benjamin moore 5 gallon giveaway.

win 5 gallons of benjamin moore paint / sfgirlbybay

last week i finally shared the before and after reveal of my exterior paint job — you probably saw that i painted my new house black, and i love every dark inch of it. well this week, benjamin moore is very kindly giving away 5 gallons of Aura Exterior paint in the winner’s choice of color and finish — and, aura exterior paint is available in thousands of colors. hurrah! i secretly hope if you win this you go with Onyx Black, just like me, but whatever you choose, just have fun!

pink shutters and siding with white trim / sfgirlbybay

pretty in pink in st. barth’s by kate holstein for cereal magazine.

pale gray exterior paint with white door and greenery / sfgirlbybay

jihan’s beautiful mint green bungalow.

to enter to win 5 gallons of Benjamin Moore’s Aura Exterior paint of your choice of color and finish, simply:

• visit benjamin moore’S online color gallery and pick out your favorite colors.

• comment here on the blog sharing your favorite colors.

• please comment by monday, january 25th, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account later on the week of january 25th, so be sure and follow along.

yellow door and pale gray home exterior / sfgirlbybay

just say yes to a yellow door, by brittany ambridge.

cottage painted black / sfgirlbybay

perfect black cottage via vokes and peters.

pink siding with white trim / sfgirlbybay

paint it pink, via pretty plum sugar.

pink door with black shutters / sfgirlbybay

how about this pretty pink door with black shutters, by mjtraynor on instagram.

benjamin moore's onyx black aura exterior house paint / sfgirlbybay

my new black front porch with white door.

•This post is in partnership with benjamin moore, and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

145 Responses to “benjamin moore 5 gallon giveaway.”
  1. Heather S says:

    Love Coastal Fog!

  2. Jennette says:

    philipsburg blue and newburg green!

  3. Melissa says:

    We just painted our house misted green, and I love it!

  4. Helen says:

    I’d pick Washington Blue for all the trim and doors on my white house.

  5. Sonja says:

    I think Ice Fog would be great on an exterior! But the flat onyx black you used on your home is awesome as well.

  6. Emily says:

    My family and I are closing on our home in one month, and a fresh coat of paint would look amazing! We love Nimbus!

  7. Laura says:

    These are beautiful colors! I love the color you painted your home, its so unexpected and yet so classic, great job! I’m moving into a new apartment in just a few weeks and can’t wait to paint and make it my own. Citrus Blast and Iceberg are just two of my favorites ;)

  8. So i have vinyl siding so I can’t use the Aurora exterior– could I sub out for Revive? Well, a girl can dream and in this winning scenario, I think I would paint in Kennebunkport Green.

  9. Lydia says:

    Simply White and Knoxville grey for our master. Also, I love Wrought Iron and Kendall Charcoal.

  10. haley says:

    Still obsessed with anything pale pink/blush, so my #1 is Sheer Pink. Lafayette Blue for the roof of my porch (a necessity in the south). And Dunmore Green is the perfect combination of moss and mint….so gorgeous.

  11. Amanda says:

    Our garage/outbuildings all need to be re-painted, I think the Narragensett Green would be lovely!

  12. Lori says:

    I adore the dark houses I see in the Bay. We are getting ready to close on a house in the Central Valley, though, and the intense sun and heat doesn’t work well with dark colors. I like Mount Saint Anne, or really anything in the gray family! [Twitter: @lori_rice]

  13. Amanda says:

    I recently painted my kitchen cabinets in Great Barrington Green, love it!

  14. liz says:

    I would pick ebony slate for my exterior, with white trim. I love high contrast!

  15. Hope says:

    I want to paint the exterior of my home with the historic colors of Amherst Gray with the trim in Wickham Gray. The doors need to be more colorful-Graceful Sea.

  16. Christine says:

    Tucker Orange, Mopboard Black, and Goodwin Green are three colors I’ve been eyeing for our front door and trim.

  17. shannie says:

    Graphite and Snow White!!!!

  18. laney s says:

    I love their rich blues, like Americana. That paired with something like Anchor Grey would be my dream! :)

  19. Jessica says:

    We are needing to paint our home soon and will use our indoor color palette outside as well. We are wanting to paint the siding and trim simply white, the shutters Kendall charcoal and the doors gentleman’s gray.

