Color Love: Handpicked Hues & Tips from the Experts at Benjamin Moore

The best way to update your space? Paint. One day, and boom – the whole room changes. But painting your walls can be a big commitment. So to make sure we had it all down pat, we turned to our friends at Benjamin Moore for tips.

But they didn’t stop there. They went all out and designed a color palette exclusively for Rue. It’s a balance of neutrals and energetic pops of color meant to lend a little surprise and delight to a space.

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Itching to repaint every room in the house now? Before you do, let’s get back to those tips. Here’s what the experts are saying:

  • Start with primer. It’s important to prep the surface of your wall (especially if there are any freshly spackled spaces) and create a smooth, paint-ready surface.
  • Sheen levels are at your discretion. Essentially, sheen affects the amount of light reflected from the painted surface. It can hide imperfections and influence color perception. For a shiny look, go with a higher gloss.
  • There’s more to paint than meets the eye. For instance, Benjamin Moore’s ben® is easy to apply, fast-drying, and eco-friendly. Doesn’t really get better than that.

 
Have more questions or want to pick up a color? Stop in to your local Benjamin Moore store and keep an eye out for paint tips and tricks on Rue this month.

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August 16, 2013