|Walls are painted Blue Zircon by Pratt & Lambert. Credit: CB2|
Now I don't know how y'all spend your Sunday afternoons, but one of my favorite activities is hanging in the Benjamin Moore aisle at Ace, quietly pilfering swatch cards.
When I get home, I glue the swatches to heavy cardstock and make notes on each card, like, "Great for kitchen cabinets," or "Nice beige — or too fleshy?" Then I file them away until the day when I, too, can paint my own space. (Am currently renting from paint-averse landlord.)
But aside from paint chips, one of my favorite resources for punchy, modern paint colors is CB2, whose catalog shows up in my mailbox a few times per annum, just like magic.
|Walls are painted Decorator's White by Benjamin Moore. Credit: CB2|
Let's start with white. CB2's hue of choice is Decorator's White, above, a bright, clean white favored by Ken Fulk, Leslie Klotz, Carleton Varney, Eldon Wong and many other designers.
|Yellow Finch by Benjamin Moore. Credit: CB2|
Above, walls are painted Yellow Finch by Benjamin Moore. Close matches are Ace Hardware’s Woven Flax and Sherwin Williams’ Funky Yellow.
|Wall is painted Gray by Benjamin Moore. Credit: CB2|
The background wall above is painted Gray 2121-10 by Benjamin Moore. The bar? I'm betting it's Claret Rose.
|Walls are painted Bunny Gray by Benjamin Moore. Credit: CB2|
Above, Bunny Gray by Benjamin Moore (close matches are Silver Charm and Silver Diamond, both by Behr).
|Walls are painted Golden Tan by Benjamin Moore.|