Picking an all-over new wall paint colour for the inside of your home can be daunting, especially with all those choices. Plus, you’ll need quite a bit of paint so it’s a financial investment (especially if you’re hiring a painter), a time investment and let’s not forget that you’ll be living with it for a while so it’s a commitment too. No wonder there’s a lot of pressure to get it right!
Recently, one of our customers came into the shop with a dilemma. She’s moving into a new home where the existing wall colour doesn’t match her style. She doesn’t have the option of testing shades because the house is currently occupied and she has limited access. We spent one morning looking at contemporary neutrals and narrowed it down to two – Benjamin Moore Gray Owl or Collingwood.
Found in a collection of whites, Collingwood has great depth which makes it a great choice if your rooms have a good bit of light. It won’t look washed out and contrasts well with white trim or woodwork. It’s a grey with a warm taupe undertone and pairs great with everything from cool coastal decor in shades of seafoam and blue to whitewashed country spaces full of warm woods. Compared to some other popular colours, it’s darker than Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist and warmer than Gray Owl.
Some of my favourite Collingwood spaces are below so don’t forget to Pin them for the future or click on the photos to be redirected to the sources. And don’t forget that light has a huge impact on the way a colour looks so if you do have the time, test it on your walls to make sure it works in your home.
Neutral walls are a the perfect background for colorful accessories! I love how this soft green couch and bright pillows cheer up this cozy living room.
In the bedroom, keeping the wall colour simple is restful to the eyes and a great way to create a calming space perfect for relaxing at the end of a long day. Have fun with colour by changing up the sheets. It’s a great way to give your space a fresh look on a budget.
There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done and having a home office is a great way to keep work organized. Keep the distractions to a minimum with a neutral wall paint colour and add warmth with wood, accessories and fabrics. TIP: In small spaces, paint the walls and ceiling in the same colour to minimize contrast and make the space feel larger.
I love white trim and doors and this living room is a great example of how Collingwood can make architectural accessories (and that fireplace) stand out. Clean lines in furniture and light floors help make the space feel modern and sleek without sacrificing comfort.
By painting the entire interior one colour your spaces will flow effortlessly from one room to the next. A single neutral shade is great if you have a lot of walls that share rooms.
It helps to have a clean and stylish space to get motived for those household chores like laundry! In high traffic areas make sure you pick a quality paint with a washable finish to keep the walls looking great for years. At home I use Benjamin Moore Aura in Matte. It hides some of the wall imperfections, covers like a dream, and wipes clean easily.
Looking for more great neutral wall paint colour ideas? Click here to check out mu other post – “Neutrals That Are Anything But Boring”
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