So excited to share my completed #CILPremiumBeauty bathroom! But first, HUGE congratulations to the TWO winners of the $250 Home Depot gift cards courtesy of CIL Paints, @aliasmith06 and @jemsw16!! Please email me your address via my contact form so we can get those over to you.

After what felt like an eternity agonizing over what colour to do, I finally committed and went white on the walls with CIL White Wisteria.

I'm so happy with the results. I decided on white as the bathroom is super small, and while I am a huge fan of dark colours (my bedroom is a deep indigo blue!), in this space with the lack of natural light I felt like white was the best choice. 

Going white on the walls allowed me to paint the shelves black for some high contrast drama – and I love the polished pop that occurs when there's a strong juxtaposition of black and white. This is where I think throwing in an accent colour can be really successful – highlighting architectural elements through a contrast paint brings attention to these design details. 

Using black and white as a design scheme in a bathroom can lend a modern edge. With metal shelving and industrial lighting, a black and white palette can be fresh and fun. 

While my paint paralysis is now over (finally!) I want to know about yours. I've partnered with CIL Paints on a fun contest to get you in the redesign mindset.

The Beauty on a Small Budget contest challenges Canadians to make a room beautiful on a small budget using CIL Premium paint. So pick your space – paint out the fireplace, change up your favourite accent chair, or tackle the walls- and simply post a photo of your completed space on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the paint can in the photo (remember to look for CIL Premium specifically) and the hashtag #CILPremiumBeauty.

The grand prize will consist of a two-hour home design consultation with either myself, style-maven Erica Cook, or editor-extraordinaires Earl Einarson and Jan Halvarson from Poppytalk (pending location of winner) and (HELLO!) $5,000 CDN in The Home Depot gift cards.

The contest closes on November 29, 2015- just one month to enter to win! You can enter as many home projects as you like – just be sure to include the hashtag #CILPremiumBeauty and a can of CIL Premium paint in your images. The more projects you tackle, the better your odds! Can't wait to see your projects!

Photos by Larry Arnal.