Contest: The KILZ My Favorite Paint Color Contest (Win $100 Home Depot card and a can of KILZ)
Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain is actually a very dark gray, but it reads like a blackish brown. Or maybe a brownish black. It has that burnished color of old leather. Like tobacco or diet cola beans. It’s emboldened by notes of red. It envelops you, the perfect color for a cozy den, but also great for a dramatic dining room. I’d pair it with an off-white sofa and jazz it up with bright pops of mustard, orange or red. — Tate Gunnerson
That’s how I’d describe my new favorite paint color if I were ever in House Beautiful. Ordinarily I have a terrible time choosing paint colors, so when I decided to paint my new den, I slowed down and did the necessary prep work. When deciding which color to use, I plugged the paint chips into Google Images until I found one that looked good in many different rooms. Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain was a lot darker than I’d envisioned, but I decided to go for it. And rather than slopping it on the walls, I first spackled the walls and used a KILZ-brand primer. Great stuff. KILZ also makes primers formulated to eliminate particularly persistent odors. I just needed the basic stuff, but it helped to make the normally horrid painting experience into one that actually bordered on pleasant. To win your own can of KILZ and $100 Home Depot gift card, enter the My Favorite Paint Color contest sponsored by KILZ.
How to play: Leave a comment describing why you love your favorite paint color. What do you love about it? How does it make you feel? How did you discover it? Be sure to include the paint number, as I’m always on the lookout for winning hues.* Entries are due by midnight on October 31st. The winner will be announced the week of Monday, November 1st.
* winning hues sounds like a James Spader character.