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Memorable Paint Colors

Designers on the unforgettable shades they rely on to transform a space.

“Lately, I’ve really been loving hues of blue. That should come as no surprise because blue is psychologically associated with feelings of calmness, serenity, tranquility, and stability. My favorite dark shade is Sherwin-Williams Naval – as seen in my media room… which also happens to be their Color of the Year.” 
–Sarah Gibson, Room for Tuesday

“My bathroom is painted with Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground, the loveliest, most flattering color. During the day in the bright sunlight, it washes out to a white, but at night it comes alive, making the room glow.” 
 –Annie Selke, The Annie Selke Companies

Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray has a beautiful gray beige tone that changes with the colors around it and light in the space. It’s been used in the Museum of Modern Art as well because of its ability to change with each piece of art around it and complement it.” 
– Jess Cooney, Jess Cooney Interiors

Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue is the perfect blue/green hue that has a lovely weight to it. I love using it to create an environment that is simultaneously calming and dramatic. Because of its layered palette, it can read deep and moody, or sophisticated and clean. It really checks all the design boxes.” 
–Marie Flanigan, Marie Flanigan Interiors

“So, I’m going to be super boring with my most memorable paint color: Snowbound by Sherwin Williams. Because I’m constantly moving vases, and pillows, and chairs – oh, my! – around my home, white walls make my life easier. I love Snowbound because it doesn’t have that tinge of yellow. Instead of adding color with paint, I use color and pattern in pillows, upholstery, wallpaper, and, of course, rugs.”
– Kyla Herbes, House of Hipsters

“Every time I have used Baby Seal Black from Benjamin Moore, it tells a beautiful story! I used this color on my kitchen cabinets, and I don’t think I will ever grow tired of them. I also used it in an office from floor to ceiling, and the outcome was pure magic. It’s a sultry color that give off all the feels.”
Kirsten Grove, Simply Grove

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