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Silver Marlin 2139-50from our Color Trends 2018 palette creates a serene office space for creative thoughts to bloom.

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Kids Will Be Kids

There is a whole new trend in playrooms and they aren’t painted in primary colours. These rooms have inspirational words and fun added touches, they can be easily transformed back into any type of space when kids outgrow them.

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HC-172This wall colour is Benjamin Moore’s HC-172 Revere Pewter, it’s a beautiful light gray that will make any kid’s space feel playful, yet sophisticated. (via @mylivedinhouse )

CREATE.

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CC-500This playroom is in Benjamin’s Moore’s CC-500 Ranchwood, it is a neutral taupe that will flow with most colour schemes.

Use natural elements like sisal, wood and metal to give texture and interest. Who doesn’t want a tipi in their play room?

PLAY.

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2122-40This playroom feature wall has useful built-in storage and a dark wood accent wall, creating somewhat of a media section.

The baskets on the lower shelves are painted in Benjamin Moore’s 2122-40 Smoke and stencilled in white numbers. They could be painted in multiple colours, even if only in the gray tones. Tester pots are the perfect paint size for projects like this.

ADVENTURE.

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CC-756These built-in’s are great for storage and the design would work for most rooms, all you need to do is add a fun rug, table/chairs and a chalkboard and you have a little class room to play. This room is painted in Benjamin’s Moore’s CC-765 Avalon.

LEARN.

 

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Does Your Front Door Say Hello?

Looking for a fun project this summer? One that can transform the exterior of your home in less than $40? Paint your front door. It’s easy and the results are amazing.

19511241_10155621287196323_6612256807006735857_nEvery day is bright when you open the door to English Scone.

19554155_10155621287021323_3352029894295812694_n Keep your home fresh with a coat of Aura Grand Entrance in Tavern Door.

19437365_10155621286876323_3337462413284400521_n  Give a warm welcome to the whole neighborhood with Claret Rose 2008-20.

Gray Islands

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.Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 3.39.37 AMTry CSP-45 Street Chic by Benjamin Moore

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The Victorian also has a gray island in the kitchen, that contrast with the stark white wall cabinets. The gray exterior paint, and the island paint are the same color: C2's  Titanium, but with different percentages.

For The Love Of Emerald Green & White…

It’s a bold and modern combination, with so many options for any room. 

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Offices don’t need to be drab. Give your workspace a quirky spin with a dark accent wall, like Fiddlehead Green 2041-20, and modern furniture. CLICK HERE for source

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Give your bookcase personality with a pop of color like Deep Jungle 595 behind Simply White OC-117 shelves.  CLICK HERE for source.

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Feel free to relax in this cozy home in Simply White OC-117. CLICK HERE for source.

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Patterns and dark colors are the perfect match for a space cozy enough for a catnap. Walls are in Hunter Green 2041-10. CLICK HERE for source.

 

Dark On The Ceiling?

Did you grow up believing that ceilings had to be white — or, at the very least, a paler version of the wall color.

Dark ceilings, even black ones…can hide a multitude of sins, call attention to something you want to emphasize or instill a touch of drama.

Here are some reasons to consider painting your ceiling black.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.38.22 AMTo add drama. Take away the furnishings and finishes in this room, and you’ve got a pretty humble plasterboard box. The black ceiling adds architectural interest where none existed and makes the space feel far more interesting.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.28.16 AMTo draw attention to a view. Sure, this view would be beautiful even if the ceiling were white. But notice how the black surface draws your eyes toward the vista, kind of like a red carpet unfurling in front of you?

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.28.02 AMTo define an area. It can be hard distinguishing one space from another within an open floor plan. A black ceiling can do the trick, without the hassle of room dividers or area rugs.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.45 AMTo conceal a mess. It can be tough to hide all the ductwork in a basement ceiling. Covering it with drywall can rob you of precious headroom (not to mention money). An inexpensive solution is to paint the whole thing black. It won’t eliminate the problem entirely, but it’ll make the mechanics far less prominent without lowering the ceiling’s height.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.16 AMTo make a ceiling look taller. Sounds like a contradiction, right? But when you can’t see the boundaries of a room, it can appear bigger. This is especially true if you paint the tops of the walls black as well.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.26.59 AMTo emphasize trim. Got some awesome millwork? Make it pop by painting the surrounding surfaces black.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.26.50 AMTo echo other elements in the room. If there’s a lot of black elsewhere in the room, a black ceiling can tie things together and create a unified look.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.07 AMTo make a ceiling look lower. High ceilings always sound good. But in reality, they can make a space feel cold and imposing. Black paint will make the ceiling feel lower without sacrificing space.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.28.09 AMBecause the walls are black. If you’re going to take the plunge and paint your walls black, do you really want to wimp out on the ceiling? The bedroom here is dramatic and supremely sexy, but it wouldn’t have worked half as well without the black ceiling.

The same holds true for this bath. Since bathrooms are self-contained spaces, and people don’t usually spend a great deal of time in them, they’re an excellent place to try something a little bit daring.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.36 AMBecause the rest of the room is black and white. Chaplin, houndstooth, The New Yorker — some things just look better in black and white. In this case the black ceiling is a nice echo of the black floor, and the stringent motif makes the few touches of color pop.