  20. Kirsten says:

    I would SOOOOO love to win this giveaway!

    We just moved into a little house that is a legit Nickelodeon orange. Really, really orange. With eggshell blue accents. It’s awful. We’ll hopefully be painting once the snow melts. I’d LOVE to go with a dark gray color (maybe Graphite) with white accents, but I also think that a deep blue/green gray like Newburg Green or Spellbound would be really pretty as well.

  21. Rachel says:

    I lived on the same street as that beautiful black Vokes Peters house when I was in grad school in Australia, so I am definitely going with onyx black just like you!

  22. Shayna says:

    We love Mascarpone for trim and mayflower red for clapboards.

  23. ABell says:

    I love the BM color titled Soot. I have moved through a couple of Victorian era houses now and I always find a way to incorporate this classic black. The tone is luscious, a beautiful blend to make this monochromatic version of black a little edgier than a single tone version.

  24. Nancy says:

    I use onyx black on all my doors, it’s the best.

  25. michelle says:

    Something bold for what I have in mind…..Carriage Red!

  26. Joni says:

    I love Onyx Black!!

  27. Audrey R says:

    Our house desperately needs a new coat of paint! Inspired by your Paint it Black, I’d have to say that I’d love to see our house in Onyx Black as well. Great look!

  28. meghan says:

    love horizon and november rain :)

  29. Mollie says:

    I hope to paint my house with Benjamin Moore’s Soot. It is the prettiest darkest navy :)

  30. Claire says:

    Always loved Calm. We painted our whole house in Calm…. and it is! Well… most of the time. :)

  31. Adriene R says:

    Peach Kiss is my favorite. It is very Golden Girls and I think it would be so amazing in my house!

  32. Laura says:

    Smoke embers or gray. Benjamin Moore paints are the best.

  33. Emily says:

    Gahhh! All these homes are to die for. The paint looks so beautiful!

  34. I really like New Age – I love that it’s a warmer grey.

  35. britt says:

    my husband and I are getting ready to paint our house! We are loving blue suede shoes for a pop of color on the underside of our mid-century modern A-Frame!

  36. mischa says:

    I love Graphite!

  37. Rocky says:

    Black Forrest green. A green so dark, like a bottle of merlot.
    Would be perfect for trim on my buff brick house.

  38. Michelle says:

    Your house looks absolutely stunning painted black. Such a bold and beautiful call you made there! I’ve always dreamed of painting my house dark gray with white trim (and a red door). I literally drool whenever I come across this color combination. Benjamin Moore Graphite is the perfect color–fingers crossed!

  39. Kara says:

    I would probably go with a blue-gray like Vermont Slate. Ideally, I would paint it Onyx Black with white trim since I LOVE the high contrast. Sadly, where I live the neighbors probably wouldn’t get it – they are all tearing down beautiful little Mid-century homes to put up McMansions. Ugh. Our house hasn’t been painted in 10 years, so that is going to be our major project this year once the weather warms up! You house turned out beautifully! The black is to die for.

  40. I absolutely love the icy blue.
    Your house turned out so great!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  41. Brandi says:

    I’m really loving Love & Happiness and Barely Teal!

  42. riye says:

    Night Mist for me! I love gray and the name is wonderful. :-) Plus the house is BADLY in need of new paint! Love your black house. :-) The neighbors had one for years and it always looked so cool flanked by their lovely garden.

  43. Ashley Elrod says:

    I love dill pickle and vanilla milkshake for their names and Mysterious for color!

  44. Krystn says:

    Cream Puff…Simply White…Paper White…Onyx Black…Gray Owl…Morning Sky Blue…
    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  45. Audrey says:

    Gentleman’s Gray is that perfect combo of black and navy!

  46. Abby says:

    I’ve been following you for a while and love seeing all the beautiful transformations of your home! Ben Moore paints are simply the best, I would go with desert twilight for our nursery.

  47. Carney says:

    I love Hazy Skies!!

  48. Amy says:

    I would use french beret and palest pistachio to repaint our garage…and eventually entire exterior of the house! #oneday

  49. Emily says:

    Love all these colors! My favorite is Snow Cone Green! I think I hear my bed saying it needs painted now! @emilykcurrie

  50. akiyo says:

    i’m diggin’ misty rose and pebble beach! :)

  51. Krista Hood says:

    Ashland slate! With a ultra white trim.

