Look What I Got!!!

What could be more exciting for a color geek like me than receiving this fresh off the press (paint press that is) new Color Stories Fan Deck from Benjamin Moore. I had blogged about the new Color Stories paint earlier and showed you my hallway I painted in tandoori in this post here.  Being a Benjamin Moore Color Expert,  I was lucky to score one of the very first decks and here is what it looks like.

Benjamin Moore Color Stories Fan Deck


The colors are SO beautiful and I can’t wait to share them with clients. Check out these beautiful, rich, complex neutrals.

Color Stories neutrals


I have been thinking of repainting my entrance and hallway for months (okay, 2 years)  and these neutrals might just push me to finally do it.

Before the colors were released I was able to get a few colors from one of the test stores that was carrying the paint and not only did I paint an accent wall but I also tried it out on wood. I had just purchased some new dining room curtains at West Elm in pear green and found the perfect match in a Color Story color called Turkish Bay leaf. At first I was hesitant to paint the chairs as they were my grandmother’s (brought over from England way long ago). The fact is though, I never really liked them as they were not my style and very “grandmother looking”. I decided to just take a risk and painted them Turkish Bay Leaf . I also recovered  the original worn blah beige seats in a graphic black and white print and now I love them.  In thinking about it, I think my Grandmother would be happy to know I made them my own.

Chair painted in Turkish Bay Leaf from Color Stories


     I loved the color so much that I also painted the inside of my side board which houses my Droll Designs pottery collection.


Here is the room as it looks now.


I’m planing on buying a rug (sea grass or sisal) but for the time being I like the wood floor.  I just love the paint and I would love to hear what you think.


If you want to try one of the new Color Stories colors in your home and would like help finding the perfect one, give me a call.








11 Responses to Look What I Got!!!
  1. kristie@thedecorologist Reply

    I LOVE the color you painted your furniture!!! Looks so lovely and perfect in your dining room. Very jealous, as we haven’t seen hide nor hair of Color Stories down here in Nashville . . .

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks kristie. I know that you know the feeling of painting an heirloom…scary but once I did the first brush there was no turning back. Also, I have the fan deck but the paint stores don’t yet have the paint.

  2. Sherry Daniele Reply

    Looks GREAT, Linda! Thanks so much for sharing about the beautiful colors, too.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Sherry, I so appreciate the comment.

  3. Shelley Armella Reply

    Absolutely beautiful Linda. I love your grandma’s chair in that colour plus the new upholstery fabric! I want that fan deck!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Shelley…coming soon to a store near you 🙂

  4. Jil Reply

    Wow, you lucky girl you! Colors look wonderful and I do love the green you chose, very soft and natural looking. Although I haven’t received my fan deck yet, my rep said the new colors could be made up in any BM paint, that all stores have the formulas now. I’m excited to hear we don’t need to use a special paint base (I’m remembering when the Affinity line came out at first we had to use only Aura paint).

    Thanks for the sneak peek ! Looks fantastic!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Jil, Your rep is wrong though about using any base. We were all told at the release that you can ONLY use Aura as the base.

  5. Sheila @SZInteriors Reply

    I LOVE your chair makeovers Linda! They look fantastic… and I bet your grandmother is smiling in approval right now 🙂 Your room looks so warm and inviting. That colour is just awesome!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you so much Sheila!

  6. Kelly, Restyling Home by Kelly Reply

    Aren’t they great! Such a depth and richness to the colors. I loved your tandoori post, beautiful color. Your Grandma would love the chairs now because you made them over with love! Your room looks great!! Good job as usual my friend!
    PS Your fabric looks like the fabric I just did my hope chest with! haha

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