Colour

A foolproof guide to choosing paint for every room

A foolproof guide to choosing paint for every room

Image: Michael Nangreaves | Design: Andrea McCrindle

Colour

A foolproof guide to choosing paint for every room

Design experts from across the country share their favourite hues to help you pick the perfect paint for each room in your home.

KITCHEN

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Image: Donna Griffith | Design: Orsi Panos Interiors

 

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1 CINDER AF-705, .
“Cinder strikes a perfect balance between light and dark, keeping a kitchen feeling timeless but still dynamic and interesting.” —Christine Dovey,

2 STIFFKEY BLUE 281, .
“Have an all-white kitchen? Make your space eye-catching with an island in a deep navy blue.” — Tara Fingold,

3 SUNNY VERANDA SW9017, .
“The best kitchens are sunny and cheerful, and this colour is just that. Pair this luminous yet grounded yellow with white cabinets and dark accents.” — Michael Penney,

4 BLACK BEAUTY 2128-10, .
“Cabinetry painted in this warm rich black gives a kitchen impact but, at the same time, feels neutral.” — Jory Fagan & Alana Firestone,

5 ALL WHITE 2005, .
“I just love a white kitchen! Sometimes white can read as too cold, but this shade is bright and clean with a soft side.” — Shirley Meisels,

6 EXTRA WHITE SW-7006, .
“Extra White is a crisp white that doesn’t teeter toward yellow or blue. Use it on walls and cabinetry.” — Orsi Panos,

 

DINING ROOM

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Image: Michael Graydon | Design: Tara Fingold Interiors

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1 PURE WHITE SW7005, .
“Dining rooms don’t have to be dark and formal. Let them be a continuation of adjacent rooms, giving furniture and fabrics a backdrop to pop against.” — Tara Fingold,

2 HEAVENLY AROMAS P5238-34, .
“This grey-violet can read as pink in some lights and moody grey in others – it’s a chameleon colour with a lot of depth.” — Christine Dovey,

3 HALE NAVY HC-154, .
“Create a sense of drama by painting the walls above white wainscotting a bold hue. Hale Navy feels timeless but edgy thanks to its intensity.” — Jessica Waks,

4 RAINFOREST FOLIAGE 2040-10, .
“The dining room is a space to show off your personality to guests. Try any dark colour to set the mood – I’m loving this gorgeous green.” — Jennifer Reid,

5 DECORATOR’S WHITE CC-20, .
“This tried-and-true white is ideal for rooms that get a lot of light, as well as those that need it. It has a slight grey undertone, which is at once modern and classic.” — Jennifer Ferreira, 

6 GRAY 2121-10, .
“If you want to go dark in one space, the dining room is the place to do it. Give this smoky charcoal a try; great lighting and artwork will make this hue pop.” — Ali Budd,

 

BEDROOM

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Image: Michael Nangreaves | Design: Andrea McCrindle

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1 PINK BLISS 2093-70, .
“Pale pink is such a calm nurturing hue. This shade has a pleasant peach undertone, which keeps it from looking childish.” — Jennifer Reid,

2 GEORGIAN GREEN HC-115, .
“This historical-look khaki green provides a calming sophisticated backdrop; use brightly coloured accents like robin’s egg blue and lilac.” — Michael Penney,

3 PEIGNOIR 286, .
“I’m forever a fan of soothing grey-toned mauves in the bedroom mixed with pewter grey and vintage minty green.” — Christine Hanlon, Style at Home Contributing Editor,

4 MONTICELLO ROSE HC-63, .
“I recently painted a bedroom in this dusty blush tone. When mixed with soft greys, whites and hints of pale blue, it looks fresh and modern.” — Shirley Meisels,

5 BALBOA MIST OC-27, .
“It’s a very relaxing colour, which is exactly how a bedroom should feel. It’s also a neutral, so it works well with any shade of furniture and artwork.” — Jennifer Ferreira, 

6 WICKHAM GRAY HC-171, .
“This grey reads more as a soft blue but in the best way. It’s elegant and perfect for a bedroom, as it doesn’t feel too masculine or too feminine.” — Ingrid Oomen,

 

BATHROOM

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1 MYSTERIOUS AF-565, .
“This deep chalky blue is striking against white porcelain and looks amazing with satin brass or polished nickel fixtures.” — Stacy McLennan,

2 PITCH BLACK 256, .
“The powder room is the jewel box of the home. You want to open it up and be surprised. I often use this pure black, which allows accessories to take centre stage.” — Shirley Meisels,

3 CERISE SW 6580, .
“A powder room is a great place to express oneself with paint and make a statement. Entirely envelop this small space in this hue for a seamless look.” — Christine Hanlon, Style at Home Contributing Editor,

4 TRUE PINK 2003-40, .
“This is a happy hue that gives off great energy in the morning and warm soothing vibes in the evening (think a candlelit bath). Mix it with paler shades like light greys and soft whites.” — Stacy Begg,

5 METROPOLIS CC-546, .
“Small spaces o er a wonderful opportunity to be bold. Cozy up your bathroom with this warm dark grey. For striking results, paint the trim in the same colour.” — Tara Fingold,

6 CHARLOTTE’S LOCKS 268, .
“This deep orange brings a huge pop of colour to a powder room – it’s warm, lively and playful. It’s a feel-good colour!” — Margie Doyle White, Doyle Design Group

 

LIVING ROOM

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Image: Michael Nangreaves | Design: Andrea McCrindlenull

Our home & style director, Ann Marie Favot, shares her favourite show-stopping shades for the living room from Premier.

1 Premier FOREST HILL PR16S03, .
“With its lilac undertone, this taupe is a beautiful neutral, and it’s a pretty alternative to last year’s popular blush tones.”

2 Premier WINTER SKY PR16R31, .
“Warm and sophisticated, this pale blue-grey makes the perfect backdrop for
a cozy living room.”

3 Premier EVERGREEN PR16X29, .
“British racing green is making a comeback this year, and I’d like to see it in a living room with light-toned upholstery pieces for a modern spin.”

4 Premier COLLING- WOOD PR16X33, .
“A classic navy looks elegant in any space. Although it’s deep and rich, treat it as
a neutral when decorating your room.”

5 Premier LAKE LOUISE PR16R36, .
“Create a serene living room with this light blue, which will complement most furniture styles.”

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