#18 - ChrisToronto Winter Antidote

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Name: ChrisToronto
Location: Toronto, Canada
Type: Rental house, approx. 1,000 sq. ft.

Why I use color:

Color--especially warm shades and tones--is my antidote to Canada's long, dark winters. When the sun don't shine, I make my own!

2 Good color tips:

1. Color doesn't have to be on the walls to make a statement; area rugs and window coverings can do most of the talking, then just accessorize to pull the scheme together.

2. I use flowers to help pull ajoining rooms together, so for instance, I'll use orange flowers in the diningroom to pull in some of the orange from my livingroom. Also, the ceilings in both rooms are painted the same ultra-pale sky blue.

Favorite type and brand of paint:

Favorite brand of paint: Hands down, Farrow & Ball. I've used it in every room of my house. In these shots the living room is Dauphin, the dining room is Biscuit and both ceilings are Skylight.

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