SPLASH SUNSHINE ON YOUR WALLS THIS SUMMER WITH COLORS THAT SIZZLE! THE SAVVY TEAM SHARES THEIR FAVORITE HAUTE HUES THAT ARE SO HOT, THEY’RE COOL.
I’m not a fan of a pale baby blue or powder blue. I like a strong, rich blue. Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy reminds me of the elegance of Europe. It can be a strong neutral to anchor a room when used on the ceiling. It can also bring a luxurious sense of privacy to a space. I love this sophisticated color on a beautifully detailed architectural wall in a study or dining room. And paired with a strong gold chandelier, it’s breathtaking! —Diane Fogerty, Owner of Savvy
I love Ballerina Pink by Benjamin Moore. This soft, beautiful color is fresh and makes you want to take a deep breath and just relax. Not just for little girls’ rooms, this happy hue pairs well with sophisticated greys and crisp whites. It looks spectacular on a ceiling, above a white, beadboard wainscot, or dressing an entire room in pink loveliness. — Kathleen Matthews, Interior Designer
“Reminiscent of Pantone’s ‘Fiesta’,” Benjamin Moore’s Bull’s Eye Red is my pick for a haute summer hue. This vibrant color is a high energy mix of orange and deep red. Since this red is so bold, bright, and optimistic, I would use it in small doses in an interior, so as not to overwhelm the eye. Think accents, such as rugs, dishes, trays, and art. — Lindsey Jungk, Project Manager
Summertime is the perfect time to embrace green, and Benjamin Moore’s Sullivan Green is my all-time favorite. Similar to Pantone’s ‘Green Flash,’ this beautiful grass green hue plays well with blues and whites. It’s a classic color that reminds me of being outdoors and enjoying nature. Use this green inside to bring the outdoors in. Great as an accent wall or when used in accessories, artwork, and even on patterned fabrics. — Laurie Morris, Project Manager
Ralph Lauren suede paints are so beautiful. I especially love Clay Red, which is similar to terra-cotta, very warm and rich. With undertones of brown, red, and orange, this wonderful hue reminds of the sun setting on a hot summer night. Use this color on your walls for instant sophistication. — Lisa Rapp, Visual Merchandiser and Buyer
My favorite spaces are fun, funky, and eclectic. I like to mix up styles, add some conversation pieces and pops of bright colors. Yellow is always an eye catcher and adds whimsy as well as cheerfulness to any space. I would love to see it used in a large print fabric on a chair or pillow, on a standout piece of painted furniture, or as cheerful walls in a kitchen, playroom, or sunroom. — Karen Davis, Interior Designer