If you are thinking about painting a room, you are so lucky because now you can use new Benjamin Moore paint colors Color Stories collection and enjoy incredible depth and luminosity from just one container of paint.
So, what’s different about COLOR STORIES brand by Benjamin Moore?
- They are full color spectrum paints, which means that there is no black and white tints in the mix. That promotes a color saturation that is intense and rich.
- Now there are five to seven pigments in the mixing process vs. conventional three that were used before.
- There is no chalky, milky quality of the paint color.
I guess I spent more hours mixing paint through my decorative painter’s career than imaginable. I remember the amazement of the clients when we were sitting for hours on their porch stirring and squeezing out little drops from small containers in pursuit of a perfect color. It could take three, four hours before the brush touched the wall. We looked at a room at different times of day following the direction of the sun and lighting. Some adjustments to the paint color were still on a whim. Just a couple of crazy artists glazing and faux painting the walls to create some stunning finishes. That was us a long time ago. We were breaking the rules of color mixing.
Benjamin Moore decided to break all the rules of color mixing as well. As far as price is concerned, they are not so cheap and only available in my favorite Aura product with low VOCs and great durability. At $65.00 retail, some of us will think about using them for an accent wall.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Cashmere Wrap- Use it for a bedroom for a soft, feminine look.
2. Blue Nova- Perfect for a boy’s room- not too dark not too light.
3. Dark Harbor- Great as an accent wall or behind a wall unit.
4. Museum Piece- Neutral color, great for living rooms as a backdrop for bright artwork.
5. French Violet- great for an office or a small powder room.
Please remember to try out your new Benjamin Moore paint colors before you start a project. Again, try to buy the smallest containers and apply the paint in the corners, next to the doors and windows. Live with them for a couple of days before you decide.