Colours shown: Barista AF-175 (accent wall); Steam AF-15 (ceiling and left wall); Black HC-190 (door frame).

Many people recognize that a room’s mood is a reflection of its wall colour — but a designer knows that real ambiance also depends on the quality of the paint used.

Cans of paint from two different manufacturers might claim to offer approximately the same hue, but can result in wildly different appearances over time because of paint chemistry and technology. As an ultra-premium product, AURA® Interior paint by Benjamin Moore taps into advanced innovations in paint production to achieve distinctive spaces with the ultimate sense of atmosphere. 

Benjamin Moore AURA Interior Paint shown in a pale blue in a kitchen setting.

Colours shown: Intuition CSP-610 (walls); Rainstorm CSP-50 (cabinets); Stoneware CSP-245 (ceiling).

A favourite of designers, contractors and homeowners alike, AURA® offers a smooth application, yet cultivates the kind of rich colour depths and lasting finishes often associated with a painstaking labour of love. How does the paint allow for such sophisticated results with only modest effort? Science. By making big investments into research and development, Benjamin Moore has pioneered unique innovations that contribute to a paint that is highly prized for its top performance.

Benjamin Moore AURA Interior Paint shown in a bright yellow and white in a kitchen breakfast nook setting.

Colours shown: White Heron OC-57 (walls, trim & door, cabinets & shelves and ceiling); Sunflower 2019-30 (accent wall).

Benjamin Moore AURA Interior Paint shown in a vibrant blue in a pantry hallway.

Colour shown: Tranquil Blue 2051-50 (walls; trim & door; cabinetry and ceiling).

Specifically, the manufacturer’s Colour Lock Technology, new acrylic resin, and Gennex Colour Technology prepare AURA® paint to hold its own. While Colour Lock uses binding molecules to build pigments right into the paint’s film, Gennex Color Technology removes unnecessary components that weaken paint — resulting in better hide, even in lighter tones and whites. Another feat of chemical engineering is AURA® Interior paint’s proprietary acrylic resin composition, which features specially formulated copolymers that further boost film durability.

Benjamin Moore AURA Interior Paint shown in a soft white-brown in a dining room setting.

Colour shown: Vapor Trails 1556 (wall).

Perhaps the most valuable perk of premium AURA® is that it is self-priming on most surfaces, allowing rooms to be painted faster. Additionally, the product’s superior coverage and hide mean that surfaces require fewer coats, resulting in less product used and less time painting — even when applied to bare substrate.  As an added bonus, AURA® is fast-drying to facilitate quick recoat times and easy touch-ups.

Benjamin Moore AURA Interior Paint shown in a bright yellow in an upstairs landing.

Colours shown: Buttercup 2154-30 (walls); Decorator’s White PM-3 (trim); Willow Creek 1468 (table).

Once applied, AURA® continues to offer big performance benefits thanks to surfaces that maintain their colour and sheen even after washing and a smooth, low-VOC coating that resists scuffing. All AURA® Interior sheens are also antimicrobial and offer a mildew resistant finish. 

Colours shown: White River 1499 (walls); Raintree Green 1496 (upper cabinets); Dragons Breath 1547 (lower cabinets).

Benjamin Moore AURA Interior Paint shown in a steel grey in a kitchen breakfast nook setting.

Colour shown: Flint AF-560 (wall).

Four different finishes — semi-gloss, matte, eggshell and satin — offer varying degrees of sheen to suit a variety of settings and applications. For instance, semi-gloss paint is great for highlighting architectural details like trim or cabinetry, while the warmth of matte paint makes it a perfect option for destinations like living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. Selecting a paint for a high-traffic room in a contract project or busy family home? Turn to Eggshell, which lends itself especially well to easy wipedowns with just a wet cloth. And for anyone looking to create a high-impact door, satin is often your best bet.

Colours shown: Marry Me 1289 (arch); Linen White OC-146 (left wall); Linen White OC-146 (ceiling); Veranda View 541 (rear walls); Cement Gray 2112-60 (door).

Colour variety is another area where AURA® Interior paint really shines. The collection comprises 3,500 colours, all of which can be easily auditioned with the Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio app — allowing designers to offer their client a preview of how a project might look early into the design process.

With rich tones and timeless durability, AURA® Interior paint is ready to help those in the architecture and design community create memorable environments. Find out more about AURA® Interior paint by visiting

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