Embracing Green

General Paint Colour Palette: Sedum, Caffeine, Touch Wood, Soot, Windmill

Green, green and more green! We, as stagers, spend a lot of time painting things “greige”, people like to move into an easy pallet and make spaces their own. Light colours of beiges and greys do that. BUT if you are LIVING in your home, we are seeing a trend of green in all shades and hues, from apple to the softest almost white green. Colour for living is coming back. Gone are the taupe days. People are looking to add more character to their walls and we are seeing it in fashion, car colours and paint.

If you are planning on a move, it’s a good idea to not go too crazy with bright colours, but softer more muted tones can be so refreshing if you dare! Most decorators/designers/stagers will offer colour consultations and can help guide you in the best direction for your light and space. So, maybe Pantone’s colour of the year “Radiant Orchid” isn’t right for you, but with all the choices available I’m sure, you can find the colour that will help – Change where you live!


Written by Ellen Forbes

Ellen Forbes

Ellen Forbes is a Certified Canadian Staging Professional and a member of the real estate staging association.

Ellen’s 20+ years of experience with decorating, design, painting, furniture placement, styling and renovation, she has seen lots of trends come and go. She knows what works to make a house a home.

Ellen’s keen sense of style and colour combined with the passion for what she does translates in to a winning combination for clients homes AND budgets! She has helped hundreds of homeowners “change where they live” and would love to be on your must call list for your design needs; staying or selling!

El Egance Understated is a home staging, decorating and painting company who helps homeowners “change where they live”. Servicing the following areas; Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton….and surrounding areas.

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