Paint Colours From Our Latest Projects
One of the questions that interior designers get asked the most is “What paint colour is that?”. So, to help you in your search for the perfect paint colour, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from our most recent projects. These are our tried and true colours that will work as the perfect base for your entire home. These colours are all neutrals in the white family, which means they’re light and airy, plus they’ll stand the test of time. All of our favourite colours come courtesy of Benjamin Moore as we love the quality of their paint. Each of these paint colours is a fantastic choice for your home, but the slight variations in the undertones all offer something a little different. So, read on to find your new favourite paint colour for your home!
This sleek, contemporary home is the epitome of cool. When deciding on the paint colour for this project, we wanted a white that was slightly on the cooler side to mirror the cooler tones of the grey kitchen cabinetry and accompanying decor. For this project, Pure White (OC-64) was the perfect choice because the grey undertones soften the white slightly, while still remaining crisp thanks to undertones of blue. This colour is a great choice for your entire home because the cool undertones give this white a light and refreshing feel. To keep your home from feeling too stark, make sure to add some warmth with furniture like we’ve done here with this warm cognac leather couch and brass accented lamps
Modern Artisan Showhome
This showhome combines warm, natural elements with neutral tones and textures to create a soft and calming space. The home boasts an open concept layout so it was important to choose a wall colour that would work throughout the entire main floor. For this home, we chose Natural Cream (OC-14), which is soft and warm to complement the cosy, organic feel of the space. This light greige colour is flattering for both warm and cool colour schemes, but for this project we decided to lean into the warm tones to really create a sense of richness. The warm tones are complemented by black accents to create contrast and ground the space. This colour is also a great choice for anyone who feels that cooler whites are too stark or cold.
Eclectic Contemporary Showhome
This beautiful open concept showhome was designed with the world traveller in mind. Filled with unexpected colour pairings, bold geometric shapes and asymmetric elements, this home exudes personality, which is why we chose a crisp white to let the decor sing. For this project we chose Oxford White (CC-30) which is a classic, bright white with the slightest cool cast. Although slightly cool, this paint colour reads very neutral which makes it the perfect backdrop for a home with so much visual interest. This white is the perfect contrast to the sleek black cabinets in the kitchen, plus it allows the colourful abstract art in the dining room to really pop. Having this crisp colour on the walls also beautifully compliments the sharp lines and geometric shapes of the furniture used throughout the home. This colour even works for a bedroom because the clean, crisp white adds a refreshing, yet tranquil feel to the space.
2021 Lottery Showhome
This expansive showhome is impressive in scale, so it was important to use a wall colour that flowed seamlessly from the two story living room to the dining room and down into the lower level. We wanted to choose a colour that would work throughout the entire home, so it was important that it wasn’t too dark (as we were using it in the lower level as well), but also not too light or stark as we wanted the wall colour to compliment the natural materials and Scandinavian feel of the home. For this project, we chose Silver Satin (OC-26), which is a sleek and timeless shade of white with grey undertones. This shade has more grey to it, which allows for a subtle contrast to the white of the baseboards. Silver Satin is also the perfect compliment to cooler tones of kitchen cabinetry, or the tones in the wood as seen here in this custom built banquette.
Discovery Ridge Residence
This clean and contemporary residence is filled with bright light, warm woods, black accents and fun pops of pattern. Similar to our eclectic contemporary showhome, this space uses Oxford White (CC-30) as a crisp, clean canvas for the home. In the home office seen here, the slightly cool cast of the walls helps to make the warmer elements such as the leather chairs, patterned rug and wooden desk pop. The paint is a very similar shade to the baseboards, and the same as the built in bookshelves which helps to create height and make the ceilings appear higher. Plus, this shade of white works beautifully with the brass accents seen in the ceiling pendant and side table lamp.
Photo Credit: Shellard Photography