Best Calgary Paint Colours

Calgary's top interior designers share their favourite colours for 2015.


Looking for the perfect neutral to paint your home or the right pop of colour to accent a space? We asked some of Calgary’s top interior designers to forecast the best of the best in paint colours for the coming year.

Amanda Hamilton, Principal, Amanda Hamilton

(From top to bottom)

Best White

C2 — Architectural White (C2-016)

“I've used this white for almost a decade and haven't tired of it — clean and crisp.”

Best Neutral

Benjamin Moore — Gray Owl, OC-52

“The perfect gray with the right amount of a warm undertone to keep the room from feeling too cool.”  

Best Bold Colour

Pratt & Lambert — Anthracite, 25-19

“Rich black with charcoal undertones. I painted my office this colour and it's my dark little hideaway.”  

Top Trend Colour

General Paint — Jewel (CL 2105D)

“Variations of teal seem to trend year after year. Residential and commercial clients alike lean towards this for a pop of colour.”

One Colour You Love and Want to Try This Year

Pratt & Lambert — Jade (21-15)

“High-gloss and lots of it.”

Lindsay Oicle, Principal, Lindsay O Creative

(From top to bottom)

Best White

Dulux — Atmosphere (A0157)

“It’s always a challenge to find a neutral white without too much of a grey or beige undertone, but Atmosphere is a the perfect true white without being too stark.”

Best Neutral

Benjamin Moore — Collingwood (OC-28)

“This is my go-to neutral color. It’s the perfect warm grey. You can use this for the whole house.” 

Best Bold Colour

Benjamin Moore — Kendall Charcoal (HC-166)

“It’s dark but soft at the same time. Great for an intimate space, house exterior, or accent wall.” 

Top Trend Colour

Benjamin Moore — Affinity Collection, Tranquility (AF-490)

“The colours for 2015 are very soft with a warm undertone, and this is the perfect soft blue/green. Perfect for a spa feel in a bathroom.”

One Colour You Love and Want to Try This Year

Benjamin Moore — Grape Juice (2074-10)

“This is one that I’ve had posted up on my board of colors to remember. It’s regal and warm, yet not too bold.”  

Alykhan Velji, Principal, Alykhan Velji Designs

From top to bottom)

Best White

Benjamin Moore — Ultra White (CC-10)

“My favourite white. I use it on walls, for trim, and cabinetry — everything really. It is my go-to white.”

Best Neutral

Farrow & Ball — Manor House Gray (No.88)

“This gorgeous grey works so well as a neutral and looks brilliant in both traditional and modern interiors. It is a versatile colour that goes with everything.”

Best Bold Colour

Farrow & Ball — Charlotte’s Locks (No.268)

“This highly dramatic colour is bold and rich especially when paired with crisp whites and warm greys.”

Top Trend Colour

C2 — Tamarind, C2-005

“Marsala is the top colour for 2015, and I think this colour does it justice. A rich and earthy colour that would work as an accent or all-around wall colour for any space.”

One Colour You Love and Want to Try This Year

C2 — Subterfuge (C2-261A)

“This deep blue is a colour I have been really wanting to use and I think 2015 will be the year to do it. A mix of teal and navy, I feel this saturated blue would be perfect to use in a dining room or powder room.”

Nyla Free, Principal, Nyla Free Designs

(From top to bottom)

Best White

Benjamin Moore — Gray Mist (OC-30)

“One of my personal favourites; It's a soft white with plenty of personality.”

Best Neutral

Benjamin Moore — Revere Pewter (HC-172)

“A French-style grey — not too dark and goes with virtually everything.”

Best Bold Colour

Pratt & Lambert — Stone’s Throw (28-18)

“A rich warm grey, adding incredible depth to any room. Add a glossy finish to increase the wow factor.”

Top Trend Colour

Benjamin Moore — Raindance (CC-680)

“A soft muted green with blue undertones, adds just enough colour while still remaining neutral.”

One Colour You Love and Want to Try This Year

Benjamin Moore — Clearspring Green (HC-128)

“While moss greens are on trend this year, I Iove the idea of a brighter green to intensify a room. A dining room would look fresh and fabulous in this colour!”

Paul Lavoie, Principal, Paul Lavoie Interior Design

(From top to bottom)

Best White

Pratt & Lambert — Designer White (33-1)

“White perfection. Not too cold not too warm.”

Best Neutral

Pratt & Lambert — Lambswool (11-30)

“The perfect backdrop to everything.”

Best Bold Colour

Pratt & Lambert — Sumac (9-11)

“Rich and warm — great base for bold colours.”

Top Trend Colour

Pratt & Lambert — Anchors Away (25-10)

“The name says it all! Let it rip.”

One Adventurous Colour You Love and Want to Try This Year

Pratt & Lambert — Hare (2-31)

“Martine, my style guru at the office, says this is the one to inspire. I’m on board!”

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