Paint Color Investigating

Have you ever looked through a magazine and wondered what paint color is on the walls of the room you're drooling over-- and then quickly flip back to the resources section hoping you'll find the answer there?

Well, I do.

About 20 times per magazine.

There are paint colors that I use over and over again (which I will share with you in a future post soon!) and some of them have come straight from the resources section. 

Here are a few beautiful rooms that had me flipping.... (no pun intended)

Gray cashmere SA 

This is the picture that made me fall in love with Gray Cashmere, by Benjamin Moore. I've used it on several jobs and am pleased with it every time! 

(photo from Southern Accents)  

White dove via habitually chic
White Dove, by Benjamin Moore....another staple of mine.

(designer Jeffrey Bilhuber) 

Disclaimer: Paint colors are tough. They appear one way in the magazine but 95% of the time they will look completely different in your own home. I recommend painting several sample boards and hanging them in different spots around the room before making your decision.

Moving on...

Picture 1
Light Gray by Farrow and Ball 

(Ina Garten's home, via House Beautiful) 

Creekside green amelia handegan HB
 Creekside Green by Benjamin Moore

 (designer Amelia Handegan, from HB)  

Borrowed light hb frankroop 
Borrowed Light by Farrow & Ball

(designer Frank Roop, from HB)   

Picture 2
  Bone White by Benjamin Moore

 (designer Suzanne Kasler, from HB)  

Tudor Brown sandi holland HB

Island and base cabinets are Tudor Brown by Benjamin Moore

 (designer Sandi Holland, from HB)  

 Cabinets and trim color are China White, walls are Indian White by Benjamin Moore

 (designer Jim Howard, from HB)  

Tobacco by Pratt & Lambert

(designer Barbara Westbrook, HB)  

Sag Harbor Gray by Benjamin Moore

(designer Bobby Mcalpine & Susan Ferrier, HB)  

Have a great weekend!