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