Catalog Paint Colors & Wallpaper

Catalog Paint Colors from January 2014

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.

Old Man Winter is upon us. And we’re welcoming him with open arms. Our winter welcoming committee starts with color – neutrals of snowy white, sandalwood and gray layered in hushed tones of spa, smoky lavender and dusty rose.

Benjamin Moore's White Rain paint color

Graystone by Benjamin Moore

You may have noticed in our Winter 2014 catalog that this year marks the return of wallpaper. Wallpaper has been re-invented — it is no longer your Grandmother’s florals! Instead, it is soothing and textural, giving your room a wonderful dimension. Metallics are a hot trend colored in soft golds, coppers, and brass, or try a wall of grasscloth for added interest. For Ballard’s 2014 collection, we chose fabulous patterns and textures that will enhance the beauty of any room. We are certain you will agree that wallpaper is one of the most exciting trends of the year.

Below, you’ll see which wallpapers made it into our most recent catalog:


Ballard Designs Wallpaper in Trellis Gray

Ballard Designs Ticking wallpaper in Taffeta

Ballard Designs Grasscloth wallpaper in Blue

Ballard Designs Asian Toile wallpaper in Spa

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

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    December 7, 2016

    Hi! Beautiful stuff. What rug is in the picture with the Greystone # 1475?
    What about the various natural rugs – do you sell those?
    And the frames in the first image with the prints?

    Thank you!

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      Annika Dupree

      June 13, 2017

      Unfortunately, that rug is no longer available on our site. We do,however,currently offer a few rugs that are similar to that style:
      The Palmer Hand Knotted Rug

      Suzanne Kasler Emily Hand Knotted Rug

      As for natural rugs, we do carry a wide selection of natural fiber rugs on our site here: .
      The frames in the picture came with those prints. Unfortunately, we do not sell frames separately from the prints. We do have similar prints with a similar frame such as our Alabaster Bloom art found here: .

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    July 28, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful, love the curtains in the 3rd picture, can you tell me where you find them please?

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    July 24, 2015

    Can you tell me what color the walls are in the picture above labeled as Greystone. It looks like a grey/blue color.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 27, 2015

      Michelle, The color is Graystone #1475!