Soft grey millwork with white walls.
This practical mudroom by Feasy & Bleeks Design incorporates one of their top palettes; grey, black and white. "We often choose a darker colour (usually a shade of grey) for built-ins and millwork to contrast creamy white walls," says Feasby. The staircase railing (not shown) is a dramatic shade of black, painted with Interlux's Brightside Polyurethane for boats, which is durable enough for handrails.
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