Jun 6, 2011

west elm + benjamin moore

it is often difficult to commit to a paint color, and one thing that really helps
is a recommendation from a friend or seeing a room painted in person.
 that's why i get excited when big companies like pottery barn and (now)
west elm team up with paint companies...
it's like getting a recommendation from a friend that has great taste,
and the best part is that they use these colors in their catalogs, so 
we can catch a glimpse at what the color may look like on our walls.
yay for US!
here are some of my faves:

galveston gray
(i am thinking of using this color in my living room....more on that later.)

baby fern
(a great alternative to one of my favorite dark grays: kendall charcoal)

ozark shadow

silver half dollar

one of the things i really like about the west elm/benjamin moore 
selections is that many of the colors are wonderful neutrals that play well
with many other neutrals as well as brighter colors.
on a side note: it's officially summer! my kids got out of school on friday
and we are so looking forward to a fun-filled summer. of course, i will still
be posting all summer, i just may miss a day or two on account of the fun-ness with
my kiddos.
also, the redesign of my blog is nearly complete. it has been a long process, but i am 
thrilled with the results. 


  1. Thanks for sharing. Even the small jobs are agonizing for me. I have a small chest and mirror to paint and I'm at a loss as to what to do with it. Guess I'll just dive in and if I don't like the outcome I cam always do it again.

  2. your blog looks great, autumn! and i agree, i love when companies team up with retailers because there's nothing like experiencing a color in person.

  3. Oh I love love Nightfall- so want a dark room somewhere in my house!!

  4. I'm so glad I still have a few rooms left to paint...maybe I can try out one of these (loving the galveston gray)! Probably only natural that West Elm pair with BM since they are the same company as Pottery Barn!


  5. I always like to see a color used in a room before committing as well. I think it was in a post of yours that I read the suggestion to google the color and see if you can find an image using that paint color. I took that advice when helping with a dining room project. The homeowner wanted to use a golden yellow in a room with oak walls. I found pics of rooms with oak floors and the color I chose and the one she chose. She immediately changed her mind and loved the other color.

  6. I said oak walls, I meant oak floors, lol!

  7. CUTE! go with galveston gray..I painted my room a similar color and have never been disappointed with it. It's such a relaxing room to come into:)

  8. It was great when Restoration Hardware started selling tried and true colors...and now even more choices. The Galveston Grey looks great with white.

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