  52. beks says:

    “Tempest” because my 1906 Victorian is currently flesh colored, not sexy!

  53. Brianne says:

    A combination of “Sunshine” and “Midnight Oil” would look marvelous on an Adobe style house!

  54. april says:

    I’m obsessed with the black you used! I also love Peony and peppermint! :)

  55. Emily Cushing says:

    We are painting our house this summer- and I’m loving Marine Blue!

  56. jane says:

    Wythe blue, although my husband would want something brighter!

  57. Adam says:

    Love Black Ink. Had some good results with Horizon and Distant Grey in my new place. Fingers crossed on that exterior paint!

  58. Danavee says:

    Midnight Navy (for my front door)!!!! And Steel Wool for my living room!

    danavee_r (at) hotmail (dot) com

  59. Ericca says:

    Love love love how your house looks in it’s new color!!! I would love to go w/ the Onyx Black, but I can’t seem to convince my husband….yet! As a compromise, I would hope he might agree to Almost Black, Black Iron, or Graphite.

  60. Erin Ellis says:

    I love the Cake Batter and the Wicker Basket Colors! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  61. Anna Templin says:

    Vintage Vogue :)

  62. April V says:

    I can’t get enough of the Bachelor Blue!

  63. Susie says:

    Benjamin Moore paints are the best! Lehigh Green has always been a favorite color. Painted my kitchen cabinets in this color.

  64. David says:

    We have two boys and we are converting a spare bedroom into a playroom. Being two boys, I think blue is the best color option. I would go with the Twilight blue for the walls and the Blue Macaw for the trim.

  65. caitlin says:

    We recently moved into an apartment currently painted beige, I’d love to cover it with a crisp, clean, “snow white.” I’m also loving “romantic pink” and “bunny gray.”

  66. Desiree says:

    I’m really into the Teal Tone and Pink Ladies!

  67. Perry says:

    I love north sea, newburyport blue, ebony slatem and burnt ember. Dark is the way to go! Just got siding done so need to paint the exterior!

  68. Jillian says:

    I love either Sheep’s Wool or Foggy Morning!

  69. Justine says:

    Digging on the Italian Ice Green and Teal Ocean! A fresher turquoise option.

  70. Maura says:

    Oh man! I just moved into a cute new place with very dated gross paint in every room! You know that off white color that almost seems like it’s just dirty..
    I did the bathroom with Snow White and an accent wall in Jade Garden. Turned out so great!
    I need to paint the rest of the rooms!
    For my living room, I would paint an accent wall (trim and door to hide) in Cabana Green with the remaining walls and ceiling with a fresh coat of Snow White!
    For the bedroom, the dreamy Pebble Beach with a fresh coat of Snow White for the trim and doors.

  71. Elysa says:

    I love the Key Largo Green! Perfect for DIYs and sprucing up flea market finds. :)

  72. Elizabeth B says:

    Love Benjamin Moore paint. I can’t help it but I love Simply White. Just started a small addition on our house (laundry and master bath) and could use the paint there!

  73. Korin A. says:

    Onyx Black is SOOO lovely. I would want to paint a big giant test-swatch first to be sure. . . . . second choice might be Icy Blue. . . . hoorah

  74. Gina says:

    Onyx Black!!

  75. Kathleen says:

    I love At Sea!

  76. Amy Rae says:

    My favorite is Onyx Black. I’ve wanted a Scandinavian look for quite some time!!

  77. Vanessa says:

    I’m thinking Woodland Hills Green with my garage door Tickled Pink.

  78. Maura Sell says:

    Wood Violet please. It would look great against our giant laurel hedge and Pacific Northwest greenery.

  79. Sandi says:

    My front door will gladly become onyx black.

  80. gina says:

    picking a favorite benjamin moore color is like picking a favorite star in the sky! But i’ve been dying to paint my living room white–perhaps the “snow white” or the “simply white,” which seems popular right now!

  81. nick says:

    winter solstice.

  82. tamera says:

    My brick house trim colors are Onyx Black, Carter Gray, and Woodlawn Blue – they are super dreamy together. Other faves include Hale Navy, Irish Moss, Bewitched, Queen Anne Pink, Cream Puff, and Kittery Point Green.

    Yes, I have a paint color problem? I didn’t actually look at the key to list those.

