Posts Tagged ‘colors of paint’

Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom

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Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom. Before and After. Love this calm color! | Live Colorful

Bright colors are my go to. I love the way they cheer up a space. I’ve been picking bright colors for my home for a while now, I recently painted my dining room and kitchen area in a happy yellow (Lemon Twist SW 6909) ,and I fell in love with a bold blue , (Great Falls SW 6495) for the bathroom. But for my bedroom, there is something nice about picking a soft hue. It’s the calm feeling when I wake up. It’s so nice and peaceful.

My bedroom was  beige, which I honestly didn’t hate. The reason I wanted to go for a new color was because my white headboard and artwork disappeared on the beige walls. Everything looked plain and didn’t have personality.

So, before I started the project I looked for the closest Sherwin-Williams store using their store locator. I had an idea of the color I wanted to use. I looked for inspiration in the ColorSnap app, but I wanted to see the physical paint chip in the store to be able to  bring it home and see the color in my home during different times of the day.

If you haven’t been in a Sherwin-Williams store recently, you probably haven’t seen the awesome ColorSnap in-store system. The color selection is amazing and it’s so easy to pick colors since you can explore them by family like reds, yellows or blues. I just went directly to the greens and found that amazing color I was looking for, Aloe SW 6464.

Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom. Before and After. Love this calm color! | Live Colorful

The Sherwin-Williams employees are so nice. I like to ask them for suggestions. I always think that I know exactly what I need for my projects, but they always surprise me with recommendations and new materials that make everything easier and look even better than I imagined.

Just after I finished painting the bedroom I realized that I did a good job picking that soft Aloe hue. The end result is cheery, but also peaceful. It’s so perfect for a bedroom, and the great part is that the room still looks so bright.

Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom. Before and After. Love this calm color! | Live Colorful

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Matte. Color: SW 6464 Aloe.
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover- What size? My Guess is 1/2” for smooth walls.
  • 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

Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom. Before and After. Love this calm color! | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Prepare your surface.making sure it’s clean, dry, dull and sound.  Put the painter’s masking tape around walls, ceiling, molding and anything else you don’t want to paint to protect them. Tape the plastic drop cloth below the wall to protect your floors and furniture.
  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.

Sherwin-Williams Love for Color  Sale is happening  August 12-15! I invite you to use the Sherwin-Williams store locator to find the one  in your neighborhood and share a picture of it on social media.

Tag me @LiveColorfulCo and Sherwin Williams @SherwinWilliams for the chance to win a $50 gift card! I can’t wait to see the colors you pick for your next awesome project!

Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom. Before and After. Love this calm color! | Live Colorful

Creating a Peaceful Master Bedroom. Before and After. Love this calm color! | 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.

How to Paint Perfect Polka Dots

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A few months ago, I got together with some friends to make some kitchen helper step up for the kids using a tutorial my friend found on Pinterest. It was such a fun project, but it ended up being more challenging that we thought. It took us a few weeks to finish it, and when it was ready, I was too tired to paint it.

This week finally made some time to add some color to this step up and it looks better than ever.

I used a trick to make perfect polka dots using some decorative wall decals that I found on Amazon. You can use the same technique to paint walls, and even make interesting shapes using different wall decal designs!

Check out how I paint the polka dots in the video tutorial below:

MATERIAL:

How to Paint Perfect Polka Dots | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Prepare your surface. Sand and clean your piece of furniture so it’s ready for painting.
  2. Apply the first layer of paint. This will be the color of your polka dots.
  3. Add the polka dots decorative wall decals all over your piece of furniture.
  4. Apply a second layer of paint. This will be the color of your whole piece of furniture. Let the paint dry for a few hours.
  5. Now the magic happens! Remove the wall decals carefully. Now you have awesome polka dots all over the place!

Modernize your Bathroom with a Bold Color

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Never fear to be bold with the color of your doors! Love this beautiful shade of blue. | LiveColorful.com

I decided to transform the bathroom in our master bedroom for Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week 2016! I was so tired of looking at it every morning. It was so plain and boring. I wanted to go for something bold and the first thing that came to mind was to add a vivid shade on the bathroom door to cheer up the space.

