{house beautiful – 500+ favorite paint colors}

House Beautiful has come out with a new publication, 500+ FAVORITE PAINT COLORS, showcasing designers’ favorite paint colors. It is a compilation of House Beautiful’s monthly paint color columns. These columns and the recommendations from designers on paint colors are among their most popular features. Paging through the new pub I was overwhelmed by the wonderful colors from all the national paint companies.

Not surprisingly, over 75% of the colors showcased are from the Benjamin Moore Paint color palettes. While the air waves are not inundated with BM Paint ads — the big boxes are bullish on the bear cans — it appears that those in the know know where to go for color. (Please don’t read this as a segue to the next paragraph.)

My 1/2 bath was just painted last week with a most pleasing color, but I am having a little buyer’s remorse after seeing the most gorgeous lavender from Benjamin Moore, Peace and Happiness 1380. Quoting from the publication’s 25 Colorful Neutrals: ” Some colors are so gentle, you can use them the way you’d use neutrals. You’ll be surprised: they go with everything.” Ooh baby.

They have all the “best ofs”…yellow…pink…best color to paint your floor…north facing rooms…front doors…colors for blondes and brunettes.

It’s a great reference tool to help narrow down your many, many paint color choices. Hirshfield’s retail stores will have a copy in their color center for your viewing pleasure.

If you insist on having your own copy to peruse, fold, and dog-ear, the cost is $9.99 at your local bookstore.

October 10, 2010 Update

You will no longer find this publication in the book stores.  Do not despair, as you can order it on-line at Benjamin Moore. Thank you Benny Moore!

Here is the link: http://ow.ly/2RmWe

28 Responses to “{house beautiful – 500+ favorite paint colors}”

  1. Donald Says:

    I’m dying to get this bookazine – but I can’t find it anywhere. I’m wondering if Texans can’t get their hands on it yet. If anyone knows where in the Dallas area to get it, let me know!

  2. Marsha Says:

    Love all your beautiful flower photos on your blog. So nice to see all that color.
    In regards to House Beautiful’s 500+, I found my copies at Barnes and Noble.
    Can any of your local stores order you in a copy?

  3. Linda Says:

    I cannot find it anywhere. Has anyone found this book online or in bookstores?

    • Marsha Says:

      I will be happy to pick up the “bookezine” and send it to you via US Post or UPS whichever is less expensive. The publication is $9.99+tax, then shipping.

      Just let me know.

  4. Jan Says:

    Can’t locate this either and I’ve been all over town today! Frustrating! Does anyone know where you can order a copy on line?

    Favorite Paint Colors 2010

    • Marsha Says:

      I sent a couple magazines down to Georgia for a reader. If you would like I can see if there are anymore around town. I saw some at the grocery store a couple weeks ago.

      Let me know.

  5. Martha Fanelli Says:

    I’m looking for the House Beautiful 500 Paint Colors too and can’t find it anywhere! Can you help me?!!
    Martha Fanelli

  6. Tamara Says:

    i’ve been searching too – gave my copy to a designer friend. ebay the only way – house beautiful can do back issues but you need the exact month (what is it – special interest – my friend who subscribes never got it) to order; $7 each
    Please use the address below to mail or call in your request.
    O, The Oprah Magazine
    PO Box 7186
    Red Oak, IA 51591
    ebay too – im in canada and need a few! argh shipping charges
    it IS a fabulous read for any colour fanatic… bookazine is right!

  7. Marsha Says:

    I’m confused…yesterday I received a response from an e-mail I sent to House Beautiful. I had asked if I could purchase additional copies of 500+ Favorite Paint Colors and was told they are all out. They sent copies of the bookezine to subscribers who had moved in the last year, so not every subscriber received a copy.

    I’m thinking the $7 is for back issues of the monthly magazine, since the bookezine was $9.99.

    I think we are out of luck. I did send another e-mail to customer service for verification but received no reply today.

  8. Tamara Says:

    i found 6 on ebay (jonwinser seller?) and bought and paid for 3 and then he wasnt willing to ship to canada (really is it that difficult?) so now i am back to square one.
    maybe try benjamin moore stores, online or in person.
    geesh! it shouldnt be this hard to find, ive spent enough time i could have read my copy again (i have 3 friends wanting their own) i did find a 300 colors house beautiful paperback book for $7 on amazon.ca so will be similar content.
    i must say the house beautiful website makes it very difficult for direct inquiries for a product people want, which is a good thing if what you do is in demand.
    well, at least i have my own. enjoy it if you find it, its a good one.

    • Marsha Says:

      I received an e-mail from House Beautiful today and they verified the information from my August 28 reply, is the real deal. The information regarding Red Oak, Iowa is incorrect.

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  10. Nicotine : Says:

    i usually buy books online because i do not have time to visit the local bookstore ::

  11. Tamara Says:

    found it!

    1. the benjamin moore people (head office, not the store) found them at a home show and they magically couriered me 3 copies the next day. wow.

    2. i also perservered and found a published small book with similar if not identical swatches. same format, same great eye candy. House Beautiful Bolors for your Home: 300 Designer Favourites. paperback IBSN: 1588167399 through sales@calibris.com via amazon. $6.49 CDN


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  13. JenniV Says:

    http://www.benjaminmoore.com I looked all over for it and found it there. $9.99! 🙂

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