  83. Roseanna says:

    The exterior of my house was just painted a dark grey with white and black trim. “Rhubarb” would be a beautiful accent color too!

  84. Onyx Black! Fatigue Green!

  85. Ariel H. says:

    Cream Puff and Flamingo’s Dream. I’d love to do some accents in gradient coral/pink similar to that lovely SF house on your IG.

  86. Jeanette R. says:

    I really like the gray’s and black colors like onyx and soho loft!

  87. Leni says:

    Some of my favorites are Early Sunrise, Fire and Ice, Seaweed, Brilliant Blue, Black Beauty and Red.

  88. Penny says:

    I live in a log cabin in the woods so the exterior is log but I really need to paint trim. doors and shutters not sure what color yet but the interior walls that are not logs really need color. I love Peacock Feathers for the walls. And love the On Line Color Gallery from B/M.

  89. Sweet Bluette, is so beautiful & would go beautiful with a grey and plum purple. I love that you can mix it with so many color combos its endless. The pale, calming, tinge of blue is beautiful and would look beautiful on the children’s new play place in the backyard.

  90. chloe says:

    I love Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy (currently our bedroom is painted that color!) If we were to paint the exterior of our house (definitely on the list of things to do!) I have no idea where to start. Maybe something like Little Falls (1621)…

  91. Sharon says:

    Hodley Red and Rose Silk are two of my favorites. I also like Goldfield and Showtime.

  92. Ooh. Our house is 3 stories – the top 2 are aluminum siding medium/pale gray, but the bottom floor? Yuk ugly brick. which we’ve talked of painting for years. It needs to be darker that the top floors, to anchor the house to the ground, and the onyx black is tempting. But maybe that’s too dark. I think Silent Night would be better for the neighborhood. Yep. Definitely. Silent Night.

  93. Natalie Morgan says:

    We have really ugly shutters and door jams, I’d love to give our house an overhaul! I love all of these colors!
    Amethyst Shadow
    Silver Half Dollar
    New Dawn

  94. Emily S says:

    Parkside Dunes…swoon! For our nursery. :)

  95. Lynell says:

    I’m really leaning towards the dusty rose and mauve colors like Magic Potion or Frozen in Time for my bedroom. I’m sure the boyfriend might have other opinions on it though. I AM planning on painting our bedroom soon. It’s still the same beige it was when we moved in 4 years ago, time for a change! (Love Benjamin Moore, I used it in my kitchen/dining room and it went on like a dream.)

  96. deb says:

    mmm… honeydew with a private door would be sooo pretty!

  97. courtney says:

    I love Benjamin Moore! The inside of our home is all BM and I have been itching to paint the outside Hale Navy! ugh it would be beautiful!

  98. Nicolette says:

    My house is currently two different colors (and not in a good way) so I need to win this one more than anything! I have the original ship-lap on my house and we had to re-caulk almost every joint. One day I would love to reside it and paint a really dark gray like Ebony Slate with lots of greenery. Until that day, I am sticking with a lighter gray like Bunny Gray. Crossing my fingers!!

  99. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I love Spring Azalea, and Mexicali Turquoise.

  100. Jennifer S says:

    I think Cobblestone Path would be a beautiful color for the outside of my house. It would go great with my white trim and black accents.

  101. Kelly Bena says:

    I LOVE Gray Pinstripe & Britannia Blue!!

  102. Jill says:

    Gravel Grey! We drive by a house a mile away that’s dark grey with white trim and my gawd it’s beautiful!

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  104. Stella says:

    I love their paint colors! My favorite is simply white.

  105. Mary says:


  106. Deborah says:

    Loving the paint colors. Would like to paint my front door a different color. It’s currently white.

  107. Your house looks amazing!!! I have a brick house and would love to paint it Simply White with Witching Hour as the trim and shutter color. I hope it will turn out as good as yours! Also I am obsessed with Seashell, the pink I just painted my closet, it makes me smile everytime I go in there!

  108. Shavonda@SGStyle says:

    This comes at the PERFECT time! We are gearing up to paint the exterior of our home this Spring. We are thinking of something in the grey family. I like deep charcoals and my wife like lighter greys. A few favs are Cobblestone Path, Hearthstone, Dark Pewter, Nightfall, and Shaker Gray. I love Aura paint and have used in on the the kitchen cabinets in our last 2 homes. Such a grey giveaway!

