Candice Olson’s Five “Go To” Benjamin Moore Colors

Enter the Win a Candice Olson Fan Deck Giveaway!

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Ever wonder what paint colors a top interior designer like Candice Olson uses time and again?   Recently, she divulged some of her favorite Benjamin Moore go-to colors which include nimbus gray 2131-50, gray mirage 2142-50, pale oak OC-20, niveous OC-36, and cloud white OC-130.… Continue reading

The Power of White

A white wall often gets a bum rap. Some people think of it as an uninspired choice, a cop out after indecisiveness strikes, a last resort when all else fails. My latest book, BRILLIANT: WHITE IN DESIGN shows how in fact white is anything but unexciting or dull, that designers turn to it over and over again for many good reasons. Continue reading

And Winners of the Color Stories Fan Decks Are…

Jill McDonald, Doddie Hecht, and Julia Garcia!  Congratulations on winning the Benjamin Moore Color Stories fan deck!Benjamin Moore fan deckAnd your favorite Color Stories colors included penthouse CSP-35, sagebrush CSP-770, and antiqued aqua CSP-705.

Thank you to everyone who entered.  I really enjoyed reading about your favorite Color Stories colors.  If you enjoyed sharing your passion for color, then check out the latest post on Favorite Grays.… Continue reading

Color Trends from Europe: Maison & Objet 2012

The theme of the 2012 Maison & Objet show in Paris is exactly as advertised — CRAZY. Traversing the myriad of halls devoted to ethnic chic, home textiles, tableware, interior decoration and accessories, wide-eyed attendees, all with a spring in their step, are discovering that a vividly colorful new attitude in home decor is in the making. Continue reading