Popular paint colours that stand the test of time
Decorating your home is an opportunity to reflect your personal style and create a comfortable and welcoming environment, which is why the paint colours you choose play an integral role in setting the tone, be it energizing, grounded or serene.
Paint is fundamental to any space and choosing a quality product with a timeless colour and finish will allow you to feel confident that your home’s look and feel will have stylish longevity. With Benjamin Moore Gennex® Colour Technology, you can be sure of durability, colour consistency and flawless results, proven to last.
Whether your home is contemporary, mid-century modern or traditional, only a few colours have proven as timeless and able to complement such diverse settings as blue, grey and white. Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, Sharon Grech shares her tips on how to decorate your home with the most popular Benjamin Moore colours.
Blue: All About the Base
Set the stage with a saturated shade of blue and watch your décor take the spotlight. A rich blue like Benjamin Moore Hale Navy-154 adds both depth and stability to your space while concurrently adding a subtle boost to other neutral colours in your space.
“Blue is so versatile, it’s the perfect backdrop for other hues and any décor style,” says Grech. Whether you’re styling your space with warm, natural finishes or peppering in modern metallics, a deep, expansive blue will make 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. The attraction to this look is the subtle elegance that 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.”
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,” says Grech. Benjamin Moore favourites like Revere Pewter HC-172 and Balboa Mist OC-27 strike the perfect balance that will support both a cool, refreshing palette or a warm cozy one.
White: Recreate, Reinvent, Renew
The refreshing effect of white allows you to re-invent your space over and over while seamlessly matching your changing vision. It also serves as the perfect blank canvas for any colour and décor story, creating flow from one space in your home to the next. Some of the most desired whites from Benjamin Moore include, Chantilly Lace OC-65, White Dove OC-17, and Simply White OC-117.
“White is filled with possibility as it balances bold designs, contributes a calming effect in any room and complements clean, minimalist décor” says Grech. White is the ultimate colour built to withstand the test of time and seamlessly transition from one space to the next.