If like many others, you are painstakingly waiting for that fresh spring breeze to come and knock the winter cobwebs (and any last remaining snow!) away, then this article is for you!
Let’s look at some ways freshen up and brighten your home and welcome a spring feeling, perhaps even before those long awaited rays hit your window.
Add white! White adds brightness to any space. This doesn’t mean you need to paint all your walls white (you can of course!), but even adding touches of white will freshen your space. Add a crisp white tablecloth and white accessories. Take it a step further and add a new lease of life to any tired furniture with a few coats of chalk paint. It’s quick and easy to do! (Call in store or check out our website for helpful tips.
Change up your fabric choices, or add some more in. An easy way to do this is to change out the covers on your throw cushions, or take it a step further and reupholster your dining chair seats. If you have wooden seats, you could add dining cushions. We have a wide selection of fabrics in store. For a spring injection, think about adding in outdoor themed prints such as flowers, leafs, and birds. Bright or pastel colours would work well here too, depending on the overall look you are trying to achieve.
Add a focal wall – usually the one you see first in a room works well. Try painting it a bright colour (that works with your colour scheme), or a lighter shade of the current wall colour. Paint is an inexpensive way to dramatically change the mood and feel of your surroundings. You could even play with adding wallpaper with a fun theme, again thinking to the outdoors – floral, wildlife, birds. There are a variety of degrees of intensity from a soft floral outline with reflective gold qualities to bright almost brash prints to inject intense vibrancy into the space!
Start with first impressions! Inject some colour into your front door, perhaps something like Benjamin Moore’s Caribbean Blue Water (2055-30), it will have you dreaming of bright Maui skies in no time! Or try Hawthorn Yellow (HC-4) for a sunshine fresh infusion. Add a white flower wreath, some potted plants and don’t forget to switch out your welcome mat; voila!
When it comes to choosing colours to freshen up your home, there are many ways you could go.
One way would be an injection of bright, flamboyant colours that vibrate with energy, another way would be to choose pastel tones to bring a lightness to your space in a subtler way.
Depending on what you already have going on in your home, these colours can be brought in in many different ways. Here are some Benjamin Moore colours to consider:
Fan Coral (013) – A bright colour punch, it can be traditional and vintage, yet elegantly modern depending on how you style it.
Carribbean Blue Water (2055-30) – This colour is fresh, rejuvenating and crisp, bring it out as a feature wall or in your accessories
Tangerine Zing (132) – Full of zest! Be playful with this colour; can you add it in in an unusual way? Perhaps a window trim, or fun accessories?
Subtle Freshness – Think of teaming these with a clean neutral cream like Simply White (OC-117):
Summer Shower (2135-60) – A refreshing pale blue to add tranquility to your home.
Ray of Light (CSP-910) – While a full wall of this may become too yellow for it to be considered subtle, it would be outstanding on a kitchen wall with wooden shelves, filled with mason jars of ingredients. Or perhaps a wall full of photos with clean white frames.
First Light (2102-70) – Of course we can’t forget our 2020 Colour of the Year! An uplifting rosy hue; add it to your line up for your spring infusion to brighten up your home. Pair it with Simply White (OC-117) for a warm, bright feeling or try it with Chantilly Lace (OC-65) for a crisper look. Either way, continue to bring the outdoors in with big green leafy plants and prints and your sure to find your spring haven.
Inspired to change your colours up, but still unsure where to start? We are available for both in store and in home colour consultations. Reach us in person, by phone or through our website and we will help you find the best colour for you! Check out our Spring Special.
West Side Paint & Decorating
A Benjamin Moore Store
3354 Dunbar St, Vancouver BC