If you are thinking about painting a room or two this spring, you are so lucky! Your home or office can now look spectacular with new Color Stories paint colors by Benjamin Moore.
You can now enjoy incredible depth of color and luminosity from just one container of paint.
Right after Benjamin Moore introduced 240 new paint colors I cannot stop looking at my color chips. Should I go with tomato tango, mexican hot chocolate or kept love letters? I am looking at the chips and my face softens with designer’s joy. They are beautiful.
Just recently the company came up with 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 beautiful.
Now there are five to seven pigments in the mixing process instead of conventional three that were used before. And because of that there is no chalky, milky quality of the paint color, and that is awesome!
I guess I spent more hours mixing paint than it is possible to remember. I came to the interior design world from literally a color mixing world. It all started with color and faux painting. I remember the amazement of the clients when we were sitting for hours on their outside porch with a stick in hand, stirring and editing, squeezing out some little drops from small containers in pursuit of “color happiness.” It could take three, four hours before the brush touched the wall. We looked at a room at different times of day, what it was used for, the direction of the sun, the natural and artificial lighting… Some adjustments to the paint color could only be made on site and had a mystery to them, no human explanation. Just a couple of crazy artists glazing and faux painting the walls to create some stunning finishes. That was us a long time ago.
If you think that interior designers are less nuts about a perfect paint color, think again.
Let’s break the rules this spring!
It all started when Benjamin Moore decided to break all the rules of color mixing. So, why don’t we follow the trend and forget the rules. I know all the smart interior design and decorating books will tell you to get your furniture and accessories first. Then wall and ceiling paint is on the last page of the story. I would be the first person to agree with that. But there is such thing as inspiration, and the new colors are inspiring. 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 an accent wall. Forget the rules if that gives you joy and let your home have an accent! Xo!