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Paint Color Pick: Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore

The color: Wrought Iron (2124-10) by Benjamin Moore is a dark slate with bluish undertones. Why we love it: Less goth than a true black, this moody slate grey color is a fitting match for rustic materials such as barnboard or metal. How to use it: This…

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Paint Color Pick: Icing On The Cake By Benjamin Moore

The paint color: Even though it’s a pastel blue, Icing On The Cake (Benjamin Moore 2049-70) has a warm undertone that keeps it from reading as too frosty. Why we love it: Pale and ethereal, this soft hue is sweet in a nursery, but not too saccharine. How to…

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Paint Color Pick: Coral Serenade By Behr

The paint color: Coral Serenade (180D-4) by Behr, a peachy rose with a bit of a muddy undertone that lends sophistication. Why we love it: Coral straddles the fence between pink and orange — it’s more grown up than a pastel and subtler than orange, but still warm. How to…

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Get Senior Design Editor Stacey Smithers’ Backyard Makeover Tips!

A shed and plants give her yard a new look.

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Paint Color Pick: Silver Marlin By Benjamin Moore

The paint color: Silver Marlin (2139-50) by Benjamin Moore, a warm grey with a hint of green. Why we love it: This grey is tinged with a seaglass green so it doesn’t read as cold, yet it adds crispness to a room. How to use it: Use…

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Paint Color Pick: Hardwick White By Farrow & Ball

The paint color:  Hardwick White (5) by Farrow & Ball is a soft blue-green-grey, depending on the light. Why we love it: It creates that covetable warm grey as seen on the cabinets here. It’s an understated, rich color, versatile enough for modern or classic interiors. How to use it: It’s a great…

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Designer Color Palette: Navy & Pink

Executive editor Kimberley Brown shares the colors inspiring her this season. Of the many quips people like to quote from legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, her remark that “Pink is the navy blue of India” might be the most repeated.  As a result, these two colors are forever linked…

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Color Crush: 25 Reasons To Decorate With Blue

Find out why we're in love with the versatile color.

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Paint Color Pick: Silver Sage By Restoration Hardware

The paint color: Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware is a silvery green. Why we love it: It reads as historic, but it’s not staid or muddy. How to use it: This traditional shade is particularly effective for highlighting architectural details, such as the framed inset cupboard doors.

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Editor’s Inspiration: Cottage Paint Ideas To Try This Summer

Design editor Morgan Michener shares the cottage paint colors and projects inspiring her now.  Cottages let us escape the hustle and bustle of city life, reconnect with nature and enjoy some truly peaceful moments. So it should come as no surprise that quiet, neutral palettes abound in the cottages we…

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Paint Color Pick: Chagall’s Lovers By Sico

The paint color: A rosy pastel pink, Chagall’s Lovers (6037-21) by Sico can make any room blush. Why we love it: It has a romantic, Parisian feel that’s oh-so charming and ladylike. How to use it: Try it on your wall panelling and moldings to soften a traditional space, or pair with pale yellow…

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Paint Color Pick: Wild Horse By Behr

The paint color: Some browns can read as flat and oppressive, but Wild Horse is a lively shade that’s rich and deep as saddle leather. Why we love it: This color complements both dark and light woods alike (notice how the stair treads pop while it makes the dark…

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Paint Color Pick: Darkroom By Sherwin-Williams

The paint color: Darkroom (SW 7083) by Sherwin-Williams — an on-trend shade that not only makes a statement, but has the ability to transform a room into a cozy cocoon. Why we love it: Dark but not moody, a coat of this handsome shade will instantly add richness to a space. How to…

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Must-See Entryway Makeover With Paint

Stylist Reiko Caron shares quick and easy tips on how to create an inviting front hall.

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Dramatic Kitchen Paint Makeover

Reiko Caron gives an all-white kitchen a fresh update.