August – October 2017 Paint Colors

August - October 2017 paint colors in 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.

Benjamin Moore's Pine Brook paint color in Ballard Designs catalog

Pine Brook #490, Benjamin Moore

This rich, mossy green looks fantastic with nearly any neutral. We chose it for it’s earthiness and because it works with both chartreuse and emerald.

Benjamin Moore's Simply White in Ballard Designs catalog

Simply White #OC-117, Benjamin Moore

A true cream adds a little warmth to your room, while still giving you a fresh and airy backdrop for art and accessories.

Benjamin Moore's Deep Creek paint color in Ballard Designs catalog

Deep Creek #1477, Benjamin Moore

Dark walls have a certain drama about them. We love using them with ladylike pieces (think florals and blush) for an unexpected twist.

Silver Moon by Behr in Ballard Designs catalog

Silver Moon #UL200-9, Behr

A light grey goes with nearly any decor. It balances both warm and cool colors and adds a subtle backdrop to your space.

Benjamin Moore's Cobblestone Path paint color in Ballard Designs catalog

Cobblestone Path #1606, Benjamin Moore

Balance Warm tones with a gray paint color. We chose this one because it’s a true gray, no warm undertones.

Benjamin Moore's Mountain Mist paint color in Ballard Designs catalog

Mountain Mist #868

An icy blue sets a sooting tone for your space, perfect for bedrooms and offices.

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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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


  1. Reply

    Doug Robb

    August 20, 2017

    We’ve used Deep Creek a number of times with clients brave enough to go with a dark colour.

    It’s dark without being “too dark” for nervous homeowners

    Love your site by the way…first time commenting

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    Fernanda Waxman

    August 13, 2017

    Can you please share wall color on of. 69 – I THINK of August catalog?

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      Caroline McDonald

      August 21, 2018

      Would you mind telling us what pieces are in the room? That way we can find the right space and let you know the color.

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    Rose Rodriguez

    August 2, 2017

    Hi- I love this August catalog! Is it possible to find out the colors for these pages: 6, 26, 69? Especially 69? Thank you!

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      Annika Dupree

      August 4, 2017

      Hi Rose,
      So glad you love the catalog!
      The wall color on page 6 is wallpaper from Miles Redd’s Schumacher collection. On page 8, we actually used our Mira Blue fabric to upholster the walls. On page 69, the paint color is Cobblestone Path #1606 from Benjamin Moore.
      Hope this helps!