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Summer 2013: Top Ten Paint Picks!

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The weather has been so lovely lately, hasn’t it? Wonderful weather always inspires me to paint, and lately I have been spending a lot of time in the ‘design laboratory’ working on color selections for a few projects.  With the temperature so moderate, this is a great time to paint a new space. 

 

Here are a few of my latest favorite colors; we’ve recently incorporated most of these into our design projects and the shop. 

 
Amitha’s Top 10
 
Paints 1 through 4: Neutrals & Brights
 
Benjamin Moore HC-84 Elmira White

 

Benjamin Moore Silver Sage BM-506

 

Benjamin Moore HC-173 Edgecomb Gray

 

Benjamin Moore HC-4 Hawthorne Yellow

 
5, 6 & 7: Pale Grays
 

Benjamin Moore HC-170 Stonington Gray

 

Benjamin Moore HC-165 Boothbay Gray

 

Benjamin Moore 1557 Silver Song

 
Paints 8 & 9: Rich Colors
 

Benjamin Moore HC-159 Philipsburg Blue

 

Benjamin Moore HC-166 Kendall Charcoal

 
Paint Pick #10: A Shade for the Ceiling
 
It’s easy to focus only on walls when you’re repainting, but don’t forget about your ceilings! These large spaces can really make a design statement of their own with a pop of color or texture.
 

via Pinterest

 
One of my favorite colors for a ceiling is SW 7057 – Silver Strand. It also looks great on the back of open bookshelves or cabinets.
 
 

Sherwin - Williams 7057 - Silver Strand

 
 
If you have tried any of these colors, or plan to after reading this, let us know which are your favorite! 
 
Happy Painting! Till next time…
 

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