“At Style at Home magazine, our editors rave about how a few coats of paint can revive, refresh and completely transform everything from an old wooden chair to a diminutive powder room to your entire house,” says Erin McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief, Style at Home. “Never underestimate the power of paint.”
The new palettes include Elegance, a serene blend of warm whites and creams; Manor, a combo of glamourous shades for a sophisticated look; Townhouse, a mix of soft neutrals with "cheeky accents" for a look "as cosy as it is au courant"; Romance, a blend of moody mauves and tones of antique grey to create the illusion of patina; Fresh, a combo of bright springy colours for a happy look; Loft, a palette of deep greys and pure whites; Cottage, which is simply described as "relaxed weekend living comes to life with a cheerful East Coast-inspired palette"; Exotic, a mix of rich deep colours for a sophisticated, globetrotting look; and Farmhouse, a selection of soft whites accented with fresh spring green that's "evocative of the best of contemporary country style."
1. Paint the ceiling of a bedroom Pale Sky, below, for a dreamy effect.
2. Paint the inside of an open or glass-front cabinet in a pretty accent colour like Fern or Cornish, shown below, to showcase collections on the shelves.
7. Every room can use a piece of furniture that’s painted black. Paint a side table Jet.
8. Painting walls in a flat finish with trim a warm white in an eggshell finish is a no-fail recipe for painting success.
9. In a room with sharply angled ceilings, such as an attic, paint the walls and ceiling the same colour.
10. If you’re painting one wall in a bedroom a deep accent colour (we suggest Smoke), make it the headboard wall. In any other room, make it the wall you see first upon entering the room.