Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Whole Wheat


Whole Wheat by Sherwin Williams - paint color
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Whole Wheat by Sherwin Williams
*Submitted by Donna*

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from my family to yours. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to connect with you through this blog and wish you all the happiest of holidays.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Healing Aloe


Healing Aloe by Benjamin Moore - paint color
Healing Aloe by Benjamin Moore
*Ceiling tray is also Healing Aloe at 50%
*Submitted by Donna*

Friday, December 14, 2012

Follow-up to Jenna’s House {paint color suggestions}

Thank you so much for all of your comments and suggestions on Jenna’s home. I think any one of the colors mentioned would look great and would say to anyone in a similar predicament to look at the comments here. There are lots of great suggestions for anyone trying to find a great neutral paint color, particularly one that goes with wood trim or cabinets. I also did a post awhile back with other suggestions on picking out paint colors that go with wood.
This home is great because it’s pretty much a blank slate. So, if this were my home? These are some options that I would look at. Looking at paint decks and trying to match it with pictures can be a lot different than actually trying out samples on the walls. These are just suggestions to look at. :)
I would start out with the kitchen since it has the most wood. I would get a few neutral paint colors that I love and put them on the wall and see what works the best. Here are some samples I would probably try.
Kilim Beige by SW   Buckwheat Flour   Putnam Ivory BM
Wheeling Neutral
            by BM
Relaxed Khaki SW Powell Buff by BM

Pavilion Beige SW

Latte – Restoration Hardware

Blonde by SW
Jenna mentioned that she has been looking at Tobacco Road at 50%, which has been a pretty popular color, especially with wood cabinets.  I think it’s a great choice. TR 100% is on the top, 50% in the middle and 25% on the bottom.


I would then move on to the dining area and great room. Here, depending on what color I picked in the kitchen, I would go a shade or two darker to give it some more contrast and to add more color to such an open, natural lit room. The wall with the clock on it would be a great breaking point for the dining area.
 
For this living area, I would probably paint it a different color than the kitchen and great room. Here are some options I woud look at.

Lenox Tan BM

Wickham Gray BM
 Edgecomb Gray BM

Restrained Gold SW

Ramie by SW
Comfort Gray SW
For the bathroom I think a green/gray color would look nice. Here are some of my favorites, some have a little more blue to them which I like as well.
 

Svelte Sage by SW
Salisbury Green by BM

Aganthus Green by BM

Sycamore Green by Restoration Hardware
That is where I would start. I know colors can look one way on the computer or paint chip and totally different on the walls, so the key is sampling. I hope Jenna can find the perfect color she loves. Thank you so much for all of your input and suggestions.  You guys are awesome! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Paint Suggestions: Help From My Readers

The other day I got an e-mail from one of my readers that said this: “I just wanted to let you know I love your blog. I have been using it to try to find the best paint colors (Sherwin Williams) for a new house we bought that- get this- is painted entirely in Dover White 50%! Dover White wasn't white enough they had to cut it to 50% :) My husband and I like neutral colors- especially mostly neutrals with a little color to them.  I have attached a few pictures of rooms I need help with- of course with all natural oak trim. Any suggestions from you or your readers is greatly appreciated!”
Today I want to help Jenna out, and would love to hear suggestions from you. What are your favorite neutral colors? Do you have a paint color in your home that you love and might work well in Jenna’s home? I know I have some very talented readers, many of you have let me into your homes through sending pictures and I can’t wait to hear what you suggest. paint suggestionspaint suggestions2paint suggestions3paint suggestions4paint suggestions5
Have a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be back next week with my suggestions and more paint colors!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Evergreens

Evergreens by Sherwin Williams - door paint color
I wanted to post this picture of Trina and Mike from a Country Farmhouse because I love the door behind them. Painted “Evergreens” by Sherwin Williams just for the holidays.
Also see Julia’s post over at Hooked on Houses to see more of their beautiful home featured in Country Living magazine last year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gray Clouds and Rhinestone

Gray Clouds and Rhinestone by Sherwin Williams
Vanity: Gray Clouds by Sherwin Williams (Emerald Line)
Wall Color: Rhinestone by Sherwin Williams  (Emerald Line)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sherwin -Williams 2013 Color of the Year

Happy December! I hope that everyone is well and that you are enjoying this holiday season so far.

Today, I want to introduce you to the next Sherwin-Williams color of the year! It’s fresh, serene, adaptable and I think soo 2013.
Aloe SW6464 - Sherwin Williams color of the year
    Meet: “Aloe”
Aloe SW6464 - Sherwin Williams color of the year
Aloe SW6464 - Sherwin Williams color of the year
Jackie Jordan, color expert from Sherwin-Williams says Aloe is “a perfect pick for everyday spaces such as a breezy sunroom or a well-dressed living room,”  and calls it “no ordinary pastel”.  Jordan says “While Aloe’s vibe can verge on retro, when paired with caviar blacks, crisp whites or soft grays, Aloe has a new soul and attitude.”
 
Fun, huh?
 
Also, here is a great pictograph with more ideas on how it could be used in your home or office.
What do you think? Do you like it? For me, I could picture it in a bathroom with fun, vibrant colors, a laundry room with white cabinets, or a tween girl’s room with retro d├ęcor. Is this a color you would use in your home? If so, where?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012