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It’s nice living in a city full of museums. Nearly every time my family come around to visit we go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art – one of my favorites. So I’ve been there…a lot. During my last visit though, I noticed something I had never noticed before. Something that brought up all sorts of ideas and interest. It wasn’t the thousand-year-old artifacts, the Monets, or the Picassos. It was the color of the walls! Silly, I know, but they were really great shades. Having toured the Met so many times, I guess the museum walls became the exhibitions this time around.
Of course, I had to share this with you. I made an effort to find the closest-matching paint colors to try at home. Enjoy!
“room’s with a view” exhibition wall colors
A recent art review from The NY Times mentioned the Met Museum’s “wonderful shade of oyster-grayish white” that decorates the walls of their current exhibition “Rooms With a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century.” One of my lovely readers brought this to my attention and I had to find out exactly what colors were used to make “this pale, elegant hue.” I got in contact with the museum and they kindly provided me with the colors (I love helpful people!)
where each color is used in the exhibition…
- Benjamin Moore, Silver cloud 2129-70: Entrance gallery, walls and molding; Galleries 2 & 4, wall above the chair rail
- Benjamin Moore, Pale Oak, OC-20: Galleries 1 & 5, wall above the chair rail
- Benjamin Moore, Collingwood, OC-28: Galleries 1 & 5, wall below chair rail
- Benjamin Moore, Metallic silver 2132-60: Galleries 2 & 4, wall below chair rail
- Benjamin Moore, Silver half dollar 2121-40: Drawings gallery 3, above the chair rail
- Benjamin Moore, Silver Spring, 2120-50: Drawings gallery 3, below the chair rail
I love these grays. They would look so clean and soothing in my bedroom. hmm…I’ll let you know what I decide soon.