  109. stacy satterly says:

    Would love to get my daughter some of this paint! They are in the process of buying their first home!

  110. Beth says:

    Love your onyx house! My favorite color is probably Gray Owl it would make my dark blue shutters look great. I also really love Ravishing Red, but probably not brave enough to look at my entire house painted that color.

  111. Angelika says:

    Love the dark color…. Reminds me of the gentlemans gray I’m using on an interior project.

  112. Katie E. says:

    I love Bright Yellow for our new front door, Carbon Copy for the shutters, and for all our interior walls and trim Snow White. We’ve got a lot of painting on front of us! ;)

  113. Barbara says:

    Faves are YOLK, Mascarpone, Everard Blue.

  114. Jessica Pierce says:

    We are getting ready to paint the exterior of our home in a few weeks. Nimbus, Chelsea Gray and White Dove are some of our favorites. We would be so grateful to win this giveaway!

  115. Cara says:

    That Onyx black is SO perfect. Also a huge fan of Pale Smoke & Silver Gray. So calm!

  116. Erin says:

    Where to start?? I’d choose Fairview Blue for my daughter’s playroom, Snow White for our house trim, Iceberg for our master bedroom, and Pink Powderpuff for my office (!). What a great giveaway! :)

  117. CG Ruggirello says:

    Love, love Benjamin Moore paint! We have a 1939 home…Hudson Bay will be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your black home. Classic.

  118. Amanda says:

    I’m always a fan of white dove, but have been inspired by you to consider painting my back porch/garage onyx black! @ABSchoenrock

  119. leanne bridge says:

    HC-168 Chelsea Gray. My historic home very seriously needs this paint…

  120. Theresa says:

    I can’t deny it, the Color Trends 2016 have my interest. I live in this very quaint, and very “colorful” 1918 Bungalow in CO. Not gonna lie, it’s rather awful. But the house itself is charming. My first project to tackle would be the avocado green bathroom…I was thinking a Ballet White or Gray Owl with white trim. That should tone down the sickly looks in the mirror. ;)
    trixiesprite13 at gmail

  121. Michele says:

    Benjamin Moore Paint is the best! Sherwood Forest and Hearthstone are both great colors.

  122. Gill says:

    I love to paint an accent wall in my bedroom in Waterbury Green. Also, really need to refresh the overall wall color in Willard White.

  123. Melissa says:

    Strawberry Red and Pineapple Grove for the front door and exterior siding, respectively! @lalissitzky on Twitter, thanks for the great giveaway!

  124. Suzanna says:

    I would paint my (very soon to be) first home cedar path or alfresco.

  125. Rachel says:

    I’m going full on copycat and painting my house Onyx Black!

  126. Nancy says:

    I absolutely love Benjamin Moore paint, and have not yet tried the Aura. Also love the Onyx Black choice!!

  127. Emily K. says:

    I’m loving their beautiful shades of grey and blush!

  128. Melissa S says:

    I love Caliente, Millington gold and Jonesboro cream. They look great together.

  129. cathy s. says:

    our house is an orangey red brick and the front yard is fully xeriscaped. So I’m thinking fraser fir, mountain lane, or hillside green for the trim. Or maybe mesquite. With a Mexicali turquoise door. Too many choices!

  130. Samantha o says:

    Love the pink paint

  131. Amie says:

    Gray owl and hale navy!

  132. An Onyx or Soot accent wall or bathroom would be amaze!

  133. Motoko says:

    I love to paint the exterior of our little house with Backwoods 469!

  134. Allison says:

    I’ve been dreaming of the day we could paint our house a dark color since we moved in eight (!) years ago. Carefully looked through the Benjamin Moore black color palette to pick the just right, unique color I always envisioned, click, and it’s clever name… Black :)

  135. I just painted our bedroom Angelica and it is an amazing colour that changes subtly but beautifully through the day from soft violet to grey. Love it.

    Would love to paint our exterior in Paper White with Gossamer Blue trim.

  136. Jana says:

    Onyx black! Love it!

  137. Shannon says:

    Steel Wool is the best BM color!

  138. Hannah says:

    Having grown up nearby, I especially love the Williamsburg collection – they have such beautiful tones. Really loved Wythe Rose and Coffeehouse Tan.

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