Thrilling Colour

When Jeff and Margaret told us they would like to use 12 colours for their house, we held our breathe and awaited the final result.  After all, this was to be the beginning of their adventure in home ownership.

Did it work? Yes!  The compliments came one after the other. The colours animated the space, and their art animated the colours. So, what made it possible?

Well, for their part, they chose strong colours that had similar intensity and clarity. They also harmonized the colours on each level of the house, so that each floor had an its own rationale.

We advised them to use the same white for ceiling, trim, doors, baseboards and neutral walls for the sake of uniformity. With the strong colours in mind, we also introduced them to a flatter finish than eggshell for all walls (Benjamin Moore Regal Select in the matte finish.) This minimizes light bouncing off any imperfections in the walls and adds an element of serenity and sophistication.