It’s everywhere and it’s as neutral as it gets these days.
It’s calming, soothing and classic.
Gray and White…a great combo if you are looking for the basics to build on. Any colour can be an accent colour.
They are perfect colours for re-sale, for both interiors and exteriors.
Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest difference.
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.
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.Try CSP-45 Street Chic by Benjamin Moore
GRAY, 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
PINK, 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
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
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
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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.