Aug 21 2020

Paint a Happy Home – 3 Ways to Bring The Outdoors In

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Taking inspiration from nature is the key to creating a calming oasis in your home.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 21, 2020) – Taking inspiration from nature is the key to creating a calming oasis in your home, according to Westlake Ace Hardware and Sharon Grech, color and design expert for Benjamin Moore paints.

Minimalistic features evoke nature and add a dash of comfort, warmth, and texture to any home. By bringing the feel of the outdoors in, you can create a relaxing Zen-like sanctuary from the stresses of life. Here are three ways to help accomplish it:

  1. Natural materials. Focus on the raw beauty of organic materials by playing with different combinations of texture and wood finishes. Start by incorporating artisan-crafted furniture and accents made with natural materials to instantly add an earthy feel. Rattan and wicker chairs or stools and sisal rugs incorporate a tactile element and pair nicely with earthy décor accents, such as clay, terracotta and global-inspired fabrics.
  2. Enhance with light. Bring the outdoor warmth inside by choosing colors with pale and mid-tone hues of green, yellow and blue. “These colors work best to complement a botanical-inspired story inside your home,” says Grech. Opt for colorful neutrals such as Fernwood Green 2145-40, Crystalline AF-485 or Soleil AF-330. Finish also has an impact on both the light in your space and the color itself, so she recommends using an eggshell or matte finish for your wall. 

    WALLS: Chantilly Lace OC-65, Regal® Select, Matte 
    TRIM: Dark Linen 2147-60, Regal® Select, Semi-Gloss
    ISLAND: Fernwood Green 2145-40, Regal® Select, Matte
  3. Botanical trend. We often forget about the beauty of plants. A simple way to transport nature inside is to add live plants or fresh flowers. Not only will this improve your mood and air quality, but your space will also feel more serene. Try combining printed cushions with wall art and prints in your favorite floral patterns.

Westlake Ace Hardware carries Benjamin Moore premium paints in its stores nationwide. Westlake Ace Hardware owns 140 stores nationally under the Ace, Buikema’s, Dennis Company, North Bend, Outer Banks, and Westlake brands.

More creative ideas and helpful advice from Westlake to help you paint a happy home can be found here. All Benjamin Moore paint purchases are covered by the Extra Mile Promise™ — a guarantee that customers get the advice and supplies they need to successfully tackle any paint project in one trip to their local Westlake store, or delivery is free.

*The Extra Mile Promise is only applicable with the original paint purchase receipt showing the purchase of a minimum of one gallon of paint. Visit for complete guarantee terms and conditions.


About Westlake Ace Hardware

For 115 years, Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, and electrical supplies. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

With access to more than 70,000 products, Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-to-find products to business and trade customers.

Westlake currently owns and operates 140 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Mountain View, Pinole, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Turlock, Van Nuys, West LA, and Woodland)
  • Illinois (Buikema’s Ace Hardware)
  • Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico (Westlake Ace Hardware)
  • North Carolina (Ace Hardware of Raleigh, Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
  • Washington (Dennis Company Ace, North Bend)


About Benjamin Moore

Since 1883, Benjamin Moore has been the top premier paint brand for do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike, offering customers high quality and more than 3,500 premium color options.

Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura®, Regal® Select, CENTURY®, Ultra Spec®, Natura® and ben®. Benjamin Moore is renowned for its expansive color portfolio, offering consumers and designer more than 3,500 colors. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from its more than 5,000 locally owned and operated paint and decorating retailers.



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