Tag: paint

Choosing Practical Paint Colours

Giving a room a fresh coat of paint is an easy and cost-effective way to totally transform the space. If you’re thinking of trying a new colour for your walls, there are a couple things to consider before you can sit back and enjoy the new space. Once you find...

/ July 25, 2017

The 5 Best Bedroom Paint Colours For A Restful Sleep

A good night’s sleep: something so necessary, but so hard to come by. There are many little things that you can do to ensure you get your much needed beauty rest, such as painting the colour of your bedroom. According to a study done by Travelodge , these 5 colours...

/ July 18, 2017

6 Eye-Catching Exterior Paint Trends For 2017

We are all told not to judge a book by its cover, but that is easier said than done. First impressions are everything, and your exterior paint colour can really set the tone for what the rest of the house is going to look like. By updating your home’s exterior,...

/ July 12, 2017

A Paint Colour Makeover for Our Main Floor Changes Everything — and Nothing

A while back I did an interview with Janice Lindsay about her new book, All About Colour. I became so enthusiastic about colour and how much it can affect whether or not you love your home that after the interview I hired Janice. As soon as she entered our house...

/ December 1, 2009
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New, Durable “Smart Interior Wash and Wear” Paint from CIL, Available At a Retailer Near You

CIL Smart Wash and Wear Paint: a smart way to paint your walls -- one coat, durable, and washable.

/ September 1, 2009

Janice Lindsay, Paint Colour Guru, Talks “All About Colour”

A friend of mine once told me that a colour consultant is "the closer of the decorating world." That is, the person who ties a room together by selecting just the right colours for the walls, ceiling and trim. But it turns out that a colour consultant, whether we realize...

/ June 3, 2009

The Corrostop Metalmaster Paint Gun: Finally a Way to Paint Your Outdoor Metal Fence That Won’t Take Up the Entire Long Weekend!

I have this vivid memory of my husband’s family home’s backyard:  We’re standing there and he’s describing the summer he had to paint the wrought iron fence that surrounded their yard. It took him almost the entire summer and when he was telling me about it several years later, he was still shuddering...

/ May 15, 2009
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Eco-Friendly Building Materials

By Kelly Turnbull Sacchidananda Design Solutions There is no doubt about it; everyone wants to be more environmentally responsible. However, going green can be a little overwhelming. The best advice I can give is to pick your battles. You don’t have to save the world all at once.  Just a...

/ November 24, 2008

Our Favourite Paint Colours

Our living/dining room is currently painted a very neutral Grey Mist (CC 80) from Benjamin Moore. If you’re looking for a nice neutral colour, this one fits the bill. It’s a warm grey/green and neutral without being boring. Only I’m still looking for something a teensy bit livelier. I called Sandy at Sandy’s...

/ September 22, 2008

Our new “Question of the Week”

We’re introducing another new feature for our Forum. It’s called the “Question of the Week.” This is a chance for you to vent/elaborate and share stories about common things we’ve all done. The purpose of the Question of the week is a bit of fun, a bit of learning and...

/ September 17, 2008