Benjamin Moore Paints

Benjamin Moore Aura® Interior & Exterior Paints

At Monarch Paint & Design Centers, we strive to provide our clients with the best products for their interior design projects. That is why we carry the entire line of Benjamin Moore paints. Benjamin Moore paint is some of the best house paint available. Whether you are a professional contractor or a homeowner looking to refresh the look of your living room, we know that you will find the paint you need at Monarch Paint & Design Centers. As a top-quality all-around paint, we recommend Benjamin Moore Aura® Interior Paint & Aura® Exterior Paint.

Features of Aura® Interior Paints & Aura® Exterior Paints

The line of Aura® Interior & Exterior Paints from Benjamin Moore is one of the finest and most versatile paint lines we offer at Monarch Paint & Design Centers. Both interior and exterior house paints have several features that make them a top choice for painters of all kinds. Some of the best features include:

  • Fewer Coats: Aura® Interior & Aura® Exterior Paints require no more than two coats, no matter the color.
  • Mildew Resistant: Benjamin Moore® Aura® paints are formulated to stop mildew and mold, which helps increase the longevity of the paint and the walls.
  • Beautiful Colors: Aura® Paints use the exclusive Benjamin Moore Color Lock™ technology, which creates discernibly richer, truer, deeper colors.
  • Paint & Primer: The Aura® Interior Paint & Aura® Exterior Paint combine paint and primer. This saves you money and time as you can apply coats of Aura® paint without needing to spend extensive time prepping the surfaces.
  • Easy Application: Aura® Paints can be easily applied with a brush, roller, or sprayer. These paints go on smoothly and create beautiful walls in your home.
  • Easy Cleaning: Aura® Exterior Paints & Aura® Interior Paints are waterborne, which makes cleaning up spills and other easy is relatively easy. These paints are also formulated to be easy to wipe down and are stain resistant.
  • Durable: Aura® paints are engineered to be durable and resist cracking, peeling, blistering, and dirt.

Finishes for Aura® Interior Paint & Aura® Exterior Paint

Once you have decided which surfaces in your home you will be painting with Benjamin Moore Aura® paints; you will need to determine which of our available finishes is best for the surfaces in your home.

  • Matte/Flat: This finish is the best for hiding imperfections and covering minor faults in your surfaces. Flat paints are less reflective, but they are also harder to clean. They work best in low-traffic areas, ceilings, and on siding that needs extra help and coverage.
  • Eggshell: Eggshell is a wonderful choice if you want a finish that has slightly more sheen but still provides decent hide. This finish is excellent for the living room, dining room, and bedroom walls.
  • Satin/Low Lustre: These finishes are better for high-traffic areas as they are easier to wipe down and clean. Satin also makes trim stand out if you use matte, flat, or eggshell paint for the walls.
  • Semi-Gloss/Soft Gloss: These finishes will highlight flaws and cracks in your surface, so they are best used on things like doors, trim, cabinets, wainscoting, shutters, and architectural details. Semi-gloss and soft gloss Aura® paints are also easy to clean.
  • Gloss/High-Gloss: If you are looking for a way to make a paint job stand out, then gloss, and high-gloss finishes are the way to go. These finishes provide little to no hiding power, but they are easy to clean. High-Gloss is perfect for doors, cabinets, trim, and architectural details.

Aura® Interior Paint & Aura® Exterior Paint Colors

In addition to selecting a finish, you will want to choose the perfect color. Our Benjamin Moore paints are available in thousands of colors. We offer custom color consultations if you are unsure what you want. During a consultation, one of our design professionals will travel to your home or office to help you select colors and create a personalized color palette.

Aura® Waterborne Interior Paint

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Aura is quite simply the finest paint we've ever made, offering the most advanced way to bring colour to life. Using our exclusive Color Lock™ technology, Aura paint brings you discernibly richer, truer colour. Aura paint covers like no other—even the deepest shades never require more than two coats.


  • Never requires more than 2 coats in any color
  • Mildew resistant
  • Color Lock technology for exceptional color
  • Colors don't rub off when cleaning
  • Stains wash off easily
  • Easy application
  • Paint and primer together
  • Seamless touch-ups
  • Excellent for high-traffic areas
  • Long-lasting, fresh look
  • Easy cleanup

Aura® Waterborne Exterior Paint

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Aura Exterior is the finest exterior paint we've ever made. It combines the advantages of our resin technology and our Gennex® waterborne colorant system to deliver rich, full color and unprecedented durability. Aura protects against cracking, peeling and fading and is also mildew and stain resistant. Aura Exterior is available in thousands of colors.


  • Never requires more than 2 coats in any color
  • Color Lock technology for exceptional color
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Low-temperature application
  • Superior adhesion
  • Excellent resistance to paint deterioration
  • Durable, long-lasting finish
  • Easy to apply with brush, roller or spray
  • Soap-and-water cleanup
  • Fast dry and re-coat times
  • Resists cracking, peeling, blistering and dirt
  • Mildew resistant
  • Self-priming in most situations

Contact Us For Benjamin Moore Paints & Other Products

Monarch Paint & Design Centers is the place to get paint near Washington DC, including paint for walls, exterior paint, furniture paint, cabinet paint, and other painting products.

In addition to Aura® Interior & Exterior Paint, we carry interior and exterior paint options from Benjamin Moore, Fine Paints of Europe, C2 Paints, and Farrow & Ball. We also offer interior design products and services.

We have a Hunter Douglas showroom and carry their entire line of window treatments. Plus, we stock wallpaper, rugs, and interior design fabrics. Our expert design consultant team offers interior design advice and color consultations.

You can visit one of our showrooms or contact us with any questions. Monarch Paint & Design Centers are located throughout the broader Washington DC area, and we proudly serve Arlington & Alexandria, Virginia, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, & Potomac, Maryland, and Washington DC.

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