Benjamin Moore Hydrangea Flowers 2008-40.
I found these flowers at the Met: Tulip Wallpaper by William Morris. I didn’t know this, but tulips weren’t introduced to Europe until the 16th century. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word “tulbant,” meaning “turban.”
I love a robin’s-egg blue door, especially on those cedar-shingle houses on long island. Color inspiration: Benjamin Moore Bahaman Sea Blue 2055-40.
This bright orange wall inside Love Shines caught my eye from the street and reminded me of the small shops I’ve seen in Mexico. Call for the new location, they’re moving down the block. Ace Tiger Lily A16-7.
And lastly, my favorite inspiration of all: a young lady walked past my window wearing a bright pink raincoat and carrying a chartreuse umbrella—shades of my Pop-Art Pastels column last month. She disappeared before I could snap a photo, so I offer this sketch instead. Color inspiration: Benjamin Moore Chartreuse 2024-10. - Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter