REAR POWDER ROOM PAPER- Scalamandre's Parapluie color Ivory, pewter on pearl gold. It looks like its a brighter yellow than it is,its actually quite soft which makes it so pretty.
MASTER BEDROOM WALLPAPER Stark's Tracy Andrew, Grand Siecle in buff
(I photographed it upside down- just realized this)
Moving onto paint............
BENJAMIN MOORE CLOUD WHITE A soft creamy white which is a favorite amongst many decorators, magazines, HGTV and countless other design gurus.
FARROW AND BALL POINTING (For the record this is their best selling color) Very warm and creamy.
NAVAJO WHITE BY BENJAMIN MOORE. Another all time best selling white, but for good reason. I have used this many times and its a great color, very neutral and really considerd to be a "safe white" when in doubt!
FARROW AND BALL ELEPHANTS BREATH This is a neat color, I would say it has a putty like effect to it. I saw it first at a designers showcase and took note because it was really pretty.
FARROW AND BALL These are four colors I love, soft earthy putty tones. From clockwise on the left, they are String, Stony ground, Chemise and Satin slipper.
A GRAY GREEN. If I get the nerve up to go with a little color, perhaps in a guest room or bathroom, and I want to go the green route..these two gray greens are really pretty, they are quite and subdued but give a hint of color. The top is Narragansett Green and the bottom is Stonington Gray.
A SOFT BLUE GRAY. Love this color, Farrow and Ball Parma Gray
A MOSSY GREEN. If I was to get bold and go green I would want a beautiful muted mossy green. Something old world looking. This Benjamin Moore color, Aganthus (even the name is old world) is gorgeous...check it out in the room below.
A TUSCAN SUNSET.I have always loved rooms that look like they are part of a sunset, those that take on a gorgeous warm apricot colored glow. Its bold and brazen and I am not sure I would do it but if I were to take the plunge, one color that's a proven winner is Benjamin Moore's Soft marigold. Proof is this splendid bathroom right out of Tuscany!
WHITES AND OFF WHITES. We all need them, have them and want them. Who doesn't love the perfect creamy white wall..not too stark but not too yellow. Benjamin Moore seems to have that covered with a few best selling "whites". You think all whites are the same until you start looking, then you never look at white the same way ever again! Some of the tried and true favorites are the best selling colors below. They are practically fool proof!
1.Ivory white. 2. White Dove 3. Decorators white 4.Atrium white 5. Acadia white 6. Elephant tusk
I think Benjamin Moore's best selling white of all time is one we all know well...Linen white
Another very popular BM white is White Dove
Only when you see all these whites together do you realize how many variations and undertones there are in this color. So its wise to pick up a pint, do a "test patch" and see how it plays out in your room with your light. It can look like a totally different animal from one room to another!
So lets now overwhelm our senses..enough paint talk for today. What are your tips on choosing paint color? Do you have a favorite? Any disaster stories of your own? I would imagine we have all had one or two! Hope you have an enchanted Friday.....