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Paint Color Pick: White Tie by Farrow & Ball

The paint color: White Tie (2002) by Farrow & Ball is a warm, creamy white. Why we love it: This color replicates an Aran knit fisherman’s sweater to perfection, and is just as cozy. How to use it: White Tie is ideal for warming up a large room…

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Paint Color Pick: Inkling By Sico

The paint color: Inkling (6206-11) by Sico is a cool, greyed neutral. Why we love it: This silvery backdrop is quiet enough to let metallic finishes shine in the spotlight, and is particularly striking with dark floors and cerused wood. How to use it: Use a sophisticated hue like Inkling…

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Paint Color Pick: Aspiring Blue By Behr

The Paint Color: Aspiring Blue (S440-3) by Behr, a dusky, pale blue. Why We Love It: The shade has a soothing luminosity that helps bring tranquility to spaces. How To Use It: Cool down rich, warm elements, like dark wood antiques and light-filled windows.

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Paint Color Pick: Whispering Spring

The paint color: Whispering Spring (2136-70) by Benjamin Moore. Why we love it: A sophisticated grey-blue, this shade is quiet enough to play off a mix of patterns without fading away. How to use it: In this girl’s bedroom, this airy blue is a calm foil for red and…

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Paint Color Pick: English Channel By Behr

The paint color: English Channel (PPU14-19) by Behr is a sophisticated blue with dusky plum undertones. Why we love it: Navy blue can skew as sophomoric or sporty, but this version is cut with grey-purple that lends it richness and depth. How to use it: In a living…

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Paint Color Pick: Savage Ground By Farrow & Ball

The paint color: Savage Ground (213) by Farrow & Ball, a warm and lively taupe with a slightly peachy cast. Why we love it: Banish thoughts of boring builder beige and anemic ’90s taupes, this is one neutral with heft. How to use it: Makes open-concept spaces and…

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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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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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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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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…