Choosing paint colors is a confusing, TIME DEVOURING ordeal…
I recently went looking for a color I had seen that had the word “CLOUD” in it? Shouldn’t be too difficult…I was halfway there…right?…WRONG! As it turns out…BENJAMIN MOORE has …not one, not two, not three, but 12 colors with the word “CLOUD” in the NAME (OKAY….ONLY 11 – one color used “CLOUDY“.) .. BUT THERE are Two colors that even shared the SAME name…but in reverse –
“CLOUD WHITE” AND “WHITE CLOUD”…
Benjamin! If you are trying to drive me crazy – you are succeeding!!!!
Yet, despite the redundancy….ALL of the CLOUD colors are sublime…each so Beautiful and deserving namesake status with one of natures most exquisite and fleeting Inventions…CLOUDS – delicate but real and substantial colors…. I could see decorating a whole house JUST in these colors It would nearly float…
I knew I would have to share them with you…
I could see this in almost any room in the house…I am not sure if it has green undertones but it looks so earthy but not TOO dark…HERE it is in a Nursery…so soothing…
This cool but not bright pale blue/gray is lovely…would be pretty paired with almost any color…
Reminiscent of the clouds at Sunset…that hover over the horizon for a precious moment give us a peek into on of the most translucent peach colors…and then they disappear…I could not find a photo of this exact Peach but found a lovely Pale Peach room at Amie Corley Interiors which looked much Like I imagine Peach Cloud would look.
The ONLY BAD RAP Cloud White gets is that it is USED ALOT…but here is my take on that…if a color is used ALOT…I say…it must be good!!!!…and because it is WHITE…you can make it your own when you put YOU into the space…I adore the pops of Black here…you really must check out this blog “THE ART OF DOING STUFF”…Karen is a Goddess! She can do just about anything and as she says ‘”If I don;t know it, I’ll figure it out!” A girl after my own heart!
and in reverse…..
THIS BLOGGER EXTRAORDINAIRE DID a wonderful renovation and the walls are Benjamin Moore White Cloud, the cabinets and trim are Benjamin Moore Simply White, and the gray stencil and front door are Benjamin Moore Half Crest Moon.
Gray Cloud almost reminds me of a snow cloud …but a tad more blue…I adore this…and can we talk about this awesome Mid Century Headboard! I think I might to track one of these down for Phoebe’s room!
THIS PALE GRAY LAVENDER IS …well Dreamy….I could not find a photo of this exact color….but Amie Corley used a pale lavender in this girls room which is …sooooo DREAMY!!!!
This color makes me want to do over my entire house…I can just picture a family room with loose-fitting Belgian Linen slipcovers on big comfy Sofas…a sisal rug, black accents, maybe one of those black spindle back chairs, can you just see it! …. Cindy from THE CREATIVITY EXCHANGE guest posted ON REMODELAHOLIC with some lovely color palate suggestions including CLOUDY GRAY….you know I love my grayed down blues!
BM CLOUD NINE was almost the color of the exterior of our house…it straddles the undertones not too yellow and not too green/blue…just easy….but NOT a Bright color or white…though popular on trim…sort of a “dirty” white and I mean that in the most beautiful way…xo
..and of course..my FAVORITE CLOUD COLOR…..PINK CLOUD…..
YOU KNOW how much I adore Pink Cloud…My living room was Pink Cloud for 6 years and I imagine will be again someday. This pink is not of the girly pinks and yet it does not pretend to be another color either. It OWNS it’s Pinkishness outright…just a beautiful pink…which when combined with earthy neutrals and white is really …pretty heavenly…i miss it.
There you have my rundown of colors with CLOUD in the name….do you have any CLOUD colors by other Paint Manufacturers that you like? I would love to know more!
I leave tomorrow for the DESIGN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA! I missed last year but attended two years ago in Los Angeles. Not to be too overly dramatic but that trip changed my life…I made connections there that have opened up all kinds of doors for me…and I made so many lasting friendships…I am excited to go back, meet MORE friends and share our passions for Design and Blogging about it!
I will update you from the DBC ATLANTA!