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How to Transform a Dining Room with Bright Paint Color

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space.

My dining room area needed a punch of color and freshness and I wanted to make it happen by painting the wall behind my dining room table in a happy and energetic color.

I have always felt like yellow makes me smile. It reminds me of summer, the neighborhood I grew up in back in Mexico and all the lemon trees that you could see around.

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space. Check out the transformation, before and after! | LiveColorful.com

So I ran to my local Sherwin William store to look for the perfect yellow for my dining room area. I loved how easy it was to find it in the new ColorSnap® displays.

They have created a new, comprehensive and integrated system that could save up to 60% of time while picking and exploring colors. One of the main improvements of the system is that now it’s possible to explore groups of color by family, like red, yellow or blue, and by saturation level, from bright to neutral with a new exclusive category for whites.

Check ou the new Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® displays. They have created a new, comprehensive and integrated system that could save up to 60% of time while picking and exploring colors. | LiveColorful.com

Knowing that I wanted a yellow tone, I just ran to this panel and I started scanning for my favorites. Another thing I really liked was being able to take the paint samples home which are now bigger than they used to be, 2 x 3 inches, and replaced the longer strips that sometimes made you feel confused since you needed to look at different options at the same time.

I went back home and taped three different paint samples I brought home to the wall and I looked at them from far away. That’s how I decided for the beautiful Lemon Twist (SW 6909)!

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Semi-Gloss. Color: SW 6909 Lemon Twist.
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth
  • 1 ½” Sherwin Williams Contractor Series® Extra Firm Angle Sash Brush
  • Multi surface Scotch tape
  • 1 Purdy® Clearcut® Swan (3″)

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space. Check out the transformation, before and after! | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

  1. Put the painter’s masking tape around windows, ceiling and anything else you don’t want to paint to protect them.
  2. Start by outlining the whole wall. For corners and other small details, you can use small brushes. I like flat brushes, like the Purdy Clearcut Swan (3″) to outline the ceiling. I like to use an angle brush for corners and small details.
  3. Apply the paint to the whole wall. You might need to add two layers of paint to get a uniform color on the whole wall.
  4. Wait until the walls are dry and remove the painter’s masking tape.

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. The original post is in Spanish on the Sherwin-Williams Latino blog. Find it here.

I hope this project inspire you to transform your dining room area with an unexpected bright and happy color! 

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