When you cover interior design for roughly a decade, you talk to a lot of designers. And your home soon becomes a perpetual work in progress—as trends and techniques inspire you, you can’t help but try them yourself (and seek the experts’ advice on how to go about them).
At least that’s been the case for me, and after five years of leaning into the cocooning moodiness of navy blues and dark greens, I was craving something brighter and airier—but I kept dragging my feet on actually repainting. Part office, part play room for our four-year-old daughter and her friends, this space gets lived in. Navy walls helped hide the smudges, scuffs and chips, as long as no one looked too closely. But could I really transition to something bright without the room looking ragged in a year? Or six months, given my brigade of rowdy, fingerpaint-loving preschoolers trouncing through?
Then, I remembered designer after designer sing the praises of their favorite Benjamin Moore paint and colors. Not just the hues themselves, but how smooth the paint dried and how well it held up over time. So, when given the chance to try Benjamin Moore Regal Select, I jumped at the opportunity—and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t try it sooner. Here’s why.