Benjamin Moore’s bestselling red paint colors

Trends tend to be fascinating — I think most of us are inherently interested in what other people are buying — and if you’re paint-obsessed like me, it’s fun to keep an eye on Benjamin Moore’s bestsellers page. The company updates this list frequently, and colors jostle for position. Two months ago, for example, Benjamin Moore Merlot Red and Moroccan Red were bestsellers; today, they’ve been pushed … Continue reading Benjamin Moore’s bestselling red paint colors

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red

Designer Alexa Hampton is one of many who appreciates Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red.

Here’s what she says about Moroccan Red:

…Dining rooms are traditionally red, and this is the red of the riding jackets in British hunting prints, the red of the proverbial redcoats — the military men everyone went gaga for in Jane Austen’s books. In addition to making Kitty Bennet swoon, red conveys a sense of royalty.

Anyone who references Austen while describing paint has my heart.

The Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1820)

Hubba hubba.

Red living room, found on #RoomLust
Dillard Pierce Design Associates

Above, this living room is painted Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red.

Victoria Pearson, House Beautiful.

Above, aren’t these spindle chairs nice? They’re both staid and sexy, like a needlepoint pillow stuffed with Benedict Cumberbatch’s chest hair. Peter Dunham painted the chairs Moroccan Red, explaining, “The kitchen is very traditional. I needed the color and patina to perk it up.” [Pendants from here.] READ MORE

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is a supermodel in the paint world. He’s basically the Navajo White of the 2000s.

Revere Pewter.
Revere Pewter

Below we have Revere Pewter in two rooms designed by Matthew Leverone for the 2009 San Francisco Decorators’ Showcase. This living room is pretty much all I could ever ask for.

Revere Pewter.

Leverone also used Revere Pewter in the dining room:

Design by Leverone Design, Inc. Photo: David Duncan Livingston.

Above, walls are painted Revere Pewter in an oil-based satin and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore’s Deep in Thought AF-30 in a flat finish. [1960s chairs from here. Saarinen pedestal table in white laminate here. Rug by Tai Ping.]

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Benjamin Moore Bold Blue plus denim, orange, and emerald

I always feel vaguely inspired/totally defeated when I scroll through the endless “street style” photos of rail-thin women on Pinterest, but today this color combo, below, caught my flinty eye. Navy, acid-wash blue, sueded orange, and a touch of emerald snakeskin — here’s how I see it going down in the paint world: Colors above, clockwise from top: Benjamin Moore Bold Blue, Benjamin Moore Antelope Canyon, … Continue reading Benjamin Moore Bold Blue plus denim, orange, and emerald