This home’s soft grey palette creates a calm, neutral canvas for a gutsy bright yellow door. To keep the focus on the eye-catching entrance, the surrounding garden was kept simple and green. Perennials like sandcherry and “Limelight” hydrangeas add depth and variation, and better integrate the house to the street. Beds of hostas and impatiens edge either side of the walkway and draw the eye toward a welcoming seagrass stair runner.
Plants, faux topiaries, Sheridan Nurseries
; trim colour, Kendall Charcoal (HC-166) and Distant Gray (OC-68), siding colour, Chelsea Gray (HC-168), door colour, Lemon (2021-20), Benjamin Moore
; platinum gray solid exterior stain, Benjamin Moore
; house number, Wattle & Daub, (416) 465-1355; planters, Bliss Interior Design
; siding, roof, Synergy