Paint Ponder: Hazy Skies

“Paint everything one color — this elegant gray. It’s like a frothy latte. Not too dark, not too cold…just right,” reports Benjamin Dhong on Benjamin Moore Regal Classic Premium Hazy Skies OC-48.  “It will add a little architectural gravitas to even the saddest cabinetry. And if it feels too restrained, bring in lemony yellow, blue, and white.”  I’m loving it.

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Paint Ponder: Gray Owl

“Super class and sophisticated, but not boring AT ALL, ” state Emily Henderson of Gray Owl Benjamin Moore, OC-52.  “It’s a very, very warm gray – meaning that its still a cool tone because its gray, but has more yellow in it than blue so it doesn’t feel crazy blue.  Most of you who have experimented with gray’s know that they go blue very, very fast”.  Well said.  What do you think?

All photos from Pinterest.

Paint Ponder: Sea Haze

Looking for a gray your neighbor doesn’t have?  Try out Benjamin Moore Sea Haze 2137-50. States Sharon Grech in House Beautiful, “Gray has been so popular, and now we’re seeing complex grays with an undertone of color.  This one has a hint of green.  We’ve gone through a cleansing of the palette – people want quieter surroundings with just a pop of color, and gray works very well with yellow, which is also trending.”  Try it with snow white 2122-70 for a neutral effect too.

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Paint Ponder: Kendall Charcoal

Looking for something dark and striking?  Benjamin Moore’s HC-166 Kendall Charcoal might be right up your alley.  It’s a dramatic but neutral color that works fabulously with crisp white trim. It’s also the perfect cabinet color.  Here’s some inspiration….

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Paint Ponder: Mercer

It’s time to take a look a Ralph Lauren paint again.  While the world isn’t rushing back to the infamous Hunting Coat Red from the early 90s, RL’s Modern Naturals collection is worth a look.  Here’s a warm update that will make you swoon.  UL240 or RL 1167 Mercer .  Cozy.

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Paint Ponder: Bennington Gray

While the ceiling is usually the last thing you deal with color wise, take a look at this. For an ethereal update, Suzanne Kasler painted every surface in the room (using Benjamin Moore’s Linen White on the walls and trim and Bennington Gray on the ceiling). “What you get is this great tonal feel,” Suzanne explains. “The eye keeps moving around the room, so the ceiling looks taller and the space seems larger.  Nice!

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Paint Ponder: Cement Gray

Something borrowed,  something blue gray…how about this color?  Benjamin Moore’s Cement Gray 2112-60.  Looks perfectly framed with White Dove OC-17 trim and compliments marble nicely as well.    Soft, subtle but eye catching.

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Paint Ponder: Amsterdam “European Gray”

Take your own trip to Europe with a paint brush in hand.  Benjamin Moore’s “European Gray”, also known as Amsterdam AF-550,  is sure to be the perfect dose for a little redo on your next project.  Try it in a bathroom along with a glam chandelier or run outdoors and give it a roll on the exterior. Furniture?  No problem.  Gray with a stylish blue tint.  Very European.

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Paint Ponder: Titanium

Neutrals.  It seems lately gray, grey or greige hit a wall so more often than beige.  I’ve used quite a few grays over the years and here is another one I love.  Titanium by Benjamin Moore OC-49.  It looks great anywhere, from a living room to a bathroom room to a dining area.  Lighten up and give it a try.

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