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Sisters, Paulina Flores Rutenberg and Daniela Flores McEntyre are co founders and owners of PFR Design. Based in Montreal PFR Design has been providing upscale goods and Interior Design services since 1999. Specializing in residential design, Paulina’s trademark style incorporates the elegance of old-world Europe with the streamlined glamour and careful editing of modern day design. At PFR Design you can find European Inspired exclusive collections and luxury lines from around the world. Our distinguished collections go beyond home accessories and furniture lines and range from luxury children's clothing to educational toys, to tabletop and antique silver. Our lines, above all, represent our vision of elegance, sophistication and originality. Daniela believes strongly in allowing a child's creativity, learning and social development to flourish with age appropriate materials and toys. She focuses on bringing in children's lines that speak to the novel and the unique, while remaining mindful, always, to respect traditional and environmentally conscious methods of production: Products that are inspired and are meant to inspire.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The colour Grey! A lesson.

An Ode to Grey
Grey is a cool colour, a warm colour, an inspiring colour.
There when we need texture, depth and character
It has vitality, energy and strength.
With grey there is expression, beauty, emotion
Found in concrete, urbanity and structure.
Grey challenges, works and strives
To create, harness and enhance.
A colour that shines and helps others to shine
Grey is unfailingly versatile, forever contemporary, always classic.
Source: Walnut Grey Design

I came upon this wonderful blog post about grey and decided I should share some of her tips here with you. Please visit this wonderful blog for more information and styling tips on how to use grey.

Let's look at some of the colour combinations grey can invite into your space and how if used correctly and with some softer tones it can truly add life to your decor.

See here a table that shows different shades of grey. If you scroll further down you will see how the different shades combine with some stronger colours adding depth and beauty into your home.

All images courtesy of 10rooms.blogspot.com
To understand grey is understand that it is a mixture of black and white, meaning that black, white and grey are the only true neutrals.

By adding different pigments to the combination of black and white then actual colours begin to form. Adding stronger pigmentation will slightly alter the shade of that new colour.

This beautiful colour wheel allows you to visually see how grey can be combined and in what shades to combine them in. My personal favourites are combing grey with yellow or pink. I often use these two colours in my table decor. I find it adds adds sophistication and casual elegance. (More on that later)

The following images were chosen to show how to work these combinations into your actual living spaces. bedrooms, bathrooms, foyers, offices, children's rooms the possibilities and options are endless. We hope you have enjoyed this very special series on one of our favourite colours. there is still more to come so please stick around for more!

xoxo daniela & paulina

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