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Sarah Richardson, the Canadian guru of design and decorating, is here to save the day. Famous for her portfolio of dynamic-meets-restful rooms, Sarah has teamed up with Para Paints to unveil her own collection of paint colours! Sarah and her team have combed countless samples and inspirations to pare down a carefully edited selection of colours just for you. No more guess work. No more mistakes. Just beautiful results, based on the experience of one in the know.

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Paint Palette

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah, Para Paints (yes, Sarah and Para rhyme) and Lowe’s (who will be carrying Sarah/Para paint across Canada) threw a swanky party at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum to launch the new line. Everybody was there, and I got a sneak peak at the Sarah Richardson palette of colours. Let me just say, they’re delish!

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Michael Penney

Here’s the ever-charming Tommy Smythe, Sarah and I at the party. These two were a big part of how I got in this biz actually…

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Arren Williams

Here I am with Cityline personality, blog genius and fellow H&H contributor, Arren Williams. Sorry about the light in the background… arg.

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Peter Fallico

This is a great shot of Home To Stay and Home To Flip host Peter Fallico, Style at Home editor and blogger Margot Austin (her blog on hate-able design offenders kills me), and Pure Design host Samantha Pynn. Peter and Margot are looking very colourful and spring-ready. Samantha is wearing the necessary black to ‘ground’ the composition…

But enough about the party! This new paint palette is just the ticket with soothing, sophisticated neutrals, plus a bunch of hot fashion colours to really make a statement. Some of my personal favourites (so far) are: Oyster SR3, Escarpment SR12, Salmon SR22, Surf SR31, Eyelet SR33, Patina SR42, Celadon SR49, Buttercup SR51, Citrine SR63, Coral SR66 and Moss SR71.

Take a look at some of Sarah’s projects and then head out to Lowe’s to see the collection for yourself. I see a Saturday afternoon of painting in your future…

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Living Room

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Purple Living Room

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Bedroom

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Family Room

Photo Blog May 3 Sarah Richardson Dining Room

For more of Sarah’s colour advice, watch this interview with Lynda Reeves.

Photo credits:
1-4. Michael Penney
5. Sarah Richardson Design, Sarah’s House
6. Sarah Richardson Design, Hilltop Contemporary
7. Sarah Richardson Design, Hilltop Contemporary
8. Sarah Richardson Design, Sarah’s House
9. Sarah Richardson Design, Sarah’s House

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