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Decorating with Red!

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Fortunately, there are many creative ways in which you can spice up your décor with red’s ebullient energy without feeling overwhelmed.

Red is present in pinks, corals, mauves and violets. If you can’t picture yourself in a red bedroom, how about one painted in dreamy pink cadillac (2002-70)—a romantic, soft pink.

Red for Small Rooms

A rich, bold red can give a modest powder room or entryway stately elegance. The secret is to balance a strong colour like red with a soft neutral. For bathrooms, we recommend our mildew-resistant Aura® Bath and Spa paint to ensure the durability of any colour you choose.

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

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The Great (Red) Outdoors

  • Depending upon the color scheme of your exterior, consider painting your front door red.
  • Give a mailbox the rustic treatment by distressing it and painting it merlot red (2006-10).
  • Wood decks, siding, porch floors, planters and outdoor furniture can be stained in luscious red hues with our Arborcoat®solid or semi solid exterior stains.

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12 Ways To Bring Blue Tones Into Your Home

Why paint a room in Blue? Why not, after all blue is the worlds most popular colour!

It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith and truth. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.

Today we are featuring 12 rooms showcasing how beautiful blue can be, all painted in Benjamin Moore colours. We threw in a few fun front door colours in blue too.

LIVING ROOM

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Alfresco 1672 is a luxurious shade of deep, dusty blue that inspires a sense of relaxation. Pair it with white and gray accents for a calming space in your home. (via @brightbazaar)

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Not sure if you can handle a whole room painted blue? Try one wall, it will make an impact and if you bring in a few other accents (like area rug) it ties the room together. This wall is painted in Kensington Blue CC-780.

DINING ROOM

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Newburyport Blue HC-155 is a refined and elegant color that will beautifully complement your dining room display.

 

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Consider painting your ceilings, moldings, and doors to help transform your space. Make the walls pop with Teal Ocean 2049-30 on the walls.

KITCHEN

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Give your bathroom a dramatic makeover with Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20.

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If you’re hesitant to tackle repainting your cabinets, we’ve got some great advice to help you get ready.

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BEDROOM

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Pair neutrals and pastels with a deep hue, like these bedrooms painted in Hale Navy HC-154, to create a calming space for sleep.

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BATHROOM

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Blue is a classic color that will never go out of style. Use Fiji AF-525 for a different take on tranquility in your bathroom. (via: @apartmenttherapy)

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This bathroom is so fresh and so clean, with it’s mix of watery blue and white colour scheme and large windows letting in the sunlight. It’s not a surprise this colour is called Clearest Ocean Blue 2064-40.

FRONT DOOR

The sky is blue, so blue will always work outside…the only factor is your brick, stucco or siding. Paint your door blue to say “Home Sweet Home” before you even step inside. These doors are fun and fresh, from left: Blue Danube 2062-30 & Brilliant Blue 2065-30.

 

Gray Painted Island

Is your kitchen white, bland and boring? Updating hardware can help and give it an instant facelift, but so can painting out your kitchen island in a gray tone. You probably notice it happening a lot in kitchen design these days, because it really does add a lot of style to a kitchen.Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 3.39.37 AMTry CSP-45 Street Chic by Benjamin Moore

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The Victorian also has a gray island in the kitchen, that contrast with the stark white wall cabinets. The gray exterior paint, and the island paint are the same color: C2's  Titanium, but with different percentages.

Red Trend For 2018

 

Your entryway will set the tone when you or your guests walk through your door, and color plays an important role. What is your entryway style?

Red is a symbol of strength, hope and vitality. Use it in your home to communicate confidence.

 

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The walls are painted in Smoldering Red 2007-10, Aura Interior, Eggshell BENCH: Kendall Charcoal HC-166, ADVANCE Interior, Satin .

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A red front door is a bold first impression. Choose a classic like Red 2000-10 for your front entrance.  Click here for more…

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AF-290 Caliente, Benjamin Moore’s Colour For 2018.

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Give your home an elegant and bold look with rich colors, such as Cottage Red HC-184. Click here for more…

 

 

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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