Posts Tagged ‘Oasis’



July 22, 2019

One hot Summer day in New Orleans, I walked into designer Jon Vaccari’s Magazine Street showroom and immediately felt cool and refreshed. I knew it had everything to do with the wall color. Within a week, I recreated a full spectrum version of the color, calling it “Oasis”. Like both “Gustavian Grey” and “H2 Ahh!” in my two previous posts, it’s a blue-green, a color that has both the properties of being soothing (from the blue) and refreshing (from the green). What makes it different from “Gustavian Grey” and “H2 Ahh!” is that it’s a clearer color, not as organic and subtle. It’s still very chameleon-like in that with the light, it shifts back and forth from blue to green. Many have described it as a “robin’s egg blue”. It’s not only great on walls, it also makes a wonderful ceiling color both inside and out as you’ll see in the photos below.

A close-up of “Oasis” above from the walls of the bedroom it graces below.
We used “Oasis” on the ceiling of this California home with “Tiffany Turquoise” on the door.
Talented Interior Designer Regina Kraft used “Oasis” on the ceiling of this colorful newly constructed Bedford, NY home.

If you’d like to see a free hand-painted sample, visit my Online Store where you can not only order free samples (called cuttings), but also larger hand-painted samples and sample jars.

Our Best-selling Colors for 2012

January 22, 2013

This time every year, I run a report to see what colors were most popular over the past year. 2012 was quite a departure from previous years! Our “Buttercream” that has outsold all other colors three to one for years, has been eclipsed by “JV Cloud White”, a beautiful white, but not a color in the true sense of the word. This white was followed by White Opal (our purist white), Classic Cream, Mushroom, Gustavian Grey and Snow as our top sellers.

Could JV Cloud White on this book cover be the reason?

Could “JV Cloud White” on this book cover be the reason?

Wheat, Classic Marc, H2 Ahh!, Edgewood Green, Lichen and Chartreuse (last two were featured in House Beautiful) and weren’t far behind. Interesting how these more colorful colors are still quite neutral.

"Wheat" (on walls above) has quickly replaced Buttercream as the popular yellow.

“Wheat” (on walls above) has quickly replaced Buttercream as the popular yellow.

Last but not least, other popular colors include Honeysuckle, Sage, Bark, Pumice, Putty, Oasis, Sand, Citrine and Christine’s Cloud (the new popular ceiling color). I find the best place to try and envision any of these colors in your home is on our four Photos & Reviews pages that have hundreds of photos of completed projects sent to us by our clients.

If you didn’t see our last blog post, be sure to check it out to find out how to get in on our January Paint Sale!