Friday, March 25, 2011

Aquarium Water

Aquarium Water by Mythic Paint
(This is a gorgeous color but looks more green than blue in the picture. Here is the actual color swatch. Go check out her post to see more pictures!)


Griffin by Sherwin Williams

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Few More Reds….

For those of you looking to use red in your home, whether it’s a whole room or piece of furniture, here are a few more choices to help with your inspiration! DSC_0089bingcherry
Bing Cherry by Porter Paint
Dried Tomato by Ace

Red Barn by Sherwin Williams

Foxy by Sherwin Williams

Ripe Currant by Behr

There were some other great suggestions left here. Thank you to everyone once again for your submissions! Have a great day and Happy Painting!


Roseate by Benjamin Moore #2078-10

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SORRY ... and Changes to Submitting a Paint Color

You guys are so awesome for sending me pictures of your fabulous homes. I LOVE getting them, they truly make my day when I get a new picture or link, and I just want to tell you THANK YOU!

I just found out I was doing something really dumb. For some reason I thought that when I hit reply to you no_reply gals in my e-mail after you've left a comment, my e-mail would get to you. Just found out today that it doesn't. I don't know why I didn't figure that out earlier??? So sorry, but thank you for being patient with me, especially those of you that have submitted a paint color or left comments and didn't hear back! I guess I still need to figure out all of the technical details of blogging. So, for those of you that have been wondering why I havn't replied to you, that's the reason.

Because of this, there are a few things I am going to change when you submit a paint color.

1. If you have a picture of your room, I would love to get it in JPEG format. It makes it easier for me when I'm posting about it.

2. Also, if you could please send me a direct e-mail at when submitting a color, I can reply back to you if I need to.

3. Don't forget to send me a link to your site. If you have a post about the room you are sending me, I'd love to be able to link it back there so people can get more details about your project. If you don't have a blog, that's okay, too, I would still love to get your pictures.

I hope this doesn't deter anyone from sending me paint colors. I love, love, love hearing about your projects so keep em coming! If you have any questions let me know, but I can't wait to see more of your beautiful rooms!


Gravity by Valspar
Relatively Unique  (Mudroom)

Gravity by Valspar


Oatmeal by Ralph Lauren

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Filoli Carriage House


Filoli Carriage House by Valspar

Deepest Aqua

Deepest Aqua by Glidden

Sharkey Grey

Sharkey Grey by Martha Stewart
Jessica wrote: “My absolute favorite paint color is Martha Stewart's Sharkey Grey. It's the perfect grey-toned neutral that goes with EVERYTHING. As 'boring' as having a favorite neutral sounds, this one won't disappoint.”

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Calling All Reds

I have gotten a few requests from people asking me to post more red. I know I don't have a lot on here. I tried painting my kitchen red a few years ago and gave up after I went through about 8 different samples. I loved the color on the deck but it looked totally different on my wall. I think it's one of the hardest colors to get right, but I KNOW there are some great success stories out there. So if you have a red in your home that you think looks fabulous, share the love and send it on over!

Hearts of Palm

Hearts of Palm by Sherwin Williams

Oyster Gray

Oyster Gray by Sherwin Williams

Brandon Beige

Brandon Beige by Benjamin Moore

Monday, March 14, 2011

And the Winner Is ....

Favorite paint color is Universal Khaki by Sherwin Williams
(Random integer 175 out of 489)

Please e-mail your favorite paint store and address and I will get your giftcard in the mail!

Thank you to everyone else for all of your comments, tips, favorite paint colors, and kind words. I had so much fun with our "party" and loved hearing from you.

 Also, I have received some beautiful pictures from some of your homes. I feel like I'm getting a personal invite into your home and I get to know you on a more personal level when I see your beautifully decorated rooms. It's very inspiring, so thank you! Please continue to send pictures and I will get them up so the rest of you can see them.

Happy Monday! I'm off to post more paint colors ...


Ivoire by Duron (Sherwin Williams)
See another post on Ivoire here

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove by Martha Stewart


Princess by Valspar