Hey guys….I know I still have the Boulder Flip post to share and I am really working hard to stay connected to this little blog…..I promise I will get to it soon.
Little did I know that back in August when Annie and the group asked me to do a post about my favorite paint colors….my life would be imploding.
Although sometimes when you are at your darkest…. a little normalcy will actually be comforting.
I’m counting on that right now:)
So today I am linking with some of my favorite bloggers as we share the paint colors you need to be using!
I know how paralyzing it can when the painter shows up and you still have 8 colors slapped up on your wall. There are plenty of examples of good colors that are “tried and true” on Pinterest and I will definitely look up a color to see if it seems true….
Today I am sharing a few favorites….Of course most of mine are neutrals but I have thrown in a few other favs for you!
I’m starting with Benjamin Moore China White.
It’s the color I painted my house after trying every white in the universe. Unlike White Dove….it has a chalky gray undertone so in my opinion it is a softer white. The house above [Rodolfo Castro Architect] is painted China White.
Here is an example of BM Iron Mountain which is one of my “go to” darks…..I used it in this dining room on one of the Boulder flips. It’s softer than black.
Another dark with a touch of brown in it is BM Iron Mountain. I used it in my master bedroom after much angst and after it was painted it was instant love:)
Let’s go to one of the prettiest blues I know….Farrow and Ball: Oval Room Blue. I used this one at House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 3 years ago. It is stunning……
SW Urbane Bronze is hands down one of my favorite black/browns. Here you can see I used it in a den and right outside a powder room for impact…..It is always on my radar!
Sometimes you JUST need a little more than a plain white and SW Passive will fit that bill. The bathroom above was full of white marble so we just added tiny bit of warmth with this cool tone color. You wont be disappointed….
I used BM Coventry Gray on the shutters of one of my favorite houses….and it became an INSTANT favorite.
It wouldn’t be fair if I did not include BM Palladian Blue as a fav. It’s been around for ages and you can find plenty of inspiration using it on Pinterest. I used it on the inside of my foyer door and it still makes me happy.
Here is another one that says “if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it”…..BM Hale Navy. I used it in this office and it’s perhaps the perfect navy. It’s the easy button!
OK….this is a new favorite BM Ashwood Moss. I used it at the House Beautiful showhouse last fall….But….I did learn that when you use a lacquer paint it will lighten a color…as you can see….above against what it looks like on walls below in my friend Julie Holloway’s bathroom.
BM Amazon Green is another newcomer to my fav list. We used it last year at the showhouse and I was amazed at the intensity of it. Total perfection.
SW Dovetail is a color that I like to use for doors. It’s that perfect greige that we were all searching for 5 years ago……you will not be disappointed with this one.
Now is your chance to have plenty of new color options by going to 5 other bloggers and snag their favorites:
Sheila Irwin – Maison de Cinq
Thanks for patience…..I have read every one of your comments many times and even shared with my sister how special you all made me feel….I keep saying to myself…..there are good people in the world.
The grief I am feeling is of course not new to the universe….but certainly new to me. We will talk soon my friends and I just want you to know that this little blog is helping me push forward everyday.