Favorite Paint Color ~ All American Edition

Happy Hues-day, friends!  Welcome to week 4 of my blog series about favorite paint colors.

In honor of Independence Day, the colors of the day are red, white, and blue.  Specifically, Benjamin Moore Caliente, White Dove, and Hudson Bay, (and also Gray Mist).

I hope everyone is getting prepared for a fabulous 4th of July.  I know we are!

 Red, white, and blue will always be a classic in this country.  Although it's usually seen more in farmhouse or rustic decor, it can be used anywhere.
Benjamin Moore Caliente
Caliente AF-290

If you want to make a bold statement in a half bath, Caliente is definitely your color.

Probably our most popular off white at the paint shop, White Dove has the slightest hint of color.  Unless you have a true white next to it, you would think it was white.  There's just enough color to knock off the coldness of stark white.  We have White Dove on the trim in about 90% of our house and I love it.

kitchen baking area with open shelving and two toned cabinets 

Melissa at  The Inspired Room used White Dove on her upper cabinets and trim in her recent kitchen renovation, which looks amazing, by the way.  I personally love the dark lower cabinets in here.

I love this little boy's bed that was painted in Hudson Bay.  It complements the bedding and gives a nice contrast of color against the white walls.

I hope you've found this post helpful and inspiring.  Let me know if you've used any of these colors before or if you have another favorite paint color.  I'll be featuring one color per week and am interested in photos of "real" rooms if you have some you would like to share.

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  1. AnonymousJuly 02, 2013

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors. I am a true red, white and blue gal. I was raised that way and my whole house is red, white and blue! I live in FL so that's unusual to find here. Seems like everyone else likes the beach colors...not me. This is my style. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great colors! I just love patriotic decorating in the summer months. Something about it is so natural all season long. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I agree! Nothing like a little red, white and blue in the summer. Have a great 4th! ~ Angie

  3. love those colors.... my hands-down favorite is that bed!

    1. Me too, Holly. That's funny, I somehow thought of you when I saw the painted boy's bed. It reminded me of your style! I love a Jenny Lind bed, especially a painted one! Have a great 4th! ~ Angie


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