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Using Colour to Transform

Everyone seems to know that when it comes to choosing colour, I tend to stick to my trusty “neutrals” & “grey” palettes. However, I know a lot of you like to be more adventurous, introducing colours like yellow, red and even blue into your spaces. To be honest, that is just too brave for me – I mean, it was only a few months ago that I finished this art project and declared it the most colourful thing in my house.

Over the years I have learned that using colour (whether it be a simple grey or a bold green) can transform anything. From a simple dollar store statue to a drab basement in need of a facelife – colour can really bring a whole new life to an item or space.

One of my favourite projects to date was the major transformation of an old dresser I inherited… One can of Benjamin Moore Aura paint (in my favourite colour, willow) + some low VOC stain in Cocoa and my dresser was as good as new!

I couldn’t resist going the two-tone route… there was something about wanting to keep the original hardware that made me realize these pulls would look best against the warmth of the original wood.

So very glad I saved this dresser from a trip to the dumpster.

How have you used colour to transform a space or item?

This post has been linked up with Thrifty Decor Chick’s “October Before and After” party.

*This post has been sponsored by Benjamin Moore, all opinions and views are my own, including the fact that I coincidentally used their paint in one of my fav projects from last winter.

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