Jo’s Colours: Horizon
I painted my guest room Benjamin Moore’s Horizon OC-53 about five years ago. And, unusual for me, the wall colour has not changed since then. In fact, I still love it. I would classify this colour as a classic, timeless choice for any room in the house.
This deliciously soft, very pale blue gray creates a particularly restful environment in a bedroom, but works well in other spaces. It is a colour that changes from pale blue to pale gray according to the room’s exposure and other factors, such as time of day. For example I also have it in my small office which has much less natural light than my guest bedroom and it appears to have more of a gray tone, while the guest room has a bluer tone.
Joan of For the Love of a House blog – one of my favourite blogs – has used it in her Master Bathroom to great effect.
She describes Horizon as:
that elusive French gray/blue colour that is so hard to pinpoint. Sometimes you look at it and think it’s gray and other times you think it’s blue.
One of Carol Reed’s “Go-To-Colours,” Horizon creates a beautiful backdrop for the stunning architectural features of this living space.
She notes that:
This pale silver grey is my favorite alternative to white walls but with all the same attributes – its simplicity compliments wood tones, highlights furniture silhouettes and enhances other colours. I first used it about 7 years ago and its been a go to paint colour for me ever since, it works in any room. Its undertone has just a whisper of blue so this grey reads clean and sophisticated, never drab.
My guests say they love the serene, calm environment of the guest room. A lucky choice five years ago – definitely a keeper!