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Fabulousness, much like fortune, favors the bold. Painting your walls an eye-popping hue may be the quickest and easiest way to add instant pizazz, but it requires audacity. Here, a handful of top designers reveal the bold paint colors they swear by, to give us all a bit of a lift in the bravery department.

Designer: Nick Olsen

Bold Paint Pick: “Right now my favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Lake Tahoe, a saturated blue with just the right amount of green. It could transport me to Sweden, colonial Williamsburg, and all [chic] points in between.”

Designer: Madcap Cottage

Bold Paint Pick: “Fowler Pink from Farrow & Ball. So flattering that it makes anyone look years younger and without the need for pesky fillers and other dermatological procedures.”

Designer: Sarah Wittenbraker

Bold Paint Pick: “My current favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green.”

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Photo by Aimée Mazzenga, Courtesy of Sarah Vaile Design
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Designer: Sarah Vaile

Bold Paint Pick: “My entire foyer and upstairs hall is Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue.”

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Designer: MA Allen

Bold Paint Pick: “My closet and my office are painted Benjamin Moore’s Peony. It’s such a fun, vibrant color and I am yet to tire of it.”

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Designer: Caitlin Murray

Bold Paint Pick:River Blue by Benjamin Moore.”

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Photo by Zach DeSart, Courtesy of Sara Gilbane Interiors
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Designer: Barrie Benson

Bold Paint Pick: “Right now (and I mean this week—it will change by next week!) I am loving Sherwin Williams’s Garden Spot.”

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Designer: Shelley Johnstone

Bold Paint Pick: “My favorite color is Benjamin Moore’s Chocolate Candy Brown. I have used this color for my home office for over 20 years. Of course, it’s lacquered. It swaddles the senses with its depth and rich, earthy warmth.”

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Designer: Lindsey Coral Harper

Bold Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s Deep Ocean.

Lead Photo by Josh Thorton, Courtesy of Summer Thorton

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February 28, 2020

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