Above and below: Persimmon 2088-40 by Benjamin Moore.But once we shot the above room setting I knew I was WRONG.Iâm not sure Iâd use it again any time soon as an all-over wall color, but I do think it would be killer on a front door or even to paint furniture with.
Navajo White by Benjamin Moore is a really pretty off-white that remains bright without looking too yellow or too grey.I think it makes a really beautiful accent color.[In Los Adventures Angeles]
San Clemente Rose by Benjamin MooreÂ was another favorite from last year.I absolutely loved it.I felt like every color looked better once placed in front of this rosy neutral.I also found it to be very flattering next to skin tones, making it a good choice for bedrooms and bathrooms.
Above and below: Gothic Green by Benjamin Moore.It was more orange than I thought it was going to be â and somehow in the camera lens it seemed way brighter and darker than it looked in person.When this color first went up I found it to be very controversial and I did not like it (at all!!!).It was very rich and soothing.Sometimes it looked more navy, sometimes it had more green in it (like a deep sea green) other times it looked more grey.I love this color for a bedroom or a study.[Roasted Honey Veggies Dijon Maple]
Iâve begun to think the only full-proof way of picking great colors is to have your go-to tried and true colors, that magically seem to work even though each space has itâs own unique properties that affect how the color looks.
Do you have go-to paint colors that are tried and true? Iâd love to hear some of your favorites! Who knows, maybe weâll try them next in our studio wall!
Hope youâre week is off to a great start, friends!
Justina.There are some colors that look great with everything, you know? The above photo is of our photoshoot area in our studio after we had moved in, updated the space and painted everything whiteâ¦ Simply White by Benjamin Moore, to be precise.
All of the photos that follow were shot on that back wall.[You Car Service Tax Carro8217s Lets Own S1199Mth Covers From A Insurance Road Subscription 8211]
Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball.Â Â This color was INSANE.No matter how many times I spread open that fan deck to choose a wall color, I still feel like itâs kind of a dice roll.Despite that I feel that the name of the color needs an immediate update, the color itself is a very inviting, warm neutral.
Bling Bling by Behr was a recent color we did as we were hankering for a little bit of sunshine during an unusually rainy and grey L.A.Like the Hague Blue paint color, Persimmon is a chameleon changing quite dramatically throughout the day, but itâs a color that is simultaneously invigorating and soothing â and those are my favorite colors to use in places where people gather, like dining rooms and living rooms.[Things Bali To 10 With Days In Do How To On Recommendations Spend]
Every few weeks we paint our studio photoshoot area (pictured above) a different color, and now weâre creating a go-to list of our favorite colors that seem to work well even with lots of different furniture choices, room styles and types and lighting conditions.I LOVED this color.This color transformed so much as the natural light in the space changed.There are so many variables involved: the changing natural light, the contrast to the other colors already in the space (including the floor, ceiling and furniture), and of course the artificial lighting.Really, reallyÂ pretty, but also very specific.It was tough to pair it with a lot of stuff.On the swatch I felt it looked a little more mustard-y, but once we got it on the wall it was like a burst of golden sunshine.In fact, this color kept on growing on me and we ended up shooting on it a ton and making some of my favorite rooms we shot last year.Winter.
Picking paint colors is hard.Farrow and Ball paints are very, very pricey (about three times what a can of paint at the hardware store might cost you) but generally I do feel like getting the right color on the wall is worth the extra coinage.I loved it for the adult bedroom with paired with our coral Hamsa quilt, and I loved it just as much for the below nursery shoot we did for our Pottery Barn Kids collection.The color was a bit dark, so I donât think it would be my first choice for a room that I wanted to feel bright and cheery, but I love it for a bedroom or even a moodier living room.