What could be more exciting for a color geek like me than receiving this fresh off the press (paint press that is) new Color Stories Fan Deck from Benjamin Moore. I had blogged about the new Color Stories paint earlier and showed you my hallway I painted in tandoori in this post here.  Being a Benjamin Moore Color Expert,  I was lucky to score one of the very first decks and here is what it looks like.

Benjamin Moore Color Stories Fan Deck


The colors are SO beautiful and I can’t wait to share them with clients. Check out these beautiful, rich, complex neutrals.

Color Stories neutrals


I have been thinking of repainting my entrance and hallway for months (okay, 2 years)  and these neutrals might just push me to finally do it.

Before the colors were released I was able to get a few colors from one of the test stores that was carrying the paint and not only did I paint an accent wall but I also tried it out on wood. I had just purchased some new dining room curtains at West Elm in pear green and found the perfect match in a Color Story color called Turkish Bay leaf. At first I was hesitant to paint the chairs as they were my grandmother’s (brought over from England way long ago). The fact is though, I never really liked them as they were not my style and very “grandmother looking”. I decided to just take a risk and painted them Turkish Bay Leaf . I also recovered  the original worn blah beige seats in a graphic black and white print and now I love them.  In thinking about it, I think my Grandmother would be happy to know I made them my own.

Chair painted in Turkish Bay Leaf from Color Stories


     I loved the color so much that I also painted the inside of my side board which houses my Droll Designs pottery collection.


Here is the room as it looks now.


I’m planing on buying a rug (sea grass or sisal) but for the time being I like the wood floor.  I just love the paint and I would love to hear what you think.


If you want to try one of the new Color Stories colors in your home and would like help finding the perfect one, give me a call.








Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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