March – April 2014 Paint Colors

Gray bedroom with canopy bed

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.

We’re on the heels of Spring, and this year, we were inspired by open and airy neutrals, accented by pops of color. Grays and creams were our palette du jour, but we couldn’t help sneaking a few brighter hues in our accessories.

Home office with Ballard Designs furnishings

Gray study with Ballard Designs furnishings

Gray dining room with pedestal table and white upholstered chairs

Living room with coral and blue color palette

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

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    July 22, 2016

    I absolutely love the last photo of the living room. What are the names of the colors used and is the furniture and decorations still for sale on the website?

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    July 11, 2016

    Love the mirrors above the dining room windows, beautiful! Where can I purchase them? Thanks!

    • Lydia Merz

      Lydia Merz

      July 14, 2016

      We don’t sell those anymore, but we have similar ones on our website.

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    April 3, 2016

    Hi, love the dining room with the circle light fixture! Any idea where I can find a similar one? Thanks!

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    Delia G.

    March 2, 2016

    Where are the curtains from in the Galveston Gray dining room?

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    October 7, 2015

    I live in Australia where Benjamin Moore colours aren’t available…how can I match them? I desperately want Chelsea Grey and Galveston Grey

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2015

      Hi Sarah,
      Not sure but you could see if your local paint store can color match to Benjamin Moore colors. Here in the states, most every paint store has these colors on file. If you aren’t able to do that, I’d suggest ordering a Benjamin Moore color deck and taking that to your paint store for them to match.
      Best of luck!