ColorTherapy: Simple Painting Projects

Color Name: Sweet Pear 389
Brand: Benjamin Moore

For a simple summer weekend project to color your world, why don’t you try one of these simple painting projects ? In this beach-side house, color is bleached out like the color of driftwood — save a few accents like this fireplace mantle painted Sweet Pear. Recognize those paintings?

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Color Name: Amethyst Sky 1447
Brand: Benjamin Moore
Why don’t you paint a purple runner up your stairs? Same beach house, makes cleaning beach sand off the “carpet” a sweep of the broomstick away.

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Color Name: Black
Why don’t you paint your particle-board cabinets black? That’s right, plain black. I was shocked at how chic this looked, from such humble origins. Add brushed nickel handles and stir.

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Before & After

- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

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