|Benjamin Moore tintable chalkboard paint comes in more than 3,300 hues. Images courtesy of Benjamin Moore.|
So, to sum it up, chalkboard paint was attractive not because of what it looked like, but how it performed—until now. Benjamin Moore just launched a line of chalkboard paint that can be tinted to any hue in the company’s 3,300-shade spectrum. Forget about black or green. My next painting project will be an entire kitchen wall, a central gathering spot where choice suggestions and turns of phrase will be sure to confuse me the morning following a gin-soaked evening with friends.
Still, the idea of a chalkboard can feel a bit gimmicky, which is why I love the huge new range of colors—the chalkboard aspect doesn’t have to be obvious. The latex paint dries to an eggshell finish, making it barely discernible from a matte wall paint. I honestly can’t stop thinking of the ways I’d use this: as signs for parties, inside the pantry door for lists or in a workshop for drafting new projects. Benjamin Moore will also color-match, which is amazing for blending a new chalkboard feature wall into an existing space.