Colors From Canada
The new Colortopia™ exhibit from Glidden® is an interactive color experience at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World® Resort. We’re celebrating its November 13th opening with a series of posts inspired by the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot.
Decor inspiration from Canada abounds, stretching all the way from British Columbia to Newfoundland—then northward to Northwest Territories and beyond. The colors are warm and rugged with a hint of coziness. The color inspiration from this palette comes from the mountain wilderness, evergreens, cabins along a lake, the majestic Rockies and bright pigments found in native artwork.
There are many ways to mix and match this palette in your home to create a space that’s rich, warm and inviting.
Here are some ideas:
- Highlight moldings and trim with a soft white grey like Drifting Snow. They’ll pop without being too bright.
- Paint an accent wall in Hazy Seacliff. A wall with a big stone fireplace would be ideal.
- Use Sahara Desert Sand on the other three walls to create a warm and cozy space.
- Paint a built-in bookcase in Neutral Wheat. Use Deep Onyx on the shelve backs. The dark color will highlight what’s displayed on the shelves.
- Dusty Miller painted on kitchen cabinets will add a soft contrast against stainless steel appliances.
- Paint a few large baskets in Deep Onyx to store throw blankets by a sofa or fireplace.
- Add a pop of color to a room by painting a piece of furniture in Indian Summer Orange. Add brushed brass or oil-rubbed bronze hardware to enhance the color.
- If more light is needed in a space, consider painting the floor with a neutral such as Raindrop White or Natural Linen.
- Use these three colors for a home’s exterior colors: Monterey Cliffs on the siding, Canadian Sky Blue on the doors and Heron Grey on the shutters.
This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.