my favorite paint colors: monroe bisque




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Before we talk paint, I need to say Happy Birthday to my mom!
She is an amazing woman and what I hope to be someday. I'm always asking myself "what would mom do??" Montana is a long way from Texas, and I miss her a ton. I hope you have the best day, Shuz! I love this picture of you and Landon, spit up and all!




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Welcome to Day 2 of "My Favorite Paint Color" week! I wanted to share a great go-to paint color with you:
Benjamin Moore Monroe Bisque
Isn't the name even lovely? I would describe it as a neutral beige, with a bit of golden/yellow undertones. I first saw it in a Parade of Homes, it was in the finalist category for my family room, and I still love it and keep it in my inspiration notebook. I have noticed that Stephen Saint-Onge
loves it as well and has used it for at least 3 of his room makeovers in Better Homes and Gardens.

Here he used it in a family room:
photo by BHG

Here, he used it in a kitchen:
photo by BHG

photo by BHG

Here are some more random photos of monroe bisque I found on the internet that I thought I'd share:
( I don't know the original sources of these pics since some have been in my inspiration folder for awhile, but if one is yours, please let me know and I'll give you credit!)
in a foyer...

an entryway:

a hallway:

a kitchen:

Notice how different in can look in various rooms and light..be sure to get a tester before you commit to gallons to see if you'll love it in your room(s), but it's a great color. You can go to Benjamin Moore to see if have a store near you, but most stores like Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart have BM colors in their computers, so that's another option as well . Getting excited for Thursday...


thanks for letting me share a favorite. More coming tomorrow...

22 comments:

  1. Lovely paint colour I can see why you like it. Oh, and its my momma's birthday today too!

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  2. What a great color! Where can we find Benjamin Moore paint?
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  3. That's a beautiful color--I'll have to keep it in mind for my bedroom.

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  4. Hey Darlin! What a great color! Looking forward to your linky!

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  5. Gorgeous color. I love the creamy softness of it against the white moldings and cabinets. Love the look. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I have used Benjamin Moore paint and just love the way it flows on the walls. The warmth of that color really makes it one for many places. Thank you for sharing a new hue : O ) with us.

    Charla

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  7. Aaaahhh! That is a beautiful color. And thanks for sharing all of those great pictures with us!! Have a great day! Kim

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  8. Oh, dear. I thought I had just decided on a paint color, but now I'm not so sure...

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  9. Happy Birthday to Momma Susan!! So is this my new color for my house or what?!? I better head on over to BM and pick me up a sample to try to make sure. I am feeling really anxious now! LOVES

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  10. This is my favorite too...Sherwin Williams has one very close to it:
    6120 Believable Buff.

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  11. great scotts... i love it... i'm off to paint my office with it this week!!!

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  12. I am going to have to look for that paint when we re-do my entry. It is gorgeous!!

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  13. NO NO NO NO NO! You used my go to paint color! I guess I will re-share it on Thursday with a few others. I LOVE monroe bisque, and it is in almost every room of my home. I told you our family rooms are very similar!

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  14. I've seen this one used a lot before too! Great color. I'm getting my post together.

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  15. I saw that someone else recognized that beautiful color as close to a Sherwin Williams hue. I also think it's close to SW's Sundew, which I currently have in my foyer, stairwell and hallways, and have used in several houses. Love them all!

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  16. I love that paint color, Melissa! It is so light and fresh. Hope you had a great day, and Happy Birthday, Mom!

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  17. My favorite color is Benjamin Moore's Buxton Blue, but that Monroe Bisque may be the perfect color to tone down our light yellow kitchen... Interesting to see it used in different ways - I definitely like it for an entry or kitchen.

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  18. i'm really liking that color. Good thing there is a Benjamin Moore paint store near by!

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  19. I think I'm going to repaint my DEEP red den this lovely color...the red is feeling soooo heavy-add in some drop cloth curtains and I'm good to go!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    I also have a red brick fireplace that goes up to the ceiling-should I just paint the brick that color too or go for another color? Contrast? Or just simple?

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  20. I just painted my living/family room in Monroe Bisque by Benj Moore. What a wonderful color! The paint is creamy and thick...no splatter, no odor. I needed two coats as I was going over a caramel colored oil based glaze. The color is amazingly restful to the eye, as in it doesn't eat the light, it reflects it well. Do note, it is definitely different in various shades of light...under flourescent bulbs or bluish bulbs it looks positively greenish. I used Monterey White semi for trim and had them mix an eighth tone of the bisque for the ceiling. The look is very tailored and crisp yet soft at the same time. The room furniture colors that will play off it? Navy, Black, Garnet/Cranberry. Wonderful, wonderful color. I've never seen my room look so wonderful as a result of a single paint job and I've painted it numerous times over 25 years.

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  21. Thank you so much, this is GREAT! I recently found this color and fell in love with it. However, I am having trouble finding coordinating colors for it. I hope you can help me. I am trying to paint my living area....it is an open floor plan, and I want to paint my formal living and formal dining in colors close to monroe bisque, but also colors that would coordinate well with monroe bisque. Can you help please?

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  22. I just saw this post via Pinterest and I used Monroe Bisque, color matched at Lowes in Valspar for my entire upstairs master suite and our main room living room. I love it! I'm about to paint my basement stairwell with it too. It's a gorgeous color and does change some with lighting and such but it's always beautiful. I picked it because it matched one of the colors in our carpet. Megan at thependletonhouse.blogspot.com

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