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Questions + Manchester Tan Color Combination

Here is another e-mail I received from a reader. 

Love your blog and it is where I decided to go with BM Manchester Tan as a main color in our home. However, I’m stuck picking out a color to go with it. Can you recommend a color?

Manchester Tan is one of my all-time favorite neutrals. It’s one of those colors you can’t really go wrong with and it goes with just about anything. Do you remember this room (see more here) Becca submitted last year? It’s clean, crisp and I love the colors she chose as accents.

manchester tan by benjamin moore

If you’re picking out a Benjamin Moore color, they have a great tool on their site that shows you paint combinations that will go with the color you are choosing. In this instance, if you search Manchester Tan and click on the link, it will take you to their site with two colors underneath that will coordinate with it – Jackson Tan and Squirrel Tail. You can also click on the link to the left that says more color combos and get Dried Basil and Sienna.

I put together a color combination with Squirrel Tail and Dried Basil but also added Vapor and Natural Linen, both which I love. All are paint colors that will look great with Manchester Tan. If you are looking for a great neutral, Manchester Tan is a beautiful color and one that I recommend often.


(Every computer screen shows a slightly different shade of color. Please make sure you use paint samples to see the true shade.)
*Make sure you do Vapor Trails and not just Vapor when sampling. I had Vapor on my original post by mistake, but it’s a white and not the blue/gray that you see above. Thanks!
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Color Combination for Revere Pewter

Other colors I love with Revere Pewter:

*Blue echo by BM
*Hampshire Gray by BM
*Woodmont Cream by BM
AND I wanted to tell you some good news … I am going to Haven! A conference in June with “some of the most notable DIY/Home bloggers in blogland” and I am so excited! I entered Layla’s giveaway on Monday and I won! I never win anything, so this was an awesome surprise. If you are going let me know, I would sure love to meet you! There is still more time to sign up if you’re interested, you can find out more information here. Have a great weeekend everyone!
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Favorite Color Combos + Chip It

Here is another color combination for you! When I do these, I don’t want you to think I’m expecting you to paint your walls 4 different colors. If it were me, I would choose one paint color (Khaki Shade for example) for your main color, use Crisp Linen for the trim, choose Hearts of Palm and Hazel for another room if you’d like, or use them as accent colors. 🙂 Or vice versa. If you ever have any questions let me know, but I think these colors would look fantastic together.
And, Sherwin Williams just launched a new online tool called “Chip It”. I was just introduced to it last week and I have to say it’s pretty cool.
Here is how Rachel from Sherwin Williams explained it to me: “This first-of-its-kind web-based tool transforms any online image into a palette of Sherwin-Williams paint colors with just the click of a button.
To get started, users create a profile on www.letschipit.com via their Facebook or Twitter accounts and then simply add a bookmarklet to their web browser for easy access. Up to ten Sherwin-Williams paint colors can be identified by simply scrolling over the image. Photos and palettes can be saved in users’ Chip It! profile, with the option of sharing the palette on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.”
So I found some pictures on Pinterest I really liked, put the URL into Chip It! and voila! I’ve got some awesome color pallettes. (To find the URL right click on the picture, go to “properties” at the bottom and once you click on properties you should see the URL listed. This is how it works on my PC using Internet Explorer – it may be different for other computers???)
It works great to pull the color from the pictures, but I didn’t find it worked so well if you were trying to find a specific color. I tried adding a few pictures from my site that were Sherwin Williams colors and it didn’t match it correctly, but it gives you a general place to start.
My daughter was helping me find pictures and we couldn’t leave out Miss Tangled. See, the possibilites are really endless! 🙂
You can add ChipIt right to your tool bar, it’s super easy to do and can be done with any picture as you can see. Watch the quick video clip on the Chip It site, it makes it look way easy, and it is! Let me know what you think of it and have a great weekend! Soo glad it’s Friday!
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More Color Trends for 2012

Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share some more colors trends from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.

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Sherwin Williams 2012 Color of the Year is Argyle. It “is the perfect blend of blue and yellow, and is the color of commerce and the anticipation of greener pastures ahead.”

Here are the palettes from the Sherwin Williams 2012 Color Forecast:

Blues
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Blues
Greens
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Greens
Neutrals
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Reds
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Reds
Do you have any favorites?
Benjamin Moore has some beautiful color combos and I love their new color of the year, Wythe Blue, shown below.
Walls: Wythe Blue, Ceiling: Battenberg, Trim: Storm Cloud Gray (love the gray trim)
Same room, painted with different colors.
Walls: Sharkskin, Ceiling: Wythe Blue, Trim: Battenberg, Stenciling: Fresh Olive
LOVE this color palette!

Both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore are moving more towards earthy tones for 2012, which some of you might be grateful for if you’re not the Tangerine Tango type of person. These colors are definitely more my style. Smile What about you?
Have a happy Monday and great week!  Hopefully most of you have today off?
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