JC Licht’s September Color of the Month: Raindance 1572


JC Licht’s September Color of the Month: Raindance 1572

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JC Licht's September Color of the Month: Raindance 1572

Gray is an incredibly versatile neutral shade that stands well on its own or in combination with other colors. Benjamin Moore Raindance 1572 is an intriguing steel gray with blue and green undertones that will bring a relaxed, calming vibe to any room in your Chicago home. 


Understanding Undertones

Undertones are like the silent partners of color. Every color has them, and they can make or break the final look of a fresh paint job. You must ensure the other elements in a space complement the warm or cool undertones. True gray always features cool undertones, but if you want to pair gray with warmer colors, try one with a yellow or brown base, like greige. 


Grab Your Compass

Why? Because the direction the room faces makes a significant difference. South and west-facing rooms receive a lot of warm, natural light, making them an ideal spot to feature the cool undertones of Benjamin Moore Raindance 1572. Rooms with a north or eastern orientation that get naturally cooler light are best for warmer grays with yellow undertones. 


Creating a Palette with Benjamin Moore Raindance 1572

Since it's neutral, this Benjamin Moore paint color is the perfect base for a whole home color palette. If you like to refresh your home's interior frequently, we suggest using a three-color neutral palette that allows you to introduce pops of color whenever inspiration strikes you. Pearl Gray 863, a sleek, silver-gray grounded by a touch of blue, is the palette's perfect companion and secondary color. Lastly, you need an accent color, and Cloud White OC-25 is an ideal candidate. It brightens spaces, but its gray-blue undertone makes it an excellent choice for trim or ceilings. 


Layering Gray

Layering textures in a gray space helps to keep it feeling warm and inviting. If you decide to go with gray furniture, ensure it has abundant texture so it doesn't look flat against the steel gray walls. Consider chunky knit throw blankets and ornate accent pillows for a soft yet sophisticated touch of texture. 


The subtle texture of woven wood shades is an exceptional choice for rooms featuring Benjamin Moore Raindance 1572. Sheer shades are another great way to take advantage of natural light and gently diffuse it to give a space a welcoming glow. Of course, you can never go wrong with drapery, especially if you layer it with shades or blinds to enhance its style and functionality. 


Benjamin Moore Paint Near Chicago, IL

The Benjamin Moore paint specialists at JC Licht can assist you with making Raindance 1572 look right at home anywhere in yours. We are Chicago's premier retailer of Benjamin Moore paint, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and designer wallpaper


Visit us at one of our many showrooms across the Midwest, or book an in-home consultation today. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!

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