Rockport Gray HC-105

A (fabulous) kids’ bedroom painted Rockport Gray and designed by Helen Marie Rutter and Yvonne McFadden for the 2010 Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse.

Credit: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

Carpet and Runner are from Eve, Inc. Gwenwood wall lamps designed by Darryl Carter for the Urban Electric Company. Table and stool by Holland & Company. Coverlets and accessories from Scout for the Home. Window shade fabric by Knoll Textiles. Sheets from Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings. Art from Lumière Gallery.

Credit: William Abranowicz, House Beautiful, Sept. 2011.

Above, designer Betsy Brown paired bright white accents with Rockport Gray walls in an Alabama home. Italian Hotel Satin Stitch bedding from Restoration Hardware. Headboard covered in Flair in Nacre by Dedar. Brindle Mor ikat pillow by Madeline Weinrib. Cashmere crochet blanket from Suite Dreams. Curtain fabric from Holly Hunt. Antique Oushak rug from Paige Albright Orientals. Carpet is Pergola in Pearl by Design Materials.


Above, an Oregon kitchen painted Rockport Gray with White Dove cabinets. Countertop around sink is black granite. White subway tile backsplash. Island countertop is maple butcher block made by Dovetail Custom Woodworks.

About Rockport Gray

Collection: Historical Colors.
Similar to: River Reflections, Sandy Hook Gray, Herbal Escape, Indian River.
Suggested complements: Stormy Sky, Vale Mist, Mink, Alaskan Husky.

Left to right: Stormy Sky, Vale Mist, Rockport Gray, Mink, Alaskan Husky.

Iron Mountain 2134-30

Ideas for small spaces: Custom bookshelves + dark walls: 'Iron Mountain' by Benjamin Moore

Credit: Peter Murdock, Metropolitan Home, March 2008.

Architect Jeffery Povero maximized space in his 860-square-foot New York apartment with architectural custom shelving in the bedroom, which provides neatly efficient storage. He also used opposing paint colors to make the space seem larger: Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain (on walls) and white (in recesses) help the dark color dematerialize at the edges. Signoria bedspread from ABC Carpet and Home (no longer available; for a similar look, try Crate & Barrel’s Avery bedspread or this coverlet from Garnet Hill).

Credit: Peter Murdock, Metropolitan Home, March 2008.

Credit: Peter Murdock, Metropolitan Home, March 2008.

About Iron Mountain

Collection: Color Preview.
Similar to: Gray, Silhouette, Dragon’s Breath, Ashwood Moss.
Suggested complements: Spring Valley, Vanilla Ice Cream, Fairway Oaks, Creme Brulee.

Left to right: Benjamin Moore Spring Valley, Vanilla Ice Cream, Iron Mountain, Fairway Oaks, Creme Brulee.

Parting shot — an 18th-century Pennsylvania farmhouse designed by Robert Goodwin:

High contrast in the foyer: 'Iron Mountain' by Benjamin Moore

Credit: Gridley + Graves, House Beautiful, Oct. 2007.

Pittsfield Buff HC-24

French + feminine in New Orleans bedroom: Benjamin Moore 'Pittsfield Buff'

Credit: Kerri McCaffety, House Beautiful, Jan. 2008.

Collection: Historical Colors.
Suggested complements: Sorrel Brown, Classic Brown, Navajo White, November Rain.
Similar to: Powell Buff, Straw Hat, Dunmore Cream, Monroe Bisque.


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