Favorite Paint Colors- Part II

We had such a great response to the “Designers Favorite Paint Colors” that I decided to do a Part 2.  You can read Part 1- HERE. I asked a few more wonderful, talented, and inspiring designers share their “go to” paint colors.

“one of my go-to colors is Benjamin Moore’s Horizon. It’s a really lovely, soft blue gray.
I used it here in the backs of my client’s bookshelves.”

Paloma Contreras-Editor & Chief of High Gloss Magazine & La Dolce Vita Blog.

“When I decided to paint my formal living room a rich color, I knew that I wanted something bold, but not too dark or overwhelming. I decided on “Aging Barrel” from Behr’s Premium Plus line. It has primer in the formula, which allowed me to save time by skipping an entire step. The coverage is excellent and the color is the most perfect shade of mocha. I have received countless compliments on the color, so needless to say, I am thrilled with it.”

Camila Pavone- Effortless Style Interiors

“My favorite go-to color that works in mostly every space is Benjamin Moore Ashley Gray”

Erika Ward- Erika Ward Interiors & Blulabel Bungalow 

“Mushroom Basket by Duron. It’s the perfect shade of gray, not too icy. It’s just the right temperature to make vivid colors pop without looking too trendy.”

Abbe Fenimore- Studio Ten 25 & Shop Ten 25

"My "go to" paint color is a blue/gray hybrid, Benjamin Moore's Stonington

Gray. I used it for my studio room and absolutely love how chic it feels.
It works perfectly with the velvet drapes, black & white furniture and
pink accents."

Photography by: Melanie Johnson

Photography by: Melanie Johnson

"My "go to" green is Sherwin Williams' Happy Camper. It's a happy green

that has a bit of a yellow undertone. I loved it so much in our main
living room that I ended up using it in our kitchen, causal dining and
guest room."

Photography By: Melanie Johnson

Photography By: Melanie Johnson

KathySue-Good Life of Design

The lightest blue in my Master is my own formula and I have not found a color on the market to duplicate it that shows the same in my lighting. I have the formula for those that are interested in it. I used a Kelly Moore light tint paint base with:
  • B-1
  • A-1/2
  • E-4
  • L-2

Here is a nice line-up of Benjamin Moore colors that I know are tried and true. Even though I don’t personally do gray I think these two grays are beautiful colors to use in a 

Thank you ladies all so much for your insight on paint colors!  Paint truly is an inexpensive way to make an impact in a room.

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14 thoughts on “Favorite Paint Colors- Part II”

  1. Wow many that I am jotting down!! Love Kathy Sues bedroom color, so soft and serene. And that mushroom basket is such an interesting shade of gray, and of course Aging barrel is quite great looking….oh I love them all. Best part I get to discover a bunch of new blogs including yours that I was not familiar with so thank you for that AND the paint colors!!

  2. Studio Ten 25 says:

    Thank you for having me Amanda, what a great series and fabulous group of designers!
    Abbe – Studio Ten 25

  3. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I saw your comment over at Conspicuous Style and mentioned it in my post today.

  4. Taylor Greenwalt says:

    Thanks for all the paint info. I am going to write some of these down. I love the soft light blues..

  5. Love the Horizon blue on the back of the bookshelf.
    And of course Kathysue’s blue bedroom, even though I don’t do blue, they are pretty colors in their rooms. My go to color is Benjamin Moore’s French White. Soft and warm! ~Delores

  6. Kathysue says:

    Thank you for including me in such a wonderfully talented line-up of fellow bloggers, It is an honor to be a guest on your blog today!! xo Kathysue

  7. Erika Ward says:

    Hi Amanda!
    Thanks for including me in your Favorite Paint post series! I’m adding a few of the other favorites to my list, too! xo

  8. SHERRY HART says:

    Love getting tried and true colors….makes the process so much easier! Thanks for all the great advice!

  9. Stacy Curran says:

    I’m so glad I found ths blog! Great post! So happy to be a new follower

  10. Bridgette says:

    Pretty new blog layout! Lovin it! I love reading your blog! You’re one of the blogs that inspired me to start my blog! Miss you! I hope to see you in October. We are headed home for a bit! Love ya!

  11. Whoa! You got some cool people around here! 🙂 I love many of them!

    Color.. gosh, it’s so personal, but I like most of the choices here. This is such a fun and informative series. You shouldn’t stop with it, if you have the time, of course.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  12. I love these posts! Such good info! Thanks for putting them together!

  13. Wonderful series! It’s great to get advice from such a talented lline up of ladies!!
    Nancy xo

  14. What a great series love your blog some fabulous images

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