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10 colour palettes for every room in your home

From the bedroom to the bathroom, give your home a refresh with these tried-and-true colour combos.
10 colour palettes for every room in your home

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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Cozy spot

The den: Bright airiness meets eclectic elegance.

Invigorate a warm neutral colour scheme with cool accent colours to create a space guaranteed to inspire. Vividly hued accessories and personalized accents that tell a story make it feel uniquely you and tie the space together.

Kennett square – SE42
Creamy – MC20 Bentley
Blue – MC31

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre. 
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Regal retreat

The master bedroom: Stunning drama brings sweet dreams.

Here’s a designer trick we love: Use shades of steely grey to anchor feminine elements like floral wallpaper and an ornate headboard. For extra sumptuousness, lay down a textured rug and accent with glittering mirrored nightstands.

Granite Gray – CP51
White Mountain – CP51
Grape Surprise – MC37

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre. 
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso.
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Gathering space

The family room: Casual cool coexists with refined sophistication.

A neutral palette always works — especially in a catch-all space like a family room! Keep things haute with pops of on-trend pastels, warm white details and organic touches like branches and rustic wood stools.

Golden Needless – SE15
Sand Dollar Shell – SE42
Raspberry White – MC02

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre. 
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Splashy statement

The bathroom: Think out-of-the-box beautiful. Who says paint must be applied from floor to ceiling? To keep an eye-popping shade from being overpowering, use wall panels (or simply a contrasting colour) to create a chic colour-blocked effect.

May Tulip – CP18
Fine Silver – SE51
Silk Moon – DL51

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre.  
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Cheery chic

The dining room: A flirty backdrop makes memorable soirees.

Brighten up mealtimes with a sweet colour scheme of strawberry and salmon. Although this darling combination is rarely seen outside a little girl’s bedroom, the warm white accents and graphic floral prints give it a grown-up vibe that’s both irresistibly gorgeous and perfect for entertaining.

Strawberry Crush – CP04
Salmonberry – CP12
Artesian White – DL46

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre.

10 colour palettes for every room in your homeArtwork, Bobbie Burgers. Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Smooth sailing

The bedroom: Nautical goes to the next level.

The classic red, white and blue gets a multi-dimensional boost with the introduction of different shades, graphic patterns and touchable textures — not to mention some fabulous brass accents! The result? A delightfully intimate bedroom with a slight Nantucket flair.

Rich Navy – DL34
Drum Beat – DL05
Sailing Sky – CP31

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre.   
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Functional showstopper

The armoire: Show it off with a head-turning shade.

Whether it’s brand new or salvaged from a flea market, nothing gives a piece of furniture Pinterest-worthy je ne sais quoi quite like a fresh coat of paint in a look-at-me hue. To avoid too stark a contrast with this mega-watt shade, opt for warm neutrals for the interior and the surrounding walls.

Newport – DL29
English Meadows – SE22
Parchment – MC44 

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre.
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso. Prop styling, Michael Penney.

Warm welcome

The entranceway: Keep it stylish and inviting with soft yet vibrant shades.

First impressions are important, so don’t neglect that foyer! On-trend yellow pairs perfectly with muted lime in this contemporary space, and both are pulled together beautifully by a calming backdrop of eggshell.

Daisy Chain – CP18
Lime Twist – CP22
Treasured Moment – SE45 

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre.
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Sian Richards.
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Easy and airy

The small dining area: Whisper-soft shades are trendy and soothing.

If a cramped room’s statement-maker is a piece of art, avoid detracting attention from it with loud colours. Instead, choose subdued, supporting-act shades that hint at femininity — perfect to balance dark wood floors and modern fixtures.

Sonata – SE02
Ruffled Feathers – SE48
At First Blush – SE06

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre. 
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Modernist movement

The living room: Steely grey needs a twist.

To create a cool, casual and inviting ambiance, shades of grey teamed with wood accents and crisp white rarely disappoint. Rely on a pop of vibrant orange to keep things zesty and exciting.

Exotic Bird – DL18
White Mountain – CP51
Granite Grey – CP51

Ready to get started? Visit CIL or your local colour centre. For accurate colour representations, see CIL colour chip at your colour centre.  
10 colour palettes for every room in your homePhoto, Roberto Caruso. Prop styling, Sabrina Linn and Andrea Mills.

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