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A Soft Gray Kitchen

Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest difference.

This kitchen is simple and charming, it’s amazing what some Benjamin Moore paint can do.
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The walls are painted in a soft blue gray (2131-60 Silver Gray) and they set off great against the raw wood edge on the shelves. The classic white subway tile has a continuous feel with the white dishes on shelves. The tiles have gray grout, which ties in with the stainless rangehood and appliances.

Crisp white cabinets (0C-68 Distant Gray) are the perfect pairing with wood block counters.

Just for some fun, the stool is painted a bright pink (2087-40 Autumn Red) and it matches the fun fuscia accessories.

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.

Silver Tones In a Bedroom

Soft silver grays make a bedroom feel effortlessly cool and breezy. Mixed with airy whites, metallics, gray/white fabrics and watery blues…this may be the paint colour your bedroom needs.

Rooms painted in Benjamin Moore’s Silver Sage 506 11376198_1591209837815344_218070141_n

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The Best Colour Combinations

w620_h480The quickest fix of all is a can of paint. Scared to mix and match on your own? We’ve rounded up a bunch of our favorite color.

w1000_h1000GRAY, BLACK, &  BLUE
A pair of deep hues combined with bright-blue accents, creates a dreamy, restful retreat.

Paint color (wall): “Rushing river” by Benjamin Moore
Paint color (radiator): “Nightfall” by Benjamin Moore

w1000_h1000-1PINK, RASPBERRY & GREEN 
Placing a dark room between two gelato-light ones mitigates the overall intensity and creates an unexpected and enchanting box-within-a-box effect.

Paint color (living room): “Zephyr” by Behr
Paint color (study): “Delicious berry” by Behr
Paint color (bedroom): “Pear” by Behr

w1000_h1000-2GRAY, CREAM & TAUPE

More intriguing than white, less scary than all-out color, this trio of grown-up neutrals gives an entryway a layered, slightly Swedish sophistication.

Paint color (gray wall): “Blackened estate emulsion” by Farrow & Ball 
Paint color (cream trim and baseboard): “Pointing oil eggshell” Farrow & Ball
Paint color (taupe paneling): “Shaded White oil eggshell” by Farrow & Ball

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PINK, TAUPE & WHITE

It’s slightly more labor-intensive than popping open a can of latex, but lime wash (a pure concoction with no harmful VOCs) yields a gorgeous, sun-kissed stucco look that’s been prized for centuries. It’s eco-friendly too!

Paint color (wall): “Fleur (custom color) interno lime wash” by Sydney Harbour Paint Co.
Paint color (baseboard): “Sableux (custom color) interno lime wash” by Sydney Harbour Paint Co.
Paint color (floor): “Delicate white” by Olympic

See more entryway paint ideas

Click here to see the rest of the colour combinations.

HC-170 Stonington Gray

These rooms boasts Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray HC-170 in Regal Select in a matte finish, creating a beautiful, light and airy space. A popular choice among discerning designers, Benjamin Moore actually offers 360 shades of grays.Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 12.39.37 PMcdd706ac15d570e2cd9bb55b6240537c6dea09016fa44b6d8b90a6a3ac52e63b1f78e74b2b04c5b49e64e5acd4950d1ed935aea0d629959c57eebb938c6aee1c11016089_10153129213386323_7101336552058940872_n

An Instant Way To Make Your Ceiling Look Higher

Did you know that you can trick the eye with colours?

This kitchen trick works great with low to standard height ceilings. If you paint the base cabinets in a dark colour and a light colour on the upper cabinets it visually lifts the ceiling. We recommend using a lighter colour on the walls and ceiling as well.

d544c9923689af045adf86b485ee1cc0Upper Cabinets: CC-50 White Down  Lower Cabinets: 2121-10 Gray

Create the foyer you want…

4 tips for creating a gorgeous foyer

1. Try painting your foyer a different colour from the rooms adjacent to it. Warm colours appear inviting and cool tones can create a calming space.  A scrubbable paint is perfect for foyers and hallways, when people come into your home they usually lean against the wall and take their shoes off.  Try our Aura paint in either an eggshell or matte finish.

2. Lighting is very important in the entrance way, make sure there is adjustable brightness. Not extremely bright, but well lit and welcoming. For a big dose of drama and high style opt for wallpaper and a large lighting fixture that makes a statement.  A very important touch is to always add a plant of some kind, to bring in oxygen and new energy. Keep this room always feeling fresh.

3. Hang large mirrors, this will give you a preview of rooms to come by reflecting attractive features of an adjacent room.  They will also increase the space and reflect light.  We have some amazing mirrors, come into our store today and check out our decor items.

4. Create a Wall of Life, you could display a gallery wall of artwork, photographs or showcase a beautiful piece of artwork/sculpture on a foyer table.

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