coral * pink

It’s not just the world of fashion that is being taken over by coral pink, interiors are getting a punch with this warm and alive color.  The complementary color of coral pink is teal.

This coral living room looks great with charcoal gray sofa’s, for this look try 2007-30 Rhubarb by Benjamin Moore.

Coral sets off very nice against white’s and cream’s…for this coral try 2002-30 Rose Quartz by Benjamin Moore.

Coral is such a pretty color for a little girls bedroom, it goes well with pink, purple, turquoise, etc…

If you are loving coral but too shy to paint it in a room, no worries…painting furniture or just bringing in accents of coral can have big impact alone.

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gold + pink baby girl nursery

“If I had a little girl, this is the room I would dream of.” – Gerri Panebianco, co-founder of Little Crown Interiors. We got the opportunity to indulge our inner princesses when we designed this stunning nursery for a client in Southern California.”

The warmth of the gold plays so well against the soft pink, the metallics and fabrics really bring this space to life.

Come into the store and let us choose the perfect pink for your little princess’ room.

Many shades of love…in PINK

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Did you know that pink often makes people feel more relaxed?

Shades of pink are thought to be romantic colours while red is the hot and passionate color. The color pink represents peace. Wearing soft pink tones can give off the feeling of peace and calmness. Pink is a non-threatening color and has been proven to help people feel calmer.

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Pink is often used to create a feeling of relaxation and calmness.

The color pink looks great if used together with other shades of pink. This monochromatic look will still be on the softer side and will create a warm look to any space. c002d4abd327bf2344ce8659b95e3a08

Feng Shui believers use the color pink to soothe the energy in a room. They believe that pink soothes the heart and then fills it up with love. Feng Shui users will place the color pink in the Love and Marriage part of the room, which is in the southwest area of a room.

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This Benjamin Moore pink takes its name from the lush bloom that symbolizes romance and prosperity, this deep pink has a hint of black that makes it ideal for those who seek a vibrant colour that’s not overpowering.

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Pink bedrooms and bathrooms are common in Feng Shui homes.

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Peachy Keen

One of our new favourite peach hues by Benjamin Moore:6e77ae4632412535d0e43451264846d3We love this fresh + fun soft coral peach by Benjamin Moore Malibu Peach 2169-50

When working with pastels, it’s nice to have a balance to keep your space looking sophisticated. We love the idea of grounding them with whites, grays and blacks.
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Here are some inspirational spaces that have accomplished using peach on walls, furniture, accessories and even a front door.

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Pink is still a shade of red…

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.

A bold hot pink can warm up any room, this wall is Royal Flush 2076-20 by Benjamin Moore.

For a softer/warmer pink like these 2 bedrooms, try Pink Ribbon 2087-60 by Benjamin Moore.

Try a classic muted pink tone, like this one.

Tofino Sunset CC-156 by Benjamin Moore.

As delicate as the flower, this charming, timeless shade of soft pink conveys a love of beauty and the simple graces of living.

Pink Begonia 2078-50 by Benjamin Moore

So soft and so pretty, this pink has a hint of orange to warm up the space and creates an inviting atmosphere in this comfortable living room.
Bridal Pink 2013-70 by Benjamin Moore

decorating with common cents…

The staff at Painters Place are all fans and have had the pleasure of meeting Cityline designer Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault.  She calls herself the Frugalista and we are ga-ga over this set she did for a recent show.

It’s one thing to stumble upon a great sale item at your favourite retail store, but it’s a completely different story when you have a hit list of shopping hot spots in your back pocket where you are guaranteed to find one heck of a sweet bargooooon!

When I was asked to participate on the October 18th Décor Panel: “Getting The Most Bang For Your Buck”, I immediately went into Frugalista warrior mode!  I took the show on as a personal challenge to see just how fabulously thrifty I could be….

So, if you PROMISE not to tell anyone, I will share my list of fave “Frugalista” shopping destinations and break down where I found each item for my glamour dressing room set…all for under $1000 (and that includes labour and materials!)

First up….the lovely blush dresser!

This item nearly broke the bank 😉  It came from a store with no name or fixed address, also known as THE GARBAGE!

Bless my dear Mom who spotted it on the side of the road and immediately called me with the exact coordinates so I could check it out.  She explained that it looked to be in great shape, but it could use a fresh coat of paint (my specialty).  I hopped in the car and pulled up a mere 10 minutes later to discover my Mom standing guard so that no one else could grab it before I got there.  I proceeded to load in into the back of my car (while trying to be as discreet as possible), but I hadn’t realized that I had been spotted!  The owner came dashing out of the house, and recognized me as “that girl with the paint chips on TV”…Tee Hee.  She was thrilled to hear that I was planning to give the dresser a face lift and explained that she herself had found it in the garbage and always thought it had great potential.

I unloaded my new fabulous find into my garage and got to work!  A quick sand and a coat of Fresh Start primer…then I loaded her back into the car for a trip to my friends at Paint It Like New!  Sure, I could have painted the piece myself, but there is nothing like a gorgeous high gloss sprayed finish in my opinion, and for only a few hundred dollars, my once forgotten dresser now looked like a million bucks!

(Benjamin Moore Advance paint was used in High Gloss, “Glamour Pink” 2006-40)

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