The Williamsburg Color Collection By Benjamin Moore

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The Williamsburg Color Collection

It is a surprise how relevant the 18th century aestheitic is today. Benjamin Moore has developed a collection of paints called "The Williamsburg Color Collection", a palette of 144 paints developed in conjunction with historians and curators at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The collection features 144 historically accurate 18th and 19th century colors, the Foundation’s historians and conservators referenced historic documents, paint samples, wallpaper and architectural fragments. The research stretched far beyond studying Colonial Williamsburg, but also included other colonies such as the Caribbean and Europe of the time period.

(Picture Above -CW-590 Williamsburg Wythe Blue, CW-650 Palace Pearl Walls,CW-305 Claret Back wall)

The colors which derived from pigments that date back 250 years, revealed unexpected color vibrancy. Analyzing the pigment compositions with the latest technology enabled Benjamin Moore to precisely match the hues, resulted in a palette that turned out to be richly layered with earthy undertones.

While the Williamsburg Color Collection by Benjamin Moore, includes intense and vivid hues not typically associated with the 18th century, the updated colors being introduced are more vibrant as new research revealed the colors were actually more saturated than originally thought.  This discovery was a result of new technology used Colonial Williamsburg Scientist revisiting paint samples, period documents and fragments of wallpaper.

The houses of Colonial Williamsburg are currently undergoing a color transformation inside and out since the creation of this new line.  Although the colors were 250 years old, the collection is being marketed with a ‘trend meets tradition’ theme.

“Through our shared passion for authenticity and discovery, we have created a timeless palette that fuses history with contemporary design”, said Carl Minchew, Benjamin Moore’s Vice President of Color Innovation and Design.

The results-warm reds, rich teals, and luminous grays-are both authentic to the era and unexpectedly vibrant. Check out some pictures from Benjamin Moore and Colonial Williamsburg

If you would like to see the new colors, visit the Benjamin Moore website here

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The Williamsburg Color Collection

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 The Williamsburg Color Collection By Benjamin Moore

The Williamsburg Color Collection -CW-65 Gunsmith Grey Trim & CW-65 Mopboard Black Door

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The Williamsburg Color Collection- CW-715 Bone Black Walls & CW-695 Lampblack Trim

 The Williamsburg Color Collection By Benjamin Moore

The Williamsburg Color Collection- CW-655 Greenhow Blue

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CW-585 Ewing Blue Upper Wall, CW-30 Market Square Sheil lower wall,
CW-595 Chesapeake Blue Ceiling, CW-5 Hardwood Putty Trim

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-5 Hardwood Putty 

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-545 Spotswood Teal

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-80 Carter Gray

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-25 Williamsburg Stone

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The Williamsburg Color Collection

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-480 Green Umber Walls & CW-5 Hardwood Putty Trim

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-205 Raleigh Peach Walls

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The Williamsburg Color Collection-CW-355 Carter Plum

 The Williamsburg Color Collection By Benjamin Moore

CW-630 Washington Blue Walls & CW-315 Cornwallis Red Highboy

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