As promised, I have a paint post for you today! Last week when picking up paint for my office renovation, while the paint was getting mixed, I spent some time at my local True Value Hardware store gathering some swatches that felt inspiring. I didn’t have a method to my madness, I just compiled swatches in a variety of palettes that felt fresh and timeless to me. Click through for some of my current favorite Benjamin Moore swatches- or definitely pin them for later! I’m keeping this post short, sweet, and informative. I hope it’s fun and helpful!
*Disclaimer: I photographed these swatches in natural light and the images are edited in RGB for web use. I’ve done my best to reflect the accurate paint color, but each monitor or screen can view color differently. Please swatch your paint prior to committing! I’m often on the receiving end of negative messages or emails because a paint color didn’t look as expected. Consider this a helpful place to start, pull swatches, and always test your paint! Remember- paint looks different in each home based on its surroundings, light, and the direction a room is facing …along with many other factors.
Typically, we’re a Sherwin-Williams family, but I found the perfect swatch for my home office, which led me to purchase Benjamin Moore for that particular project (read that post here). It had been a few years since Emmett & I had used their paint, and it’s very nice! They have a great line of products, quality paint, and some stunning colors. Here are the swatches I grabbed that are now on my radar for future projects… let’s start with the easiest palette: whites. I use whites for ceilings, trim, millwork, doors, etc. It’s a crisp classic color that I rely on in almost every room in our home.
Good white paint can be tricky to select! I’m familiar with and have used most of these back in my interior design days for clients. My top picks for a crisp, clean, white are: Super White, Decorator’s White, White, and Brilliant White. You can’t go wrong!
This is a great group of inky, bold navy hues. Mysterious feels like a true navy, Charcoal Slate is perfect if you want to go a bit lighter, Witching Hour almost skews black, and Dark Pewter nearly has a green undertone.
I love desaturated medium green hues. Does anyone remember the fireplace at our previous home? Green is probably my favorite color and surprisingly, we don’t really have any of it in our home right now. Someday!
These green swatches have a bit more blue in them and feel a little more punchy (less muted). They’re all really lovely in person, but my favorite is Enchanted Forest.
I’ve really been loving gold and muted marigold tones this past year. These three swatches felt so cheerful and jumped out at me, so I had to grab them! If you’re not into the idea of an entire room painted in a golden color, think of a piece of furniture or the backside of a door. It could be really fun!
Benjamin Moore is known for their creamy neutrals and they never disappoint! It was very difficult to narrow down my favorites in this batch. Probably the most popular options are: Revere Pewter, Edgecomb Gray, and Muslin.
These medium blue swatches would add so much character to a space. They have just enough saturation to really be interesting, but aren’t too bold where they could go out of style. They feel very timeless to me. Can’t you just imagine cabinetry painted in one of these shades?
These two cool gray or nearly blue swatches were also stand outs for me. They almost look a little lavender or have a slight purple undertone in person.
These wine and rust colored hues are also on my must-use list. If you’re going to go bold, you’ve got to commit and make a statement. These three timeless burgundy swatches have so much depth.
Last but not least, I wanted to share a couple favorite black swatches. Jet Black is intensely dark and a true very dark black, whereas Black Iron feels a tiny bit less bold, but doesn’t skew warm or cool.
I hope this post was helpful and gets your wheels turning when it comes to your next paint project! It was fun to browse the swatches while I waited for my paint. Hopefully you can pin these images and revisit during your next paint project! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead. I’ll see you back here on Monday!