Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Heirloom Red and Oyster Bay

heirloom red by valspar paint
Red Door: Heirloom Red by Valspar
Wall Color: Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams

Friday, July 27, 2012

Palladian Blue

palladian blue by benjamin moore paint
Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
Photos taken by Jylare Smith Photography
See other posts on Palladian Blue here and here.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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Flagstone by Martha Stewart
See other posts on Flagstone here and here

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vapor Trails

vapor trails by benjamin moore
Vapor Trails by Benjamin Moore
To see colors that coordinate well with Vapor Trails, go here.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summerhouse Blue and Cincinnatian Hotel Lindner Blue

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Lighter blue: Summerhouse Blue by Valspar
Darker blue: Cincinnatian Hotel Lindner Blue by Valspar

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quiet Moments and Swiss Coffee

Ceiling color: Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore
Kitchen cabinets: Swiss Coffee by Behr
See other posts on Quiet Moments and Swiss Coffee here and here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monticello Yellow

Happy Independence Day, everyone! This holiday is my favorite, after Christmas, for so many reasons. I love the food, the warm summer weather, fireworks,  Lee Greenwood, barbecues, boating on the lake, being with family, and feeling so PROUD of this country that I LOVE. I hope you all are feeling the same and enjoying this wonderful holiday.

To celebrate, I posted a few of George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s favorite paint colors – (yes they had them too!) They are vibrant and bright, apparently showing off their wealth, and if you want to add some great color in your home and have a little bit of history behind it, you can get the same colors that were used in Monticello and Mount Vernon. 

Fine Paints of Europe has put together a collection based on the colors used in Mount Vernon and has some interesting information on George Washington’s sense of style. I love this:

“Washington’s diaries and letters reveal intricate details regarding his hands-on approach and passion for beautifying his home. The man who inspired a nation was himself inspired by beauty, design and bright, bold color.” Fine Paints of Europe

The more I read and learn about this man, the more I love him.

Enjoy the colors, and enjoy this wonderful Independence Day. Happy Birthday, America!

Verdigris by Fine Paints of Europe
(Mount Vernon Estate of Colours)

Prussian Blue by Fine Paints of Europe

Monticello Yellow by Ralph Lauren