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AF-715 Dolphin

fafcc1940a33b4351afe99e51e69ed04By now we all know that gray is the new black of home decor. It’s neutral, still warm without any yellow or orange undertones and is extremely calming. This warm gray AF-715 Dolphin is from Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Colour Collection and it is a classic.

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This bathroom is stunning and the wall tile is the jumping off point, its where the wall colour came from and ties in the creamy counter tops.

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These barn doors have been painted out in AF-715 Dolphin, so much warmer than the traditional white doors.

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We love how the lower cabinets and island in this open concept kitchen have been painted out in AF-715 Dolphin. Looks great with the white walls and warm hardwood floors.

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691705bdb107e5e102ae124910e71a2fThis home has been transformed by this classic gray AF-715 Dolphin and fresh white trim/garage doors. A house suitable of the Hamptons, in Ontario.

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.

Some Love For Gray Siding

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 9.43.59 PMThis home is inviting and cozy, the crisp contrast of dark gray and white is fresh and sophisticated.

For this look try AF-560 Flint.

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2a926840e82a1093b6d80ce3fde27537This warm gray mixes so well with the stone and brings out the wood tones of the doors.

For this look try HC-166 Kendall Charcoal.

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55c724ec99643fa07054243f91458261An un-expected front door colour, yellow…a modern look with the gray siding.

For a front door like this try 2024-40 Yellow Finch.

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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.

1577 Arctic Gray

We love this soft and elegant gray 1577 Artic Gray by Benjamin Moore, it so soft it almost glows.

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Dior Gray

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 4.00.14 PMLooking for a sophisticated gray paint colour for your boring white kitchen or bathrooms?

We love the classic feel of Benjamin Moore’s 2133-40 Dior Gray.

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Tone On Tone Kitchen

We love the idea of painting out all of the wood panelling the same colour as kitchen cupboards (although in a different paint finish).

We love this cool gray colour 2127-40 Wolf Gray, it really makes a small space feel larger.

Framing out a wall or old doorway and painting the background HC-143 Wythe blue by Benjamin Moore, genius.

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