Calming Paint Colors from Benjamin Moore

Create Harmony with Ben Moore's 2021 Color of the Year!If you’re looking to cover your walls with calming paint colors, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year.

“Soft power, silence, pause.” These are some of the words that Benjamin Moore uses to describe the blend of blue-green and gray that is Aegean Teal 2136-40. This intriguing mid-tone creates natural harmony and looks just as amazing in the kitchen as it does in the bedroom, den or home office.

Want calming paint colors? The entire Ben Moore “Color Trends Collection” for 2021 is designed to nourish the spirit with the comforting, sun-baked hues. It also helps us celebrate the simple pleasures in life—like “the faded rumple of linen sheets in the morning and perfectly ripened fruits on the windowsill. The twelve hues in the palette radiate warmth and well-being. These are colors that make your home feel even more like home. Settle in.”

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So, go on… Take a moment to reflect and reset. Intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021, Aegean Teal 2136-40, creates natural harmony. Check out the full video introduction to this calming blue-green and gray combination:

This isn’t your ordinary mid-tone teal. The slight hint of bluish-green evokes calm and harmony, while making yellows, whites and beige tones POP!

Reclaim Your Ease

Pair Aegean Teal 2136-40 with Muslin OC-12 to beautiful effect, like in the cozy bedroom above. Muslin OC-12 is part of the Off-White Color collection. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, the Off-White collection offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces.

Tip: Less is more when working with this subtle teal. Surround Aegean Teal with whites and off-whites to allow its soft colors to really sing.

Work in Harmony

Create a home office that truly inspires productivity! These soft Aegean Teal 2136-40 cabinets create a sense of balance to help you work better and feel less distracted. It pairs well light gray walls like Benjamin Moore’s Foggy Morning, or Gray Cashmere.

Tip: Wicker baskets, metallic hardware and lighting fixtures complete this cozy and homey look.


Get Your Interior Painting Project Done!

Painting the rooms of your home can have tremendous impact, and it’s a great family project with a modest price tag. Strive for a balance of linear elements and colors, and don’t be afraid to ask the experts at GNH Lumber for guidance and tips along the way. Get your painting project started!


Fire prevention week - safe cooking

Fire Prevention Week Tips: Cooking Safely

Fire prevention week - safe cooking

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” is so important. It reminds homeowners that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

Here’s this year’s key Fire Prevention Week campaign messages:

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Fire prevention week

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire prevention week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key Fire Prevention Week campaign messages:

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Fire Prevention Week

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention WeekIs your smoke alarm working and up to date? Did you know that smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years? Don’t Wait: Check the Date!

This year, Fire Prevention Week is getting the word out about the importance of changing your smoke alarms. According to (the National Fire Protection Association), 3 out of 5 fire fatalities in 2009-2013 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. NFPA recommends replacing smoke alarms after 10 years because that is typically the life expectancy of the devices; beyond that, the sensors in smoke alarms can begin to lose their sensitivity.

It’s easy to check the date on your smoke alarm. Here’s how:

  1. Look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm.
  2. The alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date!

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Windham Facility Re-Locating to Higher Ground

windham-location-2016-newGNH Lumber has been committed to serving the community and the needs of its residents and contractors in Windham for over 50 years. We will continue to value and support our mountain-top community. So, in order to protect surrounding businesses and homes from flooding along the Batavia Kill, we are actively exploring opportunities to re-locate our Main Street facility to higher ground.

Historically GNH has suffered major loses at its Windham facility following each flooding episode – the most significant of which was in 2011 following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irene. During that event, the store took on in excess of 5 ½ feet of floodwater, decimating inventory and shutting down the location for several weeks.

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Historic Greene County Business Applauds ADI/Lumberyard’s New Beginning

A Recent Article Highlight’s GNH’s Support for the ADI Lumberyard groundbreaking:

A family-run lumber business that has helped build much of Greene County over the last four generations is lending its support to our Groundbreaking Celebration.

GNH Lumber TeamGenn Hagan, one of the partners at GNH Lumber, has been quick to welcome us to Catskill and share with us her good experience of running a business in the area.

“When new business comes to Greene County, we embrace it,” Genn told us recently. “Here’s another business bringing a positive economic impact to our neighborhood.

“You want the community you do business in to thrive and that starts from the ground up.”

We’re grateful to GNH Lumber for helping sponsor our May 7 event.

GNH has been supplying lumber, windows, floors and building materials for the construction of Greene County homes, office spaces, businesses and their surrounding properties for more than 100 years.

It is now run by four partners including Genn, her father Stan Ingalls, brother John Ingalls and cousin Ed McQuillen.

With four locations in the area and more than 50 employees — many of whom live in Greene County — Genn says she’s encouraged by how much chatter she’s been hearing about ADI/Lumberyard’s arrival.

“Catskill is a great place to embrace ADI/Lumberyard because it has such robust arts initiatives,” she says.Continue reading