Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint Review

I was so delighted to review Benjamin Moore’s Aura Interior paint. I LOVE to paint, and it has been fun to try out some new colors (but as you will see from my color palette, I am not very adventurous).  For those of you counting – this is project review number three – but has been the most time consuming by far!

Aura boasts: low VOC, never more than two coats, paint plus primer, mildew resistant, stains wash off easily, and more.

When moving into our new house – I knew a number of things needed to go. At the top of the list would be the red wall in the living room (I know people, red walls are trendy, but I don’t like red all that much. I have had to paint over red walls in the last two of our rentals, hopefully owning this one means it will be one of the last red walls I have to cover ever!), the dark fake wood trim around the house, AND the crayon art leftovers from the kids who used to live in our home in almost all the rooms of the house.

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint

Benjamin Moore has more than 3,400 colors, and it was REALLY hard to narrow it down, but here are my paint color selections:

One of the bolder moves I made was the Agave (green-ish) in the master bedroom – the WHOLE room. It matches one of the colors in our duvet, so I figured I would give it a try. It looks beautiful with our dark wood furniture and our brown accent fabrics in the room (see bedroom window below). I also LOVE the Revere Pewter, it is a mix of grey and beige, which I thought to be perfect because our last place was just grey and some days it felt gloomy. The Revere Pewter will be a warm color in our home and I am so happy with it! We still have yet to paint the 1/2 bath and master bath (because we need to paint the trim and re-stain the vanities first), but I am excited about the colors in there too.

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The Aura paint had GREAT coverage, it covered the red wall in ONE COAT (hooray!) the crayon leftovers in ONE COAT and the trim in a couple coats (but that was mostly to get the texture right). The low VOC was nice because we were painting in the middle of summer, it was nice to leave the air conditioning on and not have to worry about windows not being open (although, it is probably still recommended you have a well ventilated area when you paint :) )

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Having used cheap paint all of my painting years, it was so nice to try something that was a quality product. It covered smoothly, and made what would have been big projects into one coat projects. Aura can be a little bit expensive if you are used to the cheaper price tag, but I would say it is well worth it to not have to buy primer and add coat after coat of paint.

Also, just a quick note about their retail stores – I went to one near me and had a REALLY great employee help me get through all of the paint options, all of the color options, what people usually do to pick the colors. She was very knowledgeable and even when I didn’t buy my paint that day, she offered her card and told me to call with any questions. Overall, she knew the brand and knew how to answer all of my questions – much better than any experience I have had at a “big box store.” So if you are confused about a project, try a Benjamin Moore store location and they should be able to help you – find one here.

To keep up with the other projects and the rest of the painting (I will get it ALL done someday soon) check out my tumblr delightfullycreative.

To find out more about Benjamin Moore and their whole line of paints (and colors) visit BenjaminMoore.com

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About Naomi

Naomi is a new mom to 'Little Dude',married to her best friend, and learning what it means to be a working mother. She loves DIY projects, reading, interior design, and finding new ways to save, trade and barter.

Comments

  1. wow I love the transformation of the room what a great impact

  2. I would love to see some bigger photos of your before and afters! I’m a DIY addict! Love the colors you chose!

    • I made them a bit bigger on here – or you can head over to my tumblr (delightfullycreative.tumblr.com) – right now they aren’t very “internet amazing” pictures but as soon as my house is in order and I am not trying to hide piles of things from the view of the camera – they will be much better! ;)

  3. Emily @ Baby Dickey says:

    I love posts about painting because I am SO indecisive when it comes to colors! I love seeing the before and after photos. I really want to try the revere pewter–it doesn’t look as gray as I would have expected!

    • I love the revere pewter, admittedly it looks warmer in the picture probably because of the lighting. I will try to get a picture of it in the daylight in the next couple days and post on your comment for you so you can get a better idea of it :)

  4. I really love the colors you picked. The agave is really nice. I have never used Benjamin Moore paint but I will definitely take a look at it if we decide to re-do any of our rooms!

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