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SUMMER RE-RUNS – MY FAVORITE NEUTRALS!

SUMMMER RE-RUNS TIME !!!!!

 ” My 10  FAVORITE Beigey-Gray NEUTRALS”

ALL BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS: 1. ASHWOOD, 2. CREAMY WHITE (AKA SPRING IN ASPEN), 3. EDGECOMB GRAY, 4.FEATHER DOWN, 5. FRENCH CANVAS, 6. LANCASTER WHITEWASH, 7. MARITIME WHITE, 8. OLD PRARIE, 9. SAILCLOTH
ALL BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS: 1. ASHWOOD, 2. CREAMY WHITE (AKA SPRING IN ASPEN), 3. EDGECOMB GRAY, 4.FEATHER DOWN, 5. FRENCH CANVAS, 6. LANCASTER WHITEWASH, 7. MARITIME WHITE, 8. OLD PRARIE, 9. SAILCLOTH….

AND

10. TITANIUM
10. TITANIUM

YES, I know,  these colors, in this configuration, look almost identical.

In real life they are each unique, with subtle and non intrusive undertones …These 10 colors are my favorite Beigey Gray type “Neutrals”. Do not be fooled, some have the word “white” in their name BUT they are NOT whites.  Not to be confused with the GREYED down whites either – these are TRUE NEUTRALS. They serve as an excellent backdrop to the bright happy colors we all love so much right now….and are anything but boring!

They are all Benjamin Moore Colors. I have used 7 of these colors in my current home. Ashwood – Dining Room, Feather Down – Entryway, Creamy White/ Spring in Aspen – Living Room, Maritime White – Upstairs hall, Edgecomb Gray – the Sleeping Porch AND Titanium – Dining Room table.

FEATHER DOWNA ND YOUNG MISS CLARA WHEN WAS HERE FOR THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE HOUSE CRASH...
BENJAMIN MOORE “FEATHER DOWN” AND YOUNG MISS CLARA WHEN WAS HERE FOR THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE HOUSE CRASH…

These colors are the absolute perfect backdrop to the colors I use in my fabrics, art, lamps and accessories.  They are like a VERY GOOD FRIEND who HIGHLIGHTS your best traits…provides the necessary balance and lightness while letting you shine. All I know is that after what felt like a  lifetime of changing colors every 8-12 months…I brought these colors into my home 5 years ago and I have NOT felt compelled to change my wall colors…nope, not yet.

They are not for everyone…but they work great for me!

ASHWOOD - MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE DINING ROOM
1. ASHWOOD
ASHWOOD - FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE
ASHWOOD – FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE
FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE - ASHWOOD
FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE – ASHWOOD . Her Living room is painted Ashwood (above) and the dining room is painted another amazing neutral….Benjamin Moore Halo – OC-46.  I HIGHLY urge you to visit this blog, if you are a fan of beautiful homes and neutrals. She has done neutrals throughout her beautiful antique farmhouse…in combination with natural organic elements…stone, wood, glass and metals..and the marriage is beyond perfect…She has given me untold inspiration.   
CREAMY WHITE AKA SPRING IN ASPEN
2. CREAMY WHITE AKA SPRING IN ASPEN

SPRING IN ASPEN AKA “CREAMY WHITE” is one of my favorite Neutrals. It has a ..well “creaminess” to it! It goes more toward Gold that Grey..but is no way a yellow. Great is large spaces, warms them up.

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE LIVING ROOM CREAM WHITE AKA SPRING IN ASPEN
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE LIVING ROOM CREAM WHITE AKA SPRING IN ASPEN
SPRING IN ASPEN KATIE UKROPS HOUSE
SPRING IN ASPEN KATIE UKROPS HOUSE – this home, in August 2008 Domino magazine started it all!
EDGECOMB GRAY
3. EDGECOMB GRAY

“EDGECOMB GRAY” IS  a true “Griege”…but warmer and lighter than Revere Pewter.

EDGECOMB GRAY FROM perfectly-imperfectlife blogspot.
EDGECOMB GRAY FROM perfectly-imperfectlife blogspot.
Justin Bernhaut for Domino via Flickr
Justin Bernhaut for Domino via Flickr (I LOVE THE DOG PORTRAIT!)
TRADITIONAL HOME EDGECOMB GRAY
TRADITIONAL HOME
EDGECOMB GRAY
FEATHER DOWN
4. FEATHER DOWN
HOUZZ
HOUZZ
KATIE UKROPS ENTRYWAY FROM DAUGUST 2008 DOMINO MAGAZINE - FEATHER DOWN - this home inspired my move to neutrals and I have NEVER looked back...
KATIE UKROPS ENTRYWAY FROM AUGUST 2008 DOMINO MAGAZINE – FEATHER DOWN – this home inspired my move to neutrals and I have NEVER looked back…
The Long View down the front hall
The Long View down the front hall
CREDENZA AND GALLERY WALL
CREDENZA AND GALLERY WALL
FRENCH CANVAS
5. FRENCH CANVAS
FRENCH CANVAS -BEACH HOUSE IN THE CITY
FRENCH CANVAS -BEACH HOUSE IN THE CITY
FRENCH CANVAS PINTEREST
FRENCH CANVAS PINTEREST
FRENCH CANVAS - BEACH HOUSE IN THE CITY
FRENCH CANVAS – BEACH HOUSE IN THE CITY
LANCASTER WHITEWASH
6. LANCASTER WHITEWASH
PINTEREST
PINTEREST – LANCASTER WHITEWASH

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MARITIME WHITE
7. MARITIME WHITE
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE UPSTAIRS HALLWAY MARITIME WHITE
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE UPSTAIRS HALLWAY MARITIME WHITE- I think this is one of my personal favorites of the favorites…but shhhhhhh don’t tell the other neutrals, they are very sensitive.
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MY UPSTAIRS HALLWAY – MARITIME WHITE

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OLD PRAIRE
8. OLD PRAIRE
SOUTH SHORE REDECORATING OLD PRAIRIE
SOUTH SHORE REDECORATING OLD PRAIRIE
OLD PRAIRIE - DECORPAD
OLD PRAIRIE – DECORPAD
SAILCOTH
9. SAILCOTH
PROJECT NURSERY SAILCLOTH
PROJECT NURSERY SAILCLOTH 
SAILCLOTH - DECORPAD
SAILCLOTH – DECORPAD

AND FINALLY

10. TITANIUM
10. TITANIUM
TITANIUM - PERFECTLY IMPERCEPTIBLE BLOG
TITANIUM – FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE BLOG – MASTER BEDROOM
TITANIUM - PEEKING THROUGH THE SUNFLOWERS
TITANIUM – PEEKING THROUGH THE SUNFLOWERS

There you go…my 10 favorite Neutrals

Like I said, these colorS are not for everyone. But I think they dispel the myth that Neutrals are boring. I find these colors perfectly beautiful. And Versatile And flexible. They quite simply…JUST WORK!

Do you use any of these colors in your home?

ON MY WAY TO SEE THE TRACI ZELLER’S CHARLOTTE HOMEARAMA 2015 TODAY!!!

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2 thoughts on “SUMMER RE-RUNS – MY FAVORITE NEUTRALS!

  1. Yes – I painted my family room and kitchen in Titanium and LOVE it. Blue grey undertones and looks fresh and clean with everything.

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