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Blog: Favorite Color of the Week- Galaxy

Galaxy is a lovely, saturated plum color from Benjamin Moore. I love it because it works so well with some many different colors: grays, blues, greens, yellow, beige. I live in a pale gray home and I have it on my front steps and fence. Here are some examples from the web on how to use Galaxy around your home:

front door

It’s a great color for a front door because it looks so rich and inviting. It’s paired here with beige siding and white trim.

kitchenHere it’s used on cabinets to anchor and give warmth to the stark white countertops and backsplash. It works so well with the wall color because the green picks up on the red undertone in Galaxy.

dining room

Yellow and purples are a classic combination. Here it makes this small dining room seem so majestic.

You can also pair it with similar plum hues for a sophisticated, monochromatic look.

Yay purple!

 

2011 Fall Colors

Last week I attended a seminar on Benjamin Moore’s 2011 color schemes. These are not new colors; rather they are 18 existing colors that Benjamin Moore has arranged in three palettes of six to help you convey a certain mood in your home. The three moods are Dreamy- which has sophisticated, subtle hues; Spirited-a bold palette with high contrast colors; and Soulful-a selection of warm hues and rich tones. Pick two to three colors from each palette to create the color experience you want to create. The combinations are flawless: each color works perfectly with the others in its palette, so you don’t have to worry about picking monochromatic grays to match or using the right value of purple.

Which leads me to the 2011 Benjamin Moore color of the year: Vintage Wine. This is a sexy color. At times it looks like eggplant when paired with the chartreuse green in the same collection, but put it against some of the more subtle earthy hues and its brown tones really show up. Take a look at the Soulful palette below:

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Color Palettes

Dreamy

Genesis White 2134-70

Kendall Charcoal HC-166

Gray Mirage 2142-50

Porcelain 2113-60

Etiquette AF-50

Smoke 2122-40

Spirited

Storm AF-700

Lucerne AF-530

Royal Flush 2076-20

Paper Mache AF-25

Wrought Iron 2124-10

Grape Green 2027-40

Souful

Hush AF-95

Vintage Wine 2116-20

Etruscan AF-355

Casco Bay 2051-30

Wasabi AF-430

Amulet AF 365