Good Questions: Paint Colors in This House Tour?

Good Questions: Paint Colors in This House Tour?

Oct 9, 2007


I am curious about the paint colours, and brands, for


...What technique did they use to get that effect in the kitchen?

Thanks in advance,



Julie responded with the following information:

1. The color in the door photo [above the jump] is actually a warm gray. The adjacent wall is the mustard color and it warms it up even more. We used Benjamin Moore Classic Color 1535 Seattle Mist.

2. The color in the workroom photo is the mustard color in the same room. It's Benjamin Moore Color Preview color 2160-30 Maple Sugar.

3. Ahhh....the kitchen. A bit more complex. The "blue" of the kitchen is not blue at all. It's chalkboard paint. I mixed Benjamin Moore black chalkboard paint with Rustoleum green chalkboard paint (more black than green when mixing). They were mixed in the paint tray with no scientific measurements from batch to batch as I painted. With chalkboard paint, it needs to "cure" for 3 days before you draw. My goal was to have a very uneven washy feel, so after the curing, I drew on the entire wall with the side of white sticks of chalk. Then cleaned the chalk off with a slightly damp sponge. The more the sponge wipes the more smeary the chalk gets which exactly what I wanted. I've kept the same sponge to clean off the wall in between drawings. My thought was that if it's uneven, I'd be more likely to randomly sketch and not feel like sketches needed to be perfect.

Thanks, Julie!

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