Lifestyle & Parenting

5 Ways to Decorate With the Colour of 2016

December 15, 2015

Clean, modern and the stuff of Parisian architecture, it’s no surprise Benjamin Moore’s Colour of 2016 is simply white. Here, how to bring the hue home. 

Pop Art: When considering contrast, start by asking yourself how you want to feel in a room. If you’re going for calm and harmonious, layer white on white. For high energy, pull in bold colours. A white cushion on a grey sofa or a white picture frame on a coloured wall “really pops,” says Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore’s colour and style expert.

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Fair Furnishings: If furniture is on your holiday wish list, heed Grech’s advice and go for pieces with a nice silhouette, which look even more fabulous in white. Have kids? Skip the couch and bring in unupholstered pieces like coffee tables, chairs and desks.

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Marble On: The stuff of Michelangelo’s columns, Carrara marble is having a resurgence. Look for tables like the tulip Saarinen (made famous by designer Eero Saarinen in 1957) in Carrara marble or quartz.

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Embrace White Space: If the thought of an empty white wall is enough to keep you up at night, fear not. A floor-length antique, or painted patina mirror with a gorgeous frame could be all you need to transform a room.
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Layer Up: Add interest to a modern all-white space with glass, concrete and resin fixtures and furniture. If you favour a traditional look bring in white linens, pillows and natural, reclaimed wood. And holiday décor can be especially stunning in white: try white stockings on a white sofa.
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Lise Boullard


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