Never fear to be bold with the color of your doors! Love this beautiful shade of blue. | LiveColorful.com

Never fear to be bold with the color of your doors! Love this beautiful shade of blue. | LiveColorful.com

One of my favorite parts about paint projects is the color selection process. I like going to the store to check out the paint samples, especially now that Sherwin Williams integrated the new ColorSnap displays in their stores. But when I already have a color in mind from a picture or an item I have at home, I like to use the  ColorSnap app from Sherwin-Williams to select the color. I did the same last year for my DIY colorful bench project inspired by mexican textiles. It was so easy!

Using ColorSnap to select a color for my paint project. | LiveColorful.com

Pick a color using the ColorSnap app is easy. Here is how to do it:

  1. Download the app.
  2. Register. That way, you can receive news and save color palettes and favorite colors.
  3. Upload or take a picture of the object that inspires you.
  4. A color palette will appear instantly. You can search for colors by moving the little circles with your fingers until you find the perfect color for your project.

Using ColorSnap to select a color for my paint project. | LiveColorful.com

I knew that I wanted to use something between blue and green, and I looked for inspiration in one of my favorite hanging planters that I have in my kitchen. I took a picture of it and uploaded it to the app. I found a beautiful blue/green color named Great Falls (SW 6495).

After I finished painting the door, I decided to paint part of the back wall in the bathroom as well, to give it a deep and interesting appearance. The change is great and we are so happy with the color choice.

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Emerald Interior Acrylic Paint. Color: Great Falls (SW 6495). Semi-gloss.
  • 1 quart Multi-Purpose Latex Primer.
  • 1 mini roller frame
  • 1 mini foam roller
  • 180 grit paper
  • painters tape
  • paint tray
  • 1 angle paintbrush

How to Modernize your Bathroom with a Bold Color. Materials | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

1.Prepare the surface. Since my bathroom door system is a bit complicated, I didn’t want to uninstall to paint it. I covered the floors with a plastic drop cloth to avoid messes and used the painters tape all over the floor and door frame.

  1. Apply the primer. I applied one layer of the Multi-Purpose Latex Primer, which works greats on any surface.
  1. Paint! I started by painting the details on the door using the angle paint brush, then I continued on the sides and corners using the mini foam roller.

A gorgeous color for indoor doors! | LiveColorful.com

A gorgeous color for indoor doors! | LiveColorful.com

Tip. To avoid drips and other imperfections while painting a door vertically, drain the brush and foam roller before each layer. I like to carefully sand the door with a fine grit sandpaper in between paint layers, to remove hair, dust and any other imperfections and to get a smooth finish.

  1. Enjoy! When you finish painting, let the door dry for a few hours. Remove the tape, plastic cover and you are ready to enjoy your new bold designed bathroom!

Painting the bathroom wall with a beautiful shade of blue named Great Falls from Sherwin Williams | LiveColorful.com

Sherwin Williams just released a new product named SnapDry™ Semi-Gloss Door and Trim Paint which dries to touch within 1 hour of application so  doors can be closed without marring/sticking the same day as painted! I couldn’t use it this time since it won’t be in the stores until next week, but you’ll be able to try it in your next project, especially if you feel inspired with a bold color for your doors!

Never fear to be bold with the color of your doors! Love this beautiful shade of blue. | LiveColorful.com

Never fear to be bold with the color of your doors! Love this beautiful shade of blue. | LiveColorful.com

Never fear to be bold with the color of your doors! Love this beautiful shade of blue. | LiveColorful.com

You can find amazing DIY projects at NationalPaintingWeek.com. You’ll also find great ideas on Sherwin-Williams and Sherwin-Williams/Hogar  all year round.

I hope our projects inspired you to celebrate National Painting Week with a  renovated, full of life and colorful space, door or piece of furniture in your house! Do you have any idea in mind? Something you would like to paint this week?  

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.