5/9/13

BENJAMIN IN THE BEDROOM


GOING NUTS....


Wall color can drive you nuts.
The perfect tan can turn pink or orange.  That lovely pastel green suddenly looks minty.  The beige you picked is fleshy.  The yellow you loved takes on a sickly green tinge.  What looks perfect in the paint store often looks quite different in the light of your own home.   Samples are the answer, and you should never put paint on your walls without trying it out first.  I use poster board or foam core board, 2 coats with a good 2-3 inch border of white around the outside (so the color on your wall now won't influence the color you want it to be).   I use poster board so I can move it around the room and see it in different light.  No more minty, fleshy, orange-y, sickly colors.  No more nuts.

Hi Claudine....Very much enjoy the pictures posted. I am currently trying and trying again to choose a color paint from Benjamin Moore for our Master Bedroom.  It is northeast facing and can be fairly dark. 8 foot ceilings - 1972 home. Small room. I have used deep red in my dining room which is right beside the bedroom. My colors are red and wilmington tan on the surrounding walls in the living room. I am stuck this time.


Benjamin Moore WILMINGTON TAN
Greys don't seem to work well with surroundings and currently looking at Benjamin Moore October Mist. 

Benjamin Moore OCTOBER MIST (cabinets)

Headboard is upholstered medium brown, white plantation shutters. Can you suggest some colors before I go nuts! (Beige carpet). Thanks so much! 


Nuts yet?  I hope not.  October Mist would be a good choice, the soft green undertone would pair well with the red wall in the adjacent room.  
Benjamin Moore OCTOBER MIST




Another light gray with a green undertone is Benjamin Moore's Camouflage.  


Benjamin Moore CAMOUFLAGE

If you want to go a little darker, try Benjamin Moore's Sea Haze with just a touch of blue in the undertone.  



Benjamin Moore SEA HAZE

Take a quick look at the colors together.  I think that any of these choices go well with the existing colors of Wilmington Tan and Red.  More specifically, they all look lovely with the red, which is the adjacent room wall color.
WILMINGTON TAN
RED

SEA HAZE

OCTOBER MIST


CAMOUFLAGE

As always, sample them on the walls first.  Good luck.









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