Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paint Colors


We've finally moved into our beautiful home outside Seattle! We have a few projects to do, including getting rid of some tacky '80s brass light fixtures and some popcorn ceilings. We'll also be painting the walls, since they're all white, and I love color!

I always find it's hard to know what colors will look like in a room. Even if you get a paint sample, it's hard to judge how it would look in the entire room, instead of just a patch on the wall.

Enter: Valspar.

If you go to, you can click on a link that lets you upload pictures of your room, and then see what they look like with the paint colors on them. One of the neat features is that you can change the lighting in the room from dim to bright, natural, or artificial, so you can see what the room looks like in different lighting. Here are a few rooms in my house that I tried some pretty paint colors on:


 A cheerful yellow called "Homestead Resort Tea Room Cream"

Warm terra cotta tones in "Home Sweet Home" and "Vintage Coral"

Earthy Neutrals in Subtle Suede and Resort Peach

My Voice Studio: Current

A beautiful rose color in "Brazilian Blush"

A dusty purple in "Purple Plumage"

Pretty cool, huh? If you have any paint projects coming up soon, I urge you to check it out at It's wildly entertaining!

So what do you think about the paint colors? Which is your favorite?


1 comment:

  1. I like the neutral and peach in the kitchen, and both colors look good in the studio. :)


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