Whether you’re renovating to stay or renovating to sell, a calm neutral colour palette is ideal for many reasons.

Keeping with neutrals means you can pair it with any accessories, changing the look of your home each season or every few years with new colours and patterns. How do you get the neutral look?

• Select cabinets that are white or medium toned wood grains
• Use textures instead of colours for visual interest
• Backsplash tiles don’t have to be boring, find a texture or interesting shape, but keep it light
• Don’t use trends, keep away from gold, brass, bright colours and patterns
• If you’re going to use black, gold or brass, do it on items you can easily change such as handles, faucets, mirrors or lighting
• It’s okay to be add contrast but keep it neutral with blacks, greys or earth tones
• When investing in flooring keep the wood colour medium toned, avoid orange red or dark tones

The photos we’re sharing here are from a recent full home renovation including a kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a laundry room, it also includes all the flooring and paint colours. The look of this space is timeless, neutral and inviting.

Neutral means your space is calm and easy to live in, there are no bold colours or patterns. The space is soft on the eyes and just about anyone will enjoy it. Adding personality comes with accessories and items that aren’t a huge investment such as small appliances, bowls, plates, towels etc… The foundation of the room is a large investment such as cabinets and flooring, it’s important to choose a timeless colour palette. We recommend whites and medium wood tones.

Another benefit of using a neutral colour palette is your room will feel larger, brighter and very open.

If you’re looking to add colour we recommend doing it in small amounts and making it light. A good place to do this is with tile. Use a soft blue or green to add a touch of character and life to the space. This is what we did with the laundry room and the shower. Using a soft blue subway tile to breakup the space a bit rather than using the same white tile from the kitchen.

The paint colour throughout the home is Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore
The floors and stairs are high quality vinyl, not wood. The designs and technology of vinyl have really advanced in recent years.
Check out the brand Karndean to see the colour and pattern selection.

This shower is an example of adding a touch of soft neutral colour. We used a sage green tile from Tierra Sol Tile.
The tile size and colour warm up this small bathroom and add a touch of character.