Last week I shared the design trends I spotted at the 2016 O’More Showhouse, and today I’m going to reveal the designer Benjamin Moore paint colors found inside the lovely home!
bedroom design by J&K Design Studio
Benjamin Moore Paint Colors in the 2016 O’More Showhouse
The dining and living room are open to each other in floorplan, so the paint colors needed to be harmonious. The dining room wall color is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173, a designer favorite. Trim is Linen White OC-146.
The living room walls are Benjamin Moore Albescent OC-40, while the ceiling is Rose Dust 1010.
Benjamin Moore paint colors, design by Dana Goodman Interiors
Although Albescent looks slightly peachy in the fandeck, it reads creamy with a yellow undertone when paired with the violet-pink Rose Dust.
Dana Goodman Interiors
Pinks and violet paint colors should be chosen VERY carefully. They often “bloom” out brighter and bolder than you expect them to, which is why it’s important to choose one coordinates with fabrics in the room. I feel sure the designer of this room chose the ceiling color based on the draperies she chose first. See how beautifully they coordinate:
The walls of the showhouse kitchen is Natural Wicker OC-1, a warm off-white.
kitchen design by J Jones Design, Inc.
The cabinetry and trim is Benjamin Moore Piedmont Gray CC-690. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s because it isn’t part of the American fandecks. I believe it’s in the Canadian fandeck, which is somewhat different than the American one. The closest match I can find to it in our fandeck is Castle Walls 1573.
J. Jones Design, Inc.
The master bedroom is dark and moody, painted in the very beautiful Newburg Green HC-158. I love how the gold and pink play off this color!
The family room by JoAnn Haynes is painted in Benjamin Moore paint colors: Malton 1073 on the walls, Linen White OC-146 on the trim and cabinetry.
This area is the stairwell to the basement, which leads down from the family room. It’s a fabulous little spot to curl up and read a good book. The walls here are Wickham Gray HC-171 and the bookcases are Ashwood Moss 1484.
The downstairs media room has Annapolis Gray on its walls, a close match to the upholstery in that space.
The basement level guest suite was difficult to photograph because there was very little natural light in the space. The wall color here is Winterwood 1486, which reads more silvery blue-green in a room filled with natural light.
K7 Interior Designs
Moving upstairs, here’s a shot of the upper hallway that leads into an open office area. The wall color here is Benjamin Moore Hudson Bay 1680. It is also in the hallway on the main floor leading off the living room back towards the kitchen. Notice how they transitioned at the corner where the wallpaper begins in the office area.
The Hudson Bay color continues in the office on the trim and bookcases.
The hall bathroom adjacent to the office is painted below the chair rail in Twilight Blue 2067-30.
The Enchanted Home
One of my favorite rooms was this bedroom painted in Benjamin Moore paint colors, Wickham Gray HC-171 and Hale Navy HC-154. The wall the bed is on is one of the few places I approve of an accent wall, and this one is lovely!
J&K Design Studio
The nursery is a yellow undertone off-white, Benjamin Moore Monterey White HC-27.
Franklin Preservation Associates
This house featured spaces by 22 different designers. As the Chair of the project, JoAnn Haynes established the general color palette for the designers, but you may notice that many of the rooms appear to be the same color. If you are trying to create a paint color palette for your own home, I have a word of advice for you:
If you use slight variations of the same color (such as the dark blues that are throughout this home), most people will not even know they are different colors as they tour through your home. Too many people use slight color variations in each room, thinking that is somehow more designed-looking. If you are using a dark blue in your home in multiple spaces, just use the SAME dark blue, but alter the placement of it in various rooms. Use it on the walls in one room, in the backs of bookcases in another, on the ceiling or maybe even the trim in yet another room. You’ll save money and your painters will thank you – can you imagine the possible mix-ups with three or four different colors that are so similar?
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