Chalkboard Paint–In Any Color

Chalkboard paint opens up a world of opportunity in the home: A wall can become a giant easy-to-change wall calendar or a source of hours of fun for your kiddos. But let’s face it, black and schoolroom green aren’t exactly in everyone’s decorating scheme.

Now, you can have a chalkboard in practically any color with a new edition of Benjamin Moore’s Chalkboard Paint (308) that now is tintable in any of the company’s paint hues – and they have more than 3,300 colors!

We love the idea of using chalkboard in new, exciting ways. Imagine painting a powder room in your favorite hue, then drawing on temporary “wallpaper” with chalk! Here are four ideas for ways to use chalkboard paint in your home:

Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint, $22, BenjaminMoore.com.

 

 

Chalkboard To-Do List
Photo: Benjamin Moore
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Make a Memo Board

Have fun with color! Here, a wall is coated in a traditional black chalkboard hue and a rectangle is painted chartreuse to act as a memo board above the desk.
Chalkboard Paint Table checkers
Photo: Benjamin Moore
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Turn the Tables

Turn a child's play table into a place to draw or set up an impromptu game of checkers. Or paint the surface of your dining table and let guests doodle at dinner parties.
Chalkboard Paint Labels
Photo: Benjamin Moore
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Label Away

Here labels were stencilled onto planters, but you could create "labels" for anything from kitchen storage to mudroom bins.
Chalkboard Paint TV
Photo: Benjamin Moore
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Create A Clever Display

We love this idea for what to do with an old-school TV: Turn it into a surface for works of chalk art!