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Timeless Paint Colors

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

When selecting the colour for this kitchen, we knew it was going to be a dominant feature so we had four sample panels done up. We ended up with this green because it was the most versatile, and at the same time read very neutral. 

We didn’t want it to lean grey/green, nor did we want it to scream that it was green. With the grass and gold accents, and warm wooden tones from the original flooring, we were able to select the perfect green to complement these warmer tones. This welcomed the use of neutral accents like our white pottery, grey and white counter, and grey Dash & Albert rug. I love the way these colours make the space feel, without feeling the need to over dominate.
Megan Crosbie, Megan Crosbie Design @megancrosbiedesign

The paint color is Benjamin Moore Paper White – we love that it reads as crisp and contemporary white in this bedroom, but has a hint of soft grey to coordinate with the furniture and accessories.
–Lydia Uzzell, Lydia Uzzell Interior Design

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

“Love Balboa Mist from Benjamin Moore because it’s a warm neutral and great backdrop color.” -Stephanie Kraus, Stephanie Kraus Designs

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

“I chose Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace throughout my home because it is clean and bright and looks beautiful in all lighting. It is the unicorn of paint colors, it has the ability to look gorgeous in rooms with a ton of natural light and in rooms with no windows at all.”
–Lauren Persichetti, @lpersichetti

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

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

This client is a young family who was very open to designing a fun, energetic kitchen. Lafayette Green is my go-to green paint color. It’s bold and rich, and can feel as formal or casual as its surroundings. When we paired this green with crisp White Dove cabinets, it tones it all down a bit. Bringing in natural wood, exposed brick, and some glimmers of antique mirror backsplash brings the design together for a really interesting, but classic mix. –Laura Tribbett, Outline Interiors

“This is a wonderful bunk room nestled in the eaves of a beach cottage on the North Carolina coast. Our clients wanted a bright, playful space for their children to gather and create summertime memories with friends and family.  – Vicky Serany, Southern Studio Interior Design 

Sherwin Williams Pink Shadow. This room was decorated for a pair of adorable twin three year old girls. Their favorite color was, of course, pink. We loved the idea of a girly pink, but wanted to make sure that it aged appropriately with the girls. This pink has a lot of gray undertones, which allows it to act almost as a neutral and be more sophisticated.” –Meredith Ellis, Meredith Ellis Design

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