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Designer Palette Darryl Carter, a decorator known for his spare, tailored interiors, has collaborated with Benjamin Moore for his first line of paints. The collection of 24 subtle colors encompasses such calming shades as, from top, Pinecrest Gray, Bayard Blue, and Dalton Blue. A gallon of the self-priming paint costs $66, and a quart is available for $24. 800-672-4686; benjaminmoore.com
Example palette: If you want to make a statement with color in your bedroom but don't want anything too loud, consider a palette of deep navy blue with lighter shades of gray-blue. The result will be calm and cool. Clockwise from top left (all from Benjamin Moore): Mineral Alloy 1622, Silver Mist 1619 and Hudson Bay 1680.8. - Jennifer Ott
Painting-Stripes-on-Wall. I would add: After placing your tape, paint the wall color AGAIN where the new stripe colors are being applied BEFORE painting your stripes. Your stripe colors will be crisp and clean edged.