{ceiling color inspiration: look up!}

Decorating the Fifth Wall

How many walls do you plan on painting in your room? Three? Four? Look up. That ceiling is truly your fifth wall and often an overlooked territory. And, while there are industrial size canisters of “ceiling white” paint available, we love using color on the ceiling to add nuance to a room.

Liz Dahlin from the Woodbury Hirshfield’s has some beautiful examples of how even subtle shifts from plain white can harmonize and elevate the wall colors you’ve selected and enhance the entire space

“Depending on the overall palette, I like to use Hirshfield’s 0006 Little Dove or 0012 Bunny Cake with warmer, deeper walls. For lighter or cooler colors, I like Hirshfield’s 0011 Sugar Dust. For a crisp contrast to grays and blues, I love Benjamin Moore White Dove.”

Veranda Magazine stained ceilling

Veranda magazine March/April 2014

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{50 shades of gray – the paint edition}

 Shades of Gray to Fit Any Room

There is quite the buzz in the air about the movie, 50 Shades of Grey, you can’t help but read about it, hear about it, and see it everywhere. People can’t seem to get enough of it. So welcome to 50 Shades of Gray – The Paint Edition.

Langdon Dove

Langdon Dove by Hirshfield’s |Highmark Builders | Photography by SpaceCrafting

Shades of Gray to Warm A Room

Shades of gray that work well in our cool climate are the warmer grays. These are the grays that have gold or brown undertones as compared to the blue undertones that tend to look too cool for our weather.

Hirshfield’s color expert, Mark Masica says grays work easily in most any room, “ I’m old school and about the only areas I would not use a gray would be in a nursery or young child’s room, where I still like the brighter, more playful colors.”

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{friday finds: benjamin moore 2012}

Walls: Sharkskin (2139-30), ceiling: Wythe Blue (HC-143), trim: Battenberg (AF-70), stencil: Fresh Olive (2149-30)

Walls: Wythe Blue (HC-143), ceiling: Battenberg (AF-70), trim: Storm Cloud Gray (2140-40)

  Pretend you’re at the eye doctor; do you like room one, or do you like room two better? One or two?

Benjamin Moore showcases their 2012 trend colors in these fabulous room sets. One room, two different looks. It’s all about paint color changing the appearance of a room. Warm or cool? Traditional or contemporary? Right or wrong? Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: top 12 benjamin moore paint colors}

“Popular Benjamin Moore colors,”  “Benjamin Moore,” and “best-selling Benjamin Moore colors” are search terms people are using to find their way to Hirshfield’s Color Club blog. So here they are. Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, starting with the top seller White Dove. If you are looking at traditional neutral colors for your home this is a good start. After the whites, creams, tans, and beiges you’ll find the two best-selling colors…thus twelve.

What are Hirshfield’s customers buying? We’ll let you know the best-selling Hirshfield’s Paint colors and Benjamin Moore colors in the next couple weeks.

Enjoy your weekend. Shop local. Thank you for your business.




November 17, 2011

Our list needs a quick touch-up…

The most searched paint colors, by visitors to the Benjamin Moore site, are still the majority of colors listed in this post from a year ago. Bumped from our list are: Putnam Ivory, Powell Buff, Concord Ivory, and Saybrook Sage.

The three colors new to the list are: Revere Pewter (HC-172), Hawthorne Yellow (HC-4) and Benjamin Moore’s Color of 2012 Wythe Blue (HC-143).

   revere pewter 

HC-172

A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade creates a unifying look that calms and restores. A great transitional color, it’s perfect for an open floor plan.


   hawthorne yellow

HC-4

This historical color is reflective of traditional architecture, but also works beautifully in modern homes. The slight gray undertone makes it usable in any room.

 

 

   wythe blue
   HC-143
We have chosen wythe blue (HC-143) as Benjamin Moore’s 2012 Color of the Year. It’s a beautiful, calming hue that has an element of heritage that offers grounding rootedness, providing comfort and stability.
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