INTERIOR PAINT

There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens:

The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be.

Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative job to do.

MATTE

Matte soaks up light, leaving no reflection. It has the most pigment and will provide the most coverage, saving time and money.

  • Practical application:  Bedrooms and lower-traffic interior rooms
  • Durability: Medium-low

EGGSHELL

Eggshell is between satin and flat on the sheen and durability scale. It covers wall imperfections well and is an excellent finish for gathering spaces.

  • Practical application: Dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms
  • Durability: Medium

SATIN/PEARL

Has a luster that is often described as velvety. It’s easy to clean, making it excellent for high-traffic areas.

  • Practical application: Doors and trim
  • Durability: high

SEMI-GLOSS

Great for trim, doors, and woodwork.

  • Practical application: Trim, doors, woodwork
  • Durability: High

HIGH GLOSS

The most durable and easiest to clean of all paint sheens, high-gloss paint is hard, ultra-shiny, and light-reflecting.

High gloss is a good choice for cabinets, trim, and doors.

  • Practical application: Kitchens, doors, and trim
  • Durability: Very high

EXTERIOR PAINT

End your struggles with choosing the right exterior paint color with our simple step by step process below.  Our team has the answers, stop in or schedule a consultation.

CREATING A COLOUR PALETTE

STEP 1

Before deciding upon a colour, consider the pre-existing colours in the space, and create a colour palette. This will help you stay on track when choosing a colour for any exterior job.

 

DECIDE ON THE OVERALL FEELING OF YOUR HOME

STEP 2

Depending on your home, you may want to change up the overall feeling using colour. This is when you decide if you want to warm up or cool down the space.

 

THINK ABOUT LIGHTING

STEP 3

Most colours can look quite different in different lighting. Before choosing a colour, consider the amount of sunlight the area gets. A general rule of thumb for exterior jobs is to always go a shade darker than intended since colours appear much brighter in the sun.

 

GET INSPIRED

STEP 4

Now it’s time to decide on the perfect colour. Take a look at images of homes you love to get some inspiration. When you come to visit us at Decorating Ideas, be sure to bring in any inspirational photos as well as photos of your own home if you can. This will ensure that we can assist you in choosing the best colour for your space.

100 % acrylic paint that combines the decorative beauty of a matte, eggshell, pearl. Satin. Or semi-gloss finish with excellent durability and ease of application.

Benjamin Moore has the right interior paints for every job and every budget.

  • Excellent hide and leveling
  • Improved colour richness and depth
  • Increased durability, Long-term fade resistance, Highly washable
  • Easy application, clean up and touch up
  • Low odour
  • Self-priming on most substrates
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating
  • Spatter-resistant
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AURA® Waterborne Interior Paint

AURA Interior, with our exclusive Colour Lock™ technology, delivers the ultimate performance for colour depth and richness that lasts.
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REGAL® Select Interior Paint

REGAL Select Interior is a trusted brand that is formulated for easy cleaning and great scrubbability in a wide variety of sheens.
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ben® Interior Paint

ben Interior is user-friendly paint for flawless results and puts premium colour within reach.
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Eco Spec®

With zero VOCs and zero emissions, Eco Spec® is the perfect choice when an environmentally responsible paint is required and is tinted with Benjamin Moore's proprietary Gennex® zero VOC colorant system
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