August – September 2019 Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore's Witching Hour paint color in Ballard Designs bedroom

We leaned on moody blues, dark charcoal, and soothing spa blue in this Fall’s catalog. A bold color can make a dramatic backdrop for interesting shapes and patterns, but never underestimate the power of a neutral. Light blues, grays, and whites never fail to let furniture and fabrics shine and leave us with spaces that feel open and serene. 

Because we shoot in real homes, we’re not always at liberty to paint the walls, and in those cases, we’ve 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. It’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first.

Benjamin Moore’s Galapagos Turquoise #2057-20

A rich peacock blue can set off classic neutrals and breathe life into your favorite tans and white. We loved Galapagos Turquoise because it has a little bit of green, which gives it a youthful, energetic feel.

Benjamin Moore’s Schooner #AF-520

Benjamin Moore’s Schooner is a classic blue. It’s dark but still works well with light woods to keep your room feeling open. Mix it with black, wood finishes, white, and even metallics.

Benjamin Moore’s Constellation AF-540

A soft serene blue works in almost any space. It pairs with darker blues, wood tones, black, white, and so many other colors. A light blue can really work with anything, so it’s no wonder we used this shade liberally in our Fall catalog.

Benjamin Moore’s Witching Hour #2120-30

Nothing creates drama like a dark paint color, but you’d be surprised at how open and welcoming it can feel in a room that gets lots of natural light. Add in white pieces for high impact!

Benjamin Moore's light gray and white Calm paint color in Ballard Designs paint color

Benjamin Moore’s Calm OC-22

This white is just what you’d expect based on its name. It has a touch of gray without feeling cold, but it’s still warm.

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 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.


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    Hunter Walker

    September 19, 2020

    Where can I find the bedding in the picture with the calm paint color? I love it!

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    Jan Ogle

    August 5, 2019

    I’d love to know the front door color on page 29 of the August 2019 catalogue.
    Thank you.

    • Caroline McDonald

      Caroline McDonald

      August 20, 2019

      It’s Sherwin Williams’ Spiced Cider #7702.
      So glad you like it!