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Darryl Carter, Lauren Liess, and 5 Other DC Designers Offer Their Top Bedroom Paint Picks

Darryl Carter, Lauren Liess, and 5 Other DC Designers Offer Their Top Bedroom Paint Picks

We asked some of Washington’s top interior designers to share their favorite paint colors for master bedrooms. Here are their choices. (Benjamin Moore was popular!)

Darryl Carter: Darryl Carter

Bancroft White by Benjamin Moore

Photograph courtesy of Benjamin Moore.
Photograph via Benjamin Moore.

A warm white that Carter used in his own master bedroom.

Lauren Liess: Lauren Liess & Co.

Ancient Ivory by Benjamin Moore

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Softer and warmer than a stark white, making it ideal for a bedroom.

Courtney Cox and Alex Deringer: Ivy Lane Living

Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore

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Photograph via Better Homes and Gardens.

A gray with beige undertones that changes throughout the day.

Zoe Feldman: Zoe Feldman Design

Blue Veil by Benjamin Moore

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An ethereal blue with a serene, cloud-like feel.

Rachel Dougan: ViVi Interiors

Brinjal by Farrow & Ball

Bedroom paint colors. Photograph via Farrow & Ball.
Photograph via Farrow & Ball.

A deep aubergine that doesn’t skew too feminine or masculine.

Kelley Proxmire: Kelley Interior Design

Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore

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A true navy that never looks dark green or black. Proxmire prefers it in a gloss finish.

 Marika Meyer: Marika Meyer Interiors

Thornton Sage by Benjamin Moore

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A fresh green that puts you at ease at bedtime and energizes you in the morning.

This article appears in our March 2016 issue of Washingtonian.


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