BENJAMIN MOORE ALEXANDRIA BEIGE HC-77: "As my father always said, a small room will look bigger if you paint it dark. The corners will be cast in shadow and you're not quite sure where they are. If you're scared to go really dark, this is a mid-tone taupe that allows you to hedge your bets. It's interesting — sometimes it looks gray and sometimes it looks brown. Pair it with anything from navy blue to hot pink — that's how versatile it is." -Alexa Hampton
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Westcott Navy "I painted my dining room floor because I didn't want to go through the hassle and expense of refinishing it. I wanted something dark, because a dark floor dresses up a room. This iron gray has a little blue in it, and that tinge of color gives it more depth. It's not just a dead black. And then you can bring in a brighter color and have fun with it. It's pretty with my yellow chairs." - KATIE RIDDER: BENJAMIN MOORE WESTCOTT NAVY 1624
Benjamin Moore Evening Sky
Benjamin Moore Venezuelan Sea 2054-30 deep dark blue-green, like a peacock feather. Front door but not the whole house.. add plants in beautiful pots to accent.
BENJAMIN MOORE GARDEN CUCUMBER 644: "To me, cozy is a dark color like this green, with just a trace of blue. It's the color of the green baize door in an old English country house. Cozy needs to be small, intimate, a place where you can curl up with a drink by the fire. Dark, rich colors actually make me feel introspective. Bring in some deep wood tones and a bit of gilt for some sparkle." -Michael Whaley
Farrow & Ball London Stone: "This is a warm, taupey brown. Not too dark and not too light. It's the color of raw unbleached Irish linen, of sand and shadow, of French limestone. Actually, it's like a Swedish brown, if there were such a thing. It has that beautifully grayed tone. I'd bring in a grayed blue as an accent." -Kerry Joyce