Make room for creativity with October Mist 1495, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2022. October Mist is part of the Color Trends 2022 palette, a collection that reflects the positivity we want to see and feel in the colors we choose to surround ourselves with.
It seems everyone has tried to escape the seasonal blahs by building cozy home nests feathered with hygge flair – faux furs, chunky knits, natural woods and candles, sooo many candles – recreating the warm, fuzzy feelings of, say, mom’s homemade soup, a favorite sweatshirt or a hug.
School buses are back on the road and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air. But that doesn’t mean a sudden halt to your outside projects. Just the opposite! Fall is actually the best season to tackle your deck staining project – and here’s why:
The old school thinking that you can’t wear white after Labor Day is as silly as believing you can’t drink coffee on days that end in Y. And we simply don’t want to live in a world where either is true.
We know you’ve got your hands full, juggling the demands of working from home while helping your kiddos get the hang of e-learning models. But here’s a fun project the whole family can get behind: painting the kids’ rooms. Consider it part of the real-world curriculum. And because it involves their own rooms, the kids will be genuinely invested in the outcome.
Sunshine. Daisies. Sweet lemony pie. All cheerful images we usually associate with the warmth of yellow. And yet, studies show that babies cry more often in yellow nurseries and that married couples argue most inside kitchens painted in, you guessed it, the “happiest” color.
Color therapy suggests that blue evokes clarity and increased intuition. We know we can trust and depend on people in blue uniforms. Also said to reduce blood pressure, slow respiration and decrease heart rate, the serenity of blue is commonly used in hospitals and health centers to promote relaxation and healing for body and mind. Its calming effect rejuvenates us on the home front too, which is why blue reigns in bedrooms and family rooms.
Your favorite steakhouse is definitely onto something. In the presence of red, we tend to eat more – and eat longer – so it’s a popular choice for restaurant décor. Menus too. Red meat, red wine and red velvet cake need only those three little letters to entice us with an intensely flavorful experience.
Have you heard the phrase, “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression”? As many have experienced this first hand, they understand how crucial a first impression is. But first impressions don’t start when you say the first hello, first impressions start when the newcomer walks up the front steps to your door. No matter the colour, your front door is more than a transition from the outdoors in, your front door is the first hello.
During the warmer months, there’s often nothing better than spending a weekend outside working in the garden or fixing up the house. Sharon Grech, Color & Design Expert at Benjamin Moore, shares some ideas for weekend summer projects that add value to your property.
While you might be hesitant to consider painting your siding, if it’s done right, painting it will give you up to 10 years of stunning results –at a fraction of the price of new siding. Most homeowners are motivated to paint their vinyl siding because the color has become dated. The washed out yellow or pale blue that looked great twenty years ago – would look outstanding in a more modern taupe, warm gray or tan.