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Colour & Style Guide

Our blog contains tonnes of inspiration, style and paint product advice to help you find the perfect scheme for your project

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Breathe And Relax - Serene Colour Schemes For Your 2024 Projects

Create a calming sanctuary with our guide on how to combine soothing colours to create a sense of tranquility and harmony.

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Colour Psychology Series : Orange

Orange combines the cheerful optimism of yellow, alongside the vibrancy and strength of red. The result is a warm and inviting colour that can evoke feelings of happiness, positivity and energy.

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Embracing Bold Colours for Maximum Impact

Guest editor Claudia Baillie explores how the strategic use of powerful shades can evoke a feeling of sophistication and warmth.

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Blue Nova 825 is the Colour of the Year 2024

An intriguing mid-tone blue that is inspired by the brilliance of a new star formed in space. Blending violet and blue together to create an elevated sumptuous colour that has an other-worldly quality that is both enchanting and reassuring.

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Colour inspiration for Autumn-Winter 2023

With the arrival of autumn, the comforts of our indoor spaces once again become the focus of our daily lives. Discover inspirational ways to update tired corners and faded colours and to add warmth and texture to our homes.

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Colour psychology series : Brown

From soft tan to rich chocolate, the versatility of brown is endless. Much like the earth, brown is solid and reliable and creates a strong sense of security, comfort and peace.

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How To Pick The Right Paint Sheen For Your Project

A handy guide that explains what the sheen of a paint is, what the options are, and where each work best.

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Ring the changes with new neutrals

Our guest editor, Emma J Page, explores how to move beyond classic off-white and beige colour schemes to create a restful canvas that still carries a little punch.

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Colour inspiration for summer 2023

Make every day feel like a summer's day with our seasonal colour inspiration.

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Colour Psychology Series : Blue

Arguably one of the most loved colours in the world... Explore ways to use blues to create calming and serene schemes for your home.

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Decorating with this season's primary brights

Decorating with purer, punchier shades is having a resurgence - we'll show you how to incorporate these vibrant, lively hues in a wonderfully sophisticated way.

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Decorative paint techniques

Decorative paint techniques are set to be big in 2023. Whether it's the geometric patterns, two-tone features or freehand motifs, it seems our inspiration knows no bounds.

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Colour Psychology Series - Pinks

From vibrant, fearless and eye-catching hues to the 'new neutral' barely there plaster toned walls, the versatility of pinks has the power to uplift, excite and calm us in one fell swoop.

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Inspirational colour palettes for winter 2022

Discover this season's inspirational colour palettes to fill your home with warm, nourishing colours that burst with optimism and individuality.

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Raspberry Blush 2008-30 is our 2023 Colour of the Year

A vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink that invites you to embrace self-expression and immerse yourself in hues that make a statement.

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Why Tonal Decorating Is The Short Cut To A Harmonious Home

Guest blog by Jessica Doyle, Design And Interiors Editor At The Telegraph.

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How To Make A Room Feel Bigger

Guest blog by Kate Home-Roberts from CharlesTed Interiors sharing her tips for using colour, light and carefully chosen accessories to make a space feel bigger.

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Best paint colours for east facing rooms

Discover how to take account of cool east-facing light when choosing paint colours.

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Colour Psychology series : Yellow

From rich and decadent gold tones, to pale, buttercream hues, yellow paint colours lift spirits while providing warmth and comfort.

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Zoning - how to create defined areas in open-plan spaces

A guide to creating harmonious and well balanced zones in multi-functional or open-plan spaces.

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Sally Cullen shares inspiration for Spring 2022

A guest blog by You Magazine's Interior Editor, Sally Cullen, who shares some inspiring schemes for Spring 2022.

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Colour Trends for Spring 2022

From calming neutrals to experimenting with bright and bold colour, we've rounded up the top colour trends for spring 2022.

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October Mist is our Colour of the Year 2022

Evoking the silver-green stem of a flower, this gently shaded sage quietly anchors a space and inspires endless colour combinations to refresh your space.

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Our top 10 "greige" colours

Discover our best selling greige colours - warm, muted neutrals that are perfect for creating contemporary and harmonious schemes.

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Aegean Teal 2036-40 is our Colour of the Year 2021

Take a moment to reflect and reset. Intriguing, balanced and deeply soothing, the Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year creates natural harmony.

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Discover the Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio App

Simplify colour selection and eliminate guesswork with our new app

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Choosing the Right White

A guide to our stunning palette of whites

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Love the colours in your home

The Colour Handbook - a guide to selecting colour

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How to choose the perfect grey

Finding the perfect grey can be a minefield - so we've featured our designers' favourite greys to help you pick the best one for your home.

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How to create colour flow throughout the home

A guide to the concept of colour flow and a how to build how to build a harmonious colour palette

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Give your rooms the edge

Inspiring ways to use colour on your woodwork

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How to pick the perfect paint colour for the light in your room

Our tips on how to pick the perfect colour for your space, taking into account natural and artificial light.

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How to layer neutrals to create a timeless, sophisticated scheme

A guide on how to combine and layer colours from our neutral palette to create a harmonious look.

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