Looking For A Fresh Look In Your Living Or Dining Room?

It’s not hard to use bright colours in a traditional space.  Use a pillow or piece of furniture for inspiration. The contrast of the green/blue against the heat of the coral under-toned orange; really create a fresh summer look. You can then leave the walls a nice calming neutral, especially in the cream family.

For this look try:

1.  HC-138 “Covington Blue” by Benjamin Moore.

2. 2170-30 “Autumn Cover” by Benjamin Moore.

3. OC-10 “White Sand” by Benjamin Moore.

For The Love Of Grasscloth

Sometimes a wallpaper pattern isn’t what a room needs…it’s texture.

Grasscloth offers a natural and cozy feel like no other, come into the store and browse our grasscloth books…so many different colour’s and designs!

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Grasscloth is the perfect statement to make in an entrance or foyer, it’s rich, textural and inviting.

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Grasscloth can also be soft and inviting in a bedroom.

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Winter White 2140-70

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We love the mix of white walls and these earthy paint colours. Chocolates, warm grays + gold are rich and well balanced against white.

Nice and cozy for winter.

From Left: AF-170 French Press, AC-30 Winter Gates, 2140-70 Winter White, HC-22 Blair Gold, 1048 Deep Ochre

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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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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.

In-Stock Wallpaper SALE

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What’s a better priced than in-stock wallpaper? In-stock wallpaper when it’s on SALE!! 10% off the already great price.

Come in to the store to browse our wallpaper selection and get us to cut you a free sample to take home and decide.  Not sure what kind of wallpaper would look good in your home? Bring in photos, samples, pillows, etc… Give us something to work with and our design experts can make the process even easier for you to transform your home.

Color Trends 2015

We feel royalty with Benjamin Moore’s majestic #ColorTrends2015 “berry” palette.

What regal colors would you bring to your favorite rooms?

http://bit.ly/ColorTrends_2015

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10502439_10152828101166323_5938638387976645301_nWelcome your guests with a regal hallway with Cinnamon Slate 2113-40 Aura Matte. http://bit.ly/ColorTrends_2015

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10600572_10152828101191323_255930844467913317_nA room fit for a queen or king, with Caponata AF-650 in Natura, Eggshell with Trim in Chantilly Lace OC-65, Natura Semi-Gloss. http://bit.ly/ColorTrends_2015

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Zoo Inspired Colour Palette

Looking for the perfect paint colour for your new baby or kids bedroom?

It’s hard sometimes until you have a jumping off point. We have showcased a few fabrics from Tonic Living and taken a colour palette from them. An instant way to find a new colour direction.

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Zoo Pals- Pink

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Still not sure which colour to paint the walls? Come into our store, bring some photos of your space and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help you pull it all together.

A Baby’s Closet

A trick we love to share with our customers is that baby and kid bedrooms need to be FUN. Their closets are often filled with colourful and fun patterned clothing, why not mimic that on the walls of the closet. We suggest finding an accent colour for the room and painting out the closet in that tone.

It’s the little details that bring the room together. If you don’t want to commit with paint, then colourful accents and bins will work too.

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