Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Paint Color Combination for Believable Buff {What Color to Paint Your Powder Room}

Question from Tracy:
Q: I'm a long time follower of your blog. I've been putting off painting my powder room for months because I can't choose a color that will look good with my SW Believable Buff, which is the main color in my house. My husband is begging me to get away from all the beige I have going on. Any ideas for something that will coordinate nicely but still give us a pop of color?
A: Tracy, having a great neutral like Believable Buff can make picking out coordinating colors a whole lot easier. There is no one answer to this question and it really depends upon your preference. Your powder room has separation from the rest of your home so the flow between colors is not as critical as it would be with an adjoining wall.
Below I put together some suggestions that I think would be a great place to start, once again depending upon your preference. I would choose a color you love, maybe one from the color combination below, and get samples of colors that are similar.
Lighting can also be a big factor. Powder rooms usually don’t have a lot of natural light so the color can change quite a bit from room to room. The key is to sample.
Favorite Paint Colors- combination for Believable Buff
Paint Colors to go with Believable Buff in powder room:
*Silvermist by Sherwin Williams
*Cordial by SW (I think an eggplant purple would look awesome too!)
*Footlight by SW
*Dried Thyme by SW
(On-screen paint color may differ from actual color)
Also, look through Favorite Paint Colors bathroom/powder room gallery for more inspiration. There are dozens of rooms to get your creative juices flowing and some awesome ideas not only for colors to use but decorating ideas as well.
And when you are done, send us pictures so we can see how everything turned out. :)
If any of you have any other suggestions, colors that you have used in your bathroom or powder room that you love, feel free to comment below.
Speaking of that, I have installed Disqus so commenting should be much easier. I would love to make it more like a forum, where you can leave paint color suggestions to posts such as this one and you don’t have to do it anonymously because of restrictions. Also, if you have a question that you need to ask I can answer you back and it will go straight to your e-mail if you subscribe to the comments, plus others will be able to see it as well.
Thank you and have a great weekend! So glad it’s Friday!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Riverway and Butterfield

exterior paint colors
Exterior Paint Colors:
*Door – Butterfield by Sherwin-Williams
*Exterior Main: Riverway by SW
*Accent: Escape Gray by SW
*Trim: Snowbound by SW

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Filoli Ballroom

Filoli Ballroom by Valspar - paint colorvalspar2
Filoli Ballroom by Valspar
*Submitted by Sheila*

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day {with paint chips}

So I love looking at paint chips. One of these days I’m going to show you my collection, but I  have never thought of doing anything with them other than painting my wall. Apparently there are LOTS of things you can use them for, so to celebrate this special day, here are a few “outside the box” ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Make a simple and practically free bookmark.
via Pinterest 
{not sure of original source – if anyone knows where this came please let me know and I will link up to them}
Cute artwork
Use them for gift tags or place holders.
Pennant Banners
Garland and tree ornaments
Or you could paint your whole house "Valentine’s" Day by Benjamin Moore and feel the love all year round. Smile
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Paint Color {Colour} Combination for Bedford Gray

Happy Friday ya’ll! I haven't posted color combinations in awhile and I received an e-mail from a reader that needed some suggestions to go with Bedford Gray by Martha Stewart. So here it is! I love Martha’s line, beautiful colors and very classy.
Paint Color Combinations - Favorite Paint Colors
Favorite paint colors to coordinate with Bedford Gray by Martha Stewart:
*Whetstone Gray
*Salt Glaze
*Gray Squirrel
(On-screen paint color may differ from actual color. Don’t forget to sample! )
 Have a great weekend and Happy Painting!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013