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.

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    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?
    https://www.ballarddesigns.com/howtodecorate/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!!!

    • How to Decorate Team
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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!
    https://www.ballarddesigns.com/howtodecorate/wp-content/gallery/kitchens/MJJ16_gallery_32.jpg

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    Jackie

    May 29, 2016

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

  8. Reply

    Jackie

    May 29, 2016

    Hello! Looking for the paint color on page 70 of the June 2016 issue. Thank you:)

  9. Reply

    Cindy

    May 27, 2016

    What is the paint color used in the Eddie Ross dining room? It’s a great neutral which is what I’m currently searching for. I love how the accent colors pop against it!

    • How to Decorate Team
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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      June 3, 2016

      Cindy,
      It’s Benjamin Moore’s White Dove!

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    Nancy L.

    May 23, 2016

    Beautiful paint colors! As someone who refuses to “go gray all the way” in my home, the warm taupey-beige tones win my heart. Scrolling through Instagram, all I see is gray paint, gray sofas, gray cabinetry, etc. Gray is nice, but it is very overdone and I (personally) can only take it in small doses anymore. I appreciate BD standing out from the crowd and having your own sense of style!

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    Gail

    May 16, 2016

    Love seeing theses colors in rooms. I am so torn on my ceiling color. I have open concept and I am painting my cabinets, crown and base broads, and doors in White Dove. What color should I paint the ceilings? With the cabinets and the wide crown right at the ceiling is it going to look odd if I paint the ceiling a different shade of white? Apprentice your input!

    • How to Decorate Team
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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 17, 2016

      Gail,
      Is there a reason you don’t want to paint the ceiling White Dove? We’d suggest painting your ceiling the same shade as the rest of your kitchen, but do it in a flat ceiling paint. It will look subtlety different because of the finish, but won’t clash!
      Best of luck!

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    Joanie

    May 9, 2016

    I’m looking for a creamy white that will work well with the Sherwin Williams Portabello…what would you suggest? Seashell?? Thank you for your help!

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      Joanie

      May 9, 2016

      I should note the baseboard trim and window casings are painted in Sherwin Williams, Navajo White! Thank you!

    • How to Decorate Team
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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 10, 2016

      Joanie,
      SW Portabello is a great color! Benjamin Moore’s Seashell would look because it does have yellow in it. Look for whites with more yellow and less gray and you should find something that works perfectly. Of course, we cannot stress how important it is to test paint swatches in the room where you’re using them. Colors can look drastically different on the walls versus the paint chip depending on the amount of light your space gets and the direction of that light.
      Best of luck!

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    Eileen

    May 8, 2016

    Can’t find the colors I like! There are 2 pages I really like and they aren’t in this section. Please put the color matches back in the catalog. I don’t like having to spend more time on the computer hunting for what is not there.
    Thank you!

    • How to Decorate Team
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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 9, 2016

      Eileen,
      We’re so sorry you can’t find what you’re looking for. What are the pages #s, we’ll be happy to help!

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    Sharon Gray

    May 4, 2016

    These are all beautiful colors but I am looking for the color white used on the plank bedroom wall on page 35. Could you provide the brand and color?

    • How to Decorate Team
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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 5, 2016

      Sharon,
      It’s Benjamin Moore’s White Dove!

  15. Reply

    Anna Bishop

    May 2, 2016

    I still don’t see the orange color pictured in the catalog (that specifically states to look on this website to find the color). Please advise what the color is…I have picked up some Benjamin Moore colors that seem to match, but would like to have a specific name/number. Thank you!

    • How to Decorate Team
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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 3, 2016

      Anna,

      Thanks for your comment. The orange/coral you’re referring to is Benjamin Moore’s Rich Coral. This room was in our previous March-April catalog (colors here).

      This post features our May-June paint colors which are in our newest Summer catalog! Sorry for the confusion.

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Martie LeRoy

    April 28, 2016

    Can the Stormcloud Gray be used to paint a bathroom cabinet?

  17. Reply

    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country

    April 21, 2016

    Love these colors. We only use Benjamin Moore paints and it is so helpful to see the colors in your catalog.

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