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Oct 18

Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a Refreshing Surprise

We’re finally in the last quarter of the year, which means the 2019 Color of the year announcements are streaming in more steadily than ever. The latest contender? Benjamin Moore.

On October 10, the paint brand gathered design editors, interior designers and other industry folk at The Grill & The Pool at the Seagram Building in New York City (a bastion of mid-century modern design). After a few minutes of socializing and a welcome glass of champagne, it was time for the big announcement.

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10
Oct 18

Graham & Brown's 2019 Color of the Year Comes with a Wallpaper of the Year

When it comes to Color of the Year announcements, this isn’t our first rodeo; we’ve already written about a handful of 2019 COTYs and we still have some months left of 2018. But, we don’t often see too many WOTYs—Wallpaper of the Years, that is. With the decorative trend making a bold return in recent years, it’s only fitting to celebrate it, courtesy of British brand Graham & Brown.

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10
Oct 18

Why Paint Color Matching Doesn't Always Work

Say you are absolutely smitten with a color and it would be the most perfect thing ever on your walls. You’ve already finished the whole paint project in your mind and it’s beautiful. There’s just one teeny problem. You can’t get your hands on that particular paint brand (or can’t bring yourself to drop a hundred bucks on a gallon).

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23
Sep 18

Proof That Black Rooms Don't Have to Be Gloomy

You don’t have to be afraid of going black with your walls. The color might have the reputation of being gloomy and moody, but when done right it’s anything but depressing. In fact, using black is a surefire way to add a touch of elegance, creativity, and drama to a space, allowing you to flex your creative muscles and go with something that isn’t just the standard white walls that take up our Pinterest feeds. If you have been hankering to try out the black room trend, below are some examples to jog your inspiration.

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06
Sep 18

Dutch Boy's 2019 Color of the Year Is a Garden-Inspired Green

As we inch closer and closer to 2019, the 2019 Color of the Year predictions have started steadily rolling in. The latest contender? Garden Patch, a grassy green from Dutch Boy Paints. While announcing the shade as their choice for Color of the Year, Dutch Boy described the hue as “not too deep and not too primary.”

The color, shown above, is inspired by nature—as if you couldn’t tell by the name—and is reminiscent of Pantone’s Color of the Year from 2017: Greenery, just with a softer, less yellowy tone.

Along with sharing their official 2019 COTY, Dutch Boy also unveiled three color palettes—featuring eight shades each—that they believe will embody the year.

But the brand didn’t land on the shades solely based on their aesthetic appeal, Dutch Boy believes the colors all invoke a sense of optimism.

“All of our colors for 2019 have a happier tone and reflect an upswing in how people are feeling. Even colors that are traditionally on the cooler side of the palette have a level of warmth and happiness than what we’ve seen in the recent past,” said Rachel Skafidas, color and design manager, Dutch Boy Paints. “Even though people may see challenges in their lives, they’re thinking positively and expressing more empathy.”

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01
Sep 18

13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

When you want to change the color of a wooden chair, you automatically reach for a can of spray paint. But when you have some monstera leaves, a KitchenAid mixer or a fridge in need of a makeover? Spray paint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After searching the web and our archives for unexpected subjects for spray-paint spruce-ups, we’ve determined that this humble supply can accomplish much more than we ever thought it capable of.

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31
Aug 18

The Best Living Room Colors to Refresh Your Space

If your living room feels like a relic from a past life, it may be time for an update. But refreshing your furniture and replacing all your objets d’art can be a pricey proposition. Enter: paint! A new coat can dramatically change the look and feel of your living room without costing you a fortune. But here’s a challenge: consider a color that’s not white. These 11 shades are gorgeous and bold—and they’re guaranteed to give your space an unforgettable makeover. Hate the look? Just repaint. But we bet you won’t.

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Aug 18

Behr's 2019 Color of the Year Is a Lovely and Livable Blue

We’ve still got a solid four months left in 2018, but the design world already has its eye on what will be trending next year. Back in June, PPG debuted their pick for 2019’s Color of the Year, and just today, Behr came out with their own COTY announcement.

Their choice? Blueprint, a lovely blue that’s described as being warmer than denim, but softer than navy and easy to imagine in just about any home.

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Aug 18

The Best Colors for Every Room in Your Home

Paint color is all about creating an ambience for your home. That’s why it’s important to select paint colors based on how you want a room to feel instead of mindlessly adhering to trends. To prove our point, we called on color expert extraordinaire Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Colors For Your Every Mood, to help us break down the best paint colors for every room of your home. From moody bedroom blues to sunny yellow kitchens, read ahead for which paint colors Eiseman suggests to set certain moods throughout your home.

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Aug 18

14 Designers Share Their Favorite Shades of White Paint

Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it’s more like 50 shades of white.

Design lovers know there’s no such thing as one shade of white paint. There’s egg shell, cream, ivory, snow, alabaster, ecru…shall we go on?

With dozens (and dozens) of nuanced shades to choose from, painting your walls white is easier said than done and, quite frankly, is a complete headache. To help ease the process, we asked 14 designers for their favorite white paints. Now all there’s left to do is see if you can tell the difference between “Simply White” and “Extra White.”

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