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Mother Earth Inspired Paint & Colors

April 26, 2011

As many of you may know, Earth Day 2011 was last week on Friday, April 22nd.   I know many of my colleagues, family and friends don’t just celebrate our great earth once a year, but look for ways in their daily lives to be more “eco-friendly.”  I’m sure many of you do as well.  That’s why I thought I’d share one of my favorite ways to lower the amount of toxins in your home environment— using Natura paint by Benjamin Moore.

Natura is a waterborne paint that has ZERO VOCs (volatile organic compounds)—that’s not low VOCs, but no VOCs! That means that all the toxins that are found in normal paints do not exist with this paint line.  And, the best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice on color.  Many other brands out there are very limiting in terms of the color options available to you as it is very difficult to achieve rich colors that omit no toxins.  But, Benjamin Moore spent a small fortune to master the technology so that their clients would not have to sacrifice their color options when using their premiere eco-friendly paint.   

Any color from the Benjamin Moore line can be made with Natura paint, which allows for great flexibility in interior design and decorating (hence, why I love it!). Natura paint is virtually odorless, can be recoated after only an hour  and has a very durable finish. I recently used it in my home and absolutely love the fact that there was no odor what-so-ever…amazing!  This was quite a far cry from the oil based paint I had to use recently in a client’s home on a banister and the other latex options.  Those homes smelled for days!!!  This paint is a few dollars more per gallon, but well worth it.  For those on a budget, consider using it in your most private  and often used spaces—bedrooms, family rooms, kitchens—and in rooms of little ones, like nurseries and kids’ rooms.  To learn more about Benjamin Moore’s Natura line, click here.



Looking for a few earth-inspired colors to consider in your next home decorating project?  Then, look no more!  Here are a few of my favs from Benjamin Moore and when combined with the no VOC property of Natura, it’s a win-win… for both your home environment and Mother Earth.  Check ‘em out and let me know what you think…


{AF-450 Seedling. AF means this color comes from the Affinity line, but can be made into a Natura paint.}



{376 Mother Earth. This color is from the Classic Colors from Benjamin Moore.}


{556 Sounds of Nature. Again, this is from the Classic Colors line.  I love how fresh and crisp it is.}


{504 Nature’s Reflection. This deeper shade of green is also from the Classic Colors collection.}


{2047-10 Forest Green. This deep hue is from Benjamin Moore’s Color Preview line.}


{1518 At Home With Nature. This nice neutral is from the Classic Colors line.}


If you’d like help creating a beautiful room in your house or office, contact me today to learn how easy it is to get started.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2011 3:16 pm

    I always use Natura or Farrow & Ball, which is one of the first natural paint lines although they don’t promote it as much. Hope you had a great weekend!

    • April 26, 2011 9:15 pm


      I love Natura. I haven’t used as much Farrow and Ball, but I love their paint too. I was amazed by your cabinet transformation… you did an awesome job. Adding your blog to my list so my readers can check out all your work. We have to get together soon!!!



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