Selecting Paint Color

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    We’ve been working diligently putting the finishing touches on our home this past month. It feels great to decorate the spaces we’ve neglected, to add fixtures & finishes that we’ve dreamed of for the past two & a half years. Now, I can finally focus on the room that is seen most frequently on the blog – the dining room!

    We host dinner friends & family frequently in our dining room. When we purchased our house, we had the entire main level painted grey. Unfortunately, it worked really well in some rooms {I love it in the living room & kitchen}, while I never loved it in others. It’s difficult getting the perfect hue – especially when you’re in a hormonal-induced craze to get the home complete asap! I was pregnant with Aniston at the time & selected a shade quickly from a card & never looked back.

    I denied useful tools & samples for the sake of getting it done, quickly. It just didn’t feel as warm as I had hoped & so I never added accents to complete the room. Now, with the help of Sherwin-Williams, I’m selecting a color, painting the room & accessorizing it. I look forward to completing it before Spring celebrations!

    I’ve been using my Pinterest board to collect my ideas. From those, I used the Chip It!® & Color Visualizer tools to help me make the perfect choice. I wanted a neutral that could embrace my favorite color palette. I had so much fun playing with them! The Chip It!® tool works similarly to Pinterest (it’s a button you can add to your toolbar) but creates a palette of colors that are in the picture of your choice. I started with one of my favorite prints.

    Neutral paint colors can be especially difficult because some read green or blue while some may be warmer than they appear. I “chipped” a kitchen that provided the warm feeling I want our dining room to have. From there, I decided to start playing with the SW 0024 Curio Gray & SW 6184 Austere Gray colors with the Color Visualizer. Picture it before you paint it! From there, you can not only upload a photo & try out your paint swatch, but go lighter, darker, brighter, less bright, more red or more yellow.

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    Be careful, you’re going to want to chip everything! I’m so excited about warming up the space – you know the greatest transformations are made with paint…I can’t wait to get started & share the final result!

    Julie

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