One of the most frequent questions I am asked as a designer is, “What are your favorite paint colors?”
My list of go-to creams, blues and browns rolls off the tongue easily - but I always end my recommendations with the point that the answer is not that simple. As mentioned in a previous blog post, it is important to consider the light source, style and location of a room before committing to one color. However, I do have go-to colors that I revisit time and again. Just like a favorite pair of blue jeans, some colors seem to fit just right (and make you feel good, too).
This month, I will focus on Blues. This category has a broad spectrum: there are true blues, green blues, grey blues, etc. I am always drawn to colors that change with the light of day. My own bedroom is a blue-grey with a hint of green. It has so much depth while maintaining an ethereal quality that is calming and serene. Paint has the power of envelopment; when used correctly, it can be magical.
As mentioned in my first blog post, each room is different, so make sure to try small samples on the wall before committing fully to one color.
Blues (In no particular order):
1. Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments: A beautiful blue-grey that can set both a classical and fresh tone. It complements so many colors.
2. Benjamin Moore Sleigh Bells: An icy blue color that looks beautiful with deep blues, greens or even purple.
3. Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue: This is more of a vibrant blue (but no need for sunglasses). It looks really bright and clean against white trim.
4. Benjamin Moore Silver Song: The color of my bedroom. This is a beautiful blue/grey/green tone that has warmth and depth to it.
5. Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue: A happy blue that will liven up any room. It works well in rooms with a lot of sunlight.
Click on the slideshow for more inspiration.