Decorating your home offers you the opportunity to display your personal style and create a comfortable and welcoming environment. The paint colours you choose set the tone, be they energizing, grounded or serene.
Paint is fundamental to any space, and choosing a quality product with timeless colours and finishes will give your home stylish longevity. Whether your house is contemporary, Mid-Century Modern, or traditional, the colours that are timeless and able to complement various architectural styles are blue, grey and white. Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, Sharon Grech has some advice on how to decorate with the most popular Benjamin Moore colours.
* Blue: All About the Base
Set the stage with a saturated shade of blue. Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy-154 adds depth and stability to a space while subtly boosting other neutral colours. “Blue is so versatile, it’s the perfect backdrop for other hues and any decor style,” says Grech. Whether you’re styling your space with warm, natural finishes or peppering in modern metallics, a deep, expansive blue makes a sophisticated statement.
* Grey: Mix and Match
The new look for grey is to mix it with other natural undertones, layering in tints, shades and finishes. A subtle elegance results from pairing cool and warm undertones with texture and sheen. “From richly layered textiles and wood patinas, to sleek glass and high-gloss ceramics, grey allows other materials and hues to take the spotlight,” she says.
Whether the shade is warm or cool, light or dark, grey exudes serenity and sophistication. “The most popular Benjamin Moore grey hues are not just simply gradients of black and white, but they consist of many other pigments that add to their charm and complexity,” Grech adds. Such Benjamin Moore favourites as Revere Pewter HC-172 and Balboa Mist OC-27 strike the perfect balance that support both a cool, refreshing palette or a warm, cozy one.
* White: Recreate, Reinvent, Renew
The refreshing effect of white allows you to repeatedly reinvent your space while seamlessly matching your changing vision. It also serves as the perfect blank canvas for any colour and decor story, creating flow from one space to the next. Some of Benjamin Moore’s favourite whites include Chantilly Lace OC-65, White Dove OC-17, and Simply White OC-117.
White balances bold designs, creates a calming ambience in a room, and complements clean, minimalist decor, says Grech. It is the ultimate colour, built to withstand the test of time and seamlessly transition from one space to the next. •
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