One of the real reasons that I made the trek up to Brimfield last week was to meet up with fellow design bloggers under the Daily Basics tent for a “tweet-up“. One of the major sponsors of this event was… Benjamin Moore .
You may wonder what in the world do Benjamin Moore and the Brimfield antiques show have in common? Well… the event was a fabulous cross-pollination of antiques, paint, fabric and design friends who love it all… and like to tweet about it.
Here is the uber-talented designer Lucianna Samu showing us how to transform antique furniture with a coat (or 2) of paint and fabulous fabric . The Daily Basics has posted a great video on You Tube of Lucianna at work:
Lucky for us…Benjamin Moore chose this event to announce the late September launch of their new line of full-spectrum paint : “Color Stories“. The range will include 240 new luscious full-spectrum colors and be available in their premium Aura line. And what, you may ask, is “full-spectrum” ? There will be lots more pigment per can and a wider range of pigments (5-7) used for each color which yield a more complex and luminous result. Black pigment is completely absent from this line…imagine a gorgeous range of complex grays…all mixed without the addition of black! The color samples will also be actual paint on paper, rather than printed.
I can’t wait to sample these grays.
And these oranges
and these greens.
Look for the online launch of Color Stories on September 30….on a screen near you.
HAPPY PAINTING !