Colour and Design Blog

Monica’s Apartment

The most iconic apartment from one of the most treasured shows to air: Friends. Monica’s apartment has a crazy colour palette with lots of purples, teals and browns.

Everyone recognizes the rich purple, but there’s also a vivid teal featured in the kitchen! Close Benjamin Moore colours can be Purple Heart (1406) and Avalon Teal (CSP-645). Create the look for yourself and all your pals.

FRIENDS — Pictured: Set of Monica Geller’s apartment in “Friends” (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The Perfect Colour

…The key to finding the perfect colour is to find your starting point, whether it’s a fabric you have fallen in love with or a piece of art or an area carpet.  You need a beginning to create a middle and finally you will achieve an end result you can be proud of. 

The wall colour is really the final hoorah, it will tie everything together while making a statement or creating a subtle mood.  

As everyone knows, grey has been trending for quite sometime now.  We are finally infusing grey with bolder colours such as navy, citrine, blush, and jewel toned greens. These rich tones are making a comeback and have been forecasted in fabrics that were released for spring 2020.

How you choose to use these colours will set the tone in your room.  The quieter wall colour will create almost a gallery appearance  allowing the surrounding furniture and art, area carpets and fabrics to shine.  A bolder wall colour will demand attention.  Adding quieter accessories will help to create balance in the space…

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Spring Things: by Christine Flack

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…Another one of my favourite things to do during this seasonal epiphany is to change my accent cushions and throws inside of my home to reflect whats happening outside.  I like to add brighter colours and florals.  Adding an art gallery to a wall with botanicals or other seasonal themes definitely screams Spring! Large scale palm leaves are trending in wallpaper at the moment and make a bold statement. 

An easy way to embrace this awakening is to bring fresh flowers inside. Add a bouquet to an entryway or a bedside table.  This always enhances mood and just simply is pretty to look at! We all deserve a fresh floral arrangement! 

Now if you are looking for a larger project like repainting an exterior for that added curb appeal, BRAVO!  First you need to select a colour that will work with your exterior finishes.  A professional can help you if you are having trouble.  Choosing the perfect colour will draw the eye to the entrance of your home and welcome whomever is waiting for you to let them in.

If you are planning a project or need help with an existing one, visit my website,  Click on Services then Design Concierge. In this section we can do a virtual colour consultation, design consultation, space plan and sourcing of products.  With this Design Concierge service option, we can adapt to our current circumstance and embrace the idea that this is still the perfect time to start a project…