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Inviting Paint Colors

The paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.  When we started the design for this room, it was a really warm space, and we wanted to freshen it up. We wanted the walls to complement the cooler linen tones for the new draperies, the linen striping on the sofa, and the fresh whites in the rug and pillow fabric.
–– Lathem Gordon, Gordon Dunning Interior Design 



The kitchen cabinets are painted a custom finish with the lovely, Dunne Edwards Opaline Green. This color reflected the soft green colors of the desert cactus that surrounds it, and it has a modern retro vibe, paying respects to the Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Kitchen aesthetic. –– Michelle Boudreau, Michelle Boudreau Design



Sherwin Williams Pure White. I chose this white because it’s a crisp white without any undertones. It is not a stark white as much as it is a fresh white. Pure White showcases the custom-built hardwood bunk beds as well as providing a nice, clean backdrop for the colorful linens, port holes and the ship passageway lights.”
–– Stacey A. Raymond, Senior Designer at Our Boat House



 “Benjamin Moore’s Ivory White is one of my go-to paint colors that always lands in a perfect sweet spot between white and ivory, just as the name implies.”
–– Anne Wagoner, Anne Wagoner Interiors @annewagonerinteriors



“I get asked about the color of my front door all the time. The color is Egyptian Rose by Sico, a Canadian brand. I like pinks with a little yellow in them: I find it takes the bubble gum out of it. Plus, the warm undertone comes through as a feeling of hominess—exactly what you want someone to feel when they arrive at your door!”  
Rebekah Higgs, DIY Mom



Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is paint magic. The bottom of the clawfoot slipper tub (a Craigslist find) in my master bathroom is painted Hale Navy and it is a rich, deep grounding color. Using classic, rich colors like black, navy blue, or emerald green modernizes and elevates flea store finds in a snap.” 
Margaret Shutze, Shutze Studio



“I love Borrowed Light by Farrow & Ball, it’s the most beautiful pale blue and I love it on a ceiling. I actually used it in my office; it’s a serene and calming hue perfect for a bedroom or a workspace.”
Ariel Okin, Ariel Okin Interiors



I’ve never met a blue I didn’t like and this one – Benjamin Moore Blue Note – was the perfect backdrop for our client’s bright and airy basement kitchen. We wanted something that still felt warm and inviting but would blend in seamlessly with the other design elements throughout the space.
Dominique DeLaney, Dominique DeLaney Interior Design



“We wanted a pink that felt muted neutral and sophisticated, so we went with this more toned down hue: Odessa Pink by Benjamin Moore. We love that it brings some colour into the space in a way that’s not overpowering – letting the custom rattan headboard shine!”
Autumn Hachey, Autumn Hachey



Benjamin Moore Herb Garden “I chose this shade of green because it felt like a great juxtaposition against the preppy plaid Dash & Albert rug. We wanted something fun but not too loud, and this shade felt just right.”
Tasha Schultz, Tchotchkes Design Studio
Photo By: Thea Volk Photography



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