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Sherwin Williams Colour of the Year 2021

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Hi Everyone Thanks for checking out my blog today.  This time of the year is a favourite of mine, not only do I love the autumn colours but it's also that time of the year when major paint companies start announcing their Color of the Year (COTY). Source
Sherwin William COTY 2021For 2021 Sherwin Williams announced their COTY as Urbane Bronze SW 7048.  I am definitely on board with this colour choice for 2021 and beyond.  Urbane Bronze could be best described as a dark brown/gray.  Depending on how you see colour it may even lean towards a black for you. This sultry, rich colour has a green undertone and has an LRV of 8 so it's definitely a dark colour.  Just keep in mind when I mention undertones, depending on your lighting, you may not notice it at all (I have to as that's my job 😊).  I have noticed a shift to more earthy, warm colours in my colour consultations so this choice definitely makes sense.
“The home is now the ultimate retreat from the world, and color is an easy …

Exterior Paint Colour Makeover

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Thanks for checking out my blog today - it's going to be a short one but well worth checking out.  Can you believe summer is almost over already!?  It's been a busy season for exterior colour consultations (both online and onsite) and I wanted to share just one of my favourite colour transformations from this year.   When I initially got to my client's home for the consultation - truth be told - they wasn't even sure if they wanted to change the colour.  Their home is a beautiful craftsman, in Calgary, that is over 100 years old.  The owners knew it needed to be painted but weren't sure if they were ready to change the colour.  While it was a beautiful home I knew that a colour change would could really bring it to a whole other level.  They had recently changed the stone on the home and my thoughts were that a darker, richer colour would really pull it altogether.  Here is what it looked like before the paint colour makeover. SourceAfter spending some time with the…

My 4 Favourite Warm Grays by Sherwin Williams

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Hi Everyone Thanks for checking out my blog.  Today I wanted to share with you 4 of my favourite warm gray paint colours.  These paint colours are all Sherwin Williams as those are the colours I generally work with on my consultations.   Now I know what you are thinking - there is no such thing as a warm gray 😏.  And don't get me wrong - a warm gray is still going to be gray, which is technically a cooler colour.  In this blog when I'm referring to a warm gray, I'm not referring to the undertone but what makes these grays warm is that the have some amount of beige or brown in them.  I'm sure you've heard the term "greige" (gray+beige) and everyone has a different take on what is a greige so I'm simply going to refer to these following paint colours as warm grays. With the neutral colours it's important to be able to detect the undertone to ensure it will work with your existing furnishes.  When choosing a neutral colour (such as a warm gray) you wan…

My 5 Favourite Dark Blue Paint Colours by Sherwin Williams

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Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog.  Today I wanted to share with you 5 of my favourite dark blue paint colours.  The colours I will be sharing are Sherwin Williams paint colours as those are the colours I generally work with on consultations.  Dark blues or dark blue/grays continue to be a client favourite whether I am choosing paint colours for the interior or exterior.   There are so many different ways to incorporate these luxurious paint colours into your home - a feature wall, an all over colour or doors are just a few examples. The colour blue represents trust, honesty and loyalty and in the world of colour, I truly believe, it is a timeless classic.  Another reason I love working with these darker blues is there almost no limit to what other colours can be paired with them.
Outerspace SW 6251 Outerspace by Sherwin Williams is a paint colour I've worked with many, many times on both interiors and exteriors.  This is a popular colour as it's a dark blue with lots of…

My 5 Favourite Warm Neutral Paint Colours from Sherwin Williams

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Hi Everyone Thanks for checking out my blog today. For the last few months I have been sharing some of my favourite Sherwin Williams paint colours but I wanted to do things a little differently this month.  Instead of featuring just one paint colour, I wanted to share with you 5 of my favourite, warm neutrals.  What makes them a warm neutrals (I'm sure you are asking yourself 😏)?  I don't want to get too technical but I want to differentiate between what we've been taught in regards to the colour wheel - that warm colours are red, yellow orange etc and the cool colours are blue, green violet etc. For this particular blog when I'm referring to warm neutral, I am not referring to the undertone but instead I'm referring to neutrals that have some amount of beige in them.  It does not necessarily have to be a beige or a tan paint colour - even gray can be a warm neutral provided there is some beige incorporated into it.  I'm not sure if you've noticed but design…

Fresh Look's Feature Paint Colour for June

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Hi Everyone Thanks for checking out my blog.  It's a rainy, gloomy day here today in Calgary so I decided to get busy on my feature paint colour for the month of June.  We've had a late start to spring here but it's finally starting to green up!   I hope things are going well for you as we are slowly returning to, what will probably be for quite a while, our new normal.
Fresh Look's Feature Paint Colour for June - Mediterranean SW 7617Mediterranean by Sherwin Williams is a beautiful teal colour.   Mediterranean is a very livable colour as it does have some gray in it as well.  You've probably heard the colour teal and turquoise used interchangeably but turquoise is a light to medium tone and more blue than green while teal is a darker blue-green.  You'll also hear Peacock blue as another description.  I would refer to Mediterranean as a classic colour - meaning it's a colour that will not date itself over time. In this next picture we used Mediterranean as a f…