Paint Style by Personality

Ensure your walls speak volumes about your style – in soft, soothing hues, of course. Here, the experts at Benjamin Moore weigh in.


The Romantic
That tufted headboard and sheer bed canopy demand a soft, feminine backdrop, like walls in rosy pink or a creamy neutral with blush undertones. Try Milk Shake 1165 or Antique Pearl 2113-70.

The Prepster
If tradition is top of mind, you can’t go wrong with classic navy and white. Try Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20 or Ice Mist 2123-70. For something with a girlish touch – think paisley bedding in green and pink – reach for Stokes Forest Green 2035-40 or Watermelon Red 2087-20.

The Fashion Lover
As an addict of all things modern, chic, and at times over the top, don’t be afraid to take risks with wall colors. Be bold with Old Claret 2083-30 – a warm, velvety dark raspberry – with subtle accents of Metropolitan AF-690.

The Naturalist
Distressed wood furniture and upcycled décor call for an earthy mix of mossy browns and steel greys. Try Pashmina AF-100 or Middlebury Brown HC-68.

Think these paint colors match your personality? Find them – and some expert advice – at Benjamin Moore.

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September 13, 2013