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This year we are seeing many of the predicted colours for 2019 being used, what is your favourite colour on this post?

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Sky Blue Ceiling

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HC-149 Buxton Blue

Our minds instantly recognize blue on the ceiling, as we are used to looking up at a blue sky.  This fresh bathroom is uplifted with it’s blue ceiling painted in HC-149 Buxton Blue.

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winter mint…

ac3a6b2c3e98b18de8c76dea5ebad619This tone is the perfect backdrop to neutral tones.

7e855ddb3e7a6d406e8aec89bb1208f5We love this elegant wallpaper in tone on tone shades of green/blue.

a7d9c9a55ee8be6d411e06596cd3544bThe walls and millwork painted out in blue/green gives this space a modern feel.

9c423f63a38576a244c6d564b686ec93Another way to bring in this fantastic wintery mind is in accessories such as these pillows.

d81ab665b09b86124cac67eb7e205a79This teal like tones is more green than blue, giving it a rich luxurious look and feel.

Benjamin Moore’s Colour Of 2019

benjamin-moore-metropolitan-sideboard-decor_sqBenjamin Moore just revealed its paint color of the year for 2019, and they want to set the tone as neutral as possible.

The colour of choice was a cool gray called AF-690 Metropolitan. The selection is meant to emphasize the “calming role gray plays in society,” says a company source.

“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, AF-690 Metropolitan exudes beauty and balance,” Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, said. “It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground.” #ColorTrends2019

What we really want to know, what do you think of Benjamin Moore’s Colour Of 2019?

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Answer in the comments below, so we can discuss 🙂

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.

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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