May-July 2016 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.

Benjamin Moore's Galapagos Turquoise in a living room

Benjamin Moore's Fantasy Blue in Ballard Designs room from catalog

Benjamin Moore's Fantasy Blue in Ballard Designs room from catalog

Benjamin Moore's Fantasy Blue in Ballard Designs room from catalog

Benjamin Moore's Fantasy Blue in Ballard Designs room from catalog

Sherwin Williams Fireworks in Ballard Designs room from catalog

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Mist paint color in Ballard Designs living room

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Mist paint color in Ballard Designs living room

Benjamin Moore's Storm Cloud Gray in bedroom from Ballard Designs catalog

Benjamin Moore's Storm Cloud Gray in bedroom from Ballard Designs catalog

Benjamin Moore's Coastal Fog paint color in Ballard Designs living room

Benjamin Moore's Coastal Fog paint color in Ballard Designs bedroom

Benjamin Moore's Coastal Fog paint color in Ballard Designs bedroom

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in living room

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in living room

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in office

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in office

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in office

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in bedroom

Benjamin Moore's Seashell paint color from Ballard Designs paint color in office

Find our best tips on choosing paint colors, or browse paint colors from past catalogs or decorating inspiration by visiting our Pinterest boards.

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29 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sarah

    June 21, 2017
     

    I am looking for the name of the paint color on pages 66 and 67 of the July 2017 issue. Thanks!

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      Annika Dupree

      July 10, 2017
       

      Hi Sarah,
      I want to make sure I get you the correct paint color information! In order to do so, could you please give me more information as to what rooms are on those pages so I can locate that information for you?
      Thank you!

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    MJ Theel

    April 16, 2017
     

    Looking for name of wall paint on page 38 July 2016 issue.

    • Caroline McDonald
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      Caroline McDonald

      April 19, 2017
       

      MJ,
      It’s Galapagos Turquoise by Benjamin Moore.

  3. Reply

    Kristi Gallagher

    April 12, 2017
     

    I was wondering about Page 52’s paint color. The Calais bath. It does not appear to be one of the blues mentioned. Can you please help identifying this color? Thank you!

    • Caroline McDonald
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      Caroline McDonald

      April 19, 2017
       

      Kristi,
      It’s Benjamin Moore’s Mountain Mist. Some of the paint colors may look totally different from one another depending on the lighting we used when we photographed them!
      Hopefully this helps though.

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    Anne

    January 18, 2017
     

    Is this paint color Benjamin Moore’s Seashell?
    http://www.howtodecorate.com/wp-content/gallery/storage-spaces/MJJ16_gallery_6.jpg
    Thanks!

    • Caroline McDonald
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      Caroline McDonald

      January 19, 2017
       

      It is!

  5. Reply

    Kathryn

    July 12, 2016
     

    I am looking for the wall color and trim color used in the laundry scheme on page 51 of the 2016 Best of Summer Catalog that just arrived and I believe it is the same combination on page 60 with the beautiful drape panels and Sofia chair. Windows in a new home I am building are in a taupe color similar to this trim color and I love the creaminess of the walls with this trim color. Thank you for your help!! I loved Ballard Design and I am so grateful that you give guidance with paint colors!! Invaluable help!!!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 14, 2016
       

      Kathryn,
      The color is Benjamin Moore’s Seashell. We don’t have any information about the trim color though. Sorry!

  6. Reply

    Nikola

    June 11, 2016
     

    Looking for paint color to match this pic of the kitchen island!
    http://www.howtodecorate.com/wp-content/gallery/kitchens/MJJ16_gallery_32.jpg

  7. Reply

    Jackie

    May 29, 2016
     

    Oh! Found it – Coastal Fog. Never mind:)

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