Benjamin Moore Catalogs

A banner-shaped image of paint samples from a Benjamin Moore catatalog. The colors are light pastels- yellow, pink, blue, green and orange. The text on the left reads House Colors, A Pure Linseed Oil Paint

Founded in Brooklyn in 1883, the Benjamin Moore company is best known today for their innovative interior and exterior house paints. Smithsonian Libraries collection of Benjamin Moore trade catalogs reveals a variety of products and color trends throughout the company’s history including coach and car paints from their earliest days.

Cover of Decorating note

Decorating notes

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1931
Cover of Description of decorative finishe

Description of decorative finishes

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1935
Cover of Ensemble

Ensemble v.2:no.3 (summer 2004)

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
summer 2004
Cover of House built on sand

House built on sand

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1935
Cover of Impervo surface

Impervo surfacer

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Industrial maintenance coatings  IronClad® quick dry industrial enamel, including OSHA colors & piping color marking codes

Industrial maintenance coatings

Benjamin Moore & Co.,
Cover of Interior and exterior decoratio

Interior and exterior decoration

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Moor-O-Matic universal color system color as you like it

Moor-O-Matic universal color system

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
196-?]
Cover of Mooramel

Mooramel

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Moore's cement coating

Moore's cement coating

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Moore's pure linseed oil house pain

Moore's pure linseed oil house paint

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Moore's superfine coach & auto colors  ground in Japan

Moore's superfine coach & auto colors

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Manufactured by Benjamin Moore & Co.
[1926?]
Cover of Moore's superfine coach and car colors  a line of colors of exceptional merit ground to the last degree of fineness - quick-drying, perfect flatting a

Moore's superfine coach and car colors

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Manufactured by Benjamin & Moore Co.
[189-?]
Cover of Muresco for wall and ceiling decoration  white and tints

Muresco for wall and ceiling decoration

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
[1939?]
Cover of Paint products of Benjamin Moore & Co

Paint products of Benjamin Moore & Co

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Sani-flat, sanitary flat oil pain

Sani-flat, sanitary flat oil paint

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
detail from the cover of a paint catalog showing two cans, viewed from above, with swirling paint colors inside

Universal tinting colors

Benjamin Moore & Co.,
Cover of Varnishes, japans, drier

Varnishes, japans, driers

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of Trade catalogs on Paqua synthetic-resin paint  deep colors, tints and intermixed shades ...

[Trade catalogs on Paqua synthetic-resin paint

Benjamin Moore & Co.; Smithsonian Libraries. American History Trade Literature Collection.
B. Moore & Co.
[1951]-