Looking For A Fresh Look In Your Living Or Dining Room?

It’s not hard to use bright colours in a traditional space.  Use a pillow or piece of furniture for inspiration. The contrast of the green/blue against the heat of the coral under-toned orange; really create a fresh summer look. You can then leave the walls a nice calming neutral, especially in the cream family.

For this look try:

1.  HC-138 “Covington Blue” by Benjamin Moore.

2. 2170-30 “Autumn Cover” by Benjamin Moore.

3. OC-10 “White Sand” by Benjamin Moore.

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7 Simple Steps to Painting a Room

cute-couple-painting-new-homeHere are 7 tips to make your painting projects go smoother and faster while giving you a professional-looking finish that you’ll be proud of.  If you plan to tackle the job yourself, you’ll need to ensure you start with thorough paint preparation. Repainting is a fantastic way to boost how your home feels and breathes new life into your home.  As the saying goes, if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

You can always count on our staff to help you choose the right paint and finish for your next project.

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  1. Choose your colour and the proper paint finish for each room.
  2. Clean walls. Remove dust, dirt, and grease spots (which can ruin a smooth finish) with water and TSP or a little mild dish washing detergent, and a cellulose sponge.
  3. Tape the trim, window, and door frames.
  4. Prime the walls.
  5. Brush where you can’t roll.
  6. Roll the walls and use the W technique.
  7. Paint the trim.

Kids Will Be Kids

There is a whole new trend in playrooms and they aren’t painted in primary colours. These rooms have inspirational words and fun added touches, they can be easily transformed back into any type of space when kids outgrow them.

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HC-172This wall colour is Benjamin Moore’s HC-172 Revere Pewter, it’s a beautiful light gray that will make any kid’s space feel playful, yet sophisticated. (via @mylivedinhouse )

CREATE.

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CC-500This playroom is in Benjamin’s Moore’s CC-500 Ranchwood, it is a neutral taupe that will flow with most colour schemes.

Use natural elements like sisal, wood and metal to give texture and interest. Who doesn’t want a tipi in their play room?

PLAY.

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2122-40This playroom feature wall has useful built-in storage and a dark wood accent wall, creating somewhat of a media section.

The baskets on the lower shelves are painted in Benjamin Moore’s 2122-40 Smoke and stencilled in white numbers. They could be painted in multiple colours, even if only in the gray tones. Tester pots are the perfect paint size for projects like this.

ADVENTURE.

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CC-756These built-in’s are great for storage and the design would work for most rooms, all you need to do is add a fun rug, table/chairs and a chalkboard and you have a little class room to play. This room is painted in Benjamin’s Moore’s CC-765 Avalon.

LEARN.

 

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design your joy- benjamin moore