Photo Gallery: Editors’ Favourite Daring Paint Colours
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When renovating her Toronto home, senior design editor Sally Armstrong considered painting her front door Benjamin Moore’s Deep Ocean (2058-30). “It’s a happy yet sophisticated blue to add some zip to a home’s exterior,” she says. Here, the floor of a Nantucket cottage painted in Deep Ocean adds a casual and nautical feel to the bright kitchen.
“I’m falling head-over-heels for green this season,” says H&H assistant design editor Holly Meighen. “Everything from the bright lime greens all the way down to the cooler minty greens — it’s like a breath of fresh air walking into a room filled with these colours. Try Benjamin Moore’s Wales Green (2028-50) on an accent wall to add a bit of spring fever.”
Senior design editor Margot Austin is considering this deep hue for her weekend home in Tweed, Ontario. “I’ve been psyching myself up to paint the den in Farrow & Ball’s Drawing Room Blue (253) for more than a year now,” she admits. “This photo I took at the Hickory White showroom at the High Point Market sealed the decision. It’s just the look I’m going for. I’ll paint the entire room — trim, door and all — and maybe I’ll start calling the den the drawing room.” This jewel tone is a classic colour used in Victorian homes, so pair it with traditional furniture and tarnished antiques to complete the look.
H&H.com’s promotions editor Seema Persaud is dreaming about the perfect pink: “Sico’s Ming Red (6052-65) is feminine but not too childish or delicate,” she says. “I would dare to use this deep coral or Maraschino (6053-65) in a girl’s bedroom with crisp white trim and gold accents. Am I too old for pink?”
For more, see Kai Ethier’s favourite bold colour schemes.