Fall is the perfect time of the year to embark on easy home decorating projects you may have been putting off for the past few months. Let’s be honest, who wants to paint or remodel the inside of a house during a 100-degree scorching summer? Now that the weather is crisp and cool, open the windows and give your home’s interior the easiest transformation – with paint!
Leading paint company Benjamin Moore provides products to get the job done both inside and out. Their Aura paint with Color Lock technology prevents paint colors from rubbing off or fading over time. Color pigments and waterborne resins are bonded together throughout the paint rather than just on the surface, producing a richer and more striking color. Plus, the Aura paint provides instant durability by resisting surface stains and looking freshly-painted for years. And guess what? You’re not limited to a color selection. The Aura paint is available in the entire Benjamin Moore color collection, consisting of more than 3,400 stunning hues. So, let’s start shopping for paint colors, shall we?
I pulled out some of my favorite seasonal-inspired Benjamin Moore paint palettes to celebrate the beginning of fall. They’re not the traditional pumpkin-orange, chocolate-brown and marigold you’re used to seeing. I’m looking at the trendy hues of fall 2012 — raspberry, charcoal, plum, peacock blue and chartreuse.
Warm, Balanced Kitchen: A rich color like firenze is perfect for rooms with white accents and architectural details, like this traditional kitchen. A palette of orange with lavender accents is naturally evocative of fall and perfect to create a warm and homey feel year-round.
Elegant, Urban Living Room: A deep purple, that almost borders on gray, is one of the hottest hues of the season, especially when paired with soft pastels like cream and blush.
Dramatic Dining Room: Nothing says elegance quite like a mix of rich royal blue and coppery gold. In this dining room the blue anchors the room, while the gold serves as a striking accent.
Tone-on-Tone Bedroom: Gray is the new neutral and remains a hot hue of the season. In this contemporary bedroom, a deep charcoal gray serves as the backdrop to a lighter shade that’s stenciled to create a mod tone-on-tone look.
Traditional Green Entryway: Deeper shades of green, like wasabi, always reign supreme in the fall. This charming entryway pulls in a palette of purple, green and gray to provide a warm and inviting use of color.
Urban, Energetic Bedroom: At the end of a neon-filled summer, I’m still feeling the love for vibrant yet warm hues. In this bedroom, chinaberry and wrought iron create the perfect modern color palette. A pop of chartreuse on the bed pulls the entire look together.
Which fall-inspired paint palette is your favorite, and where in your home would you use it? Tell me in the comments below!
Benjamin Moore Aura® paint offers the most advanced way to bring color to your life. Our exclusive Color Lock® technology, the only one of its kind in the industry, brings you discernibly richer, truer color paired with incomparable performance. Aura® paint’s proprietary Color Lock® technology distinguishes it from virtually every other paint on the market — it’s that remarkable. Color pigments are microscopically bonded to the paint film as it dries, permanently locking in color for richer, more enticing hues and a new standard in durability. Aura® paint is available in the entire Benjamin Moore® color palette of more than 3,300 hues along with our popular Affinity Colors® — 144 harmonious colors that complement every style. With Color Lock® technology, color pigments are locked into the paint film so color doesn’t fade, even after repeated washings.