Project board and batten/Paint colors

Last year I was all set to start a board and batten project in the family room. Originally, I wanted board and batten in the small guest room but changed my mind.  I posted about it Here and Here, wondering how long the trend would last.

Last winter my husband fell on ice in our driveway, had a concussion and the project was stalled. Then Summer came and he is busybusybusy, so no board and batten, until now. The cold months of winter are perfect for us to do projects, if we can manage to work together and be nice!

Good bye Laura Ashley gold, hello Benjamin Moore palladian blue.

LA gold

We put up a chalk line and I started painting palladian blue on top. I always prefer greens over blues, but this color has enough green in it to keep me content.

palladian blue

Ultra white, in semi-gloss from Valspar, is going on the bottom.

palladian blue w white

The board, of the board and batten, will go on top of the wavy line. With the new color scheme, the gray stone fireplace is looking great.

Benjamin Moore has chosen wythe blue as their color of the year 2012. On the color strip, palladian blue is under it, and is pretty close in color to SW rainwashed and SW sea salt. Sea salt looks a little more gray in this picture.

wythe blue

My Mom used wythe blue and hollingsworth green in her living room. She actually marked the x and the o on the color strip. I think she would approve of my color choice.





Which color of the year do you prefer?

Tangerine tango from Pantone,



           Wythe blue from Benjamin Moore or



           Sherwin William’s argyle?






I’ll be posting more about our progress on this project, wish me luck!


Debbie (((xx)))

2 thoughts on “Project board and batten/Paint colors

  1. I love Wythe Blue as well as Palladian Blue, would love to use one of those colors in my home but right now I'm sticking with all neutrals.

    And how special that your mom had an "X" on the Wythe Blue, I know that means a lot to you.


  2. I'm not a "blue room" fan, although I do like the 2 blues you have mentioned. Can't wait to see your room finished,

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