A few weeks ago I stopped into a Janovic store in New York for a can of black paint when a poster caught my eye. It said something to the effect of “Century vs. Farrow & Ball” beneath two matte, deep purple paint swatches. Nearby was a display of pots: dusty grays, marigolds, and rich blues with names like “Delft,” “Thistle,” and “Purbeck Grey” (uncannily similar in name to Farrow & Ball’s “Purbeck Stone”). It prompted us to look deeper at this line of “small-batch,” pre-mixed paints launched last year by Benjamin Moore, who say they are designed and crafted by specially trained Benjamin Moore experts. Is this new line really comparable to the coveted Farrow & Ball (one of our all-time favorites)? You decide.