Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Souvenir

Wall Color: Souvenir by ICI Paints
Cabinet Color: Natural White by ICI Paints

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flagstone

Flagstone by Martha Stewart (Home Depot)
See another post on Flagstone here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be a great way to update your home, without having to spend a big chunk of your money hiring someone to do it for you, or installing new cabinets all together. If this is something you are thinking about, see what others have done by browsing here and head on over to 320 Sycamore and check out this awesome tutorial if you are tackling it yourself. It really is a must read - so detailed with step by step instructions.

Isn't it lovely?
Cabinet Color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Friday, January 20, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

More Color Trends for 2012

Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share some more colors trends from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.

SW6747_Argyle
Sherwin Williams 2012 Color of the Year is Argyle. It “is the perfect blend of blue and yellow, and is the color of commerce and the anticipation of greener pastures ahead.”



Here are the palettes from the Sherwin Williams 2012 Color Forecast:
Blues
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Blues
Greens
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Greens
Neutrals
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Neutrals
Reds
Sherwin-Williams-ColorMix-2012-Reds
Do you have any favorites?

Benjamin Moore has some beautiful color combos and I love their new color of the year, Wythe Blue, shown below.
Walls: Wythe Blue, Ceiling: Battenberg, Trim: Storm Cloud Gray (love the gray trim)

Same room, painted with different colors.
Walls: Sharkskin, Ceiling: Wythe Blue, Trim: Battenberg, Stenciling: Fresh Olive

LOVE this color palette!


Both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore are moving more towards earthy tones for 2012, which some of you might be grateful for if you’re not the Tangerine Tango type of person. These colors are definitely more my style. Smile What about you?

Have a happy Monday and great week!  Hopefully most of you have today off?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Windham Cream


Windham Cream by Benjamin Moore
Jenny wrote: "It's a creamy yellow. We had so much trouble finding a yellow that wasn't mustardy. This one is perfect." Thanks, Jenny!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Painting Stripes

The Inspired Room
I loved this post by Melissa at The Inspired Room and wanted to share it with you today. This is one of the best posts I've read about painting stripes, very detailed and easy to follow. If any of you are attempting to paint stripes, this is a must read! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Luna Light

Luna Light by Columbia Paint

Sauteed Mushroom

Sauteed Mushroom by Olympic Paint (wall color)
*Stencil is a metallic paint from Martha Stewart

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Happy New Year everyone!! I have taken a nice little break but am ready to get back to blogging and sharing more great paint colors with you.

I have to tell you that I love January. It's a fresh start for me and a new beginning with endless possibilities. I love making lists of things I want to accomplish and even though I don't ever get it all done I like feeling ambitious and having that hope that maybe this year I can do it. :)

Well 2012 is here and as we begin anew why not start with a fresh paint color?!  Pantone has just released the new color of the year and I wanted to share it with you because I think it's so fun. It’s called Tangerine Tango and it’s a “spirited reddish orange, which continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” Fun huh?!

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

 I  LOVE the pop of color this orangish tint gives to an ordinary room. It adds life, even in small doses so as the new year begins I wanted to share a bit of inspiration that I found with orange in the home.

The color of the year!


Here are some ideas of items that can be painted orange to add a pop of color:








Here are some other uses of Tangerine/Orange that I love:







Isn’t it a delicious color?!
Do you have orange in your home?? If so, where?

Stay tuned for more paint colors and new additions I am adding to Favorite Paint Colors. This will be an exciting year! Happy 2012!