Inspiration ~ Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore was started in 1883 in Brooklyn and has been making high quality paints ever since. We often use and recommend Benjamin Moore paints due to their high quality, durability and large color selection. Benjamin Moore Aura is a product Old Village has used on many projects and is recognized by This Old House as the Best Exterior Acrylic Paint. Benjamin Moore is also the first paint company to earn Cradle to Cradle Certification™.
Benjamin Moore Aura interior and exterior paints offer numerous advantages including:
- great coverage
- quick drying time
- color-lock technology
- mildew resistant
- great for high traffic areas
- Eco-Friendly, lowVOC and low odor
Benjamin Moore offers a wide spectrum of over 3500 colors and several great tools to help you find the perfect ones for your fine home. Color Trends is an annual forecast of the most intriguing colors for the upcoming year.
The color of the year for 2017 is Shadow, "...a rich, royal amethyst that is a 'master of ambiance',according to Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director. "It is a color that calls to mind a 'past', yet it can also make a contemporary, color-confident statement." see more color forecasts...
They also have a number of color selection tools to help your find the perfect colors for your space - and if you need help we are always available to help you find the right finish.
Benjamin Moore's Green Promise ® designation is their assurance that its eco-friendly paint and environmentally friendly coatings meet and exceed the strictest industry standards, while also delivering the premium levels of performance you expect from Benjamin Moore. BM's Aura’s VOC level is remarkably low — just 50 grams per liter, while federal regulations allow for up to 250 grams for flat and 380 grams for non-flat paint. Benjamin Moore is also the first paint company to earn Cradle to Cradle Certification™.
Many of these products also qualify for LEED credit. The LEED Green Building Rating System® provides minimum performance standards for various sustainable building elements, including paint. LEED gives Green Building credit for paints that meet certain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) limits. Many of Benjamin Moore's products qualify for LEED v4 Low Emitting Materials credit.
Benjamin Moore, overall, offers great value and is used and recommended by Old Village Master Painters.