When I am looking for color that offers a special richness, I grab my Benjamin Moore Color Stories fan deck first.
This special paint formulation blends about five to seven pigments in each color. Each color in the series has no black or grey.
Paper Lantern CSP-1150 is a true, clear red. It contrasts beautifully with black, white or cream as an accent wall for a dramatic bit of pop.
Tandoori CSP-1005 evokes an Eastern flair, and works beatifully along with teals and greys.
Mystic Lake CSP-745 is a hue that has enough teal to make it interesting yet is grounded with a softness that evokes calm and tranquility.
Green Hydrangea CSP-850 is a fresh, clean green. If you want a range of monochromatics, combine Green Hydrangea with Lime Sherbert CSP-845 and Lillana CSP -855 . These greens pair well with white, off-white, or cream.
My favorite Color Stories soft neutrals are below.
Cappucino Froth CSP-1055 (a warm cream)
Crumb Cake CSP-1010 (offers lovely golden undertones)
Crisp Linen CSP-305 (as the name indicates)
Cake Batter CSP-215 (a hint of grey — soft, lovely)
Pressed Violet CSP-520 (falls somewhere between violet and grey)
For popping art in gold or silver frames, consider a burnt umber for a backdrop such as:
Kentucky Birch CSP-265 or
Dark Chocolate CSP-270
For trim, doors, or a dramatic accent wall consider :
Espresso Bean CSP-30 (hovers between black and deep brown and never disappoints).
These are just some of the exquisite colors in the wheel of 240 colors. Order your Benjamin Moore Color Stories fan deck from Amazon or other retailers. You will be delighted.