Strategies for Choosing Paint Colors

I was on Pinterest early yesterday morning, and I noticed a popular pin about how to choosing paint colors.  Since I am a Paint Color Consultant, I am always looking for new ideas about such things, of course.  I went to the site and read a post by a blogger describing three strategies to use for choosing paint colors in your home.  


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Ballard Designs Favorite Paint Colors

Ballard Designs is one of my favorite online sources for my decorating clients.  You might say it's a lighter, more feminine version of Pottery Barn.  Prettier and more colorful, but of similar price and quality as good ole PB.  Ballard Designs features beautiful wall colors as a background to their products, and here are some you might be interested in knowing!  Here's one of my personal favs:


Benjamin Moore's Winterwood

I've used Benjamin Moore's Winterwood in several projects this year – it's a great super-neutral that works great in somewhat contemporary spaces.  It is not quite as "fresh" as it appears in the photo above, however – it's a bit more grayed down than this.


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The Decorologist Paint Color Tour

Readers frequently ask me to tell them the names of the paint colors in various rooms of my home.  I decided to share them all in one place in case you were wondering, too!  So settle in for the grand tour and all the coordinating paint color names.  All the photos in this post were taken by Melanie G Photography.



Benjamin Moore’s Prescott Green HC-140


Benjamin Moore Prescott Green HC-140 is the color that runs through many of the rooms on the main level of our home.   [Read more…]