Well, now I get to work with Sherwin-Williams directly on a project for our house! Yippee! Can home improvement get any better? Maybe if you just snapped your fingers and it looked like this:
(photo source here….and please check out the rest of the room, it’s so gorgeous)
Well, maybe it will be that easy, because Sherwin-Williams has some really cool selection tools that make the color picking process even better. But I’ll get to that in a moment.
Here’s the project:
Sherwin-Williams selected 18 influencers to try out their top of the line Emerald™ paint, to use their various color tools, to share their experiences, and (drumroll)…..to give away free stuff to YOU guys.
So I’m making over our guest room because we have a houseful of guests coming soon.
Right now the guest room is a blank slate, with a beautiful view off the top deck:
My plan is to give it a modern beach house vibe, with pops of color.
I want it to fit in with the gray/white look of our house, but have that breezy coastal feel with really light paint shades and some texture here and there. So first I gathered photo inspiration:
Top photos – here and here
Bottom photos – here and here
Then I remembered the fantastic Coastal Cool color selection from Sherwin-Williams.
Oh, they’re just the prettiest shades….
So I decided to try out some of the Color Tools that Sherwin-Williams offers on their site.
And guys, I gotta tell you…the Chip It!® tool is totally rad!
You can instantly transform any picture into a paint palette using more than 1,500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors.
You’re gonna love it.
It’s super easy and super fun.
Here’s how my account looks with the photos I’ve chipped:
And here’s how it works.
It’s a little bit like your “Pin It” button in the sense that all you do is pull the Chip It!® button up into the toolbar of your browser…then whenever you see a pretty photo anywhere online, you hit the Chip It!® button and mouse over the photo you want to chip, and the program will create Sherwin-Williams paint chip samples for you based on the colors in the photo.
I tried it out on this room for fun, and the Chip It!® tool came up with the color chips on the right (which on letschipit.com are hyperlinked and take you right to the color). Guess I love me some SW 6875 Gladiola and SW 6878 Animated Coral. Mmmm.
And then I realized that one of my all-time favorite colors is the “spa blue” tile we selected for the fireplace downstairs. I had held paint samples up to the tile before, but I wanted to see how accurate the Chip It® button was. So I pulled this tile photo from online, used Chip It!(R) and seriously….it came up with the exact color I had been thinking of—SW 6478 Watery (which coincidentally is also from the Coastal Cool collection above).
But the thing I really love about Chip It!® is that it gives you the exact color you’re really looking at…meaning…in photos a paint color can vary from time to time, depending on lighting and photo-editing. There were times that I’d post a photo of the old house and the color in our front room looked more turquoise than it did in real life.
But with Chip It!® those inconsistencies don’t matter because what you see is the chip color you’ll get.
So I swung by the Sherwin-Williams store, where they cheered, “Hey! Back for more samples?” Heh heh. I guess I go there a lot…
And I picked up swatches and samples of the three lightest shades from the swatches below:
SW 6483 Buoyant Blue • SW 6469 Dewy • SW 6476 Glimmer
SW 6476 Glimmer is actually two shades lighter than SW 6478 Watery–which I love–so I think I’m headed in the right direction.
I taped, prepped and painted using the Color To Go® samples….
and even pulled in a few decor items to give me a sense of the finished look.
Now it’s time to paint!
Curious to know what color I’m gonna pick?
Me too. I’d better get Casey’s input.
And now here is a chance for you to win a $50 Sherwin-Williams gift card to help with your project. Just tell me what room will you make-over using Sherwin-Williams?
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