August-September 2015 Paint Colors

Paint colors from the Ballard Designs catalog

Because we shoot in real homes, we are not always at liberty to paint the walls. In those cases, we have chosen paint colors that best match the wall color in the photo. Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish and other factors.  Therefore, it’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first. We use Benjamin Moore paint, but most paint stores can match any color.

This Fall, we were inspired by dark, rich spaces that make you want to cozy up and sit by the fire or read a book. We’re out to prove that dark colors don’t have to be sad and depressing!!

Paint colors from the Ballard Designs catalog

Benjamin Moore's Van Deusen Blue

Benjamin Moore's Van Deusen Blue

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Moss

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Moss

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Moss

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Moss

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Moss

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Moss

Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse

Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse

Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse

Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse

Benjamin Moore's Navajo White

Benjamin Moore's Navajo White

Benjamin Moore's Iron Mountain

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Mist

Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee

Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee

Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Benjamin Moore's Simply White

Browse paint colors from past catalogs, or find more decorating inspiration by visiting our Pinterest boards.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Carlyn November 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm - Reply
     

    Love the Navajo White kitchen, and REALLY love the gray/green cabinet. Do you know what color the cabinets are painted?! Thank you!

  2. Ed September 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm - Reply
     

    What is the color of the walls in the Laundry Room on Pages 64/65 in the Late Fall 2015 catalog?

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate September 11, 2015 at 9:36 am - Reply
       

      Hi Ed,
      The color is Benjamin Moore’s Green Tint #2139-60.

      • Ed September 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm
         

        Thanks for the quick reply!

  3. Kaitlin Czura September 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply
     

    Hi! We are moving into a new house and painting the whole interior of the house to give it a nice sprucing up! Would love to get some help picking out some colors. I would honestly pay you for some assistance! I could maybe give you the address to look up the listing since it was just sold. Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate November 5, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply
       

      Hi Kaitlin,
      We actually offer free design services that can help you pick paint colors, as well as fabrics, furnitures pieces, art, rugs, and everything else you need for your space. Simply complete this form and our Design Solutions team will reach out to you. Be sure to include photos of your space so we can give you the most helpful advice and tips!
      The How to Decorate Team

  4. Peggy August 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply
     

    I love the Avery Olive upholstery fabric in your catalog, and just ordered a swatch. I am thinking of ordering it on the Eaton loveseat for a living room I am redecorating. I see you have used the Mountain Moss on your walls with the Avery Olive sofa. I want to brighten up this living room with a lighter wall color, but am considering an accent wall in the Mountain Moss. I need ideas for a lighter shade of green to coordinate with the accent wall. Also wondering about an off white wall color that would coordinate with the white in Avery Olive, but wonder if that is too great a contrast with one Mountain Moss wall. Suggestions?

  5. MARGARET PEACE July 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply
     

    The Van Deusen blue Ben Moore color is favulous with the green cabinet. What cabinet is that? What color green”

  6. Faye Frazier July 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply
     

    The same area rug appears to be utilized in three or four different situations. One appears to be a dining room; one, an office; another, in a different dining area. The colors of the rug seem to be terra cotta shades and green shades. What is the name of the area rug? Does the rug have any black in it? Is a sample of the rug available to order? Thank you very much for showing so many staging possibilities.

  7. A. L. Sperapani July 13, 2015 at 5:10 pm - Reply
     

    I am renovating a bathroom and would like it to look beachy. Can you suggest some Benjamin Moore paint colors that would match your spa bathroom accessories? Thanks.

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate July 31, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply
       

      Hi A.L.
      We would love to help you select some paint colors that match our spa bathroom accessories. Simply complete this form, and our design team will contact you with some suggestions!
      The How to Decorate Team

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