Benjamin Moore has announced ‘Shadow‘ as their Colour of The Year for 2017. As soon as it was revealed, I immediately fell in love. It is rich & regal and definitely has an understated elegance to it. It’s so refreshing to see unexpected, deeper hues gaining recognition rather than the standard navy blue. This is a chic new take on purple. Ahem…I think you can live with purple if you don’t actually call it purple. Eggplant, plum, aubergine, etc etc…Shadow has a smoky, rich quality that adds drama to any space.

Door   Pillow  Flowers   Art   

There are so many complimentary tones that share the same qualities as Shadow. Revere Pewter is one of my all time favourite “greige” colours that is the perfect neutral grey that works in a lot of interiors. It’s cool in temperature but does not have a lilac undertone which can often sway on the feminine side.

 

Here’s an example of a very luxe interior which incorporates all of these rich tones together. The texture of the grass cloth wallpaper, the subtle use of jewel tones and the high-end furniture all come together to create a beautifully curated space.  IMAGE.

Want to add a little luxe to your Kitchen? Here are my top picks to add some drama to your space:

Paint     Hardware    Stools    Counters    Lighting

How do you feel about Benjamin Moore‘s Colour of The Year? Do you love it? Or does it intimidate you? Tweet me @EMontillaDesign to join the conversation!

Thanks for reading!

L.

I have a confession. I love hardware. Pulls! Knobs! Levers! I have a serious need-to-see-professional-help kind of obsession. Hardware truly is the jewelry of any space. It’s the finishing touch that can pull your final design all together. With so many beautiful finishes to chose from, it’s almost difficult to decide from the sheer variety of styles that exist today.

Here are just a few of my favourite go-to selections that I’ve been loving lately!

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1. Nanz Studio Line #8490 Pull  2. Amerock Round Knob Reflection   3. Rejuvenation Bristol Knob  4. LA Hardware Brushed Nickel Square Ring Pull    5. Anthropologie Eclipse Pull  6. Anthropologie Blocked Marble Knob 

Here are some more photos where the hardware was the star of the show!

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Photo by La Dolce Vita Blog

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Photo by Alice Lane Home Collection

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Photo by Julie Blanner

Comment below & tell me what your favourite type of hardware is!

xo.

L.