Shades of Grey

We’ve had SO MANY PEOPLE come through the house recently who have asked about our imaginative and forward-thinking use of paint colour, and so, a blog post on this topic was obviously required. Grab a pen and paper (and a glass of chard) and take note! (This entire sentence was BS…no one has asked about our paint selections, but I have quickly exhausted my list of blog topics so I thought this would be a thrilling one…(sarcasm).

I would like to think I have pretty decent taste…great taste in music and movies, yes…in friends, of course…in fashion, just so-so…taste in wine, absolutely…paint colours, MAJOR FAIL. Think: neutrals that turn out to be rust-coloured, shades of grey (Christian Grey?) that are inquestionably amethyst, and whites that when painted on the walls look ‘baby blue’ (I WROTE baby, not HAVING a baby – relax friends:). Enter Sarah. Title: Colour Consultant from the ultra posh, Oakville-based Lionsgate Design. Best $150 spent. Here’s what we came up with:

Throughout Main Floor and Upper Hallway – Balboa Mist, part of the off white colour selection. Collingwood was a close 2nd but a bit too dark for this space.

Balboa Mist – Looks great in a bedroom too!

Powder Room – Caribbean Teal, because most of the space is painted in neutral colours, I wanted a bit more pizazz in the powder room which makes the pedestal sink really ‘pop’.



Master bedroom & Laundry Room – Stonington Gray, part of the historic collection. Timeless colour which is great for both traditional and contemporary settings.

Master bathroom & Closet, two spare bedrooms – Gray Owl, This colour actually has a lot of green in it which is my least favourite hue – Sigh. I will have to get used to it.

Main bathroom – Classic Gray. My vision for the main bathroom was white, white, white with gray accents (cabinetry and wall colour). It’s shaping up quite nicely.

Fireplaces – Escartment on the main floor fireplace & Deep Silver on the master bedroom fireplace fireplace main 2fireplace master 2

All trimwork including crowns & interior doors are painted Decorator White.

Now I know why no one has asked about the paint…the ENTIRE HOUSE IS PAINTED IN SHADES OF GREY…….Laters, baby.

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