Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive sneak peek of Benjamin Moore’s new line of paint colors – Color Stories. Color Stories features 240 all new, full spectrum, specially formulated colors. What makes this collection of delicious colors different from the rest is that each and every one of these colors are made without using black or gray – amazing! And because they are formulated without black and gray, the colors can really shine and be the super star. Add that to the full spectrum formula, your color will be affected by light and shadow to create an ever changing color story in your home.
Shades of Gray
Color Stories is only available in Benjamin Moore Aura paints. While priced a little bit higher than other premium paints, Aura’s special formulation basically eliminates the need to do the whole paint and primer thing. Which is awesome if you are trying to turn, let’s say, a super dark red room to something light, bright and airy. And with the Aura line of paints, you do not pay extra to increase the sheen of your paint – like you do with many other brands of paint.
I am definitely inspired to paint my own color story! Project | Victoria Color Story will begin with the entry way of our house. After having had a chance to explore all of these different colors, I am leaning towards a color from the Shades of Gray series – Smoke and Mirrors. Blog and pictures to follow, my friends.
Quick Tip: When trying to figure out which is the perfect color for your room. Paint boards in your desired swatch color and place them near objects in your room that don’t move, that are stationary. That way you can see exactly how the light will play off of the colors during different times of the day. If you are like me, you would have had a whole wall painted with square paint swatches, haha.
Quick Tip: If you are a little hesitant about color, go with something a little more subtle and neutral and let your accessories add the punches of bold colors. And once you are comfortable, go for that super bold punch of color.
photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore