I found a very interesting little tid-bit in Readers Digest. For all you knuckleheads who have never picked out paint before, you should use view the following as gospel. I disagreed with one of their choices, so I deleted it. (All colors are Benjamin Moore.)
Million Dollar Red (#2003-10): Good for dining rooms and family rooms. Just please use sparingly.
Potpourri Green (#2029-50): “Earthy and pale,” a neutral for kitchens and bathrooms.
Wood Grain Brown (#2109-30): Less red and more gray than Hershey’s Kiss brown, this is the color Mayhew used in her own dining room.
Gray Owl (#2137-60): Works in bedrooms or throughout the house.
Birds Egg (#2051-60): A blue with a “clean gray tint,” another all-purpose color for Mayhew.
Early Morning Mist (#1528): “Somewhere between gray and beige” is this versatile neutral “greige.”
–Source: Flip! For Decorating: A Page-by-Page, Piece-by-Piece, Room-by-Room Guide to Transforming Your Home by Elizabeth Mayhew (Ballantine, $24)
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