HOW TO…Paint A Ceiling

Painting your ceiling can seem like a tough task. Learn the best way to paint a ceiling with Benjamin Moore’s simple steps.

Keep in mind that the ceiling should be done prior to painting the walls. You will need a two and a half inch angle sash brush, painters tape, a nine-inch roller sleeve, an extension pole, a pan, a ladder, and Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint.

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.

Benjamin Moore has some of the best shades of white, it’s light and monochromatic…keeping up with Scandinavian design trends that continued to dominate home blogs and Houzz.

We’ve covered black home exteriors, so we’re flipping the switch to see what a home can look like dressed in all white.

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Below, we’ve found 16 of our favorite homes featuring white exteriors. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or entertainment, they’re sure to brighten up your day.

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.

Arborcoat Exterior Stain

Benjamin Moore ARBORCOAT Exterior Stains are designed to enhance the appearance of your deck, siding, or outdoor wood furniture. ARBORCOAT offers superior protection while enriching the texture and grain of exterior wood surfaces and is specially formulated to resist mildew growth. It is available in a variety of opacities in an array of colors that let you express your own unique style.

Learn more about Benjamin Moore ARBORCOAT Exterior Stains here: http://www.BenjaminMoore.com/Arborcoa­t

An Exterior Transformed By Benjamin Moore

One of our in-store designers Meg from Joy Studio recently shared with us the before/after pics of a home she chose paint colours for a few years ago. The paint colours on this home were dated and boring.  The homeowners wanted to go for a classic look and bring in some colour tones from nature, as their home backs on to a ravine.

Meg chose a Benjamin Moore tone in a muted green taupe for the stucco CC-540 Stampede, the trim and garage are a shade or two lighter CC-530 Brandon Beige.  She had to work with the existing soffits & fascia which were in a yellow tone, so the green/brown worked great.  For an elegance look, the front doors and shutters were painted in the darkest chocolate you will find in the Benjamin Moore colour preview collection (2114-10 Bitttersweet Chocolate). It gives the look of a rich and dark stained wood.

Don’t forget, one of the most important components of this project was the amazing paint crew that brought it to fruition.

Many thanks to McConnell Painting from Oakville,ON.

A Breath of Spring

After what may seem like the longest winter ever…comes a time where we can FINALLY start looking outdoors and thinking of exterior paint colours.

For today’s post, we thought of going fun and spring like…life’s too short to be serious all the time. Enjoy.

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 1.11.55 AMFor a similar colour try: 2076-30 Crushed Berries by Benjamin Moore

e00a59121613004b1e0f77b965c02e44For a similar colour try: 2028-30 Tequila Lime by Benjamin Moore

5a8d2636f031fbd65b6dfb0cf0a424c6For a similar colour try: 2047-40 Capri Seas by Benjamin Moore

5b4e4d38d00f23f3bdb695b8f9eed647For a similar colour try: 2018-10 Orange Sky by Benjamin Moore

8b1c1ca4ed99067de55ce86bdda32a5eFor a similar colour try: 2022-50 Sundance by Benjamin Moore

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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Updating An Old Bungalow With Paint

Let’s be honest, red and peach are extremely outdated exterior paint colours. This country bungalow’s new owners wanted to give their home a fresh look from the inside out. Look how these Benjamin Moore paint colours really gave this home an updated classic new look.10345776_10152226287196547_4307869950515879193_n

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Window Trim & Garage Door: CC-490 Stone Hearth, Front Door: 2134-20 Midsummer Night, Wood Siding: CC-500 Ranchwood, Stucco AF-155 Weimaraner

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A Unexpected Outdoor Colour

Purple isn’t a colour we usually see outside in paint and accessories, but it’s all over in plants and flowers.

Here are some reasons why you may want to introduce this lovely hue to your exterior.

 

If you have a neutral home and are looking for a fun front door colour, look no further…purple is here.

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EOutdoor living is bigger than ever and purple looks fabulous with the neutral tones of stone and against greenery.

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