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Prizes and Paint Colors!

3 Jan

THANKS to all who entered the book drawing!  The winner is Erin, who likes chocolate, caramel, and plum shades! Congratulations!  I’ll contact you today about where to send it.  I hope you enjoy the book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t yet own it.

A sneak peek inside... (image via Madebygirl)

On the subject of lots of incredible paint colors, here are just five of my favorite hues from projects I did last year…there are many more that I love, but five seems like a good number.  It goes without saying that my go-to brand is Benjamin Moore;  I’m specifically a huge fan of their Aura (low-VOC) and Natura (zero-VOC) lines.  Remember — as always — these are my clients’ personal successes so don’t go slapping prescribed colors up on your walls without testing them first!  Here they are:

1. Benjamin Moore's African Violet, 2. Benjamin Moore's Cork, 3.) Benjamin Moore's Hampton Green, 4.) Benjamin Moore's Naples Blue, 5.) Behr's Pencil Point

1. Benjamin Moore’s African Violet (2116-50): I used this for a few few clients, but my favorite application was to define space in a dramatic open plan row house.
2. Benjamin Moore’s Cork (2153-40): This was used in a dining room and a living room for two separate households, and it proved to be extremely versatile — one space was very rustic, and the other very polished and transitional.
3. Benjamin Moore’s Hampton Green (2150-50): This was just put up on the walls of a kitchen that is in the middle of renovations.  It’s the punch of color in the room, and is complemented by distressed white cabinets with a very subtle undertone of the same hue – gorgeous!
4. Benjamin Moore’s Naples Blue (2057-30): I confess, I used this in my own downstairs powder room.  It’s a fun punch amongst a sea of gray walls.
5. Behr’s Pencil Point (UL260-22): I suggested that a business owner use this as her accent wall, and I think it added a dramatic touch that was really modern.

There are so many more colors I’ve loved this year, and I am looking forward to seeing what clients are interested in this year!

In other related news, I am FINALLY going to be taking some quality photographs of my finished interiors this January. I’m hoping to get them up on the website in February, and when I do I will be blogging short blurbs about each project.  This is something that’s long overdue, and I’m really excited about it.  So hang on…photos are coming!!!

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

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2 Responses to “Prizes and Paint Colors!”

  1. Erin Miles January 3, 2011 at 2:13 PM #

    Yay! I am so excited! Thanks for doing the giveaway Jess!

    • jgbinteriors January 3, 2011 at 2:54 PM #

      You’re welcome! Just wait until the next one — I’m super excited!

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