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If there is only one thing you can change within a space I would recommend switching up your paint colour. It is easy, affordable, and there are so many options to choose from! It's such an easy finish to personalize with stencils and designs and is so foolproof. I have chosen my top five favourite paint colours if you're thinking of going for a bolder look. Keep reading to see which colours I'd recommend and where to use each colour option!
Red has always been a classic, but can be quite a daring one to try. Red commands attention and was historically reserved for the dining room because it increases appetite. It's one trick that most restaurants use to get customers to order more. Red can be used throughout the home and this bathroom is a great example. It is a little unconventional for a bathroom, but the traditional features don't make it look so out of place. This beautiful shade of red, Caliente, is Benjamin Moore's colour of the year. I love how red looks, but it can be quite bold so it's good to break it up with white or a soft gray. This photo is a great example of doing just that. Since this shade is so saturated it can look quite dark, so only painting one wall or the bottom or top half helps to break up the colour. Red is a lovely colour when used in small doses and makes such a bold statement.
Navy is another classic shade that looks eye-catching in any situation. I love the look of painted panelling and the navy really brings out all of the details in the woodwork. This shade from Benjamin Moore is deep enough to create drama, but still light enough to tell that it's a shade of blue. For this colour, I would definitely use it as an accent wall, either behind the bed or where ever you want your eye to go. It is still a dark enough colour that is seen as a neutral. Navy goes with almost anything and looks beautiful with other jewel tones, just like in this image. Navy has never necessarily been trendy and won't go out of style anytime soon.
I think we all love the idea of black, but when it comes to the thought of painting it on your walls it can be daunting. People are usually worried that is will highlight imperfections or make their space look too dark. This is another colour to use in small doses for a big impact, like a feature wall or a dramatic ceiling. A great place to test out black is in the bathroom since mirrors and tile tend to reflect light. I would also recommend not painting black in a room with no windows since the space will feel darker than it already is. Black looks very modern, sophisticated, and sleek and looks amazing against other textures and materials. Not convinced? I suggest looking at more spaces on Pinterest for more ideas. There are also many different shades of black to choose from so there is sure to be something for you!
How sweet is this nursery? This is such a cute gender neutral nursery and this forest green is perfect! This is another sophisticated colour that looks great in any setting. Again, I would recommend using this shade in small doses so you don't overpower the space with such a dark colour. This colour is almost a neutral because of how natural it is. It pairs perfectly with shades of brown and wood tones. It's a beautiful earthy tone that isn't as bold as the previous shades I have mentioned, but still saturated enough to make a big statement. I don't think you could wrong with this colour and it's great if you want a statement wall, but don't want something too crazy.
This last one is my personal favourite! I have always loved pink and never thought of it as a bold colour, but it really is! Pink is traditionally reserved for a girl's room or nursery and anything outside of that would probably be crazy. Pink comes in so many different shades and undertones that it can almost act as a neutral. I chose a blush pink since it's still a shade of pink, but it's not right in your face. This dining room looks extremely sophisticated even though it has top to bottom pink walls! Since blush is such a soft tone you can paint the entire wall or use it as an accent. Some would consider pink to be too "girly", but if it's more of a nude it doesn't give off that vibe. I love this colour from Benjamin Moore because it's so subtle but still reflects the pink back into the room. This is definitley not a shade for everyone, but it creates a soft and romantic space.
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