A Front Door Fav

Shades of muted turquoise are a great way to freshen up your homes exterior and anything but traditional for outdoor paint colours.

We love these two cool tones with both gray toned stone and  brick, Spirit in the Sky 676 and St.Lucia Teal both by Benjamin Moore.

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Teal Tales…

Teal is back, with a big dose of fun and creativity.  

It is a simple blue/green tone, which can be more blue or more green.  Opposite on the colour wheel to a deep orange, no wonder why the two are often used together in a colour scheme.  We also love it paired with a crisp creamy white for a more modern feel.  How do you like your teal?

A bold ceiling in Adobe Orange (2171-30) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore.

Teal, cream and brown…what a great classic colour combination.  

Galapagos Turquoise 2057-20

Colour doesn’t need to be permanent, for a temporary solution why not paint panels in teal and mount them on a wall?

A high-gloss finish is becoming more and more popular, the french have been using it for years and it’s such a dramatic effect.  

For this look try Benjamin Moore’s 2054-30 Venezuelan Sea in Advance High-Gloss.

If you find teal too strong for the whole space, try a grayer version of teal on only one wall.

( HC-160 Knoxville Gray) against a crisp creamy white (try OC-117 Simply White).

Adore Mag- Benjamin Moore North 2053-40 Sea Green Peacock blue teal walls paint color

Q & A Thursday: Living Room Transformation

Q & A:

How can I transform the living room of my boring beige condo with paint and accessories only? I really liked one of your posts from yesterday that used teal, gold and muted red.

This is my living room, excited for any suggestions.

Thanks,

Mindy from Oakville,ON

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The Design Styleboard was created by designer Meg Carr-Braint from Joy Studio.

As shown below, Meg suggests the teal paint colour 2052-40 Blue Spa by Benjamin Moore as the wall colour, which will create the primary dose of colour. Then to tie in the main accents, Meg has sourced 3 decor items with a muted red tone. Then for a pop, she found a yellow gold pouf to mix things up.

red accents-joy studio1.  Kaden Panels (Oyster)– Urban Barn  2. Painterly Texture Pillow Cover – West Elm   3.  “Velvet, Poppy” Throw pillow– Tonic Living  4. OGER Ceramic vase 13.5” Structube   5. Marina Pouf Dijon– Urban Barn   6. Penny Armchair– Structube

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Rinzai Rug– Anthropologie $528+

A Fresh Beachy Office

We would like to feature an office design by the girls at Joy Studio, that showcases a few of our fav Benjamin Moore paint colours.  

Meg’s client had a boring light yellow office and was inspired by her new beachy artwork to make a big change in her office. They chose sandy off white and beachy turquoise paint colours to pull together her new space. They then designed a custom built in unit with a built in desktop, this would house all of her equipment and keep the room clutter free.  Soft creamy and beachy accessories all brought the space together.

BEFORE

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PAINT COLOURS…

Silver Satin - Benjamin Moore2052-40

The walls were painted a calming off white OC-26 Silver Satin.  The Feature wall was painted in an oceany turquoise 2052-40 Blue Spa.

AFTER

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 Thanks to our designer friends Meg & Marisa at Joy Studio for letting us share it.