Happy National Painting Week!
Remember when I bought that killer rug and simultaneously decided it was time for a refresh of the living room paint palette (which conveniently or inconveniently impacts the palette of the dining room and entire stairwell too)? It’s ON. Side note: Paint (and stain!) is 40% off at Sherwin-Williams from Friday-Monday the 19th – 22nd, so if you’re in the market to do something radical in your own pad, now might be a good time to make it shine.
It’s probably a good time to point out that despite all efforts, the swatches I picked up over the weekend still look oodles lighter in this photo than they are in real life in their jewel-toned glory. Be kind.
I’m still scheming towards an earthy-teal-emerald-aqua-blue-green-with-a-smidgen-of-edge, and I think I’m getting closer to making this thing happen. Of course, since the lighting in the house doesn’t really do the swatches justice, I’ll undoubtedly turn to a few paint testers to figure out which color is really the one for our sometimes-bright-often-shady north-facing living room. After much photoshop manipulation, I adjusted the photo to look close to the same shades that the swatches are in real life. Starred swatches are somewhat in the vicinity of what I hoped for all along (Left, Ionian, my fave; Center, Argyle; Top Right, Eco Green; Bottom Right, Kilkenny). Bring it on. We shall see how this progresses.
Side note #2: I do enjoy a good infographic, and this one from Sherwin-Williams is timely. Thanks for sending it on, friends at S-W. And reader friends, just note that I wasn’t compensated to be all Sherwin-Williams-y in today’s post, it was just good timing with the paint timing and the upcoming sale and the holy paint week!