Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Paint Colour: {Balboa Mist}

I've been on a mission to purge, clean and organize our house. With this surge of energy came the idea of redoing this room....

I went crazy one day and repainted all the trim and walls. I picked Benjamin Moore's Balboa Mist (OC-27) for the walls and the trim is in my favourite white, White Dove (OC-17).
Balboa Mist

Balboa mist is what I consider to be a neutral paint colour. It is a warm grey with beige undertones. This is a perfect colour to paint an entire open concept space. If you like Revere Pewter (HC-172) but feel it may be too dark or too beige I would suggest trying Balboa Mist. This colour works in a more modern space with bright clear colours, but is also good in a traditional home combined with dark wood floors and warmer colours.
Bolboa Mist is what I like to call a 'chameleon colour' because it changes quite a bit depending on the light and the time of the day. In my house it looks greige in low light and during the day it has a slight blue tone.

 I had a very difficult time photographing this room so that the walls didn't look just like a warm white. Take a look at the base board in the left corner and it kind of gives you an idea of the depth of Balboa Mist.

 I did not set out to use pink as an accent colour but during one of my visits to Homesense I found these pillows and decided that it's about time (in a house of all boys) to finally inject something a little feminine. All I have to do now is switch out the double bed with a queen and decide on window treatments.

Please, dear readers come back soon because I have a serious window problem that I need your opinion on!


  1. I love the use of bright pink mixed with black and white. Brings femininity to a room without it being overly girly.

  2. So do I, the bright pink and black, it gives me a good idea what to do in my house now!


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