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2010 Paint color ideas.

The talk around town is always, What color to paint? Many have made that their new year’s resolution to get some paint on the walls or to change the paint on the walls..The year is half way over and not a clue what color to paint. You hear about so many colors, brown and tan, gray is the new tan (really? yes really) aqua, cool blue, slate blue and at the end of the day all this paint is giving you the blues…

With the help of Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Behr to name a few. Finding the right paint is becoming much easier. As long as you don’t pick your final paint color under those (sure to screw you up florescent lights of the store) hahaha.

Here are a few great color picks for Spring 2010 or any season for that matter. Some of these colors I see sticking around for a while so don’t worry about painting some strange trendy color that will be out by the fall. Then again if it does, buy more paint no big deal…You don’t want to know how many times I’ve painted over my living room when the mood hits and a cool new toss pillow finds its way into my house…

Slate blue or Charlotte  Slate: This color is trending upward because many think it’s the color of technology. It was once a common color for exterior walls and computer shells but it has made its way into the home proudly. Slate is a bold and competent choice for dens and reading rooms.
#2121-20 Steel Wool: A Benjamin Moore color that is crisp and clean but not cold. It works in any room to give a fresh upscale look. A new take on neutrals. (I saw a few great gray bathrooms in the community challenge)

Aqua or Turquoise: This has ranked most popular for 2010. It’s the exact folor between green and blue and finding its way into kitchens, fireplace walls and sun rooms across the country. This color is more than a seasonal change of pillows. It breathes new life into a room

#154 Mango Punch: The fun Benjamin Moore color is popular for an accent in kids rooms or the family game room. It’s orangey, but easy on the eye to look at.

Sycamore Tree: This is a great green from Pottery Barns color palette of Benjamin Moore paint. Very earthy and rich. 

Did you know Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware have paint decks. So when you are looking through the catalog and see a great color, ask the store for the paint color. They have their own little paint book to give out.

If you’re looking for a great yellow try Pottery Barns Sunny Days or York Harbor Yellow.  

Hope this gives you a little inspiration for your next paint project. I could go on for days about color choices. I didn’t get into the silvers, black, and violets for the year.

Happy Designing.

Tanya Griffin

Shaping Spaces Group – Interior Design & Home Staging


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