My clients were HUGE art collectors and when building their new home, they wanted a palette and products that would complement and not compete with their amazing collection.
We chose Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray as the main colour (which was then continue through the open layout living areas.
With the double-front doors being tucked into a bit of a niche, we decided to add a touch of drama and formality with a striking black colour (SW Tricorn Black) and beautiful black marble tile that was inset into the wood floor. Paired with BM Oxford White wainscoting, it’s a sharp, clean palette.
Stonington Gray was a great choice as it made it easy to transition to fantastic colours like Dior Gray, as seen in the 1/2 bath.
We took things up a notch and adding striking contrast with white stair spindles and black handrails, transitioning us nicely into the open layout living areas with the same white, black and gray palette.
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I found your blog through your SITS Day! I love this entryway. I especially love the double doors and the wainscoting.
thank you! I totally drooled all over this home when it was done. Sooooo, lovely….
What colour black and sheen is on the double doors? Beautiful!
Hi Angela, that’s semi-gloss sheen and I’m sorry but I don’t remember the black!!! So here’s a pointer. When you’re painting a door a dark colour (going from light) the more coats you put on, the more sheen you will get. If you do 12 coats of a flat finish, you’ll end up with shiny paint (it’s funny that way). So, make sure you prime with a gray primer to get yourself part way there. From there a quality paint should take 2-3 coats in which case a semi-gloss is perfect as it reaches it’s ideal sheen at that level.
Hope that helps!
I’m pinning this! This is my new inspiration home! I love your use of color to make the artwork pop. The very dark wall in the background appears to be a dark gray…was this Kendall charcoal or chelsea gray from your favorite grays? It works beautifully with the Coventry gray!
Well thank you Susan! Now it was a few years ago but it was either Chelsea Gray or Dior Gray. You can see a better photo of the Dior Gray in the bathroom in this post here…. https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/classic-build-new-home-nanaimo/. Thank you for loving it!!!
I found this blog to be very informative. I didn’t realize how complex choosing a white paint could be. I picked my kitchen cabinets 6 months ago from my contractor and it is Origami White. I’m now choosing the colors for my walls and I’m having difficulty on which white to choose. I though White Dove might be nice, but now not sure. I have a white marble island and a gray countertop. The floor is a medium brown wood color. Do you have any suggestions on colous that go well with Origami White?