Colour & style for a vintage modern mix

When it comes to perfecting the trendy look of vintage modern, it’s about striking the right balance between old and new. Although inspiration can be found everywhere, it can be difficult to know where to start so here are a few different ways to create the look from Benjamin Moore paint specialist Sharon Grech.

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Adding antiques or vintage furniture to your collection will warm up the clean, modern lines in contemporary design. Buying vintage doesn’t have to break the bank. Antique markets or even garage sales are among the best places to find older tables, cabinets or chairs. Once you’ve found the perfect piece, give it a new life with a fresh coat of paint and fabric if necessary.
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Wall: Lemonade 2024-60, REGAL Select, Pearl
Cabinet: Kittery Point Green, base of Advance Pearl, aged with sandpaper
Color A (Walls): Ashen Tan 996,RegalÆ Select, Eggshell.
Color B (Trim): Intense White OC-51, ADVANCE,Semi-Gloss.
Color C (Table): Marlboro Blue HC-153, ADVANCE High Gloss.

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Nothing says vintage like colour, but be careful not to go overboard. For walls I recommend colours like Wythe Blue HC-143 or Fernwood Green 2145-40 to mix a vintage vibe with modern appeal. If neutral walls are preferred, bring colour in with bright retro coloured chairs, patterned rugs or art-deco inspired artwork.
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Wall: Wythe Blue HC-143 ben Eggshell
Upper wall: Fernwood Green 2145-40 Aura Eggshell, Lower wall: Urban Nature AF-440 Aura Eggshell

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These days vintage furniture and accessories are more than just a trend. Record players, retro bikes and ping-pong tables are great collectibles, but are also fantastic for entertaining. Old picture frames, light fixtures and antique jars, vases or bowls will also help add finishing touches to your room. Use vintage pop art in rooms where the family comes together to create a whimsical mood and to add to the vintage theme.
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Wall: Wall: Wenge AF-180 Aura Matte
Wall: Pale Celery OC-116 Natura Eggshell

Article written by Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore


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I'm Anna, the editor for the Toronto Home Shows blog. I'm an avid baker, runner, and love living in and decorating small spaces.

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