Going for bold
Every colour has an attitude. So when you put the right tones together you create a dynamic impression. You can set the mood and start the conversation. If you love wearing a colour combo, you’ll probably like living in it. When heading out to the hardware store to buy paint, tools and accessories, make sure you take your two favourite scarves for inspiration. Don’t fixate on an exact shade of any colour. Colour matching is for doing touchups, not decorating. Be precise and choose exactly the colour that works for your room’s light, size and décor. When you assemble a variety of tones, in any colour, you’ll create a casual, livable look.
Neutral with fortitude
That happy medium colour that sits between not-quite-right beige and boring grey, “greige” is perfect for common areas and hallways. Use it in sofa fabrics or as a stain on a wall unit or dining table. But, don’t get carried away – this elegant shade does need to be balanced with warm whites and darker tones like chocolate, and then complemented with a punch of colour. Don’t overdo the greige or you will find yourself stuck in neutral! Pair it with a coral, like shrimp mousse (OR-203 from the new Origins by Benjamin Moore line) or almost any shade of yellow.