10.13.2012

Help me pick a color from Benjamin Moore's Aura Collection



I am a BzzAgent and am being given one gallon of paint by Benjamin Moore in order to try and share my thoughts on the product.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.


Update!    I am thrilled to update that I found a local retailer in my area to honor the coupon in my BzzKit and I chose a 'winning' color.  Thanks for your help and input here on this board as well as the message board where I had a LOT of input!   

And the winner is....   Pashmina!  




  




I was thrilled to be chosen for the Benjamin Moore Paints Aura Collection but little do they realize how easy of a sell I am.  You see, we moved into a new home about 11 months ago and on my 'must do' list is repainting.  Oh, it's a beautiful house with a good color - but it was completely painted top to bottom with flat, construction grade paint!  It shows every smudge, every smear, every hand print.  As a matter of fact, if you accidentally brush up against it just walking by, it will leave a smudge!

Such a big project that I've constantly re-prioritized my 'to do' list over the past few months to continually push "start repainting" to the bottom of the list.  But, with Benjamin Moore offering a free gallon of their new, awesome Aura paint, this is the kick-in-the-behind I need to get started.

 

If you are new to Benjamin Moore paints or just to the Aura collection, here is a bullet list of some of the highlights;
  • Color Lock® technology for exceptional color and no color rub-off
  • Never more than two coats needed in any color
  • Long-lasting, fresh look
  • Easy application with seamless touch-ups
  • Mildew resistant
  • Superior washability, thanks to Color Lock® technology
  • Paint and primer together
  • Excellent in high-traffic areas
  • Easy clean up
  • A Green Promise® product
  • The only paint available in Color Stories®, a full-spectrum color collection by Benjamin Moore
  • Finishes include matte, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss
  • Sold at independent paint and decorating stores


Against a wall that gets most daylight sun

How would it look on this wall as you transition into the Family Room?

Don't forget it has to compliment the rug and window decor!
TOP CONTENDERS:

  • glacial till
  • kangaroo
  • pashmina
  • coastal path
Got a thought?  An opinion?  Have your tried any of these?  Have you tried Aura paint?  Drop me a line or comment! 


*I have small graphics of each but honestly, they all look alike so it's easier for you to tell me which of the above 'fan' you like or if you have a color you've used.

They all look similar here - but are different. I promise.






3 comments:

  1. I like any of the 3 lighter colors on the fan's right. But then my house interior is all white. No kidding. Love the rug!

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  2. As a designer, paint is my business.......I have used both coastal path and pashmina with clients and the rooms turned out beautiful. I prefer a little color to warm walls. Stop over thinking, have fun it's only paint and the colors you've chosen are all workable neutrals, you can't mess up.....

    Kates

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  3. Good choice, can't go wrong with the affinity deck, used pashmina, doing glacial til in master bath

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