I’ve been thinking about interior paint colors in my new house (which I know I haven’t shown you yet, its coming).
Let me begin by saying I love gray. Its popularity grew throughout 2009 and 2010, its an amazing neutral that can be moody, crisp, modern or sophisticated.
Gray is what I’ve chosen for the wall color in the master bedroom in the new house. Currently in the running (all Ben Moore colors),
Then purple began finding its way in to my thoughts as I was laying in bed staring at the walls, imagining them light gray. I like those deep shades of purple that seem to change throughout the day, those dark and earthy eggplant/brown/sometimes black hues. If asked I would tell you that out of all of the colors I like purple least of all. As a side note, purple is one of Betsy’s favorite colors, she painted her office purple-see that here. We have always disagreed when it comes to purple.
Here’s a little recent purple that I liked-Bryn’s dining room . It turned out pretty great. It’s Martha Stewart’s Kalamata Olive.
I’m also really in love with Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher’s Fern Tree print and I was thinking about incorporating this in some pillows on the window seat.
and then I read Sarah Cole’s (from Farrow & Ball) color prediction for 2011 in the recent issue of Lonny,
I think that color combo might be a winner; light gray, soft blue and eggplant.Light gray for the wall color accent light blue and deep purple with fabric, accessories and bedding. The combo uses the faithful neutral gray, my favorite color watery blue/aqua and then I’m branching out a bit with the purple.
Speaking of paint–did you know that you can now buy paint from Benjamin Moore online and they will ship it to you?