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Choosing the right paint color can be agonizing. Right now, there’s a surge of HGTV.com readers who are searching for the perfect hues.

Mixing Paint Colors and Patterns, From HGTV Magazine

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Designer Tyler Wisler says, “Oh, the right paint color can really transform a room! It can intentionally make a space have a cool and slick feeling, or cozy it up in a few strokes of a saturated roller.”

He says, “I think the colors that have underlying tones of grey are just perfect for the trends happening right now. A great one that has a slight bit of warmth is Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Color-Storm AF-700. Another favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Color-Wisteria AF-585, which has a tint of lavender in it. It’s a tone that is surprisingly gender neutral, and provides a great backdrop for so many color combinations when accessorizing.”

He then says, “One of my go-to colors is sort of not even a color… Benjamin Moore’s Black Chalkboard paint is the best non-color to really set off a room! When applied it reads a dark charcoal hue, making anything surrounding it just POP! I just used the chalkboard paint for a makeover show, George to the Rescue. The results were spectacular!”
Gorgeous grey paint color, room designed by Tyler Wisler
Sound like fun? Check out 30 creative ways to use chalkboard paint around the house or just buy a few chalkboard decals.
Turn a plain piece of wood into a whimsical DIY headboard with chalkboard paint and a handmade stencil, like this one designer Maureen Toribio created.
If you’re looking for a new paint color, try not to agonize. Even if you do, sometimes it pays to be indecisive. You can use your leftover mini paint jar samples for a DIY project. Check out 8 ideas from HGTV Magazine.

What changes are you looking to make around the house? Let us know…or just keep clicking.

23 Responses

  1. Claire says:

    Love the color combination used in the first picture.

  2. Sarah says:

    What are the paint specs on the first picture for the walls & chairs? Thanks!

  3. Belinda says:

    Just recently tried chalkboard paint and I absolutely love it.

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  5. Jane B says:

    I noticed that the "new" red this year, 2012, is darker than the one shown in the photo.
    The new color is called oxblood.

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