Posts Tagged ‘decor’

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall

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A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

I’ve been seeing beautiful homes painted with dark walls all over the internet. I was captivated by the mysterious and interesting effect, and I really wanted to create something similar in my own living room.

Just after looking at Sherwin Williams color forecast colormix™ 2017, I got obsessed with a color named Deep Forest Brown SW 9175 from the holistic  palette and it’s coordinating colors. I searched for spaces painted with that color on Pinterest to have a better idea of how it would look, and I started to get excited because the spaces looked amazing!

One of the things I was most excited about picking a neutral dark shade, was that I knew it would work great as a base for colorful accessories. This intense brown would also let me play with many color palettes throughout the years with no problem. I also feet that brown was a perfect color for an eclectic home decor style. It compliments most furniture styles and finishes, and well, that’s kind of what I had at home, a mix of modern furniture with ethnic accessories.

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall. Before and After | Live Colorful

Just after I finished painting the first layer, I could see the transformation. It was so exciting.

MATERIAL:

  • 2 quarts of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Matte. Color: Deep Forest Brown SW 9175
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover ½”
  • 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 blue painter’s tape

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Prepare your surface to make sure it is clean, dry and sound. Tape off moldings, light switches, electrical connectors, and cover the floors and furniture with a plastic drop cloth.
  2. Let’s paint! I like to start painting the edges all around the wall with an angled brush. Then, I use the roller to cover the whole wall. When you go from a light color to a dark color or vice versa, you can apply a layer of multi-purpose latex primer to cover the base color. When going from a light to dark color, you can ask the store employees to tint the primer to make it darker. That will make the process easier, it will give you a smooth finish and better coverage. I applied two layers of the Deep Forest Brown SW 9175 and waited about 4 hours between coats.
  3. Clean up Time. Remove the painters tape as soon as you finish painting to avoid ripping away the paint. You can use a small brush to fix any mistakes.

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

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. Find the original article in Spanish here.

How to Paint a Fun Chevron Pattern on Your Walls

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How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

I really like the color of my kid’s bedroom. The room was already painted with that hue when we moved in and we decided to keep it that way. It’s an unusual shade for a toddler, but it works great as a neutral canvas for all the colorful toys that are laying around the room.

There is just one problem with this shade of gray-blue, it darkens the space.

So I decided to add a lighter color that will balance the light in the room. At first, I was just going to paint the whole wall in white. But then, I was inspired by the idea of painting some waves, that would look great with the acrylic octopus mobile that my son has above his crib. My son is really into animals, and water, so I knew it was going to be perfect.

Instead of covering the whole wall, I brainstormed and came up with a simple chevron pattern that simulates waves, and looks versatile and modern.

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Matte. Color: Snowbound SW 7004
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover 9″
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Start by measuring the wall and planning the pattern so everything looks geometrical.
  2. Measure, mark and use the painter’s tape to trace the pattern.
  3. Apply the paint.
  4. Wait few minutes after you finish painting and remove the tape. Do it carefully to avoid pulling up any paint.

The wall looks great, and the white pattern actually lightens up the room. I also moved things around in the bedroom, so everything looks new and fresh!How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

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. Find the original article in Spanish here. 

How to Find a Unique Christmas Decor Style

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Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

I know that I can be as creative as I want when we talk about Christmas decorations. I used to like to change styles every year, and play with different color combinations, and themes. It was fun, but I also realized that I accumulated many random Christmas decorations that did not match at all.

After my toddler was born, I started to feel more enthusiastic about collecting beautiful, but also meaningful items that could bring back family memories and that would look amazing for years to come. That brought me to the question about, how could I find my own Christmas decor style? A style my whole family would love, and that would also match my home decor style.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

When Hobby Lobby invited me to collaborate with them I got excited. The holiday season is something I cherish even more now that I’m a mom. I also knew that looking at their beautiful Christmas department would help me find my own Christmas style.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

Jax loved the trip we made to our local Hobby Lobby. We could feel the Christmas joy from all every corner in the store, and I have to say that we really enjoyed the way the items were displayed, by style, theme and color palette. It was so cheerful!

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

The trip to Hobby Lobby gave me an idea of the style of Christmas decorations I want to incorporate this year. I’m excited!

Here are some things that helped me find my Christmas decor style, they might help you too!

1. What’s your Home Decor Style?

Look at the style of your furniture, artwork and other decorative items. Are they traditional, contemporary, modern, minimalistic? I recently fell in love with the idea of getting basic items in neutral colors such as white, black, beige and gray. That way I can add elements in different bright colors to cheer up the decorations every year.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

2. Decide a Christmas Tree Style

I decided to get an artificial one in white. The reason is that a of of my furniture pieces are white as well, so I knew that the Christmas tree would blend great with my home decorations.

3. Invest in Basics

A great Christmas tree, Christmas wreath, garlands, Christmas lights and a package of Christmas ornaments is a great way to start. You can always update your Christmas decor every year with a couple of trending items without the necessity of investing too much money again, and without sacrificing the joy of going shopping for christmas decorations.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

4. Pick a color palette.

This is also something you could get from analyzing the artwork, pillows, flower vases and other decorative items from your home. What colors do you see in your house? Getting inspired by a color palette also helps keep everything looking coordinated, even when you mix themes or styles.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

I want to collect special ornaments for the Christmas tree. Something about getting ornaments that mean something for you or your family, such as the pink drill that describe my passion for crafts and DIY at perfection!

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

Visit your local Hobby Lobby and get your Christmas decor inspiration this season!

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.