Monday, November 5, 2012

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Hubs spent the last two days painting the family room and kitchen.
It looks crazy good.

We decided to paint the doors and surround trim the same navy as the walls.
I wish I had the words to describe how much I love it.
While attending Abigail Ahern's masterclass this summer 
the ideas that stayed with me most were

1. Go to the dark side with paint
2.  Paint walls, doors and moulding the same color

When everything is painted the same color,
the stuff you purposefully put in your home is pushed to the front--
furniture, art, books, rugs.

All the doors and trim in my house are painted white but not for long.
Why would I want the first thing people see be the doors?

Look at the art!  
I carried it home from trips abroad.
Look at the books!
Every museum I've ever visited has a book in the shelves.
Look at the furniture!
That was my great grandparents.

Don't look at the doors. They builder grade and they ugly.

A round of applause needs to be given to BM Hale Navy.
It envelopes you and its cozy and its exactly what I was hoping for.


  1. Love it! I wish I could brave the white furniture downstairs, but I find your blog so inspirational.

  2. Are you kidding?? It is stunning! I wish more people had the nerve you do. That is magazine worthy!
    xoxo -e (

  3. You've done an amazing job. I can imagine how ambient and ocsy It would be when the sun goes down with the fire and the soft lighting from the lamps.


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