CSP-95 Sea Salt

e06404f38fcca074fd0d88a72d480bfc16002740_10154969869856323_1973609592916870230_nAn entryway is the first place to make a great impression. Use a bright neutral, like Sea Salt CSP-95, to invite guests in and keep high traffic areas looking beautiful with Aura

(via: Hanley Development)


The cool undertones of Sea Salt make it a perfect neutral to pair with cool blues and indigos. We love this look mixed with lot’s of pattern and textures in accesories.



Walls: CSP-95 Sea Salt Cabinets: HC-146 Wedgewood Gray both by Benjamin Moore.


1 Foyer, 3 ways

Benjamin Moore shows you how to do a grand entrance, in 3 different colours. Which one do you like?

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 9.53.37 PMThe hint of green in tapestry beige (OC-32) warms up this formal entrance hall.

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  • Stairs, trim + wainscotting:¬†OC-117 Simple White
  • Walls:¬†OC-32 Tapestry Beige
  • Accent: HC-166 Kendall Charcoal

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 9.53.22 PMDeep taupe is a never-fail neutral in a hall or entryway.

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  • Stairs, trim + wainscotting: AF-45¬†Collector’s Item
  • Walls:¬†2111-40¬†Taos Taupe
  • Accent: HC-71¬†Hasbrouck Brown

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 9.53.56 PMHighlight an architectural entry with trim in soft stonington gray (HC-170).

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  • Stairs, trim + wainscotting: HC-170 Stonington Gray

  • Walls: 2108-70 Lacey Pearl
  • Accent: 2130-30 Almost Black

3 Fav Benjamin Moore Taupes

CC-490 Stone Hearth

ec67e680dd00d2d4c2f6bcd1f16f3fceThis popular taupe by Benjamin Moore is warm and has undertones of brown. It’s a light to medium tone and looks fantastic with hardwood flooring and brick when used on exteriors. Looking for a nice neutral tone for a hallway or common area, this taupe will likely work great with the other warm paint colours of adjoining rooms.



HC-87 Ashley Gray

07a4b6e828cee4fd953730a98a483bb5There is a richness to this taupe by Benjamin Moore,¬†that is what makes it a favourite. It’s not dark, but with the deep rich undertones of gray/brown it makes a great cozy living/family room colour (see below).
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CC-460 Inukshuk


This Canadian classic is softer than the above taupes, it has more of a gray base and less brown to it. This colour is a favourite for stagers and people selling their homes. It usually compliments most flooring, stone and fabrics.

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Affinity and beyond…

Choose colors with confidence. We’ve taken the guesswork out of selecting colors with the Affinity Collection, a palette where all of the colors work together harmoniously.

af8d44b89403b4e20d78f6cce4acae04  AF-270 Tempest


 Shelves painted in AF-270 Nightingale

10941020_10153043638121323_5575814784739066707_n  AF-580 Luxe


 AF-20 Mascarpone


AF-80 Jute

How welcoming is this colour combination in the entryway?

Living Room Makeover


One of the things designer Marisa Howard is best known for taking an outdated space and giving it new life. This summer she transformed a living room that had not been touched since 1985, and in the end was able to give her client that bright and happy space she needed.

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By creating a monotone backdrop, the colourful pieces were able to really pop. On the walls she used Benjamin Moore’s Frappe (AF-85) and accents in teal, orange and chartreuse green.