery {4} Bathroom

Paint Ponder: Glass Slipper

This is one of my favorite blues.  It’s very soft and subtle.  It works wonderfully for those rooms where you are looking for a calming and timeless look.  If you don’t believe me, ask Phoebe Howard.  As she said, “I’ve used this color so much that the paint chip is all bent and splattered with marks, like a cookbook.”  Well said.

{1} Phoebe Howard Bedroom in House Beautiful  {2} Family Room on Pinterest {3} Pinterest Kitchen {4} Living Room

Paint Ponder: Frank Blue

Want to make a statement?  Try Sherwin William’s 6967 Frank Blue.  It’s enough to make old blue eyes stop in his tracks.  It would look amazing in a high gloss sheen in a library or would make anyone’s boring entry glam again.  Try it with some brass accents and thank me later.

{1} Archer & Buchanan’s amazing kitchen {2} Mary McDonald’s LA Dining Room {3} Door in Pretty Handy Girl {4} Domino Bedroom

Paint Ponder: Skylight

Farrow & Ball’s Skylight No. 205 is a calming, quiet paint perfect for a bedroom, bath or hallway.  It will work wonders with the popular gray colors everyone is leaning towards.  Designer Alessandra Branca describes it as a Venetian blue gray, whereas F&B simply states is a “definite light blue”.  What do you think?

{1} Elle Decor {2}Pinterest {3} Southern Living {4} Traditional Home