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The History of Paint Color in Benjamin Moore Palettes

1880-1910 Paint Colors of the Industrial Revolution by Benjamin Moore

I recently attended Benjamin Moore‘s 2020 Color Forecast event in Nashville. Presented by my regional designer rep, Candice Carter, at the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, the lecture was about the history of paint color in residential settings. As a devoted lover of old homes (and great paint colors!), I was completely thrilled to […]

If Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams Had a Love Child, Her Room Would Look Like THIS

benjamin moore color of the year first light

Benjamin Moore announces its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s a blush pink. You may call it “millennial pink”, which is what it has been called since Pantone chose it as their 2016 Color of the Year (or at least as part of its duo, explained here). And since Sherwin-Williams recently announced its own […]

The 2019 Color of the Year – Is it a Color Predictor, Reflector, Shaper, or Failure?

I’ve been following color trends for a living for more than a decade. I study them, report them, and specify them for my clients. I’ve used color trends to develop training and provide advice for professional designers, stagers, Realtors, and homeowners in regard to which paint colors have the most appeal and the longest shelf […]

Black Bathroom Walls- Would You Dare?

Black walls are trending, but would you dare to paint black bathroom walls? Well, I recently did, and the payoff was worth the risk! Let’s see if you agree.   We needed maximum results for minimal cost in this beach vacation rental project. Since bathroom is the only one on the main floor, it serves […]

Testing Benjamin Moore’s New Gold Metallic Paint

Benjamin Moore recently contacted me to participate in a testing program for their new gold metallic paint. You guys know how much I love GOLD, right? I guess they know it, too.   Over the last few years, I have used various gold metallic paint on decorative items, old metal chandeliers, and even wood tables […]

Trim Color for Brick and Siding – Netflix Inspired!

I’m always on the lookout for exterior color combination inspiration, and I love when I find great examples of trim color for brick and siding. Sometimes you need to show someone a photo for them to understand what you are proposing! One of my favorite shows on television right now is TURN – Washington’s Spies […]

The Surprising Reason Why I Choose Paint Color FIRST

When designing interior spaces, I typically choose paint color first. If you work in the field of design, you may have been taught to do the exact opposite. I know, I know. That’s what they teach in design school. You start with art or fabric or rug, then choose a wall color from one of […]

Cottage Exterior Colors & Benjamin Moore Matches

Tomorrow is my 20th wedding anniversary! To celebrate, Mr. Man and I took a trip last week to the Pacific Coast. We spent a week there for our honeymoon between San Francisco, Monterey, and Carmel, CA. When we were there 20 years ago, I didn’t know very much about Carmel and didn’t see all the […]

Paint the Ceiling the Same as the Wall Color

Freshening up your visual surroundings can lift your spirits and help you transition when life changes – especially if you are one of those people who is particularly effected by her environment. Kids grow up and move out. Careers change. Sometimes marriages end. A bit of targeted redecorating can help you step forward with a […]

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors in the 2016 O’More Designer Showhouse

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 […]