Have you ever wanted to add some glamour to your home, but not sure where and how to start? Gold is an eye catching metallic that isn’t just for the wealthy, but can be luxuriously applied to your home too!
Gold leaf walls are luxurious and reflective, and can be pricey. We suggest one focal wall to glam up your space, gold leaf or gold paint.
Gold leaf on a coffered ceiling or a powder room ceiling are stunning, reflective and elegant.
Above layout from our friends at Spaces Design.
If you are considering painting your kitchen cabinets, think outside of the box. The lower and upper cabinets do not need to match. In fact, sometimes painting the lower cabinets in a darker tone and the upper cabinets in a white/off white can visually add height to your room. This may even be a solution if your cabinets are already painted white and you are looking for a change.
Another way to change things up is to have an island painted in a darker tone such as expresso or a bold colour like yellow (shown below).
For a dark expresso brown like the island above, we suggest 2114-10 Bittersweet Chocolate by Benjamin Moore.
This fun yellow painted island above is un-expected and easy to repaint over time. We suggest 2024-40 Yellow Finch by Benjamin Moore.
The name kelly green for the color originated in Ireland. The name derives from the fact that the surname Kelly, as well as the color green, are both popular in Ireland. The first recorded use of the term kelly green as a color name in English was in 1917. Kelly green is most associated with the color you see on St. Patrick’s Day decorations. It is a medium, bright green color. It is usually considered a spring color, so you will see it more at that time.
KIDS BEDROOM Benjamin Moore: walls Courtyard Green 546 (set by Dwell Studio)
Nothing perks up a room like red, but many are afraid to introduce this powerful color into a decorating scheme.
Fortunately, there are many creative ways in which you can spice up your décor with red’s ebullient energy without feeling overwhelmed.
4 fav red tones for 2013
A red kitchen or dining room may not be your cup of tea. Instead, try a time-honored color like myrtle beach (061)—this peachy tone beautifully complements wood furniture and cabinetry.
A nice sophisticated red is perfect for your office, try 2084-20 Maple Leaf Red. Furniture above by Pottery Barn.
A rich, bold red can give a modest powder room or entryway stately elegance. The secret is to balance a strong color like red with a soft neutral like an off white.
Flashes of Red
- Create a focal point or define a space with a red accent wall. Try million dollar red (2003-10) for a taste of vibrant eye candy
- Add playful touches of red in unexpected places like stair risers, the interior of a bookcase or china cabinet, or the legs of a table
- Paint selected pieces of furniture red to bring a fresh element to a room
- Paint red stripes in different shades and widths on a plain wall
- Paint your floor red
- Add a red stenciled design to a wall or floor. Large designs like our Wall Tattoos give you a fun and easy way to make an impact
Hip hip horray for Wallpaper Wednesday! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and like us, you’re finding it hard to get back into the groove of a regular routine. Today’s wallpaper selection is from the book Galaxy by Crown Wallcoverings. This just goes to show all the difference that colour can make – one paper, five different ways. Which one is your favorite?
Happy Wednesday! Don’t know about you, but we’re feeling a little tired today, so we thought we’d wake ourselves up with some fabulous bold colour! From the book ‘Kids World’ by Provincial Wallcoverings, these little birds stole our hearts right away. You can pair it with a variety of colours to add a touch of fresh fun to a bedroom, office or laundry room! — with 2052-60 China Blue, 2080-50 Bayberry, 2052-50 Pool Blue,2078-40 Paradise Pink, 2024-50 Jasper Yellowand 2028-40 Pear Green.