THE BEST GREEN PAINT COLORS FROM BENJAMIN MOORE

Choosing just the right color is imperative as greens that aren’t found in nature can feel uncomfortable and “off.” Stick with these shades:

  • Hancock Green, HC-117—If you are looking for a real green, this is an unapologetic yet inoffensive choice.
  • Aganthus Green, 472—My clients are constantly seeking a sage that isn’t too bright or too drab. This is the winner time and time again.
  • Gray Cashmere, 2138-60—Subtle like a newly sprouted bud, my favorite greens whisper rather than shout from trees.
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THE BEST ORANGE PAINT COLORS FROM BENJAMIN MOORE

Deep orange is a tough color to choose and even tougher to live with for years and years. I prefer less vibrant shades like these:

  • Jumel Peachtone, HC-54—Peach’s perkiness is kept in check with this subdued shade.
  • Ansonia Peach, HC-52—This color reminds me of caramelized peaches in a cobbler. (Note to self: Don’t write when hungry.)
  • Soft Marigold, 160—It casts a bronzed, sunset-like glow on everything it touches. Skip your next spray tan. Just get naked in a room painted in this color.
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AID Across the Pond

Back in 2005, Affordable Interior Design was founded in New York City.  It was then that Betsy decided to bring high-end style and her budget sensibility to the Big Apple.

Designer Kelsey Surock has been working with us from those early days, and we’re happy to report that she now heads a division of Affordable Interior Design from one of our favorite places:  the UK! Our globetrotting Kelsey has an international background, having studied interior design in Copenhagen, designing for Giorgio Armani in New York, and now lives and works in London.

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