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August 5, 2015

Cracking the Code: Darryl Carter’s Paint Colors

Darryl Carter_Aug 2013 portraitDarryl Carter is an American designer known for his subtle, sublime color palette.

His work has been featured in House & Home, Architectural Digest, and Elle Décor, and his book The Collected Home is a favorite among lovers of new classic American style.

Darryl Carter Paints

1-Daryl-Carter-Cracking-The-CodeDarryl produced a paint color series for Benjamin Moore and often when you see his rooms featured, the cutlines will reference a particular paint color and number. That’s all great, but in Canada you can’t buy his line, and many stores in the U. S. don’t carry it either.

Never mind, because at least one Benjamin Moore store did a color code converter. We sampled some of the colors and they seem bang on. Here they are!

The Darryl Carter color is first, followed by the matching color from the Benjamin Moore’s full decks. You will see many of your favorite classic colors on the list!


 barcraft white DC-01  =  2143-70

huntington white DC-02  =  OC-125

bonifant white DC-03  =  White

crestridge white DC-04  =  Decorator’s White

Green (Cool)

cameron green DC-33  =  2145-60

linnean green DC-34  =  2144-50

clarendon green DC-35  =  2142-60

denton gray DC-36  =  2141-50

 Gray – Green

somerset white DC-05  =  OC-63

doque gray DC-06  =  2137-70

sheridan gray DC-07  =  OC-52

ashmead gray DC-08  =  OC-56


 willard white DC-09  =  2122-70

grantham blue DC-10  =  2122-60

albemarle blue DC-11  =  2131-70

dalton blue DC-12  =  2131-60

Blue Warm

dumbarton white DC-29  =  2123-70

whitehaven blue DC-30  =  2139-70

georgetown blue DC-31  =  HC-147

drummond blue DC-32  =  HC-146

Blue – Gray

 leland white DC-25  =  2125-70

belmont gray DC-26 =  2128-70

delafield gray DC-27  =  2120-70

ashby blue DC-28  =  2128-60


mayfair white DC-13  =  2144-60

ellsworth khaki DC-14  =  OC-48

stratton khaki DC-15  =  HC-99

wythe khaki DC-16  =  HC-102 


tennyson white DC-17  =  OC-22

falls white DC-18  = 2108-70

broxburn greige DC-19 = 2108-60

asford greige DC-20  =  2108-50

Brown – Tan

hanover white DC-37  =  OC-45

fenwick white DC-38  =  OC-41

grafton brown DC-39  =  AC-1

brookdale brown DC-40  =  HC-82


 decatur white DC-41  =  2144-70

essex yellow DC-42  =  2149-70

blagdon yellow DC-43  =  2149-60

dunmore yellow DC-44  =  2149-50

 Dark Accents 

pinecrest gray DC-21  =  AC-27

phelps black DC-22  =  2132-10

marbury brown DC-23  =  2112-20

bayard blue DC-24  =  2129-30

 Gray Accents

 tamarack gray DC-45  =  2134-40

bullock gray DC-46  =  2126-30

chase green DC-47  =  2135-20

vinton brown DC-48  =  2134-30