Favorite Paint Colors ~ The New Williamsburg Collection from Benjamin Moore

Happy Huesday, friends!  And welcome to the 2nd installment of my new blog series about favorite paint colors.  In case you missed last week's feature on Wythe Blue, you can see it right here.

Today I'll be previewing a portion of a palette of historical hues from the 18th and early 19th centuries instead of just one single color.  Just launched this month is the Williamsburg Collection from Benjamin Moore.  

What does it say about me that I get a little giddy when new paint colors are introduced?  I guess it means that I'm a paint and color geek.  It's true, I wholeheartedly admit it!

This month Benjamin Moore launched this new color palette which has 144 gorgeous shades.  We just got the new color deck and color chart at work (see above), and I've been playing with it and dreaming about which area of the house might be getting repainted soon. 

The theme of this new color collection is "where trend meets tradition".   Within the palette, there are 45 authentic Williamsburg colors curated by Benjamin Moore and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  For more information about Williamsburg, visit here.

Here are some of my favorites.  All of the photos are from Benjamin Moore.


Upper Walls:  CW-585  Ewing Blue
Lower Walls:  CW-30  Market Square Shell
Ceiling:  CW-595  Chesapeake Blue
Trim:  CW-5  Harwood Putty

I love this palette!  The soft aqua and neutral tan with the crisp trim look so heavenly.  I could live with this for a long time.


Walls:  CW-50  Tyler Gray
Ceiling:  CW-650  Palace Pearl

 Tyler Gray is my favorite neutral in the collection.  It would pair nicely with almost any other color.


Shelves:  Bracken Cream CW-105
Back of shelves:  Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 

I love the Williamsburg Wythe Blue in the back of the bookcases.  It adds a nice punch.  I have a very similar color in the back of our family room bookcases.  You can see our room in this post.


Walls:  Washington Blue  CW-630
Highboy:  Cornwallis Red  CW-315

Talk about a color that says "Wow"!  That Cornwallis Red is a showstopper!  I love the way it pops against the Washington Blue.


Walls:  Carter Gray  CW-80
Trim:  Capitol White  CW-10

I'm wanting to paint a room in our house with a dark neutral like this Carter Gray.  Maybe the half bath.  It's such a striking, bold color and looks great with the blue and green bottles and the orange accents in this photo.


Walls:  Spotswood Teal  CW-545
Trim:  Everard Blue  CW-575

This wall color is wonderful!  If you've visited Williamsburg or any other similar historical sites, you know that the paint colors used back then were very different from what we use today.  The colors then were vibrant and clear.  Think bright greens, blues, reds, etc.  Shocking, I know!


Walls:  Harwood Putty  CW-5

You just can't go wrong with Harwood Putty.  It's a fabulous white with the slightest touch of cream.


Walls:  Williamsburg Stone  CW-25
Doors:  Mopboard Black  CW-680
Trim:  Harwood Putty  CW-5

The Williamsburg Stone color is another great neutral that would go with most any other color.


Stairs and Wainscotting:  Williamsburg Wythe Blue  CW-590
Walls:  Palace Pearl  CW-650
Back Hall:  Claret  CW-305


Walls and trim:  Damask Yellow  CW-400


Door:  Mopboard Black  CW-680
Trim:  Gunsmith Gray  CW-65

 I think Mopboard Black might be my new go-to black for furniture, doors, and shutters.  And that door is amazing.  

This palette has just been launched this month, so before you go to your local Benjamin Moore store, call to make sure they have the samples.  We just got our starter set in and have the paint formulas to mix all 144 colors, but don't even have the take home swatches yet!  Drop in if you're local and we'll show you the entire palette!

I hope you've enjoyed this preview!

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  1. Those colours are phenomenal! I can't wait to order my deck! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aren't they gorgeous? I'm sure I'll be finding something soon that "needs" to be repainted, just so I can use one of these colors!

  2. I see some colors I like in there! I'm a huge fan of yellow and teals and blues right now.

  3. can I just say how much I love that medium minty green in the bottom row!!

  4. I love that Carter Gray too! It goes against everything I'm trying to do in my house right now (lighten things up) but it's gorgeous. Thanks for all the inspiration... I have several rooms on the "to-paint" list.

  5. I love this color palette! And this series


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