When you meet Maddie Gamache, you get the feeling that even as a kid, she was never afraid to use all the colors in the crayon box.
“I’ve been playing with colors and decorating living spaces since middle school,” says Standard Paint’s bright color consultant behind paint counter. “I really admire the creative capabilities in this line of work. I love being able to completely change the perspective of a room with something as simple as a fresh coat of paint.”
Maddie, who advises that one should never be afraid to go bold with their décor, says few things make her happier than putting together a harmonizing color palette that creates a “feeling” in a space.
“Is there a particular piece of furniture that you want to draw attention to? There’s a color for that. Do you want the room to feel bigger when you walk into it? There’s a color for that. I love being able to help people create a vision in their home and achieve it using color.”
I predict the next big colors will be: Dark greens. We’ve progressively been seeing nature-inspired décor take over our interiors, from incorporating live plants to embracing the jungle trend. Dark greens are about bringing the outdoors into your home.
My secret design quirk: I get really excited when I get to use a material that is shimmery or sparkly! Sparkle grout is a thing, and it’s amazing.
When I was 10-years old, my bedroom…: had white walls with a black trim, black closet doors and – wait for it – red carpet! To be fair, those were the mascot colors of my school at the time.
Must-watch design TV: I love HGTV, you can find it on in my house at any given time. Right now, I am a huge fan ofProperty Brothers andGood Bones. I’d love to spend a day with Karen and Mina, the mother/daughter duo fromGood Bones – I draw a lot of inspiration from them.
Strangest color match request: The most common items customers ask us to color match are pillows, bedspreads and window shades. But the strangest request I’ve ever received was from a customer who wanted to find a paint color that matched her dog’s fur.
All-time favourite paint name:Benjamin Moore 2101-30 Warm Brownie. Mmmm… who doesn’t like a fresh-baked brownie?
Blending the soothing properties of blue, the renewal qualities of green, and the organic sensibility of grey, Aegean Teal 2136-40 invites us to reflect and reset from all we’ve been through this past year.