DIY & DESIGN FROM BERMUDA'S OLDEST PAINT STORE

Benjamin Moore HISTORICAL PAINT COLOURS

A few days ago a couple came into the store with the goal of renovating their kitchen. They had just gotten rid of their avocado green refrigerator and were looking to update – from the 70’s.  This started me thinking of how decorating trends have changed over the decades and made we wonder what the next generation will think of our choices.  All that stainless steel and granite we’re drooling over (and spent a fortune on) will probably get laughed right into the dumpster.

Fads will come and go but certain colours and designs really are timeless.  A beautiful natural paint colour is a great choice if you enjoy changing out your accessories, fabrics, and artwork.  It will go with almost anything.  If you’re a creature of habit (I think my husband will make me sleep in the car if I paint the bedroom anything other than beige) you will also find comfort in a colour that stays with you over time.

Most paint manufacturers have a historical collection in their palette.  This selection of colours is great for a few reasons.  The shades are softer which makes them perfect for any room in the house, the choices are limited to a few dozen colours which makes them feel less overwhelming, and most shades will work with each other so creating a cohesive colour scheme for your home is easy.

Just because they are “historical” don’t think of these colours from Benjamin Moore are being old or outdated.  Need a little more convincing? Check out these beautiful rooms from Houzz and don’t forget to click on each image for more.

Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue

Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue

Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow

Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow

Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray

Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray

Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan

Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray

Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray

Benjamin Moore Audubon Russet

Benjamin Moore Audubon Russet

Benjamin Moore Guilford Green

Benjamin Moore Guilford Green

Benjamin Moore Monroe Bisque

Benjamin Moore Monroe Bisque

Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown

Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown

Benjamin Moore Abingdon Putty

Benjamin Moore Abingdon Putty

Benjamin Moore Mayflower Red

Benjamin Moore Mayflower Red

Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue

Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

If you love historical colours, also check out Benjamin Moore’s latest Williamsburg colour collection here.

If you liked this post don’t forget to check back next week to see what’s new on the blog but if you can’t wait  our Facebook page is updated daily with amazing spaces, design tips and DIY projects.  Or get a sneak peak at life behind the scenes at the paint store (and more stunning rooms) on our Instagram page here.  

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HAPPY PAINTING!

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