So through a great company I work with called bzzagent, I was able to score some of Benjamin Moore’s Paint called Aura. As many of you know, I paint a lot (just recently repainted my kitchen and my all season’s room) and I do furniture re-purposing part time. So, I know first hand that only the highest quality paint is worth working with for coverage, durability, color quality and washability. You also know that the environment is a huge concern of mine and an integral part of my lifestyle. This is why I choose to use the Aura line of Paint. When it was released to the public market in 2006 with the trademarked Gennex colorant system it revolutionized the industry with it’s low VOC’s and Low Odor. It is also incredibly fresh looking and durable over time. This is important to me because there are times when you can wash the dirty walls and other times when they require touch up paint. I can re-paint a small section of wall if it gets worked on or stained and you can not tell where the old paint ends and the new paint was applied.
Now to pick a color!
I got a deck of color cards to help me decide but that makes it even more difficult to settle on one color when there are so many options.
To get the scoop on the hideous basement as it looks now
see the first post with pictures!
I know I need a light color because of the dark paneling, and I want to go with soothing…but lively enough to revive our spirits! Here are some of the color samples up against the newly painted kitchen.
As a family, we really like the blue-grey since the rest of the house is shades of buttery yellow (except for the newly painted sun room which I did in light green). So I am thinking that maybe I would like to stay within these blue shades. Soothing, light and would remind me of a bright blue sky in the summer time! YAY!
I am thinking of one of these three . . .
From top to bottom; serenata – exhale – crystalline
Do you agree with my decision or do you have a different idea for me?
Let me know in the comments dapper friends. What do you suggest?
I really like crystalline but all three blues are so pretty!
Hobbies on a Budget
Last spring we repainted our main living room area. We knew we wanted a light brown. I was shocked and overwhelmed to discover that there are thousands of shades of brown. Crazy to get to pick from cobweb, peanut butter and mellow butter…. Looks like you’ve made some great choices!
Cheap Is The *New* Classy
To me, the one in the middle is too dark for a basement. That is just a personal opinion, though. I LOVE the other two, though. 🙂
I really like exhale but I am a bright kinda color person. 😉
I love the birds egg, but it might be a little too light. The medium blue is also very pretty.
I love them all! But maybe the middle is a little dark, if there isn’t awesome lighting, it may be a little too dark. But I love your choices.
I love blue of all shades. I say the top or bottom if you want light.
I would probably go with the serenata because the middle one is a little too dark & the other is a little too light (would probably show smudges/etc a little too easy). I can’t wait to see if finished 🙂
I really like the Serenata color it stand out the best.
Pamela @ Still Dating My Spouse
Just make sure you pick a color that wouldn’t make you think you are in a dungeon. LOL
Have fun painting!
Good luck, I love decorating and updating but paint ideas are not my specialty. Can’t wait to see when your done.
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